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IC19 Fundamentals of Hypnosis 04 - The Ericksonian Approach to Hypnotic Phenomena - Dan Short, PhD

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Fundamentals of Hypnosis |  Hypnosis |  Hypnotic Phenomena |  Hypnotherapy |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Dan Short, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 Hours 01 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2019
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Erickson resisted standardized hypnotic protocols because he found that everyone responded to hypnosis uniquely. Rather than seeking to force his preferred hypnotic phenomena, he cultivated whatever came naturally. Fortunately, clinical objectives, such as pain relief, can be achieved using a variety of hypnotic phenomena. This session will identify three broad classes of hypnotic experiencing and provide guidance on how to identify natural predispositions.

Educational Objectives:

  1. State the central characteristics of hypnotherapy that distinguish it from other forms of mental therapy.
  2. State the three major types of hypnotic responsiveness, as supported by current research.
  3. Identify which types of hypnotic phenomena are likely to succeed with a given client.

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



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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.