The Seminars, Workshops and Lectures of Milton H. Erickson: Creative Choice in Hypnosis, Volume 3

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Free Association Books Limited, Nov 13, 1998 - Hypnotism - 274 pages
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More than any other individual, Milton Erickson has been responsible for shaping the modern view of hypnosis. His great contribution came from his ability to locate an individual's inner resources for coping creativelywith the real problems of everyday life. Erickson himself endured tow bouts of polio and was in a wheelchair throughout much of his later life. He learned to use the healing methods of self-hypnosis to deal with his handicaps and uncover ways of experiencing living at more profound levels. His delight in teaching these methods of self-healing are clearly shown in these transcriptions of his seminars, workshops and lectures. Volume IV explores some important questions through a presentation, never before published, of Erickson's own hypnotic workshops and demonstrations: is hypnosis a process of manipulation or facilitation? does the hypnotherapist control people? does the hypnotherapist simply give people permission to heal themselves? The authoritarian-permissive paradox of hypnotherapy is most evidednt in Erickson's use of the double bind. Volume IV takes the reader on a journey that recaptures his evoluiton of the therapeutic double bind: from a technique based on

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About the author (1998)

Has done more than any other individual this century to change the way in which hypnotherapy is practiced. He was a fellow of many international professional bodies as was the founding president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., is Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He is also the science editor of Psychological Perspectives and the author, coauthor, and editor of numerous professional books.

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