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!
Ericksonian Monograph No. 1 makes available a richly stimulating collection of papers on both clinical and theoretical themes, including previously unpublished work by Erickson. All of the articles here are original and the noted authors come from many perspectives and approaches to treatment - medicine, psychology, social work, family therapy, hypnotherapy, psychiatry. All are in the forefront of what may be the most rapidly growing influence in the field of therapy.
Ericksonian Monographs No. 2 includes a richly stimulating collection of papers on both clinical and theoretical themes. The authors come from many perspectives and approaches to treatment - medicine, psychology, social work, family therapy, hypnotherapy, psychiatry. The focus of this volume is on "Central Themes and Principles of Ericksonian Therapy." The articles presented are an indication of the far-ranging influence of Erickson's work in many areas. Ronald A. Havens begins with a discussion of the fundamental perspective for brief Ericksonian therapy. A comparison of Erickson's utilization approach is provided by Hugh Gunnison. Then, Ernest Rossi offers Part 2 of his article on memory and hallucination.(Part 1 appeared in Ericksonian Monographs No.1)
Ericksonian Monographs No. 3 includes a stimulating collection of papers from the Third International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. The unifying theme of this volume is the clinical use of Ericksonian approaches for various special treatment populations, including clients with phobias, pain, stuttering, autism, psychosis, and multiple personality disorder.
Ericksonian Monographs No. 4 presents a richly stimulating collection of articles which deal with three extremely important areas of development in Ericksonian work: research, integration within the practice of other therapies, and medical applications. The first section focuses on varied research models that are especially useful to the therapist. Jean Godin discusses evocation and indirect suggestion in the communication patterns of Erickson, while Michael B. Murphy takes a linguistic structural approach to indirect suggestion. Of unusual interest is the article by Haim Omer and colleagues which describes the use of standardized hypnotic-relaxation cassettes in a gynecologic-obstetric ward. Based on data taken from seminar participants, Harriet E. Hollander and associates examine the important question of whether hypnosis is an innate ability or a learned skill.
Volume 5 of the Erickson Monographs features articles on the three-sentence induction, the preparatory phase of hypnotherapy, putting life into the therapeutic relationship, empirical investigation of Milton Erickson's approach to trance induction, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion in the hypnotherapy of pain. Also contained in this volume are book reviews on the psychobiology of mind-body healing, experiencing Erickson.
Volume 6 of the Erickson Monographs features a collection of transcripts, including "The First Session" with Joseph Barber, Accessing Unconscious Processes by Stephen Gilligan, Motivating Action with Hypnotherapy by Stephen Lankton, Solution-Oriented Hypnosis by William Hudson O'Hanlon, Facilitating Creative Moments by Ernest Rossi, and Using Metaphor and the Interspersal Technique by Jeffrey Zeig,
Volume 7 of the Erickson Monographs features articles including "The Broader Implications of Milton Erickson's Work" by Richard Fisch, "Erickson's Systematic Perspective" by Steve de Shazer, "In Defense of Hypnosis" by Stephen Gilligan, "Milton Erickson's Lesson" by Bradford Keeney and Douglas Flemons, and "Understanding Erickson from His Own Point of View" by Ernest Rossi.
Volume 8 of the Erickson Monographs includes the articles "Techniques of Evaluation and Modification of Clients' Attitudes, Motivations, and Expectations About Therapy" by Emanuele Del Castello & Mariarosaria La Manna, "Crisis Intervention with Schizophrenic Patients" by Michael Vancura, "A Marriage of Ericksonian and Psychodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents" by Janet Sasson Edgette and "Milton H. Erickson's Increasing Shift to Less Directive Hypnotic Techniques as Illustrated by Work with Family Members" by Betty Alice Erickson-Elliott & Roxanna Erickson Klein.
Volume 9 of the Erickson Monographs features an "Erickson Hypnotic Demonstration" from 1964, documented by Jay Haley, "A Cognitive Contextual Theory and Classification of Milton H. Erickson's Hypnotherapeutic Techniques" by Akira Otani, "A Multischema Model for Combining Ericksonian and Cognitive Therapy" by Jeffrey B. Feldman, "Case Commentary: A Woman with Chronic Anxiety and Panic Attacks" by Richard Fisch, and "'Trance-formational' Moments in the Trance Work of a Session Conducted" by Stephen R. Lankton by Bradford P. Keeney & Gregg Eichenfield.