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 session will provide an overview of important concepts in the beginning stage of hypnosis. Consideration of pre-hypnotic variables will be discussed. Then, methods to facilitate absorption into trance will be presented.
This workshop overviews the basic phenomenological shifts that occur in hypnotic trance, both spontaneously and through suggestion, and describes how they may be positively utilized for therapeutic change.
The hypnotic induction is the vehicle for facilitating the qualities of dissociation that characterize hypnotic experience: selective attention, detachment, multiple-level processing, non-volitional responses, and so forth. In some ways, the induction used matters very little and in other ways matters a lot. In this workshop, we'll explore and practice with a variety of induction processes ranging from structured to conversational.
Although your clientele may be voluntarily seeking treatment, you will occasionally encounter individuals who are strongly opposed to outside influence. Standard techniques and procedures often fail to achieve results with these individuals. This workshop will describe the type of approach that achieves positive outcomes in cases of complex resistance.
The language of hypnosis is an expressive grammar oriented to eliciting changes in state, mood, and perspective. We will study the use of truisms, yes-sets, presuppositions, dissociation statements, and implied causatives. Lecture, demonstration, practice.
This workshop will describe the Ericksonian principle of Utilization and its use in a trance induction. Utilization is a trademark of Ericksonian therapy and hypnosis and one of the things that makes it so effective and powerful. Live demonstration will help illustrate the concept. Exercises will help attendees to learn the concept of “Utilization”.
Hypnosis is a natural vehicle for use of therapeutically effective metaphors and anecdotes. Participants will be taught to develop effective trances for this. Learning to find themes for and the creation of metaphors and anecdote will be taught and practiced. Using those interventions within the trances will also be taught and practiced.