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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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Topic Areas:
Ericksonian Psychotherapy |  Hypnosis |  Neuroscience |  Milton Erickson
Bundles:
Collected Works Bundle
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The Collected Works |  Books |  Featured
Author:
Ernest Rossi |  Kathryn Rossi |  Milton H. Erickson, MD |  Roxanna Erickson Klein
Copyright:
2007
Short Description:
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 non...
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$59.95

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L'art (le talent artistique) de Milton H. Erickson, M.D.


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Hypnosis |  Milton Erickson
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Faculty:
Herbert S. Lustig, MD |  Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
01:40:00
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 1975
Short Description:
Cette vidéo comprend une séance de thérapie avec deux clients: Monde et Nick. Monde est une femme de 32 ans mariée et mère de trois enfants. Monde a eu trois séances de thérapie avec le Dr Erickson et...
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$29.95

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醫學博士米爾頓.艾瑞克森的治療藝術


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Hypnosis
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Press Products |  Stream |  Artistry of MHE
Faculty:
Herbert S. Lustig, MD |  Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
01:40:00
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 1975
Short Description:
This recording demonstrates Dr. Erickson's innovative combination of hypnotic and psychotherapeutic techniques in English with a Mandarin transcript.
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$29.95

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El Arte De Milton H. Erickson, M.D.


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Hypnosis |  Milton Erickson
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Press Products |  Publicaciones En Español  |  Stream |  Artistry of MHE |  Spanish
Faculty:
Herbert S. Lustig, MD |  Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
01:40:00
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 1975
Short Description:
Este video está en inglés con una transcripción en español. Este video involucra una sesión de terapia con dos clientes: Monde y Nick. Monde es una mujer de 32 años que está casada y tiene tres hijos...
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$29.95

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Die Kunstfertigkeit von Milton H. Erickson, M.D.


Topic Areas:
Hypnosis |  Milton Erickson
Category:
Press Products |  Stream |  Artistry of MHE
Faculty:
Herbert S. Lustig, MD |  Milton H. Erickson, MD
Duration:
01:40:00
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 1975
Short Description:
Diese Aufnahme zeigt Dr. Ericksons innovative Kombination von hypnotischen und psychotherapeutischen Techniken in englischer Sprache mit einem deutschen Transkript. Dieses Video beinhaltet eine Ther...
Price:
$29.95

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