This session will provide an overview of important concepts in the beginning stage of hypnosis. Consideration of pre-hypnotic variables will be discussed. Then, methods to facilitate absorption into trance will be presented.
This workshop overviews the basic phenomenological shifts that occur in hypnotic trance, both spontaneously and through suggestion, and describes how they may be positively utilized for therapeutic change.
The hypnotic induction is the vehicle for facilitating the qualities of dissociation that characterize hypnotic experience: selective attention, detachment, multiple-level processing, non-volitional responses, and so forth. In some ways, the induction used matters very little and in other ways matters a lot. In this workshop, we'll explore and practice with a variety of induction processes ranging from structured to conversational.
Although your clientele may be voluntarily seeking treatment, you will occasionally encounter individuals who are strongly opposed to outside influence. Standard techniques and procedures often fail to achieve results with these individuals. This workshop will describe the type of approach that achieves positive outcomes in cases of complex resistance.
The language of hypnosis is an expressive grammar oriented to eliciting changes in state, mood, and perspective. We will study the use of truisms, yes-sets, presuppositions, dissociation statements, and implied causatives. Lecture, demonstration, practice.