Erickson

I want to point out the contrast between the technique we have just observed and that of the previous demonstration. Doctor C's approach was one of quiet and relatively infrequent suggestions of ideas. Doctor S used a great many more words. We want to demonstrate techniques that illustrate every possible variety, from the much elaborated technique to the exceedingly indirect and nonverbal technique, for all of you must learn the technique that best suits your own personality and the techniques that best fit the individual patients you will encounter. Doctor S offered ideas to the patient, ideas that the patient could sense, ideas in which he could participate and to which he could respond on a motor level. Doctor C wanted motor response, too, but also simultaneous intellectual and internal response on the subjective level. Doctor S had had his subject realizing his behavior externally.

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