“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.

DatesJune 16, 17, & 18, 2022
TimesSee Agendas Below (all times CST)
CEUsApplying for 13 ASCH CEUs, additional 3 in-person CEUs for those who join us in person (not ASCH approved)
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.

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 the effects of early attachment trauma on the relationship to self
  • Determine how this split consciousness manifests in daily life as symptoms
  • Recognize signs of disowned dissociated parts and their internal conflicts
  • Identify mindfulness-based techniques that increase awareness across different states
  • Articulate the role of autonomic dysregulation on the client’s emotional states
  • Describe somatic interventions that create an increased sense of connection or attachment to younger aspects of self
  • Capitalize on interpersonal neurobiology to increase the effectiveness of hypnotic interventions
  • Foster ‘earned secure attachment’ as the outcome of attachment bonding between adult clients and their child selves

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 hours ASCH Approved for those attending online

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022
6:00 PM CSTSign On
6:15 PM CSTWelcome
6:30 – 9:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2022
7:40 AM – 8:10 AM CSTAnnual Board Meeting
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CSTLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CSTBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CSTLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CSTBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group

IN PERSON OPTION (All times CST)

CEUS: Applying for 13 hours ASCH Approved, 16 hours total if attending in person

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022 ONLINE FROM HOME
6:00 PM CSTSign On
6:15 PM CSTWelcome
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CSTJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
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: Topics TBD*
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
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: Topics TBD*
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMJanina Fisher/
Lecture & Small Group
4:30 PM – 4:45 PMWrap-up, Raffle

*CAPs or “will be 1.5 hour lecture/case application presentations on a variety of topics. Registrants will receive an email with topics and an invitation to register in March of 2022.


Registration

2022 Annual Workshop Registration SPECIAL TOPICS: TRAUMA

Name(Required)
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STUDENTS please email documentation of student status (student ID, student bill, etc) to deb@msch.us
If CEUs requested
FRIDAY June 17 ONSITE MEAL Participation
SATURDAY June 18 ONSITE MEAL Participation
DIETARY OPTIONS
Special Topics: Trauma Workshop Fee (Choose 1)(Required)
*Register early! Fees increase March 2022.