AHA QLD Workshop & General Meeting - Rob McNeilly on Learning Solutions in Hypnosis - A Practical Ericksonian Solution - November 22nd 2020

Topic
Learning Solutions in Hypnosis - A Practical Ericksonian Solution with Rob McNeilly
Date
22 November 2020
Start Time
9:00am
End Time
12:45pm
Venue
Zoom Communications Platform
Contact Name
Greg Thompson
Contact Phone
0422 741 041
Contact Email
ahaqldworkshop@gmail.com
Max. Attendees
100
Who Can Register?
Anyone

Dr. Robert McNeilly was in a suburban Melbourne general medical practice for 10 years, had the privilege of learning directly with Milton Erickson, was inspired by his human approach to therapy, and created his own interpretation to assist clients in a respectful, dignified way with the human dilemmas that affect individuals, couples and families.


Dr. Robert McNeilly was in a suburban Melbourne general medical practice for 10 years, had the privilege of learning directly with Milton Erickson, was inspired by his human approach to therapy, and created his own interpretation to assist clients in a respectful, dignified way with the human dilemmas that affect individuals, couples and families. 

He founded the CET in l988 to introduce Ericksonian Hypnosis and the Solution Oriented Approach to hypnosis, counselling and coaching in Australia. For more than 40 years, the contribution he brings in his teaching style, writing and unique approaches to learning and therapy allow for a ready application into everyday living and are recognised locally, nationally and internationally, including repeated invited presentations at the Milton H Erickson Foundation’s International Congresses in USA since 1980 and workshops in Singapore, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Ireland, England and The Czech Republic since 1999.


 Presentation.

Learning Solutions in Hypnosis - A Practical Ericksonian Solution

We therapists are increasingly suffering from,

  • overwhelming choices of therapy approaches
  • lacking confidence
  • being weighed down with the strain of having to pretend to be an expert and have all the answers while knowing we don't 
  • dealing with the frustration of feeling stuck with difficult and complex clients
  • boredom
  • burnout or settling for "doing time" until the weekend, holiday or retirement!

 
Traditionally learning about hypnosis requires memorising a script - "Look at that spot, relax your body, your eyes are getting sleepy, etc., etc., etc."
 
Milton Erickson revolutionised all this by inviting us to focus on,

  • hypnosis as an extension of "the common everyday trance"

  • the individuality of each unique client

  • adapting our approach to the client, not require the client to adapt to our "wisdom"

  • the client as the expert, not the therapist

  • the client having the resources, not the therapist.

 
This approach results in a huge relief as well as our effectiveness increasing markedly.

It's not surprising that there is a growing interest in hypnosis, and Ericksonian hypnosis in particular, since this approach emphasises looking with each individual person for what will be relevant for them to resolve their difficulty.
 
Instead of needing to memorise complex protocols, rigid scripts, standard techniques, we can have a simple, lively, creative, and mutually respectful conversation enabling each client to regain their own autonomy, their own self trust, and create their own solution.
 
This approach emphasises

  • creating, not mechanical techniques

  • evoking from within a client, not imposing something external

  • listening, not instructing

  • being a partner, not an expert

  • exploring, not treating

  • asking questions, not giving answers

  • creating solutions, not understanding problems

  • focusing on future possibilities, not past limitations

  • observing rather than explaining.

From my time with Milton Erickson in the last few years of his life, I learnt the importance of 

  • honouring the uniqueness of each individual  

  • focusing on each client and their potential resourcefulness 

  • in a mood of expectancy  

  • and exploring possibilities.

In our increasingly busy lives, traveling to attend workshops with all the expenses involved can be a strain, and how often are we left with an admiration of the presenter, a ream of notes... but not enough confidence in applying the content, however wonderful it may be?
 
I guarantee that participation in this workshop will transform your hypnosis practice by creating genuine confidence and increasing your effectiveness and personal satisfaction.
 
There is a minimum of theory and the emphasis is on me demonstrating specific aspects of the approach - and then recurrent opportunities for you to practice in a safe and supportive environment, so your learning can be solid and immediately available in your work.

In summary, you can expect to be solidly confident in

  • inviting anyone into hypnosis effectively

  • adapting your approach to each individual

  • accessing client resources

  • connecting clients with their resources

  • including relevant stories into your sessions

  • increasing your effectiveness even with previously "difficult" clients

  • greater personal satisfaction

It would be a pleasure to share this delightful approach with you.
 
Rob McNeilly