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IC11 Fundamentals of Hypnosis 03 - What Makes for a Good Induction? - Michael Yapko, PhD

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Hypnosis |  Hypnotic Induction |  Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Michael Yapko, PhD
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Dec 09, 2011
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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.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of the induction process in facilitating hypnotic experience.
  2. List and describe a variety of induction procedures.

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.