With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands and creates instantaneous response to internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty understanding self-regulation and present a lack of selfawareness and modulation. This workshop proposes a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their development make-up but often have limited access toward using their inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness and enhance “down regulation” will be explored.
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients’ feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.
During this workshop with live clinical demonstration, you will learn how to teach your patients ‘Hypnotic Scaling’ in one single session! Hypnotic Scaling is an auto-hypnotic technique to help your patient resolve any problem, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, … because they will learn how to move up (or down) on their unconscious state-dependent scale from zero to 10 at any moment.
In my original Foreword to this volume I expressed the opinion that, with Milton Erickson, Ernest Rossi “has done the best job to date in clarifying Erickson’s ideas on the nature of hypnosis and hypnotic therapy, on techniques of hypnotic induction, on ways of inducing therapeutic change and of validating this change.” Many books have been written about Erickson’s approaches to therapy in the 33 years that have passed since this book was published, yet I will still stand with that opinion.
This workshop presents an integrative model for generative psychotherapy. The first part details how helpful therapeutic conversations traverse three core axes: (1) a time-line in which each significant life experience contributes towards a positive future; (2) a systemic dimension that integrates different “identity parts”; and (3) a hypnotic dimension that flows between conscious and unconscious processes.
This workshop will introduce a holistic-motivational approach toward hypnotherapy, inspired by the work of Abraham Maslow. It will use lecture and demonstrations to show how hypnotherapy can aid in the utilization and encouragement of what Maslow would call Being Motivation and Being Values in order to create lasting solutions. Participants will also learn specific forms of Ericksonian communication that may enhance Being Motivation and Being Values.