QCHPA Event: Rubin Battino Masterclass – Booking
The QCHPA are excited to be hosting this one-day masterclass from the eminent US Hypnotherapist Rubin Battino MS.
Expectation, Very Brief Therapy, and Hypnosis
Date: Saturday 16th September 2017
Location: Hallam Conference Centre – 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ
Registration: 8:45am – 9:30am
End: 4:30 – 5:00pm
Maximum number: 150
Ticket Price: £140 (Lunch and Refreshments included)
QCHPA Members – Click here to purchase tickets
Here is some of what Rubin is going to teach, in his words:
Expectation, Very Brief Therapy, and Hypnosis: “The expectation of the therapist that therapy can be both very brief and effective is the essence of working in the very brief mode. My definition of “very brief” is that I rarely see a client more than one or two times, although the client is always assured that he/she will be seen for more sessions at the client’s request. The client is told at the initial contact that this is the way I work, i.e., I treat every session as if it were the last one. So, the client arrives at the first session expecting to do significant work and also expecting significant change. Sessions are open-ended with no time limit. Intake and history are brief and to the point.
The importance of expectation in this work and single-session therapy will be discussed and illustrated. Some of the topics and methods used in a multi-modal approach are: the importance of acting As-If; Guided Metaphor; Guided Imagery; the Placebo Effect; Conversational Reframing; Rossi’s “moving hands;” Bill O’Hanlon’s “Inclusivity Therapy;” Stories and Metaphor; Ordeal Therapy; Ambiguous Function Assignments; Narrative Therapy; some approaches to pain control; Pause Power; Ideomotor Signalling; and Hypnosis (as well as NLP and Gestalt interventions you are familiar with). The client is generally asked what he/she believes will work for him/her.
Also included are some “When All Else Fails …” approaches. Attendees will be invited to experience very brief therapy via the “Universal Very Brief Therapy Intervention” (UVBTI) and other approaches. There will be a group closing healing meditation and many group experiences will be integrated into the presentation.”
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rubin, here’s a brief biography:
Rubin Battino, MS, has had a private practice since 1978, and for many years specialised in the use of hypnotherapy for supporting people experiencing critical and terminal illness. His book Ericksonian Approaches: A Comprehensive Manual, established him as a major voice in the tradition of Ericksonian approaches to therapy, and he has published nine others, including Expectation: The very brief therapy book, and When all else fails: Some new and some old tools for doing brief therapy.
Rubin has been on the Faculty of the past five Erickson Congresses. Most recently, he was on the Faculty of the Brief Therapy Conference in San Diego. He has done presentations and training in the U.S. and around the world, including Mexico for the past six years. Rubin specializes in very brief therapy – typically one session – and usually incorporates hypnosis. He has spent most of his professional life as a professor of chemistry, has done chemistry demonstration shows for school children for over forty years, and still does some chemistry research.