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Dr. Liliana Cane, Ph.D., psychologist will present a lecture at the
XXI Congress of Medical and Clinical Hypnosis, to be held in
Montreal, on August 22 to 25, 2018
Talk Title: Enhancing hypnosis with mindfulness, metaphor and Ericksonian relational strategies [Simultaneous Interpretation]
Session Date: 2018-08-25
Session Start Time: 13:45
Session End Time: 15:15
Room: 517a Montreal Palais de Congres
Our very own Dr Liliana Cané, director of IMHEM, will be giving a presentation during the XIV European Society of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Medicine congress, hosted by the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis.
XIV ESH congress hosted by the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)
23th – 26th August 2017
British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
Metaphor, Mindfulness and Ericksonian Communication in the Healing Process
In this workshop we will explore the strategic Ericksonian communication techniques that create a fast, secure and trusting therapeutic relationship. By listening closely to our patient, we’ll identify their choice of metaphors in their expressing of their problem. This will be the base to establish the hypnotic healing relationship.
Metaphors are communicative events that convey different associations to the mind both for the client and the therapist. By listening carefully to the nature of the metaphors that clients use to describe their experience, and entering a creative dialogue that produces an expansion in consciousness, we will trigger hypnotic dissociative states, and convey therapeutic suggestions in a non-directive manner. This is the beauty of the Ericksonian approach to metaphor and hypnosis.
Mindfulness on the other hand, is a state of concentrated awareness of the present experience. It includes an attitude of curiosity, and a sense of relative emotional detachment from the inner experience. We will explore in which clinical situations this might be the treatment of choice.
These strategies, integrated with care and creativity enhance the hypnotic process of healing. In this two-hour workshop we will explore in detail the above elements, illustrated with different clinical vignettes (anxiety, depression, PTSD). This will be followed by a live demonstration and a discussion.
To get more information, please see the XIV ESH congress website.
In this workshop, participants will practice and master the use of time in a hypnotic trance, and what Erickson called the pseudo-orientation to time. They will also practice and master the relationship that exists between the body, hypnosis and mindfulness. More specifically, they will learn how to integrate hypnotic phenomena that are radically lived in the body (such as catalepsy, hyperesthesia and analgesia) into psychotherapy, pain management and meditational practices.
Participants will also explore mindfulness practices through time, from its origins to its use in psychotherapy. They will learn how to practice and to teach concentration, breathing, relaxation and other bodily techniques to their clients. They will recognize the common elements to both hypnosis and mindfulness, like the heightened concentration, the amplification of inner experience and the nonjudgemental and positive emotions that these practices trigger.
An important point of this training program is that the participants will be taught to identify the advantages and limits – supported by corroborating scientific data – of these strategies when they are applied to psychotherapy. They will learn when and for whom these strategies are recommended, and they will know how to decide if an associative trance (mindfulness) or a dissociative trance (hypnosis) is of choice with a specific patient.