Dave Elman

People who studied hypnosis will know who is Dave Elman. He is one of the great personalities in the hypnosis field.  His approach to hypnosis is that of a paternal style and using direct suggestions. His approach could be said to be the opposite of Milton Erickson’s indirect suggestions.

Direct suggestions does not mean the hypnosis has to be quick to successfully induce a trance on a person in seconds or minutes. In direct suggestions, the induction method could be either a quick one or a slow method. 

By direct suggestion, it means the hypnosis is conducted in more of a one-way method. The hypnotherapist gives the suggestion and the client follows them.

His approach is best used by a well-trained hypnotherapist who knows his craft well.


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