SC27 – Healing Trauma with Ritual and Ceremony: Connecting Ericksonian Hypnosis and Native American Spirituality in Brief Therapy
Location: Sand Pebble D-E
Although there is a long tradition, especially in indigenous cultures, of healing with ritual and ceremony, the modern scientific world rather excluded spiritual components of healing for a long period of time.
It was the Cartesian revolution that includes the idea that all phenomena can be understood and thereby indicating that you can only trust that which can be explained. As a consequence the mind was separated from the intuitive wisdom of our body and spirit. Ceremonies provide the structure though which we touch the spirit and promote our own healing as well as the healing of others. What will be taught: In this workshop we will apply new research findings (like the brain´s plasticity) with ancient wisdom to expand our healing power. In the language of ceremony we will explore the factors that promote the healing process.
Relevance to the conference:
Learning more about ancient wisdom that can be applied in modern therapy not only enriches the therapeutic repertoire of each therapist or doctor but also helps creating a new balance in society. Honoring and applying spiritual components includes helping patients being connected within them and thereby strengthen their immanent healing powers.
Presentation Format: lecture, experiential
- Identify three elements of healing ceremonies
- Name the connections between the ordinary world and a ritual.
- List 5 components of the indigenous health concept.