One challenge of helping people with hypnosis is that they often come to us as a last resort.
That means they may have tried an failed already with multiple other strategies —
and as a result of those failures have a mindset that change will be hard.
How do you overcome that?
What’s a simple two-step process for creating a frame that’s more useful for change?
Find out in… Ericksonian Exercise II: Solution In UnconsciousContinue reading
I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it too. You’ve done an induction with someone and you’re not sure if they’re thoroughly hypnotized. You’re not sure whether or not your suggestions are going to take hold. And the moment of truth is now. You could test them–maybe stick their hand to the arm of the chair and have them try and lift it but they might lift it. And then they might think you’re a failure, that you can’t hypnotize them.
So you don’t test. You hope. You hope they’re hypnotized. You do a bit of deepening or throw some clever hypnotic language in there and hope it works. You’re a wimpnotherapist. How do you avoid being a wimpnotherapist? Find out in…Continue reading
You’ve heard the quote by Emile Coue’, “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Did you know he was also a pharmacist and a pioneer in hypnosis and in what we might call using self-hypnosis to boost self-esteem?
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Learn how Milton Erickson worked with a a depressed woman in her sixties using sleight of mouth, rapport and utilizing the client’s own resources in Ericksonian Hypnosis: Rapport, Sleight of Mouth and Utilizing Existing Client ResourcesContinue reading
What are the ericksonian concepts of splitting and linking, how do they help us solve problems and what do they have to do with Dennis Leary and firefighters? Is there a simple, 5 second way to put our problems in the past and our solutions in our future?
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Discover how to build skill with a specific ericksonian hypnosis technique which helps people split off their problems in such a way as to make them easier to solve. Use these word pairing to make the distinction between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind–it’s the first step in this ericksonian technique.Continue reading
Trying to use Ericksonian techniques without a framework is akin to trying to build a house without first building a foundation.
So, how do you build that foundation and approach hypnotherapy more like the great Milton Erickson did? It helps if you have some principles to guide you. Learn more about my interpretation of how Erickson thought (with a bit of my own philosophy thrown in).
Can you break a habit just by changing one small element of the behavioral pattern? Milton Erickson did. He would often change one small element in a pattern and assign that changed element as a task. Find out how in
Ericksonian Hypnosis: Breaking Habits with Tasks