Hypnosis is not a thing, but a way that things happen. To make hypnosis happen a clinician needs to understand the underlying architecture of trance. Eliciting systemic components elicits trance. The grammar, context and relational elements of eliciting these components will be explained. We will develop an induction model based on three steps. This workshop will consist of lecture, demonstration and small group practice.
The rationale for the use of indirection will be presented. In this session you will learn and practice the construction of fundamental forms of indirection language. Participants will practice five forms of indirect suggestions and three forms of binds. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of this set of language techniques for the induction and treatment process. The use of indirect suggestions in further treatment will be outlined.
This session explores various methods for eliciting hypnotic trance in a therapy situation. The relevance of utilizing key aspects of a client's resources and symptoms, as well as different ways to gage and incorporate ongoing feedback will be emphasized.
Hypnosis can easily be integrated with any brief therapy modality and can be applied in a variety of ways, including: 1) enhancing symptom management; 2) teaching specific problem-solving skills; 3) addressing and resolving underlying conflicts; or, 4) providing perceptual shifts that serve to empower the client. In this section of the Fundamental Hypnosis Track, we will explore the many ways hypnosis can be used in brief therapies, and participants will begin to apply hypnosis strategically for therapeutic purposes in structured practice sessions.
Three brief, novel, creative and easy to learn approaches to the induction of therapeutic hypnosis that are appropriate for practically any client issue with any theoretical orientation will be shared with participants. All of these approaches have evolved from Erickson's original "hand levitation technique" and are consistent with the principles of art, beauty, and truth presented in the new 2008 series of "The Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson," Vol.1, "The Nature of Therapeutic Hypnosis."