A method will be presented for joining strategic assessment and intervention to create pattern disruption and elicit resources for change. Essentials of an Ericksonian method for tailoring approaches to habit control will be offered. Weight and smoking control will be emphasized.
BT08 Keynote 02 - The Soul's Compass - Joan Borysenko, PhDThere is no map for becoming a fully human being, but there is a soul's compass. Orienting to true north requires interior freedom, curiosity and moment -to-moment awareness. The means to uncovering these intrinsic aspects of self, and the blocks to their recognition, are intrinsic to all the world's wisdom traditions.
Stop-Breathe-Focus (SBF) diffuses volatile situations, interrupts addictive/compulsive behaviors, resolves conflicts, facilitates healthy decisions and changes problematic behavior. SBF is useful to make changes quickly, to autopsy previous behaviors and to create a plan for behavior change; all in a simple, easy-to-use package.
This short course will emphasize a four session smoking cessation model that will provide attendees with an Ericksonian template to be utilized in the treatment of smoking, weight loss, nail-biting, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior and addictive behavior. An Ericksonian template for habit control can be formulated to the unique symptomology and strengths of each individual client. There will be a detailed discussion of the four session smoking cessation model with case studies, experiential exercises and a live demonstration.
We all have habits, from seemingly harmless to life threatening. But how do they work? And what makes them so resistant to change? This workshop presents a simple model of four categories of experience—the benefits and costs of maintaining v. relinquishing a habit. This brief approach emphasizes mindfulness practice and works well with other psychotherapeutic methods.
Explore Ericksonian and other strategies within a framework of positive internalized habit and addiction control. Many metaphors, inductions, images, suggestions, reframings, tasks and understandings will be shared and experienced through every step of the therapeutic process in weight control, smoking cessation, and treating other unwanted habit and addictive problems.