Ericksonian hypnosis is a form of therapy which intervenes as a tool within a psychotherapy. Developed by milton erickson, an American psychiatrist and psychologist, in 1980, its aim is to facilitate the latter by allowing the conscious and the unconscious – stimulated by hypnosis – to cooperate in order to find the solutions that will solve the problem.
This therapeutic tool is based on the postulate that the individual possesses within himself the necessary resources to deal with all situations. Thus, this method calls for the active participation of the patient.
What are the indications?
Ericksonian hypnosis is essentially recommended for people with obsessive disorders, addiction problems (to stop smoking in particular) as well as anxiety. It is for example effective to overcome the fear of an exam.
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