Self hypnosis is a flexible and powerful tool that facilitates learning about your abilities to make adaptive changes from within. This workshop invites participants to learn about their own capabilities through self-exploration. While the hypnotic experience is a natural phenomenon that occurs without special training, education and practice can markedly enhance skills. By exploring hypnosis experientially, participants are better prepared to notice naturally occurring patterns of communication in daily interactions and to develop responses that are congruent with their own choices. A sequential series of exercises teaches participants to turn inward and to explore internal horizons. Information, explanation, and practice will guide participants in the direction of ongoing learning that can continue beyond the completion of this weekend study. This balance of information and experiential exercises is suited to both health professionals and individuals interested in exploring their own capabilities of working with others. By the conclusion of this workshop, it is anticipated that participants will be familiarized with a variety of techniques for continued exploration and application of self-hypnosis.
Recommended reading: Simpkins and Simpkins, Effective Self Hypnosis; Short, Erickson, and Erickson-Klein, Hope and Resiliency; Doidge, The Brain that Changes Itself.