“In understanding this technique, it may be well
to keep in mind the pattern of the magician which
is not intended to inform but to distract so that his
purposes may be accomplished”.
Milton H. Erickson, Special Techniques
of Brief Hypnotherapy, 1967, p. 393.
Induction of the altered state of consciousness
called trance which requires distraction or called utilization.
Utilizing is not analyzing conflict yet it is working with
This most often done through visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.
These peripherals are conscious representation of ongoing experience.
However in utilizing is not analyzing conflict at all.
So many approaches can be used to utilize new
visual, auditory and kinaesthetic experience that indeed
can be transformed and replace with the old experience.
For example utilizing through image for looking at future
will help to transformed individual in the future.
In utilizing defining state of being is an important
element in the first place.
On the other hand, deconstructing felt and sensed experience
and constructing it to feeling and sensing new experience
is another way of utilizing approach.
Solution focus approach is another approach
that can be used in utilization.
As you know symbols and poems has special value
to us yet we often don’t recognize the importance of it,
perhaps this might be due the fact that interpretation requires
to understand symbols and poems.
However a tailored metaphors or recognized relative symbols
and poems to living state also will be used to utilize
and work with unconscious.
Razi Ghaemmagham Farahani