“Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Integrating Somatic and Ego State Techniques”

The Minnesota Society for Clinical Hypnosis is delighted to welcome Dr. Janina Fisher as our speaker for the 2022 MSCH Annual Conference. Dr. Fisher is interested in the use of hypnosis in somatic and ego state techniques in the treatment of trauma. Dr. Fisher will present via ZOOM. This presentation will be recorded and available for two weeks after the presentation.

DatesJune 16, 17, & 18, 2022
TimesSee Agendas Below (all times CST)
CEUs13.5 CEUs, additional 3 in-person training hours (not pre-approved CEUs) for those who join us in person **. This presentation will be recorded and will be available for two weeks after the presentation.
LocationDr. Fisher will be presenting via Zoom. You may either 1) Register to see her presentation in your own location via Zoom, or 2) Join us in Minnesota at the Wilder Center, St. Paul, MN to view her presentation on screen, with live break-out groups, three hours of extra live presentations, and networking breakfasts and lunches.

**This MN Society of Clinical Hypnosis conference is designed to meet continuing education requirements for many clinical disciplines. The following boards are expected to provide 13.5 CEH approval:

  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Approved
  • MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MN Board of Psychology – Approved

Professionals in other related clinical disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval. Actual CEH amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.

MSCH 2022 Annual Conference

Janina Fisher, PhD

Description

Dr. Fisher will present via ZOOM on the use of hypnosis with ego state and somatic techniques in the treatment of trauma.

In the context of abusive parenting, the ability to dissociate or alter consciousness offers a survival strategy that maintains children’s attachment to caregivers by disowning themselves as “bad” or “unlovable.”  This deeply painful failure of self-acceptance is adaptive in childhood but results in lifelong shame and self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, and complications in relationships with others.  Without internal compassion and some sense of worth, it is difficult to take in the compassion and acceptance of others.

To overcome alienation from self, therapy must focus on cultivating clients’ mindful awareness of their disowned ego states and disowned experience. As clients discover their trauma-related younger selves and bring them “home,” they spontaneously begin to feel an internal sense of safety that changes their felt sense of abandonment and betrayal.  By integrating somatic strategies inspired by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with ego state techniques, we will explore the therapeutic power of fostering internal secure attachment to our clients’ most deeply disowned selves.


Objectives

  • Describe 3 specific effects of early attachment trauma on the relationship to self
  • List 3 symptoms caused by trauma-related dissociative splitting
  • Identify 2 effects of autonomic dysregulation on the ability to focus and calm
  • Identify 3 signs indicative of disowned dissociated ego states
  • Describe 2 manifestations of internal conflicts between parts
  • Identify 2 mindfulness-based techniques that increase awareness across different ego states
  • Articulate 2 advantages to using parts language with fragmented clients
  • Describe “blending” as a hypnotic state
  • Identify 2 interventions for facilitating dual awareness
  • Articulate 2 techniques for initiating internal dialogue between ego states
  • Identify 2 uses of hypnotic suggestion for facilitating internal compassion
  • Describe 3 specific techniques for working with suicidal and self-destructive parts
  • Describe 3 somatic interventions that increase hypnotic connection to young ego states
  • Articulate 2 uses of hypnotic suggestion that evoke increased compassion for young ego states
  • Identify 2 interventions that foster “earned secure attachment” as the outcome of attachment bonding between clients and wounded ego states

Biography

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.


Eligibility & Target Audience

This conference is ideal for health professionals who have had previous formal training in clinical hypnosis. Participants should have previous experience in performing hypnotic inductions and facilitating hypnotic phenomena.

Our Target Audience includes Health care professionals with a Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Psychology; persons holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology who are licensed by the state/province in which they practice; Registered Nurses with advanced sub-specialty training and certification or a Master’s Degree; or students actively enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any of the foregoing or a four-year bachelor’s degree that ends in certification in such a field. Master’s level, licensed health professionals (e.g., Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, et. al.) are also welcome and encouraged to attend.


Agenda

Note: This is an approximate schedule that will be updated over time.

ZOOM ONLINE OPTION (All times CST)  

CEUS: Applying for 13.5 hours ASCH Approved for those attending online

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022
6:00 PM CSTSign On
6:30 – 6:45 PM CSTWelcome, overview of conference, introduction of Dr. Fisher
6:45 – 9:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture/Demonstrations
FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2022
7:40 AM – 8:10 AM CSTAnnual Board Meeting
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CSTLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CSTBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CSTLunch (12:45 Awards Ceremony)
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CSTBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CSTJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration

IN PERSON OPTION (All times CST)

Dr. Fisher will be presenting via Zoom. You may join us in Minnesota at the Wilder Center, St. Paul, MN to view her presentation on screen, with live break-out groups, three hours of extra live presentations, and networking breakfasts and lunches.

CEUS: Applying for 13.5 hours ASCH Approved, 16 hours total if attending in person

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022 ONLINE FROM HOME
6:00 PM CSTSign On
6:30 – 6:45 PM CSTWelcome, overview of conference, introduction of Dr. Fisher
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture/Demonstrations
FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2022IN-PERSON
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast/Social Time
7:40 AM – 8:10 AMMSCH Annual Board Meeting
8:10 AM – 8:15 AMAnnouncements
8:15 AM – 9:45 AMCAPs: Angie Gwiazdon, MSE, LMFT
Integrating Hypnotic Techniques with Polyvagal Theory
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
4:30 – 5:30 PMReception
SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast/Social Time
8:00 AM – 8:15 AMAnnouncements/Raffle
8:15 AM – 9:45 AMCAPs: Alfred Clavel, MD
Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP
Headache & Trauma: Current Perspectives & Hypnotic Strategies
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch (Awards Ceremony at 12:45)
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMJanina Fisher
Lecture/Demonstration
4:30 PM – 4:45 PMWrap-up, Raffle

Faculty

Dr. Clavel serves as the Medical Director of the Hennepin County Pain Clinic and Research Center and directs the Acute Pain Consultative Service, located at the Hennepin County Medical Center. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Clavel completed a four-year residency in Neurology at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology and Clinical Pain Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Clavel is a co-owner and Medical Director of MN Head & Neck Pain Clinic. He currently sees patients in our Plymouth and St. Paul clinic locations. He also practices at Fairview Palliative and Pain Clinic.

For over 25 years, Angie Gwiazdon has helped people discover their preferred path in life. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and board approved supervisor, she brings compassion, curiosity, and humor to her work. She believes in the importance of each individuals unique experience – and how that is expressed and understood through race, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, and socioeconomic status.


Drawing on her own life experiences and extensive training, Ms. Gwiazdon is fluent in Narrative Therapy, Postmodern approaches, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, EMDR, and Polyvagal Theory.  Her practice also spans a diverse collection of settings, including private practice, residential treatment, day treatment, and on-site mental health in schools.  

Her work addresses a wide range of mental health challenges,  including depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss. She also has deep experience with parenting issues, couple and family communication and providing supervision and training.  

 She brings her compassionate, healing work to all ages, working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. 

Mark Weisberg is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. Additionally, he is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and past vice-president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

He has worked at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic in St Paul MN for over 30 years and maintains an independent practice in Minneapolis MN.

Dr. Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine and treatment of chronic physical conditions for over 30 years and teaches nationally and internationally on these topics. He has many publications in the medical, dental, and psychological scientific literature. He is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press), a consumer book on integrative treatment of digestive disorders.


Registration Information

This event will be recorded, and the recording will be available for two weeks after the event for those registered.

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