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The Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson: Volume 08 - Hardcover: General and Historical Surveys of Hypnosis

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Roxanna Erickson Klein, RN, PhD |  Ernest Rossi, PhD |  Kathryn Rossi, PhD
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In these papers, written over a period of more than four decades, we see a renaissance of new approaches to hypnotherapy and a remarkable creativity in facilitating symptom relief, depth psychotherapy, and the actualization of personal potentials. One senses 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.

Table of Contents

  1. General and Historical Surveys of Hypnotism Introduction
    • A Brief Survey of Hypnotism
    • Hypnosis: A General Review
    • Hypnotism
    • Definition of Hypnosis
    • The Basis of Hypnosis: Panel Discussion on Hypnosis
  2. Dangers of Hypnosis by Non-Professionals
    • Possible Detrimental Effects of Experimental Hypnosis
    • An Instance of Potentially Harmful Misinterpretation of Hypnosis
    • Stage Hypnotist Back Syndrome
    • An Experimental Investigation on the Possible Antisocial Use of Hypnosis
    • Editorial: Charlatans, Non-Professional Hypnotists, and Medical Responsibility
    • Editorial: Hypnosis is the Utilization of the Person’s Own Abilities and Learning
    • Editorial: Founding the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    • Editorial: Professional Certification in Hypnosis
  3. Early Book Reviews
    • A Handbook of Medical Hypnosis
    • Hypnosis in Anesthesiology
    • Teaching Left-Handed Children Mirror Writing
    • Sleep Therapy in the Neuroses
    • Current Psychiatric Therapies, Vol. 1
    • Handbook of Abnormal Psychology
    • Hipnotismo: Seus Aspectos Medico-Legal, Moral e Religiosos (Hypnosis: Its Medico-Legal, Moral and Religious Aspects)
    • Aspectos Atuais de Hipnologia
    • Psychiatry: Descriptive and Dynamic
    • Self-Hypnosis: A Conditioned-Response Technique
    • Psychotherapy in the Soviet Union
    • The Mold of Murder
    • Modern Concepts of Psychoanalysis
    • Day Hospital
    • Planning and Action for Mental Health
    • Hallucinations
    • Criminal Psychology
    • How to Use Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wealth
    • Helping Yourself with Self-Hypnosis
    • Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynecology and Endocrinology
    • Current Psychiatric Therapies
    • Clinical Correlations of Experimental Hypnosis
    • Hypnosis in Anesthesiology: An International Symposium
    • Dictionary of Hypnosis
    • Hypnosis Induction Techniques
  4. Early Psychiatric Publications
    • Psychological Significance of Physical Restraint to Mental Patients
    • Concerning Present Inadequacies in the Legal Recognition and Handling of the Mentally Ill
    • A Teaching Program for Commissioned Reserve Medical Officers
    • The Early Recognition of Mental Disease
    • Criminality in a Group of Male Psychiatric Patients
    • Problem of the Definition and the Dynamic Values of Psychiatric Concepts
    • “Arrested” Mental Development
    • Psychological Factors Involved in the Placement of the Mental Patient on Visit and Family Care
    • Opportunities for Psychological Research in Mental Hospitals
    • Concomitance of Organic and Psychologic Changes During Marked Improvement in Schizophrenia: A Case Analysis
    • Cooperative Research in Schizophrenia
    • Grading of Patients in Mental Hospitals as a Therapeutic Measure
    • Evolutionary Factors in a Psychosis
    • Some Aspects of Abandonment, Feeblemindedness, and Crime
    • An Interpretation of a Case of Biological Deviation
    • Marriage and Propagation Among Criminals
    • A Study of the Relationship Between Intelligence and Crime
    • The Inhumanity of Ordinary People



Roxanna Erickson Klein, RN, PhD's Profile

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Roxanna Erickson Klein, RN, PhD, is a registered nurse for more than 40 years, Roxanna has a passion for the interface for psychological and physical medicine. She has special training in the treatment of recovery from chemical dependency and is currently working on a license in counseling.

Ernest Rossi, PhD's Profile

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Ernest L. Rossi, PhD, is an internationally renowned therapist, teacher and pioneer in the psychobiology of mind-body healing. The author of more than 24 professional books, Dr. Rossi worked with Milton Erickson for eight years and co-authored three classic volumes on therapeutic hypnosis with him. Rossi has also edited four volumes of Erickson's Collected Papers and four volumes of Erickson's Seminars, Workshops and Lectures. He has been conducting research in the psychosocial genomics of ultradian rhythms and their relation to mind-body healing and psychotherapy for over three decades.

Kathryn Rossi, PhD's Profile

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Kathryn Rossi, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga instructor (RYT 500). She recently co-edited the 16-volume Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson. She and Ernest Rossi are in private practice in Los Osos, Calif.


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