Inductions are often seen as merely the means to lead someone into trance, or even just an optional extra. ‘Therapeutic Inductions’ is a relatively new approach to hypnotherapy and takes a different perspective.
This method, rooted in Ericksonian hypnosis and solution-focused therapy, views inductions as an essential component of the therapeutic experience, not merely a gateway into hypnosis.
Graham Old is a former pastor, missionary and university chaplain, who is now an atheistic former social worker, therapist and author. He is the author of the popular Inductions Masterclass series of books, as well as being a sought-after speaker and trainer on all things related to solution-focused hypnosis. As the developer of Brief Acceptance, Graham is often consulted on the subject of mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies.