Do you want a simple understanding of hypnosis? Are you interested in understanding the value of clinical hypnosis? Then read on. (Or listen on You Tube — see below)
There are two themes that underlie my view of clinical hypnosis. The first is attention. The second is compassion. Attention is important because whatever we focus on always expands in our mind and experience. This is essential in understanding the nature of hypnotic states. In simple terms, hypnotic states are biologically rooted experiences of relatively effortless focus that activate neuroplasticity. In other words, hypnotic states can help us adapt, learn, and change.
If attention is central in understanding hypnotic states, compassion is essential in translating these states into the practice of clinical hypnosis (often referred to as hypnotherapy). With compassion we create a favorable climate for orienting attention towards new adaptive functioning. Clinical hypnosis then is the interpersonal skill set that we cultivate and use to invite hypnotic states in order to promote life affirming change.
The CORE in CORE Hypnosis refers to four overlapping skills and strategies that I have identified that can be applied to support change. CORE is an acronym and refers to skills and strategies in Centering, Opening, Releasing, and Extending.
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