L. Sugarman - Hypnotic climate change: utilizing the trance in the encounter

Milton H. Erickson described hypnosis as a context for therapy, not therapy itself. He wrote, “You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.” If we define trance as the process of plasticity – within and without hypnotic contexts – then hypnosis is a skill set that perturbs trance and produces climate change. What then are the core skills of hypnosis? What are the interpersonal communication strategies that drive plasticity beneath ritual, induction and diagnosis? What is the hypnosis in the therapy? This will be an experiential skills workshop that gets us back to common
routes of hypnotic conversation….and experience them as if for the first time.