chapter  3
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One Thousand Induction Techniques and Their Application to Therapy and Thinking 1

This chapter illuminates Dr. Rosen’s fundamental observation that simply by focusing on something you’ll go into a trance that it is not a step, it is the main approach. Dr. Rosen points out that not only does focusing establish a trance, but it also interrupts a patient’s habitual frameworks; it is a way of directing attention and induces a state of suggestibility. With these basic principles, Dr. Rosen goes on in this chapter to describe the myriad of ways and methods these principles are utilized in various forms of therapeutic interventions and how an individual’s imagination and imagery can change one’s experiences and behaviors.