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A Guide to Trance Land : A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis - Bill O'Hanlon

A Guide to Trance Land

A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis

Paperback Published: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780393705782
Number Of Pages: 128

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Popular author Bill O'Hanlon offers an inviting and reassuring guide to the essentials of hypnosis, alleviating the newcomer's anxieties about how to make the most of this clinical tool. This brief book illustrates the benefits of solution-oriented hypnosis, which draws on the work of the pioneering therapist Milton Erickson (with whom O'Hanlon studied) and emphasizes doing what is needed to get results-which, more often than not, means trusting that the client holds within him- or herself answers or knowledge that need only be tapped or released by the therapist. O'Hanlon covers the key aspects of hypnosis, including: using possibility words and phrases; using passive language; and inducing trance. O'Hanlon offers practical tips and friendly encouragement for the novice hypnotherapist-in his characteristic warm, reassuring, and humorous style.

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"Bill O'Hanlon has done it again....This short book is filled with useful information about trances and is written in an easy to understand and practical manner. I have already recommended this book to my students. I can easily recommend it to you as well...O'Hanlon's books are always filled with precious clinical nuggets." -- Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
"From emphasizing through voice volume to creating rhythm in altered states, A Guide to Trance Land is a fine addition to any health library." -- Bookwatch
"[C]harming, instructive book, easy to consume." -- DianaPageJordan.com
"I highly recommend this to the serious clinician...This volume is probably the most concise opportunity for a practicing clinician to understand the breadth of permissive hypnosis." -- Tim Brunson, Ph.D. - The International Hypnosis Research Institute

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction to Solution-Oriented or Ericksonian Hypnosisp. xi
Elements of Solution-Oriented Induction
Permissionp. 1
Accept, Normalize, Reassure, and Validate Whatever the Person Presentsp. 3
Give Permission Top. 4
Give Permission Not to Have Top. 5
Note and Include Any Distractions, Difficulties, Negativity, or Resistancep. 6
Use Possibility Words and Phrases (Rather Than Mind Reading or Prediction Language)p. 7
Give Multiple Possibilities for Respondingp. 8
Presuppositionp. 10
Beforep. 12
Afterp. 12
Ratep. 13
Timingp. 14
Depthp. 14
Means, Pathways, or Methodp. 15
Awarenessp. 15
Verb Tensesp. 16
Splittingp. 18
Make Distinctionsp. 18
Split Something Previously Considered One Thing into Two or More Partsp. 19
Make the Split Nonverbally as Well as Verballyp. 20
Linkingp. 21
Join Things Together Verballyp. 21
Link Something in Your Behavior or Speaking to Something the Person is Doingp. 22
Interspersalp. 25
Emphasizing Through Voice Volumep. 26
Emphasizing Through Voice Locationp. 27
Introduction to the Other Elementsp. 28
Descriptionp. 28
Truismsp. 30
Matchingp. 31
Guiding Attention and Associationsp. 34
The Confusion Techniquep. 36
The Culture and Territory of Trance Land
The Language of Trancep. 41
Use Passive Languagep. 41
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Nature of Hypnosis But Were Too Deeply in Trance to Askp. 46
Common Trance Indicatorsp. 47
Four Doorways Into Altered Statesp. 48
Why Use Trance?p. 51
When to Use Hypnosisp. 52
Trance Phenomenap. 56
Methods for Evoking Trance Phenomenap. 61
The $64,000 Question: What Do You Do Once the Person is in Trance to Get the Clinical Result?p. 67
Goals of Traditional Versus Solution-Oriented Hypnosisp. 67
Class of Problems and Class of Solutions Modelp. 68
To Trust Your Unconscious or Not; That Is the Questionp. 77
How to Use This Knowledge to Do Hypnotherapyp. 81
Stories in Trance Workp. 83
Inclusion as Interventionp. 87
Permissionp. 88
Inclusion of Oppositesp. 90
Identifying Injunctions That Could Yield to Inclusionp. 91
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Solution-Oriented Hypnosisp. 93
Bad Trance/Good Trancep. 96
Bad Trance/Good Trance Bibliographyp. 98
The Process of Ericksonian Hypnotherapyp. 99
Envoi: Leaving Trance Landp. 101
Ericksonian Bibliographyp. 102
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ISBN: 9780393705782
ISBN-10: 0393705781
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 29th June 2009
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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