Characteristics of change in Ericksonian hypnotherapy: a cognitive-psychological perspective
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Characteristics of change in Ericksonian hypnotherapy
Abstract: 

Milton H. Erickson's approach to hypnosis and psychotherapy has established itself as a therapeutic paradigm in recent years. As its popularity grows, however, myths and misconceptions about his approach have also emerged. Some of them claim falsely that Erickson's therapy consists of nothing more than a set of quick, symptom-management formulae. To understand Erickson's hypnotic psychotherapy in a proper context, a systematic review is warranted. In this article I have examined, from a cognitive-psychological perspective, four of the major characteristics of therapeutic change underlying Erickson's work: (a) self-efficacy, (b) spontaneous compliance, (c) cognitive/experiential reorganization, and (d) global distribution of information. Drawing on Erickson's original writing, this paper integrates his published cases into an existing theoretical and empirical framework. Clinical implications are also discussed.

Author(s): 
Otani, A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Clin Hypn
Publication Date: 
1990-07
Publication Year: 
1990
Pages: 
29-39
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0002-9157
DOI: 
10.1080/00029157.1990.10402898
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 2220654

Turabian/Chicago Citation

A. Otani. 1990-07. "Characteristics of change in Ericksonian hypnotherapy: a cognitive-psychological perspective." The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 33: 1: 29-39. 10.1080/00029157.1990.10402898.

Wikipedia Citation

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