This outstanding manual of Ericksonian hypnotherapy has now been thoroughly revised and updated and includes two new chapters one on Metaphor Therapy and Guided Metaphor, the other on Ernest Rossis work on the psychobiology of gene expression, which also includes a section on the brain and hypnosis. Dr. South has expanded the chapter on utilization with another section dealing with pain control. The chapter dealing with ethics and the law has been significantly updated as well.Overall, this definitive training manual provides a systematic approach to thoroughly learning about the topic and set against a clinical background. It is a thoroughly practical resource that assumes no previous knowledge of the field and develops the readers understanding. Includes: the history of hypnosis; myths and misconceptions; traditional vs non-traditional inductions; basic and advanced inductions; language forms; utilization of ideodynamic responses; hypnotherapy without trance; basic and advanced metaphor; and much more.
Forty-one international academics and practitioners contribute to this collection of papers honoring the work and legacy of Milton H. Erickson. Thirty-six contributions are organized into a section on principles and one on practices. A sampling of topics: social influence, expectancy theory, and Eri
This book is a collection of selected writings by Dr. Sidney Rosen that aim to demystify the work of the leading clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Milton Erickson, and illustrate Erickson’s unconventional and life-changing hypnotic techniques and strategic therapy. An essential reading for those who seek to learn essential elements of psychotherapy, this collection elucidates fundamental aspects of Erickson's approaches and outlines factors effective in all forms of psychotherapy. It contains core teachings of many central elements in psychotherapy and stresses the importance of techniques such as therapeutic trance and hypnosis. As a student and close friend of Dr. Erickson, Dr. Rosen shares his own personal insights about Erickson’s teaching methods in a direct and straightforward manner that allows readers easy access to Ericksonian philosophy and techniques. Many therapists, both psychoanalytic and others, will find both Rosen’s and Erickson’s approaches compatible with their own and far removed from their preconceptions about hypnosis. Providing guidelines for providers of individual and group therapy, this book is an excellent guide to Ericksonian hypnotherapy.
`Zeig and Munion have provided us with a lucid insight into the life and work of a 20th century giant, and it is a book full of human warmth and humour. I congratulate you who still have the adventure of exploring Milton H Erickson's story ahead of you' - Hypnos `This offering on Erickson does not set out to uncover new ground, but more to introduce one to Erickson (and the cases are so extraoridinary they are worth repeating anyway). It does this in a number of easy to read sections' - New Therapist `This book is an easily accessible primer for those who are new to studying Ericksonian methods.... its depth provides the reader with the experience of learning about the man, as well as the method' - Milton H Erickson Foundation Newsletter Milton H Erickson provides a unique insight into the life and experiences of this influential figure, and a clear account of his specific contributions to psychotherapy, both theoretical and practical. Erickson was the dominant force in legitimizing the use of clinical hypnosis. Through his research and practice, he developed a scientific understanding of hypnotic phenomena and devised many novel clinical applications. He took the view that psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of an individual's strengths and needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit a particular theoretical approach. His directive and strategic interventions contributed substantially to the development of brief therapy approaches such as strategic therapy, solution-focused therapy, and the interactional approach.
Hypnotherapy Scripts, 2nd Edition is a straightforward, practical guide for doing Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This book not only explains the rationale for every step in the hypnotherapeutic process, it also contains sample scripts for each step. This edition of Hypnotherapy Scripts guides professionals through the construction of their own hypnotherapy induction and suggestion scripts. Verbatim sample transcripts of various induction and therapeutic suggestion procedures with detailed guidelines for creating one's own hypnotherapeutic inductions and metaphors are included. Recent research and writings on the role of unconscious processes, wellness, and positive psychology have been added to this edition. Also included is a detailed review of the diagnostic trance process, a therapeutic procedure unique to this text.
Drawing on work of Milton H.Erickson, the inductions presented here represent the spectrum of actual practice situations and demonstrate the possibilities of trance work with groups, such as enabling persons in an altered state of consciousness to develop their unconscious creative potentials.
This work shows the variety of psychotherapeutic methods used with older patients, offering a clinical as well as a theoretical look at these treatments. shorter- and longer-term techniques that are used in the geriatrician's and psychotherapist's offices, as well as in the general hospital, the nursing home and the chronic mental hospital. Finally, it describes new approaches and new patient populations with whom longer-term treatments, such as group therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are currently being applied.
"Demystification" has become an intellectual buzzword; finally, we have a book that accurately fits the definition. When most people think of "hypnosis" they imagine either a sinister, Mesmer-esque figure declaring to his subject "you're getting sleepier and sleepier ... your eyelids are getting heavier and heavier, you vill go into trance", or an entertainer compelling a subject to "cluck like a chicken". In this comprehensive introduction to hypnosis based on the pioneering work of Milton H. Erickson, William O'Hanlon demystifies the concept of "trance" and "hypnosis". He goes to the heart of the subject by answering the question: "What is trance?" But be forewarned: This is no dry, formal discourse on trance induction techniques. Rather, readers are invited to share the experience of attending one of O'Hanlon's lively and popular two-day workshops on Ericksonian hypnosis. In an energetic and often humorous manner, O'Hanlon takes his audience through the basics of trance induction and explains the how, what, and why of hypnosis. Readers familiar with Erickson's work will be delighted at the author's Class of Problems/Class of Solutions approach, which deconstructs Ericksonian interventions and provides a powerful new tool in directing clients toward solution. Each individual element of trance induction is explained clearly, through the use of case examples, demonstrations, and audience participation exercises. The book's gradual approach takes readers through the hypnotic process in a step-by-step fashion, increasing their skills and confidence. An integral part of the presentation is O'Hanlon's belief in the importance of respect for client-therapist boundaries and for individualdifferences with regard to experience with and reaction to trance. This sensibility pertains especially to the section on survivors of sexual abuse, but also informs all of his trance work. In the end, it is this respect for others that makes solution-oriented hypnosis and therapy so effective and successful.