Curreen M P: A simple hypnotically based NLP technique used with two clients in criminal justice settings.
Australian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis 23(1): 51-57, 1995.
Abstract: Much of the language of neurolinguistic programming (NLP) derives from Ericksonian hypnosis and the techniques utilized in both can be successfully integrated to facilitate effective therapeutic change, particularly in cases where clients have poorer verbal and social skills, or are resistant to behavior change in therapy. This paper describes the use of NLP and Ericksonian techniques in hypnosis with clients in the criminal justice system. In Case 1, a 28-yr-old Maori man who was charged with assault on a female became violent and depressed and assaulted and harassed a married woman with whom he had an affair when he realized that she was not taking the relationship seriously. In Case 2, a 30-yr-old part Maori man began to experience panic attacks soon after he was sentenced to prison for aggravated robbery. In both cases, a basic NLP technique, enhanced by hypnotic language patterns, worked effectively to bring about successful outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).