Title:  An Erickson Duet: Creative Collaboration in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Presenters: Jimena Castro, Eric Greenleaf    
Venue: Audytorium Maximum  - Exhibition room B / Sala Wystawowa B
Time: 13.06.2024 16:00-17:30
Language: EN

Most descriptions of hypnotherapy come from clinicians. In this workshop, however, the presenters—Drs. Eric Greenleaf and Jimena Castro— explore the creative synergy of Ericksonian hypnosis through the mutual perspective of both therapist and patient. In December of 2017, Eric met with Jimena for a 80-minute hypnotherapy session. They video recorded it and then devoted five hours to walking through the recording together, stopping to talk about what each was experiencing—what Eric had in mind and how he was bringing theory into action, and how Jimena was responding in her body and imagination. In this presentation, we share what we learned, including the unique ways that Dr. Greenleaf brings Dr. Erickson’s methods alive and the authorative voice of a patient—Dr. Castro—who herself is a licensed therapist and experienced hypnotherapist. Together, they will weave a story of Ericksonian hypnotherapy that will both illuminate and inspire.

Jimena Castro, PhD, LMFT, is Adjunct Professor of Couple and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a member of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, She has been teaching internationally on brief therapy and hypnosis.
Eric Greenleaf, PhD, directs The Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area. He’s treated with, taught, and written about hypnotherapy for fifty years, and researches trance and healing in Bali. Dr Erickson chose Eric to receive the first Milton H. Erickson Award of Scientific Excellence for Writing in Hypnosis.