This workshop reveals the psychological secrets of success of elite athletes and performing artists and makes them available to therapists working with clients who wish to bust slumps or achieve excellence in any aspect of their lives - work, play or romance. Learn the psychological tactics of Lance Armstrong, Willie Mays, John McEnroe, Ali, EMINEM and Dumbo, and then learn how to put them to work for your client using hypnotic, solution-focused, strategic protocols.
Few therapy approaches were designed specifically with adolescents in mind. Teenagers often describe therapy as irrelevant and boring. This approach replaces an emphasis on feelings, confidentiality, and non-judgmental support with a focus on therapist credibility, client accountability, and un-affected conversation – factors that are more affecting to these kids, many of whom never asked for our help in the first place. Participants learn how to establish themselves as credible figures to their teen clients, boldly hold those clients accountable for their choices, and build compelling conversations sentence by sentence that have genuine meaning and striking impact.
Many strategic therapists eschew theory and sacrifice grounding. Missing theory resides in basic sciences. Hypnosis data reveal consciousness and volition as paradoxes, resolvable through evolutionary biology. Human's minds evolved as shared self-deceptions. Theory can predict transference, paradox, game antitheses, Erickson's "common sense psychology," but it constrains their optimum utilization.
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist's primary task. Altering perception--not adding technique--helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy--built out of whole cloth within the first session--that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and strategic approaches promote experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have the experience of an alive, goal-oriented therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for new understandings and growth-oriented possibilities.
We will begin by studying how all anxiety disorders generate an absolute standard for certainty and com-fort, thus manipulating people into worry. You will learn specific skills within the three targets of treatment for both worry and GAD: physiological, cognitive, and behavioral. Then we will explore strategies for panic, social anxiety, phobias and OCD, helping clients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes. Cutting-edge treatment now pushes further into the confrontational. You will learn how to help clients purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear.
Experience video and didactic presentations comparing strikingly similar methods between eastern spirituality and Ericksonian approaches. Advaita teaches self-inquiry for recognition of that which is al-ready present as Ericksonian thinkers teach unconscious exploration for resources already attained. Learn the core concepts of each and how their integration can enhance therapist effectiveness, and create the space needed for personal development, wellness, and enrichment. Demonstration.
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands instantaneous response of internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty with self-regulation and modulation. This workshop pro-poses a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their developmental make-up to combat this impulsivity or limited access to inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness will be explored.
Clients in pain yearn for sleep; comfort just out of reach. Focus first on establishing soothing sleep and encouraging nocturnal restorative functions. Treating remaining pain stays in the day’s domain. Hypnosis enlists the mind and body’s natural processes, restoring healthy sleep. Strategic protocols combine physiology of sleep and pain management with the client’s own experience. These are further reinforced by self-hypnosis techniques. Program includes demonstration, application of trance script protocols, and case study discussion.