This module introduces you to the theories and principles of indirect approaches to hypnotherapy, sometimes referred to as Erickson Hypnosis. You will be introduced to the principles of indirect approaches to therapy and shown how these can be applied in a hypno-therapeutic setting. You will discover the effective language of indirect hypnosis and the creative use of metaphor. Additional indirect techniques are presented and an application of indirect hypnosis to treat phobias is introduced. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be relevant and apply to all future learning. Therefore, the learning from this module will help you to understand real life patient treatment approaches.