M. Kurtz, M.ED., LSP, LMHC
Seminars & Training
Psychotherapy (Brief Therapy & Hypnotherapy)
The aim of psychotherapy is to help people to find fulfillment in their
lives and to be able to relate to themselves and others, in ways which
are comfortable, sustainable and functional within their own social and
Often the actual structure of the problem is not perceived because unconscious
defensive processes operate to shield us from the painful awareness.
These patterns of defense and avoidance lead us to invest our emotional
energies and reactions in something whose core issue is clouded.
Since we then get a false representation of the problem - we are incapable
of addressing and solving it properly - and discomfort continues.
Ericksonian Therapy involves working directly with a client's unconscious
patterns allows more ready access to unconscious process. Because
we are working directly with the unconscious, we are able to bypass the
limiting beliefs, defenses and patterns controlled by our conscious selves.
This direct path to healing permits the client to resolve conflicts and
In the Ericksonian Approach, problems in all their
painful detail need NOT be invoked in order for our clients to overcome
Unconscious process is far quicker and more powerful
than our limited conscious mind and allows for quick resolutions to many
No part of our conscious experience is without connections
and associations of unconscious information and experience which is uniquely
We work with our clients to identify the unconscious
signs and signals that identify the underlying difficulties and use these
to gain new perspectives.
Interventions/suggestions are in the form of enabling
statements or experiences of various kinds.
Creates opportunities for the client to spontaneously
arrive at new perspectives through energizing unconscious internal process.
Often the client has an awareness of something making
a new sense or freeing them from an old limiting belief.
Solutions are then truly the client's own.
To learn more about Hypnosis
The Therapist observes and incorporates the individual's
own ways of perceiving and operating to access unconscious process and
offer constructive suggestion at the most opportune moments.
It is respectful of the very individual ways that
each of us uses our awareness and imagination to access therapeutically
It is a creative, relaxed and naturalistic procedure
which is often experienced more like an unusually clear and pleasantly
The Therapist guides the exploration of your own thought
processes. You learn to access more powerful unconscious abilities to keep
yourself healthy and solve your problems - now and in the future.
Since process and not content is the main focus, at no point in
therapy or in the healing process is it necessary to re-experience the
pain of the past.
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