Non-linear, Complex Hypnotic Inductions Made Simple by Dr David Patterson Hypnotic inductions are often offered with direct language and step by step processing. This webinar will present a way to do inductions that are complex, non-linear and offering suggestions on a multi-layered platform. An example of a multi-layered platform is to provide suggestions for chronic pain management that address psychological coping and psychodynamics, as well as pain reduction itself. Non-linear refers to instructions and suggestions being presented in an unpredictable order and sequence, thereby confusing logical cognitive processing. The theory for this induction will be based on science and will be based on dissociation, social psychology and what has been published about the neurophysiology of hypnosis. The speaker will demonstrate the induction and allow participants to model the language. This seminar will be largely based on the presenters' NIH funded research and clinical work on acute and chronic pain over the past 35 years.