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Embracing Ambiguity: The Worlds of Ericksonian Hypnosis
with Tim Brunson PhD

You may begin this course at anytime and work at your own pace.

Lesson 1: Introducing Dr. Erickson and His Innovative Style of Hypnotherapy
  • Why use hypnosis: From Myths to Advantages.
  • What are the five basic principles of his techniques?
  • How he used flexibility and observation.

Lesson 2: Using your Patient’s Patterns as an Intervention
  • How to use and alter their current patterns.
  • Establishing new patterns.

Lesson 3: Differences and Sameness
  • How splitting concepts can form new meaning.
  • How linking concepts can form new meanings.
  • Using splitting and linking at the same time.

Lesson 4: Stories and Metaphors Can Access the Unconscious Mind
  • What are roles of metaphors and stories in therapy?
  • Why should I want to lead the patient in the direction that they are going?
  • Elegantly using symbols, analogies, and refraction.

Lesson 5: Finding the Power in Implications, Ambiguity and Reframing
  • How to say what you are saying without saying it.
  • Ambiguity, confusion and the resistant patient.
  • Looking at something in a different light.

Lesson 6: Linguistic Techniques I
  • Learn how to easily and elegantly use advanced linguistic patterns in therapy.

Lesson 7: Linguistic Techniques II
  • Master even more of Erickson’s linguistic patterns.

Lesson 8: The Phases of Erickson’s Therapy
  • The seven step therapy process.
  • How to break resistance and get change elegantly.

Lesson 9: The Elements of Erickson’s Trance Induction
  • The seven ways to get trance.
  • How does this compare to other hypnosis traditions.

Lesson 10: Putting Erickson’s Therapy and Hypnosis Together: Four Views
  • Hailey’s Framework.
  • Beahr’s Framework.
  • Rossi’s Framework.
  • Bandler & Grinder’s Framework

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