Integrating key concepts from biology, medicine, neuroscience, and psychology, Ernest Rossi has forged a revolutionary new paradigm that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Rossi's new world view— Psychosocial and Cultural Genomics— has profound implications for understanding the human condition. He describes how we can all learn to facilitate our evolving consciousness with numinous experiences of Art, Beauty, Truth, and Happiness in our daily creative work of building a better brain.
At the turn of the last century, the pioneers and new radicals of psychotherapy gathered for a meeting that has become legendary for its size and scope: The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 2000. Twenty-four extensive and illuminating articles capture the contributions of Beck, Bugenthal, Glasser, Goulding, Haley, Hillman, Huxley, Kernberg, Lazarus, Madanes, Marmor, Masterson, Meichenbaum, Polster, Szasz, Watzlawick, White, and more.
This portrait of Milton Erickson’s wife reveals her unique contributions to his work, as well as her own productive life. The author follows the tapestry of Elizabeth’s life, beginning with childhood, the circus, and the first moment of courtship, when Milton spotted Elizabeth as he looked out the window. Then and there he declared with certainty that he was going to marry her!
Indirect communication is the overall concept we use to cover what we have variously described as two-level communication, the naturalistic approach, and the utilization approach. The common denominator of all these approaches is that hypnotherapy involves something more than simple talk on a single, objective level. The readily apparent, overt content of a message is like the tip of an iceberg.
The Breakout Heuristic is a welcome volume to anyone interested in Rossi's chronobiological and psychobiological hypotheses of psychotherapy. The overview of his ideas will interest those who are adherents of the naturalistic, or Ericksonian, form of hypnosis.
Imagine spending an evening with the icons of a profession and you begin to appreciate what Rubin Battino has fashioned in his literary play on the life of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Using this dramatic device, like a Greek dialogue, Battino applies the same approach he used in his highly successful bioplay of Viktor Frankl: Meaning. The voices of Dr. Erickson, his family, Margaret Mead, Stanley Milgram, John Weakland, Jay Haley, and many, many others resonate in the reader s mind. Using Erickson s own words, and the words of his contemporaries, the scenes cover his early life and professional development, his family experiences, his professional interactions, and even some classic cases.
This volume brings together 40 of the field's innovators to demonstrate both the breadth of Ericksonian therapy - from pain management to trauma resolution - and the clinical considerations attending its use.
The syncretic evolution of their approaches implies a synthesis of different psychotherapeutic traditions: the Palo Alto School and the pragmatics of communication; the pure Ericksonian approach; the evolution of medical hypnosis; the application of experimental hypnosis and the rigorous hypnotic stratagems in brief therapy. TranceForming Ericksonian Methods is not only a treatise on hypnosis and hypnotic therapies. “It is also an innovative contribution to psychotherapy, because it summarizes and combines different renowned and appraised models of therapeutic intervention.”
The 1985 Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference was called the Woodstock of Psychotherapy. Writer Carlos Amantea penetrated every corner of the first Conference, talking with the psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors who attended,and writing down everything he saw from the ambience of the huge Phoenix Convention Center, to the tiniest feeling of angst that he (and many of the other participants) felt.
Erickson’s experimental and therapeutic explorations with the hypnotic modality span more than 50 years. His successful rejuvenation of the entire field may be attributed to his development of the nonauthoritarian approaches to suggestion wherein subjects learn how to experience hypnotic phenomena and how to utilize their own potentials to solve problems in their own way. The contents of this volume can be best understood as working papers on a journey of discovery. There is little that is fixed, final, or permanently validated about them. Most of these papers are heuristics that can stimulate the mind of the reader and evoke the awe of discovery, which is unlimited in the realm of human consciousness.
Offering an entirely new fundamental model of hypnosis from an Ericksonian perspective, this book is valuable to the beginning and intermediate practitioner who wants to add hypnotherapy into clinical practice. It provides a comprehensive genealogy (an Ericksonian family tree), testimony to Dr. Erickson’s significant influence; deconstructs the key concepts of hypnosis; presents real-life cases, dispels myths; and demystifies the process of eliciting trance.
En español. Integrating key concepts from biology, medicine, neuroscience, and psychology, Ernest Rossi has forged a revolutionary new paradigm that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Rossi's new world view— Psychosocial and Cultural Genomics— has profound implications for understanding the human condition. He describes how we can all learn to facilitate our evolving consciousness with numinous experiences of Art, Beauty, Truth, and Happiness in our daily creative work of building a better brain.
