Hypnosis as a tool of treatment has become increasingly important as more and more schools of psychotherapy come to the obvious realization that your focus defines you. What a difference to focus on what’s right with someone than to focus on what’s wrong! In this demonstration, hypnosis will be used as a means of identifying and consolidating personal resources that can assist in promoting a higher level of well being.
Specific direct and indirect techniques are required to activate family resources and to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns. Indirect as well as direct forms of hypnosis to be used in the family interview will be presented and special attention will be dedicated to the criteria to follow in order to combine properly direct and indirect in the different phases of the therapeutic process.
Contrary to the popular mythology about hypnosis, clinical hypnosis enhances personal mastery by promoting greater self-awareness, increasing access to personal resources, and amplifying of a sense of personal agency in actively choosing growth-oriented responses. How hypnosis can help empower people will be highlighted in this clinical demonstration.
This segment will cover essential topics and terminology in hypnosis. The process of a hypnotic session will be explained. Participants will practice observing and elicitation of focused awareness in hypnotic subjects.
The utilization of hypnosis always involves the hypnotic phenomena. This session will explore the various phenomena and their role in clinical contexts. Participants will practice elicitation of hypnotic phenomena.
One of Erickson’s landmark contributions to hypnosis was his introduction of indirection as a therapeutic approach. This final section of the training explores the ways in which anecdotes, metaphors, and other indirect methods can be utilized.
This Short Course will explore the reciprocal contributions between hypnotherapy and Buddhist/mindfulness meditation. Participants will learn how to incorporate the language of mindfulness (spaciousness, acceptance/ patience, openness, compassion) into the therapeutic/hypnotherapeutic practices, thus helping clients embrace the benefits that both have to offer.