Common steps and sub-activities

Stating the obvious

This technique was used by Milton Erickson as part of his hypnotherapy practises.  He repeatedly either stated the very obvious about the person – known facts, or asked them to state a fact and then keep on clarifying or asking for clarification or confirmation of these facts. The extreme of this technique always elicits a 'yes' answer.

Hypnotic Realities – Milton Erickson

Are you living at X address?

Do you work at y?

Is today Tuesday?

Is it 10 am?

Are you seated in that chair?

Is X your address

Is y your work address?

Is it Tuesday today?