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Men are grass: Bateson, Erickson, utilization and metaphor.
The relationship between metaphor and the practice of utilization in therapy and hypnosis can be seen as dependent on metaphor's role in structuring experience. The work of Gregory Bateson and others is used to illustrate how metaphor functions. Bateson's comparison of two forms of syllogistic logic provides a background for distinguishing between the experiential effects of metaphor in contrast to the categorical thinking inherent in simile and analogy. Clinical examples are given to demonstrate how utilization is structured by metaphor, particularly as Bateson has described it in his analysis of the Syllogism in Grass.
Am J Clin Hypn. 2008 Jan;50(3):247-57. Roffman AE. New York University, Child Study Center, 577 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
When your mind and body are relaxing, they are repairing. The largest part of our nervous system, which runs without your conscious awareness, has two modes. When you are in a deep state of relaxation, you are experiencing what is known as a parasympathetic response. This means that your digestion system and other major life-sustaining organs are fully functioning and your immune system is working at its best. The opposite state is called a sympathetic response. Typically those systems and organs that were operating at their best in the parasympathetic mode are now taking a subordinate role...
When reading for comprehension it is vital that the reader set in his or her mind the specific purpose of a reading session. Understanding what a person reads is a factor of rapidly converting perception into meaning. Normally I refer to this as the creation of the answers to how and why. Meaning also refers to the ability of the human brain to relate new perceptions to previous patterns of understanding. This is a fancy way of saying a person will relate new experiences to old experiences.
From before our birth we have been creating patterns of understanding inside our brain. When new...
Confidence is a person perceived ability to handle any situation that their life may encounter. This means that there's a constant evaluation as to whether a perceived or imagined reality presents a difficulty or threat that is or is not beyond one's assessment of their capabilities. When a challenge is deemed to exceed capability, then negative stress occurs. When the opposite is true, then one could say the confidence exists.
There are two problems that you must be aware of. The first is when the assessment is erroneous. In those cases a person may misjudge their ability to...