This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma and psychosomatic disorders by utilizing an Ericksonian orientation that understands the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. The skills needed for the rapid treatment of trauma will be reviewed. The course will highlight Ericksonian methods for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
By tapping in on the child's natural tendency for curiosity and mastery, and utilizing the natural everyday hypnotic communication patterns within the family, it is possible to create a therapeutic "hypnotic space" within the family. The use of brief hypnotherapy from a family therapy frame can help the child/adolescent disengage from the individualistic problematic view, increasing the possibility for more lasting generative changes. Special attention will be given to the role of parents as active participants in this therapeutic process.
"Hypnotic induction is not really important." Erickson agreed with this statement when I last saw him in 1979. Yet, it is important to help your client to be most receptive to therapeutic approaches such as reframing and corrective regression. We will explore, demonstrate and practice principles underlying "trance induction." Attendees will devise their own inductions and will integrate these inductions with therapeutic interventions.
Induction can be a method of delivering therapy, not just a means of eliciting trance. We will explore advanced techniques of utilization, explore advanced techniques of utilization, seeding, motivating and pattern disruption.
This is an experimental session incorporating six demonstration participants and a larger, non-participating observing audience. It will begin with a short introductory presentation on utilization, and proceed to demonstrate the "Tools for Trance" technique. The experience will reinforce abilities of inducing trance and develop skills in utilizing verbal and non-verbal information.
This faculty will discuss and demonstrate two confusional inductions along with a range of story applications for common clinical problems including anxiety and mood disorders, anger management, insomnia, ego-strengthening and unconscious problem-solving. Unconsciously-directed techniques will also be addressed. There will be discussion of the applications of story techniques in both hypnosis and standard psychotherapy.