Participants will be guided through several exercises to help them learn and practice the construction of six forms of indirect suggestions, four therapeutic binds and four verbal confusion techniques. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of this set of language techniques for the induction process and how they elaborate simple metaphor. Reasons for the use of indirect suggestions, binds and confusion in treatment and their effect will be addressed and demonstrated.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB, trained under Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from 1975 to 1979, and his efforts at promoting and interpreting Erickson’s approach to hypnosis and therapy at the highest academic levels resulted in the inclusion of chapters in several scholarly publications edited by other luminaries in the field. He is a LCSW psychotherapist in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Lankton conducts workshops internationally (24 countries).