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.