Ericksonian Hypnosis

Nearly everyone who looks into hypnosis or NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) comes across the work or countless references to a Dr. Milton Erickson. What distinguishes Ericksonian hypnosis (also referred to as 'indirect hypnosis') is that it avoids communicating in a way that might cause the listener to disagree with what is being said. Practitioners of direct hypnosis might use the phrasing "And now you're going to go into a deep trance..." whereas someone who uses Ericksonian hypnosis might say "And I don't know when you'll go into a deep trance... it might happen in a few minutes... an hour... but probably not right now." Both statements have the same outcome, however the indirect statement offers no room for disagreement but the emphasized outcome is still upon the listener going "into a deep trance..." I encourage you to learn more about Ericksonian hypnosis by joining my mailing list and downloading the free program Experience Trance: An Overview of Ericksonian Hypnosis and other hypnosis downloads.