This workshop provides an overview of the Ericksonian theory of utilization and then explores through demonstration, clinical examples, and a brief group exercise how to incorporate a client's processes—positive and negative associations, positive goals, desired futures, ongoing behaviors--in both the induction and utilization parts of Ericksonian hypnotherapy.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and the Self-Relations approach are experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have a first hand experience of an alive therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for dynamic understandings. Drs. Gilligan and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
This workshop will introduce a holistic-motivational approach toward brief therapy, 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 Metavalues in order to create lasting solutions. Participants will also learn specific forms of Ericksonian communication that may enhance Being Motivation and Metavalues.
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.