IC19 Short Course 30 – An Erickson Duet: Creative Collaboration in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy – Jimena Castro, PhD and Eric Greenleaf, PhD | Instant Download !
Most descriptions of hypnotherapy come from clinicians. We talk about the ideas and techniques informing what we did with a case, and then we share what we observed and understood our client’s response to be. This workshop takes a different approach. The presenters—Drs. Eric Greenleaf and Jimena Castro—explore the creative synergy of Ericksonian hypnosis through the mutual participation and perspective of both therapist and patient. In December of 2017, Eric met with Jimena for a 80-minute hypnotherapy session. They video recorded it and then devoted five hours to walking through the recording together, stopping to talk about what each was experiencing—what Eric had in mind and how he was bringing theory into action, and how Jimena was responding in her body and imagination. In this presentation, we share what we learned, including the unique ways that Dr. Greenleaf brings Dr. Erickson’s methods alive and the authoritative voice of a patient—Dr. Castro—who herself is a licensed therapist and experienced hypnotherapist. Together, they will weave a story of Ericksonian hypnotherapy that will both illuminate and inspire.
- List three unique elements of Greenleaf’s approach to Ericksonian hypnosis.
- Describe the added depth of perspective that comes from understanding hypnotherapy from both the therapist and the patient’s perspective.