The Structure of Impact in Hypnosis. The Structure of Impact in Movies
Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD
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Movies are designed to impact "states"--to alter mood and perspective. Hypnosis is similarly designed to influence "states." We will compare and contrast the structure of hypnosis and the structure of movies. Methods used by filmmakers can be used to empower hypnotherapy.
During and at the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to:
List five filmmaker methods that can be used for hypnotic purposes; and
Given a patient, apply movie maker elements to achieve therapeutic goals.
Jeffrey Zeig, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, having studied intermittently with Dr. Erickson for more than six years, He edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books that appear in twelve foreign languages. His current area of interest is extracting implicit codes of influence from various arts, including movies, music, painting, poetry and fiction that can be used to empower professional practice, and everyday communication. Dr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, considered the most important conferences in the history of psychotherapy. He organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Zeig is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals; is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
He is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice.A psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (more than 40 countries). Specialty topics include experiential psychotherapy, hypnosis and brief therapy with various clinical problems. Dr. Zeig speaks at major universities and teaching hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Menningers and MD Anderson. He is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences and the Erickson Foundation Press