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IC11 Workshop 53 - Permissive Suggestion and Cognitive Development - Dan Short

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Dan Short, PhD
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Dec 07, 2011
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The conceptualization of “permissive suggestion” ranks among the most important contributions made by Milton Erickson to hypnosis and psychotherapy. Permissive suggestion is a technique that forms a bridge between a full spectrum of hypnotic procedures and the type of processing needed to address existential dilemmas commonly dealt with in psychotherapy.


Educational Objectives:

  1. List three examples of proper use of permissive suggestion in Ericksonian Therapy.
  2. Describe the theory behind permissive suggestion.

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Dan Short, Ph.D, is internationally recognized for his work in Ericksonian hypnosis and short-term therapy. He devotes most of his time to a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ, while also writing and teaching to professional audiences around the globe. His training is diverse, having graduated with a Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1993, a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; followed by an internship at an APA accredited program in Houston Texas.


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