Guide to Trance Land A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis

ISBN-10: 0393705781

ISBN-13: 9780393705782

Edition: 2009 (Guide (Instructor's))

Authors: Bill O'Hanlon, O'hanlon, Bill O#8242;Hanlon, Bill Ohanlon

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A friendly and brief guide to the essentials of hypnosis. With characteristic charm and wit, Bill O’Hanlon provides therapists with the essential tools to use hypnosis with their clients: techniques and language tips for permissive hypnosis, induction, and trance. This accessible, no-nonsense primer will help therapists help their clients tap into and release their inner knowledge.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Bill O'Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information:

Introduction to Solution-Oriented or Ericksonian Hypnosis
Elements of Solution-Oriented Induction
Accept, Normalize, Reassure, and Validate Whatever the Person Presents
Give Permission To
Give Permission Not to Have To
Note and Include Any Distractions, Difficulties, Negativity, or Resistance
Use Possibility Words and Phrases (Rather Than Mind Reading or Prediction Language)
Give Multiple Possibilities for Responding
Means, Pathways, or Method
Verb Tenses
Make Distinctions
Split Something Previously Considered One Thing into Two or More Parts
Make the Split Nonverbally as Well as Verbally
Join Things Together Verbally
Link Something in Your Behavior or Speaking to Something the Person is Doing
Emphasizing Through Voice Volume
Emphasizing Through Voice Location
Introduction to the Other Elements
Guiding Attention and Associations
The Confusion Technique
The Culture and Territory of Trance Land
The Language of Trance
Use Passive Language
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Nature of Hypnosis But Were Too Deeply in Trance to Ask
Common Trance Indicators
Four Doorways Into Altered States
Why Use Trance?
When to Use Hypnosis
Trance Phenomena
Methods for Evoking Trance Phenomena
The $64,000 Question: What Do You Do Once the Person is in Trance to Get the Clinical Result?
Goals of Traditional Versus Solution-Oriented Hypnosis
Class of Problems and Class of Solutions Model
To Trust Your Unconscious or Not; That Is the Question
How to Use This Knowledge to Do Hypnotherapy
Stories in Trance Work
Inclusion as Intervention
Inclusion of Opposites
Identifying Injunctions That Could Yield to Inclusion
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Solution-Oriented Hypnosis
Bad Trance/Good Trance
Bad Trance/Good Trance Bibliography
The Process of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Envoi: Leaving Trance Land
Ericksonian Bibliography
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