IC80 General Session 12 - About Milton H. Erickson - Ernest L Rossi, PHD, Kay F Thompson, DDS, Robert E Pearson, MD, Sidney Rosen, MD
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.
Kay Thompson, DDS, was the first woman student in the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, the first woman president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the first of everything else that she decided to try. As a young dentist, she wanted to study hypnosis to help the numbers of people who had dental phobias and went to Milton Erickson for her first weekend of training in hypnosis. The following Monday morning, a woman about to deliver her baby was rushed into her office with a lacerated jaw. Because she was about to deliver, Kay could not give her anesthesia, and said, in her Pittsburgh drawl, “I just took a class from some guy in hypnosis, do you want to try it?” The woman moaned, “I’ll try anything.” Kay did what Dr. Erickson taught her. The woman went into a deep trance and came out totally relaxed and comfortable. Kay said, “I was sold.” She went on to do pioneer work doing hypnosis with hemophiliacs who learned how to stop their bleeding without the use of medication.
Sidney Rosen, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist and certified psychoanalyst (American Institute for Psychoanalysts), is the Founding President of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. He is the author of My Voice Will Go With You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson and several papers on Ericksonian Therapy. He has been Invited Faculty at all 11 International Congresses and has given seminars and workshops internationally.