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Milton H. Erickson MD


Milton H. Erickson, MD, was an American psychiatrist who specialized in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating.
Dr. Erickson was plagued with enormous physical handicaps for most of his life. At age 17, he contracted polio and was so severely paralyzed that doctors believed he would die. While recovering in bed, almost entirely lame and unable to speak, he became strongly aware of the significance of nonverbal communication – body language, tone of voice, and the way that these nonverbal expressions often directly contradicted the verbal ones. He also began to have “body memories” of the muscular activity of his own body. By concentrating on these memories, he slowly began to regain control of parts of his body to the point where he was eventually able to talk and use his arms again. His doctor recommended exercising his upper body only so Milton Erickson planned a 1,000 miles canoe trip to build up the strength to attend college. His adventure was challenging, and although he still did not have full use of his legs at the end, he was able to walk with a cane.

The Ericksonian approach departs from traditional hypnosis in a variety of ways. While the process of hypnosis has customarily been conceptualized as a matter of the therapist issuing standardized instructions to a passive patient, Ericksonian hypnosis stresses the importance of the interactive therapeutic relationship and purposeful engagement of the inner resources and experiential life of the subject. Dr. Erickson revolutionized the practice of hypnotherapy by coalescing numerous original concepts and patterns of communication into the field.
The novel psychotherapeutic strategies which Dr. Erickson employed in his treatment of individuals, couples, and families derived from his hypnotic orientation. Although he was known as the world’s leading hypnotherapist, Dr. Erickson used formal hypnosis in only one-fifth of his cases in clinical practice.
Dr. Erickson effected a fundamental shift in modern psychotherapy. Many elements of the Ericksonian perspective which were once considered extreme are now incorporated into the mainstream of contemporary practice.

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Faculty:
Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
5:32:57
Copyright:
Jun 25, 1952
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Five hours of instruction by Erickson on two general topics: Control of Psychological Functions by Hypnosis and Hypnotic Approaches to Therapy.
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$99.00

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Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
2:17:27
Copyright:
Aug 01, 1955
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Erickson communicates the timeless principles of hypnosis that he observed, discovered and utilized.
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$34.00

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Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy: Trabajando con la Resistencia


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Milton H. Erickson, MD |  Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 55 Minutes
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Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 31, 1978
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El Dr. Zeig introduce original de 1979 metraje y revela patrones del Dr. Erickson con entendimientos limpiados de discusión con el propio Dr. Erickson
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$75.00

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Wizard of the Desert


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Milton H. Erickson, MD
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1 Hour 39 Minutes
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Nov 08, 2013
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A documentary exploring the personal life and incredible career work of Milton H. Erickson, M.D., directed by Alexander Vesely.
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$19.95

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Milton H. Erickson, MD
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7 Hours 29 Minutes
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Dec 31, 2014
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