May Workshop - May 21 2011

posted Feb 19, 2010, 6:31 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 27, 2011, 5:24 AM ]
The New Orleans Society of Clinical Hypnosis is pleased to announce our May 2011 day long workshop
The presenter will be Tales of Enchantment: Utilizing Metaphors in Hypnotic Practice

Presenter: Carol A. Hicks (Lankton) , M.A., LMFT

Carol Hicks will present an overview of therapeutic metaphors with indirect suggestion as a modality of communication to retrieve experiential resources in hypnotherapy. Participants will learn how to construct goal oriented metaphors that are organized in a multiple embedded framework. Hypnosis will be emphasized as the modality for delivering these therapeutic stories. Course content is inspired by Milton H. Erickson and described in Carol's books: 'The Answer Within' and 'Tales of Enchantment.' Therapeutic goals include retrieving affect, challenging limiting beliefs, and illustrating desired behavior. Therapists learn to help clients create an associative link such that beneficial emotions, solution supporting attitudes, and novel behaviors become available to them in the context where they are needed. Therapists will learn how to encourage clients to mentally rehearse handling upcoming situations in a way that incorporates these resource experiences through self image thinking. Working knowledge of hypnotic induction is presupposed.

This workshop is excerpted from Carol’s 40 hour training in which participants learn the comprehensive clinical framework of a strategic Ericksonian approach featuring utilization, interpersonal diagnosis, treatment planning with identification of specific affect – attitude – and behavior goals, protocol for creating metaphors specific to each type of goal, the multiple embedded metaphor framework, ten categories of indirect suggestion, ambiguous function, paradoxical and skill building assignments, and strategic use of trance phenomena for pain management and trauma resolution. This 5 day workshop along with her 10 hour introduction to hypnosis prerequisite workshop will next be offered in Pensacola, Florida the week of June 20-26, 2011.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Construct therapeutic metaphors designed for affect retrieval, attitude change, and behavior illustration.
  2. Use indirect suggestion categories at strategic points within the stories in order to punctuate and deepen relevant personal experience.
  3. Create an associative link via self image thinking whereby the client ‘owns’ and mentally rehearses resource experiences in desired context.
  4. Organize several different goal oriented metaphors into a multiple embedded framework.  


Carol A. Hicks, M.A., LMFT, is the author (with ex husband Stephen Lankton) of The Answer Within, Enchantment and Intervention in Family Therapy, Tales of Enchantment and chapters for The Handbook of Family Therapy and The Handbook of Constructive Therapy and The Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis and The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy. She is an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a Qualified Teacher of Hypnosis (FL 59P-3), a Member of Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (FL 0120). She conducts clinical training on Ericksonian approaches internationally and has a private practice in Pensacola where she enjoys facilitating the process of clients finding the answer within. She is the proud mother of two young adults who have facilitated her learning much of what she knows. She is an avid fan of edge zones, swimming with dolphins, fire, new and full moons!

NOSCH Member                                   $99.00 (+ $35 dues for 2010/2011) =  $124
Non-Member                                         $150.00

Students/interns/residents                 $50

See Brochure and Registration Form below
Unknown user,
Apr 27, 2011, 5:23 AM