Accessing Techniques

One of the principles which Milton H. Erickson, M.D. of Phoenix, Arizona, has emphasized over and again is that the client has in his or her history, experiences which, when properly utilized, can form the basis for the change they desire. If you accept this principle, then the question becomes how you as a hypnotist communicator can access and utilize the client's experiences which will provide the resources for the changes desired. We proceed now to a presentation of specific techniques for...

Introduction

Each of us as a human being is constantly subjected to enormous amounts of information. A portion of this stimulation is the result of the contact we have with the parts of the world which we are able to sense with our sensory channels. The amount of information available from our ongoing experience greatly exceeds our ability to sense our experience consciously . In fact much of the process of learning and growing is our ability to sense regularity or pattern in our experience and to develop...

Representational System The ROperator on the 4Tuple

Miller applies with equal force to the hypnotist in the context of the hypnotic encounter and to each of us in our everyday experience of the world in other words, there is much which we sense, much that we receive as input from the external world which we do not represent to ourselves in consciousness. For example, until the reader read the above description of the specified 4-tuples, it is likely that he was unaware of the feeling of the chair, the temperature...

Tracking Model III Constructing 4Tuples

Tracking Model III Constructing 4-Tuples A third choice about how to organize your experience while doing hypnosis is the tracking model for the construction of 4-tuples. Again consistent with the Ericksonian principle that the client has the resources somewhere in his personal history to make the changes he has come to the hypnotist for assistance with, the hypnotist may choose to use the principles of transderivational search to find there past 4-tuples which already contain the elements of...

Transcript

Lindsey, a young woman about 26 years of age, enters the offices and nervously sits down. Hypnotist Are you Lindsey Lindsey (eyes move up and to the left) yes Hypnotist What can I do for you Lindsey (eyes again move up and to the left) umm let's see. . . A. . . I. . . well. . . (head nods up and down) I was hoping that hypnosis could help me to be. . . un (eyes go up and to the left again) not be depressed all the time, (Lindsey looks quickly at the hypnotists) Is that stupid Hypnotist (slowly...

The Model Primary Experience

The first notion which we introduce in the model is that of the 4-tuple. The 4-tuple is a visual representation of experience which looks like < V K At 0> j 1 the referential index of the experiencer The 4-tuple is a way of visually representing a person's experience at any point in time. The 4-tuple claims that for the purposes of a model of effective hypnotic communication, a person's primary experience at a moment in time can be represented adequately by a description of their visual,...

Tracking Model II for Sequencing of 4Tuples

For either the induction of trance or the utilization of trance for some purpose, the model for sequencing of 4-tuples provides a viable option about how to proceed. Taking a client from any state Si to any other state of consciousness S1 can be accomplished by describing 4-tuples, preferably ones that the client has had such that the values of the variables of the 4-tuple of Si change fluidly to the values of the variables of the S1. For example, the client is a willing and congruent person...

The COperator

Once you understand the limitations of consciousness you can begin to understand both the necessity and usefulness of unconscious programming of behavior. At any point in time, ti, a person has some experience, that is, a 4-tuple. His R operator determines what portion of that 4-tuple will be consciously represented to him. The rest of the 4-tuple occurs and is stored in memory and can be accessed into consciousness at some later time. However, it is not represented consciously at the time ti,...

Info

We now extend this notion explicitly to the analogue systems and say that the listener in this situation not only generates a set of well formed deep structures, but also the corresponding sets of 4-tuples from which the deep structures themselves were derived. Thus, words are anchors for past 4-tuples phrases are sequences of 4-tuples which combine into meaningful patterns of conscious and unconscious understanding. When we ask a question, it is in essence a request for the person responding...

Patterns of Meaningful Communication in Hypnosis with Congruent Clients

Communication in hypnosis or in any context for that matter is meaningful to the degree that it serves the desired purpose. To chat over morning coffee is meaningful to serve the purpose of amusing a friend, or the sharing of thoughts. Simple conversations during the day of an average person may sometimes serve his purposes, and sometimes he may be understood. Sometimes he is aware is he is misinterpreted when he is not. Sometimes he believes he is misinterpreted when he is not. Sometimes he is...

Transderivatonal Search Generalized Referential Index

One of Erickson's favorite devices, employed when the client is in both trance and normal state of awareness, is for him to tell a story. This story, typically, begins with the phrase I had a patient once Erickson then proceeds to describe some actual or created-on-the-spot version of an experience which will be relevant to the person to whom he is presently speaking. The amount of relevance which the story has depends upon how direct Erickson wishes to be in his communications in general, this...

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Introduction The Model Primary Experience Language Secondary Experience Representational System The R-Operator on the General Discussion of the Use of the R-Operator and 4-Tuple in Hypnotic Inductions on the Accessing Techniques Transderivational Search Generalized Referential Index The C-Operator Patterns of Meaningful Communication in Hypnosis with Congruent Clients Tracking Model I of Tracking Model III Construction of Meaningful Communication in Hypnosis with Incongruent Clients

General Discussion of the Use of the ROperator and 4Tuple in Hypnotic Inductions

In Volume I of the Patterns series, the process of hypnotic induction was described in terms of pacing and leading. The advanced student of hypnosis and communication will find it useful to understand these processes in terms of the R operator over the 4-tuple. Let us begin with the notion of pacing. Essentially, pacing is the process by which the hypnotist makes contact with the client, or in terms of Patterns I, the hypnotist meets the client at the client's model of the world. Overt pacing...