Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Managing Grief in Psychotherapy

You will always be in my heart:

Grief as a Resource in Psychotherapy


Online Training Event



4-5 December 2024


Training Times: 14h00 to 19h30 (AEST – Sydney Time Zone)


Platform: Zoom

Traditional psychotherapeutic intervention strategies to assist clients overcoming traumatic grief reactions have often failed to achieve successful treatment outcomes.  Dysregulation of affect, behaviour and relationships as well as other central symptoms of acute stress disorder and PTSD are often the result of dissociative reactions to cope with the loss.  This workshop will focus on grief as a resource and how it could be used as an ego strengthening method to overcome the aforementioned symptoms.  Ego State Therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis and Somatic Experiencing have proved to be successful methods to rapidly facilitate the containment and transmutation of negative affect and to integrate the deceased as an internal resource.  The workshop will include live demonstrations and how to combine these approaches in a brief and effective way.

Super Early Registration until 30 September 2024:  $ 500

($ 250 Full-time Students and Interns)

Early Registration until 30 October 2024:  $ 600

($ 300 Full-time Students and Interns)

Full Registration: $ 700

($ 350 Full-time Students and Interns)


Dr Woltemade Hartman

Woltemade Hartman (Ph.D) is a Clinical and Educational Psychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice in Pretoria, South Africa.  He received his training as an Ericksonian psychotherapist at the Ericksonian Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Dr Hartman also trained as an Ego State therapist with Prof J.G. Watkins and Mrs H. Watkins in Missoula, Montana, USA.  He is the author of “Ego state therapy with sexually traumatized children” and “Einführung in die Ego-State Therapie”, as well as various scientific articles on the topic of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Dr Hartman is the Founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa (MEISA). He currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Ego State Therapy International (ESTI). Woltemade is an executive board member of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH) and also serves as Chairperson of the Council of Representatives on this board. Dr Hartman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and lectures in South Africa, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. He has been a Keynote Speaker at various international congresses. Dr Hartman is the recipient of the 2009 Early Career Award for Innovative Contributions to Hypnosis from the International Society of Hypnosis. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Eye Movement Integration (EMI), EdxTM (Energy Psychology), Impact Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Soma and Somatic Experiencing (SE).