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1 day Hypno-Intro & 5 day Hypnotherapy Apps in Pensacola

Hypnotherapy 2011: Promoting Mind Body Spirit Wellness

These workshops will be offered in 2011 on July 4 and July 5-9.

These training workshops are comprised of demonstrations, lecture, and experiential exercises to provide participants with a working knowledge of a strategic Ericksonian approach that supports a natural use of hypnosis. Both workshops includes an emphasis on interpersonal diagnosis that results in a treatment plan of desired experiences and the contexts in which they are needed. Clinical frameworks will continually be presented while technical components are taught including conscious/unconscious hypnotic induction sequence, ten categories of indirect suggestion and therapeutic binds, metaphor construction formulas, multiple embedded metaphor, paradoxical and skill building assignments, and ambiguous function assignments. Throughout the training, there is an emphasis on facilitating mind body spirit wellness and personal development through hypnotic work. For brochure and application click the link below:

2011-hypno-intro-apps-intensive.pdf

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A Tale of Two Mexican Cities: Guadalajara & Monterrey – April 25-28, 2010

Using Hypnosis in Brief Therapy for Wellness and Personal Growth

In these two workshops sponsored by the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Monterrey, Carol Hicks will invite participants to use their conscious mind to invite their own unconscious to cooperate with them to open the internal lines of communication with the part of their heart that knows what they need to create optimal wellness. She will describe several strategies therapists can use to apply their personal experiences of conscious/unconscious cooperation to help their clients ‘lighten up’ and seize opportunities for deep personal growth inside the very problems that have become such a heavy burden.

Carol uses the concept of an ‘Experience Savings & Loan’ to help clients tap into their own vast storehouse of resource experiences in both their past and future so as to empower the current self in resolving relevant developmental challenges. The most valuable resources often remain blocked and locked inside of old traumas. Current traumas become transformative by demanding that we ‘dig deep’ to compassionately retrieve these forgotten potentials – from the past and future selves who have an abundance of resources to share.

Tale of Two Mexican Cities

A Habit Control Mission in Monterrey, Mexico
November 26-27, 2005

Making a Habit of Good Habits: Hypnotherapy to Set the Mind to It

In this day and a half workshop, Carol Hicks will show you how to mindfully create self fulfilling prophecies that take you to the heart of the abundant life you crave. Learn how to use hypnotherapy to listen deeply into the inner sanctums of your heart and create habits of health and radiant wellness. Just as the sun drops daily below the horizon into a hidden universe, let Carol teach you how to powerfully practice setting the clearest intentions of the mind to the solid core and intuition of your healthiest desires. Transform old habits of self doubt, helplessness, and fear into a compassionate confidence and step into the wonderland of your dreams where belief meets potential to realize the self you choose to become.

The workshop will delve into solution focused habit control for stress reduction, time management, reinterpreting trauma and its resulting phobias, transforming eating disorders with balanced eating and exercising for creating optimum physical health. Actively managing the intentions we choose creates a foundation of beliefs to promote the spontaneous fulfillment of desire. A special spotlight of emphasis illuminates the question “What are your fondest desires?” Because wanting to is a good enough reason!

Intensive 8 day Training in Pensacola

Hypnotherapy 2006: Promoting Mind Body Spirit Wellness

Dates this workshop will be offered in 2006 are March 29 through April 5 and again on Oct. 4 through 11.

This training workshop is comprised of clinical demonstrations, lecture, and experiential exercises to provide participants with a working knowledge of a strategic Ericksonian approacIt emphasizes diagnosis and treatment planning and the use of therapeutic metaphors and assignments. Clinical frameworks will continually be presented while technical components are taught including indirect suggestion, metaphor construction formulas, multiple embedded metaphor, paradoxical and skill building assignments, and ambiguous function assignments. Throughout the training, there is an emphasis on facilitating mind body spirit wellness and personal development through hypnotic work. For brochure and application click the link below :

8 day intensive training brochure

Enlightenment Intensives

The Enlightenment Intensive is a meditation retreat that takes place in a residential format. It provides an opportunity to come into conscious union with the truth of yourself, life, and others. It combines age old practices of reflective contemplation with verbal communication in a structured and non-distractive environment. Participants choose one of these questions to contemplate:
– Who am I?
– What am I?
– What is life?
– What is another?
From dawn until bedtime, participants combine the steady contemplation of the question with responsible communication to a partner. Half the time is spent contemplating and communicating and half the time is spent receiving the partner’s communication in 45 minute dyads. These dyads are balanced with meals, walks, physical exercise, rest, inspirational talks, and silent contemplation.

Oregon Enlightenment Intensive

The three day enlightenment intensive on Sept. 14-17, 2006 will be held in Still Meadow, Oregon with Carol Hicks and Stephen Beck as co-masters. The Enlightenment Intensive is a 3 day residential retreat which provides an opportunity to come into conscious union with the truth of yourself, life, and others. The method used combines age-old practices of reflective contemplation with verbal communication in a structured and nondistractive environment. Each participant selects and focuses on one of five fundamental questions during the retreat: Who am I? What am I? What is Life? What is another? What is love.?

Oregon Enlightenment PDF

The Emerald Coast Enlightenment Intensive

The Emerald Coast Enlightenment Intensive will take place November 9th-12th, 2006 on the Emerald Coast of Florida. It will be co-mastered by Carol Hicks and Stephen Beck.

Emerald Coast Enlightenment PDF

More Infromation about Enlightenment Intensives
Click on the link below to view the entire philosophy of the Enlightenment Intensive as
written by Charles Berner

Enlightenment Intensive Manual

These enlightenment intensive programs can be scheduled to occur any time and any venue. Click on the links below for more information and details of the typical daily schedule. Contact Carol at carol@answerwithin.com to discuss setting up additional intensives.

CAROL X 2: SYN-CRONIES IN LIFE MASTERY WITH MEDITATION AND HYPNOSIS

The crone or wise woman works intentionally with synchronous events and uses them to guide and explore life possibilities. To be master of your life means aligning with your True Self, opening to potentials, and understanding and embracing your deepest fears.

Wisdom develops with experience and incorporating certain principles to create greater happiness and well being. These principles guide our journey and help us discover deeper aspects to our inner selves. When we recognize synchronicities along the path, we know which fork in the road to take.

Join Carol Hicks, M.S. and Carol Kershaw, Ed.D. as they take you on an amazing inner journey to know more of your self and to pay attention to the remarkable guides the universe gives. Learn how to create stability of mind, discover an enlightened mind, and follow clear signs for the future.

Date: April 28-29 2006
Place: Houston, Texas
Abraham Station, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street
Fee: By February 28: $275, By March 15: $300, After these dates: $350
Time: 9am to 4:30
Ceu’s: 12 including 3 ethics
Cancellation policy: after 4-10 $65
To register, call Sharon Havis at 713 529-4588 or on line register here

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in Bournemouth, England
May 13 – 14 , 2006

Eos Seminars Ltd

This experiential weekend workshop begins with creating healing stories in three categories: affect and emotion retrieval; challenging limiting beliefs, and illustrating specific desired behaviors. The second day is devoted to delivering these stories in a multiple embedded modality with client volunteers from the group. In conclusion, there will be an emphasis on developing paradoxical, skill building, and ambiguous function homework assignments.

For registration and further details contact EOS Seminars @ www.eosseminars.com

Ericksonian Brief Therapy
for Wellness and Personal Development

Day One: Hypnosis for promoting mind body health — October 7th, 2006
Day Two: Solution Focused strategies to enhance relationships — October 8th, 2006

In this two day workshop in Bielefeld, Germany, Carol Hicks will present several strategies to set the mind to desired outcomes of personal health and interpersonal relationships. In the first day, hypnosis will be taught and demonstrated as a modality for communicating with the unconscious so as to facilitate rapid problem resolution and personal transformation. Emphasis will be placed on assessing clear goals, identifying needed resources, retrieving and learning more effective responses, and associating these new options to relevant contexts of daily life. State of mind makes a crucial contribution to healing. Shame, anger, fear, isolation, resentment, or depression can hinder recovery from catastrophic life changes, psychological or physical illness or injury. Congruently setting the mind to personally valued goals becomes the essence of mind-body healing.

On the second day, Carol will present solution focused strategies to enhance relationships. Therapeutic modalities will include communication training, solution focused behavior rehearsals, conflict negotiation, trauma resolution, and emotionally corrective experience in marital and family groups. Therapy is both brief and deeply healing, addressing body, mind, and spirit. It is a heart centered, practical, and holistic approach, specifically tailored to each unique client system.

For information on attending this training in Bielefeld, Germany, contact Nikolai Hotzan via email at the following address:
Nikolai Hotzan [nhotzan@onlinehome.de]

Getting to the Heart of the matter for total wellness

Six week program beginning 2006

This educational and experiential program is based on Dean Ornish’s system for reversing heart disease. It is designed for coronary patients, those at risk for coronary disease, or anyone facing serious illness, to learn empowerment for taking your life back. Medical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions will be addressed.

For weekly themes and details click here

What students and others have said:

“The Ericksonian hypnosis workshop has been the most beneficial conference I have attended. The training was clear and practicing embedded metaphors with Carol present enhanced the effectiveness of the workshop. Each of the therapeutic tools and techniques that I learned has been useful in my work as a therapist in a residential treatment program for adolescents and their families. I have been amazed at how stories can precede and encourage change.Carol is very approachable and knowledgeable of Ericksonian techniques and theory. I enjoyed hearing about her experiences with Milton Erickson. Learning at the workshop was fun and healing. I would definitely recommend this workshop to fellow colleagues. I am looking forward to returning to learn more.”–Trent S. Parker

“Carol Hicks is warm, sensitive, knowledgeable and creative! The Pensacola Beach Ericksonian based hypnotherapy workshop can fulfill any practitioner’s need to avoid that feeling of being ‘stuck’. The workshop focuses on the construction of various therapeutic metaphors while providing practical group exercises and training to create solutions to clinical problems in the true Ericksonian way. The intensive training module and skill building group work left me with a fresh mindset and clear vision for implementation. The setting is magnificent and compliments well the relaxed interactive style of this workshop.”
–Douglas Hesse MA

“Without doubt the best training I’ve attended. The skills that I have learned are invaluable to my work as a therapist and have greatly influenced my style in an incredibly creative way. I think this training is a must for anyone who wishes to truly experience and learn the Ericksonian style. Carol Hicks was an exquisite model and mentor in this process….she is what made the training the incredible experience that it was. Thank you, Carol.”
–Jennifer Walsh, MA

“Every time I have taken the time to inquire into the truth about myself and acknowledge it in spite of the pain or discomfort it may cause me temporarily, I have released a part of my makeup that has had a strangle hold on my freedom to be a larger part of myself. For me, an EI is like cleaning out the garbage. I never know what is in the garbage can until I am willing to climb into it and smell around. That is what an EI is like for me. Less garbage makes for a cleaner sense of reality. My favorite inquiry is Who Am I?”
–Robert Sharman

“The hypnotherapy workshop was indeed intensive. It gave me the information and experience I needed to begin making the Ericksonian approach a central part of my work with clients. I have attended this workshop more than once. Each time I leave with more confidence in my knowledge and abilities, as well as an appreciation for how much more there is to learn. And I was excited about continuing to learn it.”
–Larry Meisel, Ed.D