Metaphors in 4D: when hypnosis meets constructivism

Journal title IPNOSI
Author/s Carlotta Di Giusto, Alessandra Favaro
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 39-48 File size 288 KB
DOI 10.3280/IPN2023-001003
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In this work, the authors propose a new exploratory technique of the patient’s inner world, named “4d metaphors”. Following an introduction to the principles of constructivist psychotherapy, the article illustrates in detail such innovative proce-dure aimed to combine the assumptions of the constructivist method of laddering (hierarchical structuring of the individual construct system) with the creative forces of the metaphors elicited during the hypnotic process, and the ensuing inner chang-ing potentials. The technique is exemplified and applied step-by-step to a clinical case study.

Keywords: hypnosis; constructivism; metaphors; laddering; psychotherapeutic technique.

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Carlotta Di Giusto, Alessandra Favaro, Metafore in 4D: quando l’ipnosi incontra il costruttivismo in "IPNOSI" 1/2023, pp 39-48, DOI: 10.3280/IPN2023-001003