Ericksonian hypnosis originated in the practice of Milton Erickson (1901-1980).
Characterised by a flexible, indirect (metaphors) and non-directive approach, this form of hypnosis has given rise to many streams of psychotherapy.
When used in psychotherapy, it is considered to be short term: three to ten sessions, over a period of a few weeks to a few months, are generally considered sufficient, even for serious problems, and without "relapse" or "symptom substitution". The Milwaukee Family Therapy Center has studied 5,000 cases over ten years, where the problem was resolved in the first session in 60% of cases, and without any symptom substitution or relapse in any of the cases.
For Milton Erickson, the unconscious is profoundly good and powerful. It reveals itself as a benevolent power with which the hypnotic state must allow cooperation. The unconscious is capable of mobilising inner resources, potentialities likely to lead to the desired changes. Ericksonian hypnosis aims to get the conscious and unconscious mind to work together to trigger the changes useful to the resolution of the problem.
Fields of application
The scopes are multiple. We practice this type of hypnosis, after a complete medical assessment, always in symbiosis with acupuncture and cardiac coherence. It is practiced on a treatment table and adapted to each situation