The rationale and basic research regarding the use of indirection will be presented. Participants will be guided through several exercises to help them learn and practice the construction of 4 fundamental forms of suggestions and 3 therapeutic binds. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of these language techniques for both the induction and therapy.
*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).