Ericksonian hypnosis: all you need to know
Have you ever heard of Ericksonian hypnosis? We will guide you through this method of hypnosis in this article. Learn about it, how it is applied and its benefits.
Ericksonian hypnosis is a method that was developed by Milton Erickson. It works with the individualization of the patient. It sees every patient as an individual and therefore every treatment is personalized and respects the situations of each person in his hypnotic trance.
Who was the father of Ericksonian hypnosis?
Milton Erickson, an American psychiatrist, studied and developed communication to better serve his patients using hypnosis as a basic working tool. He early understood that each individual responded differently to the techniques presented, so he decided to use hypnosis in a unique way.
He respected the individuality of each of his patients and, by the use of specific and individual techniques based on the language of the patient himself, the patients would get better, seeing the expected remission of symptoms.
Many times, the antidote was made with the poison itself. This means that the problem was inside the patient, but so was the cure. And the problem would become part of the cure.
How does the Ericksonian hypnosis work?
This is a technique that works on the premise that the patient is primarily responsible for his or her own healing, and that the hypnotherapist is the one responsible for orienting the patient during his treatment. Besides that, he also tries to know the language and behaviour of the patient, so that he can work accordingly while the patient is unconscious.
Through the Ericksonian hypnosis method, the patient is taught to turn his attention to himself, through specific orientation strategies for his own personality.
During a treatment of this kind of hypnosis, the therapist has the job to put the patient in contact with himself and use the resources the patient has in his unconscious to heal him, to the point of being able to change what is disturbing him in his life.
What kind of problems can be treated with Ericksonian hypnosis?
Through the application of Ericksonian hypnosis, it is possible to treat patients suffering from depression, anxiety, anguish, fears, insecurity and other psychological problems. It can be quite effective in patients with such problems.
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