“Long overdue is the fulfillment of the need to recognize that meaningful communication should replace repetitious verbigerations, direct suggestions, and authoritarian commands” – Milton H Erickson
Erickson has a great point here, and if you’ve been reading the forum lately, my focus is on “what makes us hypnotist apart from giving suggestions.”
I challenge all of you to go out and find the limits of the work. Could you do hypnosis without having a formal trance? In what ways can you induce trance and then limit it? What are the ways to move someone from state to state, and from process to process, eliciting and installing useful strategies.