Coverage begins with essential topics and terminology in hypnosis. The process of a hypnotic session will be explained. (Participants will practice observing and elicitation of focused awareness in hypnotic subjects.) Various frameworks for hypnotic induction will be explained, demonstrated. The utilization of hypnosis always involves the hypnotic phenomena. A part of the workshop will explore the various phenomena and their role in clinical contexts. Participants will practice elicitation of hypnotic phenomena. And finally, one of Erickson’s landmark contributions to hypnosis was his introduction of indirection as a therapeutic approach. This final section of the training explores the ways in which anecdotes, metaphors, and other indirect methods can be utilized.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Brent B. Geary, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1988, he has also been the Director of Training for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Geary has presented internationally on Ericksonian topics since 1991 and throughout most of the United States. He is coeditor of two books with Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph,D., The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and The Letters of Milton H. Erickson.
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