The American novelist William Faulkner stated, "The Past is never dead. In fact, it is not even past." This presentation emphasizes the unconventional use of reality therapy that connects the past with the presents by helping clients realize that their current behaviors are normal responses to abnormal situations that they have experienced. It also operationalizes the Ericksonian principle: "The solution often appears unrelated to the problem."
Effective therapy, or coaching, is touching and moving clients. As professionals, we are providing an emotional service because all of our clients’ problems have to do with emotional self-regulation. Therefore, to make therapy effective the impact must be affective!
Chronic pain is frequently encountered by healthcare professionals. The current treatment is primarily pharmaceutical intervention with Opioids or NSAIDS that create new problems and address a limited part of the pain. Pain, whether physical or mental/emotional, tends to be experienced as one. Anticipated pain and memories of past painful incidents also contribute to the experience of pain.
The first factor that is of central importance is developing a strong therapeutic alliance with the client, mainly through empathically relating to him/her. Second, it will be shown how to guide adolescents and younger children to identify the specific Activating Event (AE) that is bringing about their unhealthy negative emotions through triggering self-defeating cognition(s).
In our previous research we found that CBT-I (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for insomnia) cannot effectively improve sleep in patients with anxiety or depression. Actually, most of insomnia patients are co-morbid with anxiety and depression. So we find a new way to add some hypnotic elements in CBT-I to supplement the limitation of CBT-I. We collects some data, the analytic conclusion showed that hypnosis combined with CBT-I can effectively improve sleep quality and anxiety in insomnia patients. So, this presentation will show what is the specific procedure and clinical practice of this treatment model.
It has become increasingly documented that the vast majority of patients with adult pathology, reported experiences of severe childhood trauma. Early appropriate therapeutic intervention can relieve symptoms and prevent adjustment difficulties and pathology.
A theoretical overview of the effect of trauma will explain the process of dissociation as a coping mechanism to deal with overwhelming experiences. The child dissociates from feelings and memories associated with trauma in order to survive emotionally. The dissociation is initially helpful and enables the individual to cope, however eventually it can result in pathology and become destructive.
This short course will present the systemic, dialectic, multilevel, multifocal, model of group therapy utilized at the Institute of Anthropos in Athens, Greece. The approach is influenced by Ericksonian methods and additional techniques from other perspectives have been added.
Chronic anxiety and depression present significant challenges for those affected by these conditions. A behavioral treatment which accesses deep levels of mind-body functioning facilitates remission of these debilitating conditions. This treatment, conceptualized as essential neurobiological communication (ENBC), incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling.
This workshop will teach participants skills in using metaphors and stories to help patients experience a deep contact with themselves so that they can survive and even thrive following life-changing surgery. The material will focus on Ericksonian approaches that help patients heal, experience comfort, and restore body homeostasis.
According to research (Rashidian et al. 2015), Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder ‘Vaginismus’, causes significant sexual challenges for groups of sub-population women in the US. This workshop provides raw data and statistical analysis, supporting the hypothesis that these women experienced sexual pain as a manifestation of biopsychosocial conditions, resulting from cultural orientations. These include the cultural do’s and don’ts that shapes sub-population women’s sexual beliefs and attitudes, as a result of their life experiences within their cultures, impacting emotional and physical sexual experiences negatively.