As human beings age, we are bombarded with losses: of our professions, businesses or jobs; homes; health; ideals; friends; family members and partners. This address will offer special techniques, usable in brief or long-term therapy, to help aging clients find ways to honor their losses as well as their own integrity, as they continue to grow and to savor life.
IC01 Invited Address - Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Shamanic Healing - Carl Hammerschlag, MD
The power to manipulate words and environments is a healing ceremony that moves patients
beyond their limitations. Ericksonian psychotherapists and shamans understand that the
process of change is an inner journey whose only prerequesite is a willingness to look within.
Using words, stories, imaginary beings, rituals and ordeals, healers help patients illuminate
the unconscious allowing them to create new ending to old stories.