Complex Equivalence is where a Milton Model suggestion is given that one thing is the same as or equivalent to some other thing. It isn’t that one thing causes another, but the implication that because one thing is true the other thing must be true. Occurs when two ideas are connected together that do not relate to each other, such as A = B, and B has no actual connection to A.
|‘Seeing yourself in my office demonstrates that you have made a decision today’|
|‘Losing weight means you are choosing a different life ‘|
|‘because you have control… you have choice in everything you do… ‘|
|‘Being here means that you will change easily.’|
You can identify a complex equivalence by substituting ‘is the same as‘ for the linking verb, whereas the word ‘causes‘ does not fit.