Despite their clinical utility, hypnotic phenomena are vastly underutilized by therapists in their work with patients. Whether this is due to uncertainty about how to use specific techniques constructively or how to elicit particular phenomena, or anxiety about not being able to obtain a desired result, this volume will guide hypnotherapists toward higher levels of clinical expertise. By describing varied hypnotic phenomena and how they can be used as vehicles of intervention, The Phenomenon of Ericksonian Hypnosis takes the therapist beyond these fundamental applications toward a broader, more sophisticated scope of practice. This immensely readable book addresses the selection, eliciting, and therapeutic use of hypnotic phenomena that are natural outgrowths of trance. It offers step?by?step instruction on eliciting age progression, hypnotic dreaming, hypnotic deafness, anethesia, negative and positive hallucination, hypermnesia, catalepsy, and other hypnotic phenomena. The book includes specific instruction on how to use the phenomena manifested in trance to provide more effective treatment. Numerous case examples vividly illustrate intervention with anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, depression, marital and family problems, sports and creative performance, pain, hypersensitivity to sound, psychotic symptomatology, and other conditions. The Phenomenon of Ericksonian Hypnosis will be used by therapists as a valuable clinical tool to expand their conceptualizations of hypnosis, and thus enable them to offer a wider repertoire of skills with which they can confidently treat clients.

part II|246 pages

Hypnotic Phenomena for Intervention

chapter Section A|53 pages

Memory Functions

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages


chapter Chapter 5|15 pages


chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Posthypnotic Suggestion

chapter Section B|56 pages

Toying with Time

chapter Chapter 8|19 pages

Age Regression

chapter Chapter 9|20 pages

Future Progression

chapter Section C|28 pages

Duality of Reality

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages


chapter Chapter 11|12 pages

Hypnotic Dreaming and Daydreaming

chapter Section D|36 pages

Dissociated Movement

chapter Chapter 12|12 pages


chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Arm Levitation (Ideomotor Movement)

chapter Chapter 14|9 pages

Automatic Writing and Drawing

chapter Section E|70 pages

Modifying Perception

part III|10 pages

Apart from Intervention: Other Uses for Hypnotic Phenomena