Children and their families face many challenges that, depending on how they are managed, will have long-lasting influence either for better or worse. In this presentation, we will focus on some of these challenges and will describe some helpful interventions derived from Ericksonian approaches that have been successfully applied in a multicultural school setting.
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.
Incorporation of a few simple, easy-to-learn, easy-to-practice hypnotic interventions can be an effective adjunct to other treatment modalities. This workshop will offer participants a side-ranging selection of different hypnotherapeutic tools that can be used to promote affect regulation. Attendees will be introduced to the Affect Regulation Toolbox, a collection of tools with six therapeutic objectives to treat the over-reactive client: mindfulness, sensory awareness and cues, impulse control, co-existing affective states, resource utilization and positive affect development.
The social interaction theory of resistance will be presented followed by application of the theory at critical junctures in the therapeutic dialogue. Errors therapists make that create resistance as well as approaches for resolving and by-passing resistance will be discussed. Utilization of "Yes but . . ." and "I don't know" responses through adjustments in the therapist's approach and through a meticulous use of language will specifically be addressed. Detailed handouts will be provided.
A key idea in Milton Erickson's work was that a person's problematic experiences and behaviors can be skillfully accepted and utilized as the basis for therapeutic change. Self-Relations psychotherapy develops this idea further, emphasizing symptoms as indicating the death of an old identity and the impending birth of a new identity. Thus, we don't try to "get rid of" depression, anxiety, or other "acting out/acting in" expressions, but instead invite them into a human relationship of "sponsorship", where their healing and helpful nature may be realized. We will see how a therapist can generate a ritual space where symptoms and other disturbing experiences can be "midwifed" into new identities.
Learn a resource-based, integrated framework upon which your can base treatment decisions from any theoretical model. Discover how to therapeutically utilize dissociation and other specific strategies to eliminate flashbacks. Gain skills in natural hypnotic techniques to builds positive states of consciousness, reduce affect dysregulation and support the development of the holistic self.
Autism, a developmental disorder, is a challenge that has been focused on from several treatment perspectives – from nutrition science to neuropharmacology. Classical and Ericksonian hypnosis offer significant advantages for improvement. A program will be presented that has been successfully applied in clinical research and practice. Its main features and case results will be presented.
In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize and track troublesome trances that couples trigger in one another. You will discover how the utilization of these stuck psychological states can act as the point for subtle and precise therapeutic interventions. With the use of metaphor, this technique is minimally invasive and elicits maximal receptivity from clients.