Change is a result of what patients experience not merely what they understand. We will study sculpting, role-playing, utilization strategies and concrete metaphors. Experiential methods can be used in every part of the therapy including assessment, treatment and homework. Lecture and demonstration.
Social roles, established identities, and learned expectations can sometimes stand in the way of healthy adaptation and personal achievement. Hypnosis an experiential phenomenon that enables individuals to access previously unrecognized human potential.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and strategic approaches promote experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have the experience of an alive, goal-oriented therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for new understandings and growth-oriented possibilities.
This workshop will demonstrate an integrative therapeutic model that can aid therapists in rapidly identifying and modifying their own early maladaptive schemas. These schemas operate as selective filters that limit the therapist’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to certain material presented by their clients.
In continuing education (CE), knowledge and skills are most often taught didactically. Participants of continuing education come to workshops ready for the CE trance. In this short course, we will demonstrate how we did something different! We integrated hypnotic techniques such as suggestion and dissociation, along with performance, improvisation, music, philosophy and psychotherapy to elicit experiential learning with emotional impact in a series of workshops for Georgia NASW.
Expectation is the essence of doing very brief therapy using hypnosis. When a client knows that you rarely see people more than one or two times, he/she is primed to do significant work immediately. Various methods of doing very brief therapy will be illustrated experientially.