Milton Erickson

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Milton Erickson

America 1901 - 1980

Comments; Psychiatrist; hypnotist; developed storytelling like astral journey hypnosis technique; unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating; neuro-linguistic programming (NLP); mentally, if not physically, overcame polio; " Effective hypnotic suggestion, then, should be "artfully vague", leaving space for the subject to fill in the gaps with their own unconscious "; Handshake induction; "chunks" of behavior;


Teachers: James Braid; C.J. Jung; Mesmer;

Students; Gregory Bateson; Chuck Furnace; Richard Bandler; John Grinder; Jay Haley; Tony Robbins; Sidney Rosen; Ernest L. Rossi; Virginia Satir ; Alex Tsander ; Ira Progoff;

Enemies: André Weitzenhoffer; Jeffrey Masson;

Organizations; American Society for Clinical Hypnosis; American Psychiatric Association; the American Psychological Association; the American Psychopathological Association;

Author; Autohypnotic Experiences of Milton H. Erickson; Hypnotherapy: An Exploratory Casebook, by Milton H. Erickson and Ernest L. Rossi (1979); Hypnotic Realities; Experiencing Hypnosis ; Time Distortion in Hypnosis (from which one learns how to make less sleep feel like more); My Voice Will Go With You - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson; Conversations with Milton H. Erickson, M.D.,;


Resources: Uncommon Therapy, by Jay Haley; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_H._Erickson