It is important to respectfully facilitate a patient's naturalistic elicitation of hypnosis through a rhythmic, absorbing process. This workshop presents "truisms," suggestions, and the "yes set" as just such a way to elicit hypnosis for a variety of applications.
Individuals are often referred for mind-body oriented pain management services concerned that the referring physician thinks that their pain is not real or that it is “all in my head”. The way in which such concerns are addressed and the relationship between mind and body is explained to patients will be demonstrated.
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.