EP17 Workshop 27 - Hypnotic and Neurobiological Approaches to Healing - Ernest Rossi, PhD and Kathryn Rossi, PhD
In this experiential workshop, we will learn the theory and practice of methods evolved out of Milton H Erickson’s innovative approaches to therapeutic hypnosis as presented in our new book. These easy-to-learn methods can facilitate Erickson’s natural problem solving and MindBody Healing that can supplement CBT, mindfulness, meditation, movement, and yoga.
EP17 Workshop 28 - Evocative Approaches to Change - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Patients change by virtue of the experiences that they live. Therapists can use advanced techniques including verbal and physical metaphors. Lecture, demonstration and practice.
EP17 Workshop 29 - Transference Focused Psychotherapy - Otto Kernberg, MD
This workshop will present an overview of the theory of TFP, its relation to the structure of severe personality disorders, and its technique. the technique of TFP will be outlined as general strategy, particular technical instruments, and tactical approaches to complications and particular situations. Major consideration include transference, countertransference, technical neutrality and interpretation.
EP17 Workshop 32 - Convergence of Therapist's Personhood and Method - Erving Polster, PhD
Concentration, curiosity, fascination and simplicity of observation are natural agents of personhood. Dr. Polster will show how these are interwoven with four cornerstones of methodology. These are: the tightening of therapeutic sequences, establishing good quality contact, eliciting relevant stories, and identifying parts of the self. Live therapeutic sessions will illustrate the principles.
Clients progress by the realizations they achieve in treatment. Evocative methods prompt conceptual realizations that prompt adaptive states and identities. Experiential methods derived from hypnosis can be applied with and without formal trance.
The use of guided imagery using hypnosis will be demonstrated with a volunteer as a method of doing brief therapy. The volunteer may present a physical or behavioral difficulty for this demonstration. Also demonstrated will be the use of physical anchors.
This clinical demonstration will explore how the skillful use of therapeutic trance can produce positive change. A six step model will be demonstrated: (1) Opening a positive connection, (2) goal setting, (3) cultivating a relational trance field, (4) including client parts into field, (5) transforming identify patterns, (6) bringing changes into real world.
Individuals are often referred for mind-body oriented pain management services concerned that the referring physician thinks that their pain is not real or that it is “all in my head”. The way in which such concerns are addressed and the relationship between mind and body is explained to patients will be demonstrated.
This demonstration will show how to apply principles of Generative Change to creatively transform and integrate symptoms that emerge in the form of interference or resistance. By combining somatic modeling with the three positive connections of a generative state, obstacles and resistances can be transformed into a more resourceful expression and brought into alignment with therapeutic goals.