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IC11 Workshop 65 - The Slippery Slopes of Semantics - Norma and Philip Barretta, PhDs

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Workshops |  Hypnosis |  Language of Hypnosis |  Metaphors |  Suggestion
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Norma Barretta, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2011
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Words are the tools of hypnosis. The English language, full of ambiguity, offers remarkable opportunities to embed therapeutic healing messages into the induction and into the body of the hypnotic session. This workshop offers examples and demonstration of multiple meaning and the creative incorporation of linguistic metaphor into therapeutic uses of hypnosis.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how to use verbal ambiguity as a means of embedding suggestions and therapeutic interventions into your hypnotic message.
  2. Plan how to incorporate these remarkably useful gems into your hypnotic work.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Dr. Norma Barretta, PhD, studied with Milton Erickson and has been teaching the use of hypnosis, neuro-linguistics, communication skills, personal growth, self-differentiation and the power of language since 1975. She is a partner in the Madrid- Los Angeles Erikson Institute and is frequently a faculty member for the Erickson Foundation Congresses. She currently teaches in Spain, Poland, Italy, Canada and for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in the United States. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has recently been learning about the power of sound from her daughter, Jolie Barretta Keyser, and is now using sound with some of her private patients.
She has taught for the International Society of Hypnosis and the European Society of Hypnosis.