This talk will focus on Ericksonian perspectives on change, particularly in complex and very challenging clinical situations. Topics will include Ericksonian strategies to help clients widen their "windows of tolerance" to "windows of possibility" and ways to create openings in therapeutic dialogues that contribute to the change process. Perspectives drawn from the area of Posttraumatic Growth will be used to discuss several clinical examples.
Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. is well-known and respected trauma therapist who has led workshops worldwide on trauma, hypnosis, psychotherapy, the effects of childhood trauma, and reversing chronic pain. A licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, California, she is also director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and past-president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Maggie is co-author of Healing the Divided Self and author of Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain and has served on the faculties of many organizations including the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), the Esalen Institute, the University of California at Santa Cruz and many others