Working at the Department of Speech Pathology, University Clinic, Heidelberg Germany in the 80's, most patients with voice disorders came with expectations getting medical treatment. But resistance to psychological approaches were com-mon. Being confronted with this resistance many times cre-ated a very indirect approach of self-hypnosis training (which actually is a trance induction). Tailoring the standard approach to different patients and symptoms will be discussed, as well as how to use this in group therapy.
This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.
This workshop will describe the Ericksonian principle of Utilization and its use in a trance induction. Utilization is a trademark of Ericksonian therapy and hypnosis and one of the things that makes it so effective and powerful. Live demonstration will help illustrate the concept. Exercises will help attendees to learn the concept of “Utilization”.
This workshop will use PowerPoint images, research, theories, examples and experiential exercises to demonstrate how therapeutically playful interaction with others may create lasting solutions by producing spiritually-uplifting catharsis and creatively explorative trance states capable of replacing sensations of helplessness with sensations of empowerment, enhancing sensations of meaningful relatedness, encouraging immune system functioning and possibly serving to “wake up” otherwise dormant genetic functioning and activate brain plasticity.
This experiential workshop will introduce the principles of classical psychodrama as a method of inducing trance. Sociometry (the measurement of relationships and choices) will be demonstrated as a way to warm-up clients to work and doubling and role reversal will be learned as techniques for deepening conscious and unconscious awareness.
This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation’s that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. We will review the clinical skills of tracking, pacing and utilization of the symptom for accessing the un-conscious and inner resources with mindfulness and trance. The workshop will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, reframing and de-framing for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
Music within a hypnotherapy model functions as a catalyst accentuating the nuances of seeding, guiding associations, and deepening trance states. Participants will experience and practice how to musically transform mood states, utilize music creatively and effectively within a hypnotherapy session, and explore the latest research on the melody-mind-body link.
Useful techniques of Altering Trances that block clients from achieving their goals will be discussed, and demonstrated. These techniques do not require knowledge of hypnosis to employ but were designed and draw from hypnotic understanding of language. This approach is compatible with other treatment modalities, and simply gives participants
The number of burnout-syndromes and associated depressive reactions is increasing tremendously. In postmodern global business situations many people have so many tasks at the same time that it is to-tally impossible to fulfill them. At the same time especially people with high achievement standards and intensive loyalty attitudes try to fulfill them all and finally get frustrating insufficient results compared to these perfectionistic goals.
This workshop invites a therapy that helps people learn to shift their mental states in order to adopt the stance needed for the moment as an alternative to use of meds to adapt to a disturbed environment. This therapy encourages people to use their natural full range of consciousness in order to transform their environments. Many environments are not human friendly and endanger the well-being of our-selves as workers and our children.