Past Seminars

2014


Metaphor in Conversational Trance

Judith Grosz, LCSW will continue our series on conversational and informal trance.  This seminar will focus on the use of metaphor in conversational trance.


Playful Language in Conversational Trance

Bob Kupferman, LCSW will continue our series on conversational and informal trance.  This seminar will focus on the use of playful language in conversational trance.


Pain and Conversational Trance

Brooke Donatone, LCSW, Ph.D. will teach continue our series on conversational and informal trance.  The seminar will focus on the use of conversational trance techniques for pain management. The technique taught in this seminar won the William S. Kroger Award for best paper on hypnosis, health, and behavioral medicine in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.


Introduction to Conversational Trance

Dan Minuchin will introduce the techniques of conversational and informal use of hypnosis.  Students and professionals will learn how to integrate Ericksonian hypnotherapeutic techniques more seamlessly into their practice, without the use of formal trance.


2013


Treating Depression Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Bob Kupferman, LCSW and Ennio Ammendola, M.A. will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of depressive disorders. Various disorders will be defined and discussed. Participants will learn to incorporate adaptive cognitive reframing within the context of hypnotic trance to reduce emotional distress. This technique will utilize language tense to reference past experiences of mastery, present ego strengthening, and future imagery for creating success expectancy. Clinicians skilled in Ericksonian hypnosis will be asked to share their experience in treating depression with hypnosis.


Treating Anxiety Disorders Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Judith Grosz, LCSW and Nancy Gewirtz, Psy.D. will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety disorders.  Hypnosis for the treatment of anxiety has a two-pronged focus.  Attendees will learn  anxiety -reduction techniques to use in their clinical practices while  also enhancing their own quality of life.  There will be a brief overview of anxiety and then a group experience incorporating several hypnotic interventions.  Finally, participants will pair off to practice an easy-to-learn yet extremely effective anxiety reduction technique .  This simple hypnotic practice can be readily introduced into one’s clinical work…..and everyday life as well!


Treating Smoking Dependence Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of dependence on cigarettes.


Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Brigitte Lifschitz, LCSW will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of IBS.  The seminar will explore causes, symptoms, and treatments of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Hypnosis protocols to reduce IBS symptoms will be discussed and experienced during the seminar.


Treating Pain Disorders Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Rita Sherr, LCSW, BCD will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of pain.


2011 – 2012


Treating Personality Disorders Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of personality disorders.


Treating Phobias Using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Bob Kupferman, LCSW will be leading a didactic and experiential seminar on the use of Ericksonian hypnosis in the treatment of specific phobias.


How to Integrate Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RECBT) with Hypnosis

It is a common believe that Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RECBT) and the practice of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy are mutually exclusive. In reality they present many overlaps. Both theories incorporate several concepts that can be easily integrated in both practices. This seminar will cover the main principles of RECBT and Ericksonian Hypnosis. It will also focus on the two techiniques in ways that will encourage professionals to integrate and use both approaches in their own professional practice.

 


Metaphors and Wordplay

Join in two hours of fun as you learn more about using metaphors, wordplay, stories, fairytales, fables, puns and parables in clinical practice. Wordplay is a hallmark of Ericksonian hypnotherapy and this seminar will provide you with some of the many ways to integrate them into your work. Participants will be invited to bring their own examples to share. Expect to see some posted on NYSEPH’s web site.

 


Use Hypnosis To Find Your Inner Strengths and Resources-Discover The Different Parts Of Yourself

We all have many sides to ourselves that surface at various times. We are aware of some, while others remain more hidden. The purpose of this seminar is to help you discover the parts of yourself that hold experiences, knowledge, talents and strengths that you may want to be more in touch with. In this presentation, there will be a discussion of various hypnotic protocols as well as a group trance.

 


WEIGHT CONTROL AND HYPNOSIS, A THERAPEUTIC JOURNEY

Learn how to prepare your clients for work around weight management. Discover how hypnosis can help an individual to visualize how he/she would like to look. Learn how hypnosis can encourage a person to change his/her relationship with food. You will be given useful tools in the quest for a more balanced self.

This seminar will cover these topics and more in a didactic as well as experiential format. The focus will be on integrating the use of behavioral techniques with hypnosis to create a comprehensive treatment program.

 


FANTASTIC VOYAGE: USING HYPNOSIS TO CONNECT MIND AND BODY FOR HEALING

Hypnosis is a wonderful modality from which to “re-member” the unity of mind and body. Taking patients on a “fantastic voyage” is empowering. Trance allows insights and intuition the freedom to inform participants of the way that emotional issues can get stuck in target organs. Once the “truth” is acknowledged, healing energy can be released. Come and find out!