PC02 – Fundamentals of Ericksonian Approaches in Clinical Hypnosis
Location: Grand Peninsula G
Difficulty: All Levels
This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the key concepts and techniques of practice in Ericksonian hypnosis. A brief biography of Erickson’s professional life will provide perspective on the extensive contributions he made to the fields of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Terminology of hypnosis will be explained and various approaches to induction will be described and demonstrated. The process of a typical hypnotic session will be outlined. Considerable attention will be afforded the hypnotic phenomena, the essential mechanisms in hypnotic therapy. Erickson’s landmark concepts of utilization and indirection will be explored with particular focus on the use of therapeutic anecdotes and metaphors.
1. Explain the role of truisms in hypnotic induction.
2. List four hypnotic phenomena.
3. Describe the difference between direct and indirect suggestion.
4. Cite potential considerations in the use of age regression in hypnotic therapy.
5. Differentiate therapeutic anecdotes from metaphors