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Developing Ericksonian Therapy by Stephen R. Lankton, Jeffrey K. Zeig

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Chapter 19

Symptom Phenomena as Trance Phenomena

Stephen G. Gilligan

Stephen G. Gilligan, Ph.D. (Stanford University), is an internationally recognized authority on Ericksonian hypnotherapy who practices in San Diego. He is a popular teacher of Ericksonian methods whose workshops are widely acclaimed. Gilligan has been Invited Faculty Member for all of the Congresses and Seminars organized by the Erickson Foundation. He has authored a book entitled Therapeutic Trances: The Cooperation Principle in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.

Gilligan develops the idea that symptom phenomena are versions of classic hypnotic phenomena. He discusses similarities between symptom phenomena and trance phenomena, and then he contrasts symptom contexts and therapeutic ...

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