XIV ESH congress

hosted by British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)

23th - 26th August 2017

British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
Hypnosis: unlocking hidden potential. The value of hypnosis in communication, health and healing in the 21st century.

Matthias Mende

Matthias Mende

Matthias Mende, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Emergency Psycholgist, Hypnosis-Psychotherapist. Trainer for hypnosis-psychotherapy of the Austrian Society for Applied Depth Psychology and General Psychotherapy (OEGATAP). Trainer for clinical hypnosis of the Austrian Medical Chamber (ÖÄK). Past President European Society of Hypnosis (ESH). Member of the Scientific Committee of the German Speaking Hypnosis Societies (WBDH). Board Member of Ego-State-International (ESTI). Sharing a private practice with his wife Eva-Maria Mende, PhD. in Salzburg, Austria. Teaches and practices hypnosis-psychotherapy as a full modality integrating behavioral, systemic and psychodynamic approaches. Special interests are hypnosis and basic emotional needs, trauma, anxiety disorders, stress and burnout.

Hypnosis is like music in my ears: The interplay of structure, improvisation and creative chaos in the hypnotherapeutic process.

In this presentation I first describe the structural dimensions of hypnotherapy for planning, conducting and reflecting the hypnotherapeutic process on a student and expert level. The model of the structural dimensions of hypnotherapy results in a pyramid structure, with a general anthropological model of reality at the base and the specifics of trance work at the top. In the second part, I illustrate the learning processes involved in achieving mastery in hypnotherapy and portray the duet of the hypnotherapeutic relationship, following a musical metaphor. In the third part, I sketch some scenarios for utilizing structured interventions as well as improvisation and even allowing for creative chaos to occur in the hypnotherapeutic process - exemplified by case vignettes. To create a vivid lecture, I use a lot of musical examples to illustrate my ideas.

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