Our demonstration subject for session three has two presenting issues - an undercurrent of sadness that seems to be everpresent, and a difficulty communicating about financial situations in her life. Dr. Zeig starts off the session by speaking Spanish, Karina’s native language. This simple technique puts Karina quickly at ease and sets the tone for the session. By inducing a hypnotic state Dr Zeig is able to do a quick age regression, and through utilizing a number of linguistic techniques - recursion, speaking in triplicate, altering tempo and tone of voice - he was able to seed therapeutic goals and create motivation for change.
CBBT focuses on the person's own resources as the basic component of developing the ability to create lasting changes. We keep insight out of sight and focus on behavioral shifts and updates to beliefs. Unconscious process is a major contributor to lasting solutions and the ability to use hypnotic linguistic patterns of "temporary" (in reference to the present state) and "permanent" (in reference to the solution leading to the desired state) is an essential element of the model.
The rationale for the use of indirection will be presented. In this session you will learn and practice the construction of fundamental forms of indirection language. Participants will practice five forms of indirect suggestions and three forms of binds. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of this set of language techniques for the induction and treatment process. The use of indirect suggestions in further treatment will be outlined.
A person may say, "Don't ever . . . lie to me again!" or "You can . . . always tell me the truth." In either case, hypnotic language has been used to evoke undesirable or desirable behavior. This workshop will take Ericksonian linguistic patterns and export them into everyday environments. Exercises, role-plays, and brain storming will show how to make lasting changes in speech habits when addressing resistant family members and co-workers.
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato’s story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. The workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.
BT14 Short Course 14 - Tapping into Reserves You Never Knew You Had Using Your Personal Power - Norma Barretta, PhD and Philip Barretta, MA, MFT
In the brief treatment of trauma, using hypnosis, not only amplifies the benefits, it also shortens the treatment time. Creating just the right metaphor, choosing the best language patterns, and using the patient’s ( as well as the therapist's) own resources can intensify and direct the deep desire for healing far more quickly than traditional therapy ever could. Tapping into their mutual personal power, enables the intervention. A demonstration of anchoring resources will be part of this short course.
Using hypnosis to help anxious people relax and feel calm is a great start, but hypnosis offers other valuable opportunities to disrupt the patterns of anxiety, create a different relationship to thoughts and physical symptoms , and to shift the client from avoidance into action.
Practitioners of hypnosis use a special grammar to elicit a special phenomenology. These linguistic forms can be applied to empower over psychotherapy even without formal trance. There will be lecture, demonstrations and practice.