DAVE ELMAN’S INDUCTIONS – THE ONES YOU DO NOT KNOW LARRY ELMAN
Many hypnotists and hypnotherapists know the Dave Elman Induction (“the DEI”). Few realize that he routinely taught and used over a dozen other Inductions. The DEI has several common uses, including as a teaching tool; as a first induction: as the best induction for an initial session with a new client because of high reliabiltiy, and so forth. But what of the need for an induction on a later session? Or what inductions are useful for impressing a group with an induction no one expected? Or what does one prefer for children of assorted ages? Or…..? This Presentation and accompanying Discussion will address those issues, and relate the induction process to most other portions of your sessions. Attendees will both practice and discuss the inductions and ideas presented.
Your client has been induced several times using the DEI. You feel you will get better results if you satisfy that client’s curiosity concerning hypnosis, and doing so will also demonstrate your professional knowledge and skill. What do you chose for an induction? There are many similar situations. The three Objectives of this Presentation are to introduce the attendees to additional Dave Elman inductions; to increase their knowledge and understanding of the induction process itself; and to relate this understanding to other portions of your client sessions.
Very few hypnotists today have ever seen or done most of the inductions that will be presented here. Some are mentioned in Dave Elman’s book "Hypnotherapy;" a few have been resurrected or evolved by other practitioners; but most have been lost to the profession. Equally important, a good hypnotist/hypnotherapist does not concentrate just on learning the patter that was used, but on understanding how and why a particular induction works and when it is appropriate or provides an advantage. Understanding induction as a process assists in understanding and improving many other aspects of your session with a client. Attendee participation as well as practice will be encouraged.