Camillo Loriedo (Italy)

Hypnosis and Family Therapy with live Demonstration


Since families provide the most common context for our early hypnotic experiences, the use of hypnosis with families appears to be an easy and natural process because. Therapists working with families learned by their experience how one can be deeply influenced by the family spontaneous inductions. On the other side, the role played by the identified patient in facilitating trance in the family system is certainly very relevant.

The study of the family natural tendency to induce trance is one of best ways to learn how to utilize hypnosis with families. Specific direct and indirect techniques are required to activate family resources and to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns.

In this framework hypnosis will be presen­ted no more as an individual/linear event but rather, within a system per­spective, as a circular and evolving process.

Indications on how to reco­gnize the peculiar family hypnotic patterns and how to use them in order to bring in the therapeutic change will be given to the participants.

The demonstration of a family hypnotic session gives a clear idea of the powerful and subtle resistances a family may develop in the course of the hypnotic treatment as well as of the many different solutions a therapist can adopt to overcome these resistances.

Indirect as well as direct forms of hypnosis to be used in the family interview will be presented and special attention will be dedicated to the criteria to follow in order to combine properly direct and indirect in the different phases of the therapeutic process.



Date : august, 26th

Schedule : 9:00-17:30

Place : Congress Center, Porte Maillot