Working at the Department of Speech Pathology, University Clinic, Heidelberg Germany in the 80's, most patients with voice disorders came with expectations getting medical treatment. But resistance to psychological approaches were com-mon. Being confronted with this resistance many times cre-ated a very indirect approach of self-hypnosis training (which actually is a trance induction). Tailoring the standard approach to different patients and symptoms will be discussed, as well as how to use this in group therapy.
Bernhard Trenkle, DIPL.PSYCH., is Director of the Milton Erickson Institute Rottweil Germany, and member of the Board of Directors of the Milton Erickson Foundation. He is member of Board of Directors International Society of Hypnosis ISH and past President of Milton Erickson Society of Clinical Hypnosis Germany (1996-2003). Author of Ha Ha Handbook of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy a bestselling joke book in Germany (now translated in English, Russian, and Italian).
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