Professional Practice Program (HYPNOSIS) --- Workshop 2

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The Jewel

Suite 307, 3rd floor

566 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Vic 3004


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Professional Practice Program (HYPNOSIS).

Workshop 2: Hypnotic Phenomenon.

Why do smokers often seek out the help of a hypnotherapist to help them quit? And, why do those wanting to lose weight also seek out the help of a hypnotherapist. What is it about the hypnotic trance that enables people to change unproductive habits into helpful, healthful ones? Can hypnotherapy be used for other clinical conditions? How does it work? And is there any science behind what hypnotherapists do?

Ericksonian hypnosis is a delightful way of working with clients. Ericksonian hypnosis is individually tailored to each client that comes through our professional doors. In this sense, it is a creative artform. Yet, it is also a science. Academic research demonstrates the effectiveness of hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention. However, it may be neuroscience that best explains the how and why hypnosis is beneficial in a therapeutic context.

In the previous workshop, participants learnt:

  • About Milton Hyland Erickson and his legacy;
  • An overview of Ericksonian hypnosis, Solution Oriented Counselling, and NLP; (all of which have been influenced by Erickson);
  • The evidence base behind Ericksonian hypnosis, including the neuroscience that explains the how/why of hypnotic techniques;
  • The distinction between 'visitors', 'complainants' and 'customers';
  • Traditional inductions (eye fixation, eye roll);
  • Ericksonian inductions (guided imagery, association, conversational and recalling previous trances); and
  • Ending trance.

In this workshop (Sunday 17th June), you will learn:

  • Basic everyday, naturalistic hypnotic phenomenon;
  • Amnesia;
  • Catalepsy;
  • Time distortion;
  • Analgesia;
  • Anaesthesia; and
  • Dissociation.

In the third workshop (Sunday 26th August), you will learn:

  • Importance of languaging;
  • Direct suggestions;
  • Indirect suggestions --- compliments;
  • Indirect suggestions --- confusion techniques;
  • Indirect suggestions --- contentless suggestions;
  • Indirect suggestions --- embedded suggestions;
  • Indirect suggestions --- incorporation;
  • Indirect suggestions --- illusion of alternatives;
  • Indirect suggestions --- interspersal technique;
  • Indirect suggestions --- presuppositional commands; and
  • Indirect suggestions --- yes sets.

In the fourth workshop (Sunday 30th September), you will learn:

  • Presuppositions;
  • Implications;
  • Post-hypnotic suggestions;
  • Matching languaging to VAK preferences; and
  • Pacing and Leading (out breathe, languaging).

In the fifth workshop (Sunday 28th October), you will learn:

  • Ideomotor signalling;
  • Dissociation;
  • Catalepsy;
  • Levitation; and
  • Automatic writing.

In the sixth workshop (Sunday 11th November), you will learn:

  • Assessment for hypnosis --- information to collect; detail; with a focus on solutions;
  • Applications of Future Pace, Miracle Question, Exceptions and Homework Tasks; and
  • Reframing, in and out of trance.

In the seventh workshop (scheduled for 2019), you wil learn:

  • How to Tailor hypnosis to your client's specific clinical problems;
  • Induction as part of therapeutic intervention;
  • Accessing client resources --- Early Learning Sets (ELS);
  • Accessing client resources --- Matching client resources to presenting problems;
  • Accessing client resources --- Transferring client resources to where they can be useful; and
  • Hypnotic conversations --- ELS, metaphors and therapeutic tales.

In the eighth workshop (scheduled for 2019), you will learn:

  • Hypnotic conversations --- metaphor construction;
  • Harnessing waking trances; and
  • Self hypnosis.

In the ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and final workshops (all scheduled for 2019), you will learn:

  • Stress, relaxation and the mind-body connection;
  • Habits, including, weight management, smoking cessation, hair-pulling, nail-biting, bruxism);
  • Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias (including dental phobia), PTSD, sleep disorders and insomnia;
  • Pain management, anger and aggression; and
  • Relationship counselling.

Psychologists can attend any combination of the thirteen workshops. However, they will find that their therapeutic work, both in and out of trance, will be more informed to the extent that they attend the first eight workshops, along with any of the remaining workshops that apply to their field of professional interest.

Workshops are offered on a two-year cycle. So, if you find that you miss one, you will be able to pick it up next time it is offered.

About the Presenter

Dr. Rachel Abramson, Ph.D. is an organisational, health and counselling psychologist. Dr. Abramson completed her PhD in behavioral finance, looking at the psychology of the share investor.

Dr. Abramson's passion is to help people reach their full potential: Personally, professionally, entrepreneurially and money-wise. So, she provides one-on-one consultations as a hypnotherapist and career counsellor. She also provides talks, professional development meetings and workshops on career-related topics, Ericksonian hypnosis, private practice/small business and on the psychology of the share investor.

Who Should Attend?

Registered Psychologists.

Doors open at 9.45 a.m. for a 10.00a.m. start.

A range of teas and coffee provided.


What can I bring into the event?

You will need to bring your printed ticket, a pen and notepad. We will supply tea and coffee as well as any other resources and handouts that you may need.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring your printed ticket, along with photo ID to the first workshop. It will facilitate registration on the day.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, certainly. You will need to provide the transferee your printed ticket. As this seminar is restricted to registered psychologists, the transferee will also need to be registered as a psychologist. They will need your ticket to register on the first day. You will also need to email rachela@ozemail.com.au to advise of the change of registrant details.

How do I get there if I am coming by public transport?

Look for tramstop 26, near the corner of Beatrice street or Moubray street, depending on whether you are heading towards or away from the CBD.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Abramson at rachela@ozemail.com.au or 0418 149 506 during normal business hours.

Can I claim CPD hours?

You can claim up to six hours of 'active' CPD. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon request.

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