Rossi Technqiue

Rossi Technique


The Rossi Technique comes from Ernest Rossi who studied and published with Milton Erickson  The Rossi technique is very similar to the NLP technique – part integrated. Rossi Technique is content free, and allows the client to have therapy without having to disclose their barrier.

Rossi works best when a client is stuck at a crossroad, when they have two choices but are struggling to make a decision, when the client is weighing up ideas or when they feel one part wants X and another part wants Y.

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Unlike most other hypnotherapy techniques, with Rossi there is no script. As the therapist, you use what the client brings and with Rossi you rarely talk. As the client is in trance you observe ideomotor signals and encourage the client through general statements (content free) or as some excellent therapist do with Rossi, by just making an hmmm sound.

The clients focus is internal, and the encouraging hmmm lets the clients unconscious make the required changes. This technique is really amazing and always gets good result. If your new to Rossi you may feel this lack of structure or the statements below won’t really have any affect, but once you give this technique a chance you will find as I did, how powerful this technique really is.

You don’t even need to complete a long induction, as the client will go internal quickly in to a relaxing state.


Asked the client to find about their situation and current choices

Then ask the client to hold out their hands (without them resting on the arms of the chair)

Tell them to “take all the time in the next two minutes to see if you relax more or less or less or more” (or any quick induction line to take them internal)

“I’m wondering if one hand knows more about the issue then the other?” (You will generally see one hand rise or fall, as they weigh up the issue)

  • Now you watch the client’s ideomotor signals and make encouraging hmmm sounds or using any of the statements below that suit the client’s responses. You will see the client weighing up the ideas, as the hands slowly move towards each other. As the hands connect the client will in most cases have come to a conclusion unconsciously or consciously.

“I don’t know what will happen next, but I know at some level you know”

“just stay with those feelings…just feel”

“it is almost like that”

“helping you when you lean towards it”

“as it kind of moves…all by itself…all by itself”

“that’s a kind of pulling”

“thats good for you to know, so know about that”

“As you explore all that for you”

“just take some time to enjoy”

“just allow those tears, tears are a good way of washing away”

“what needs to happen for you to know”

“enjoy that now as you pull those parts together”

“working through every part of you”

“I don’t need to know what needs to happen for this to move”

“and know what needs to happen next”

“at a time like this, you wonder how to move forward”

“and know what needs to happen next”

“a little potential to change”

“bringing some space”

“stay with that”

“notice that”

“this is happening all by itself”

“you allow that to happen”

“how that feels”

“as you hold all of that within your hands, how different that is now”




“potential for something”

“allow this to happen”

“Potential for so much more”

“take the time it needs to”

“know about that”

“feel the difference”

“noticing what you are noticing”

“thats right”

“noticing what it is you’re noticing”
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