10 Differences Between Ericksonian Hypnosis and Traditional Hypnosis
Ten differences between Ericksonian hypnosis and traditional hypnosis are: 1, Hypnosis is an interactional outcome rather than dependent on the hypnotist solely or even mainly 2. Ericksonian Hypnosis tends to rely on the creativity of the
practitioner where traditional hypnosis tends to view trace as more formulaic 3. Ericksonian Hypnosis does not rely on directive methods unlike traditional approaches to hypnosis 4. Ericksonians believe that the client already has the answers to their issues, whilst traditional hypnotists tend to feel that they need to give the client the answers. 5. Traditional hypnotists tend to see trance as singular whilst Ericksonians see it as plural 6. Erickson did not feel that trance required an
operator (Hypnotist) unlike traditional hypnosis sees the need for the hypnotist. 7. Traditional Hypnosis sees that there are good subjects and bad subjects, Erickson believed that all people had the potential for being a good trance subject. 8.Â Traditional hypnosis can create resistance in relation to dictating change, whilst Ericksonian Hypnosis allows the client choice when it comes to change. 9. Ericksonian Hypnosis is more client centred than traditional hypnosis which is
hypnotist centred. 10. Ericksonian hypnosis tends to focus on solutions whereas traditional hypnosis tends to focus on problems.