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Presenter: Sheryl Daniel, PhD & Carolyn Daitch, PhD
Even in audiences of advanced practitioners of clinical hypnosis, we find that those who do couples and family therapy often do not integrate hypnosis into this work. We have found that incorporating hypnotic approaches is invaluable in addressing the challenges of relationship therapy.
Themes that will be presented in this workshop include:
-> Destructive behaviors in relationships;
-> Dynamics of the power struggle;
-> Role of affect dysregulation in relationships;
-> Anxiety, stress and resiliency; and
-> Using hypnosis to enhance self-soothing and promote differentiation.
Several hypnotic phenomena, such as age regression, age progression and time distortion, will be presented. Brief and effective hypnotic and self-hypnotic interventions that mediate the psycho-physiological flooding that impede appropriate interaction will also be included.
Of the many tools used to help clients respond more intentionally in the face of interpersonal triggers, three that will be emphasized are:
(1) Taking an immediate “time out” to interrupt over-reactivity;
(2) Contacting more mature, compassionate parts of the self; and
(3) Rehearsing and transferring skills learned in the therapy office to stressful relational moments in
Used together, these tools can make the difference between over-reacting in an intense interpersonal encounter and responding with a measure of calm, consciousness and even wisdom.
During and at the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to:
-> Describe the value of teaching clients to take an immediate time-out to interrupt psychophysiological flooding;
-> Describe how ego state therapy approaches can help clients access more mature, compassionate parts of the self;
-> Describe the reasons for the necessity of rehearsing skills learned in the therapy office in order to successfully transfer them to daily life;
-> Experience increased confidence and competence with a range of tools useful in confronting the challenges of work with couples and families; and
-> Integrate specific hypnotic techniques into established approaches to relationship therapy (e.g. Gottman, Schnarch, Hendrix, Bader).