Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has influenced and led to the development of various internationally known psychotherapeutic approaches. The scope of the MEISA training is comprehensive, yet the incremental structure of the workshops facilitates progressive acquisition of competence.

The training programmes follow a three day/8 hours per day programme. 

 

 FUNDAMENTAL

*Observational process
*Language of suggestion
*Induction approaches
*Hypnotic phenomena
*Indirection
*Self-hypnosis

INTERMEDIATE

*Sequencing
*Advanced induction
*Hypnosis with c
hildren
*Treating trauma
*Utilization
*Linguistic patterns

ADVANCED

*Hypnotic assessment
*Therapist development
*Difficult clients
*Personality disorders
*Intervention models
*Clinical case studies
*Supervision

The Ericksonian fundamental training assumes no prior knowledge of /or experience in hypnotherapy or in Ericksonian psychotherapy. In the fundamental workshop the primary emphasis is upon teaching professionals how to elicit therapeutic trances and ways to utilise trance during treatment. Trance is viewed and approached as a naturalistic phenomenon occurring in everyday life. The fundamental workshop explores the nature of human experience and pathology through understanding the particular phenomena involved in human experience and how these phenomena are the same phenomena in hypnosis and in symptoms.  These phenomena can be understood and implemented to tailor unique therapeutic approaches for individuals. The fundamental training also focuses specifically on the observational process, the language of suggestion, induction approaches, self-hypnosis for therapeutic purposes and how to utilize trance in clinical work.  Professionals will be able to begin to integrate hypnosis into their practices at the conclusion of the fundamental training programme.

The intermediate Ericksonian training delves more specifically into hypnotic applications for particular clinical issues and how to develop more advanced linguistic and communication skills as therapists.  A model of Ericksonian psychotherapy is elaborated on which features strategic utilization of the various hypnotic phenomena.  The intermediate programme builds upon experience gained during the fundamental training, allowing professionals to enhance perceptual and generative skills for client monitoring and feedback, indirection, and other essential processes.  The following will also receive attention:  The sequencing technique, advanced induction approaches, hypnosis with children, treating trauma and utilization. 

The advanced intensive programme focuses on the process of Ericksonian therapy as well as the resources of the therapist. Exercises, supervision and advanced instruction allow professionals to enhance their acumen as agents of change. The following will also receive attention: Metaphors, figures of speech, hypnotic assessment, difficult clients, personality disorders, therapist development, models of intervention, supervision and clinical case studies.

All training programmes utilize a lecture-demonstration-practise format. Professionals will spend the majority of time in direct experiences, deriving extensive familiarity with various techniques. Hence, the training is a stimulating blend of theoretical, vicarious, and experiential learning.