In my original Foreword to this volume I expressed the opinion that, with Milton Erickson, Ernest Rossi “has done the best job to date in clarifying Erickson’s ideas on the nature of hypnosis and hypnotic therapy, on techniques of hypnotic induction, on ways of inducing therapeutic change and of validating this change.” Many books have been written about Erickson’s approaches to therapy in the 33 years that have passed since this book was published, yet I will still stand with that opinion.
“For the many who never had the opportunity and never will have the opportunity to attend workshops led by Milton Erickson, this work will serve as an invaluable surrogate. Psychotherapists, in general, as well as hypnotherapists, will find the work rewarding reading and study, for Erickson is above all a psychotherapist, and his modus operandi transcends clinical hypnotism. As for academicians and researchers, I believe they will find enough food for thought and research here to keep them busy for some time to come.”
—Andre M. Weitzenhoffer
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is pleased to announce the release of The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson. Culled from the Foundation’s private archives, these volumes offer access to never-before published transcripts.
Ahora accesibles en español!
“LA INDUCCIÓN DE HIPNOSIS es uno de esos raros libros que ofrecen mucho más de lo que implican con el título. La inducción es sólo la parte central del medallón, porque también se explora el campo completo de la hipnosis, incluyendo su historia, sus mitos y definiciones. Este libro destaca la filosofía de Zeig y su estilo evocativo de enseñanza.”
Welcome to the worlds of conceptual communication and experiential learning, the last line in the Preface of this book, prepares readers for the Psychoaerobics Exercises. The exercises are designed to elicit in therapists generative states, from which both therapist and client can benefit. Composed of four sections -- Fundamental Perspectives, Warm-up Exercises, Psychoaerobic Exercises, and Concluding Remarks -- this book begins with a discussion on conceptual realization; Zeig proposes that therapists should approach therapy as artists, not as scientists. Facts inform; art impacts, he writes, explaining that the situation of therapy is one of uncertainty and ambiguity, both of which elicit emotion. Zeig credits his mentor, Milton H. Erickson, MD, who communicated concepts experientially and minimized facts, thereby becoming one of the world s greatest communicators.
In these papers, written over a period of several decades, we see a renaissance of new approaches to hypnotherapy and a remarkable creativity in facilitating symptom relief, depth psychology, and the actualization of personal potentials. One intuits in Erickson’s innovative approaches an unusual respect and appreciation for the complexity of the human psyche. We see him as an explorer who is constantly mindful of his own limitations, while fully aware of the patient’s own potentials for self-cure and development. We see in these papers his efforts to break out of the limiting assumptions that underlay many “schools” of psychotherapy.
Fourth volume of Erickson's Collected Works containing controversial papers about utilizing the patient’s classical symptoms of anxiety, confusion, and resistance in psychotherapy and therapeutic hypnosis.
Fifth volume of Erickson's Collected Works illustrates Erickson's early work on classical hypnotic phenomena such as amnesia, age regression, automatic writing, and literalness as well as the mental mechanisms involved in Freudian “psychopathology and dual personality.”
Eighth volume of Erickson's Collected Works contains a renaissance of new approaches to hypnotherapy and a remarkable creativity in facilitating symptom relief, depth psychotherapy, and the actualization of personal potentials.
Tenth volume of Erickson's Collected Works includes an updated essay—“What is a Suggestion? The Neuroscience of Implicit Processing Heuristics in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy” By Ernest L. Rossi and Kathryn L. Rossi
Para la hipnosis clínica sucede lo mismo que ocurrió en física en el campo de la óptica: cuando el campo estaba prácticamente cerrado se abrieron nuevamente las posibilidades apareciendo nuevas maravillas tales como el láser. Cuando no hay más en hipnosis aparece este manual del prolífico genio de la psicoterapia Jeffrey K. Zeig que expande las posibilidades de la hipnosis terapéutica. Es un tesoro, diseñado y probado personalmente en el campo del entrenamiento de terapeutas por Jeff mismo. Con la práctica de los ejercicios propuestos vas a adquirir las habilidades que te van a hacer un excelente terapeuta; aunque pretendas que no usas hipnosis en tu trabajo diario.
Milton H. Erickson Lives! is a book that was a lifetime in the making. Both the author and the Foundation Press had hoped to launch the book at the 11th Erickson Congress, a presentation that would have that been most fitting. It almost came together. I had the privilege of reading an early draft of this work. It is the story of how Peter Nemetschek was affected by participation in training workshops taught by Milton. H. Erickson in the late 1970’s.