BIOGRAPHICAL OF MILTON ERICKSON

Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1901-1980) is largely considered an architect of innovations in psychotherapy which have been called by some parallel in scope to those of Freud's. However, where Freud was a major contributor to the theory of personality structure, Erickson was the major contributor to the methods and techniques of intervention and change (according to Daniel Goldman, Ph.D., of Psychology Today). One can measure his contributions in many ways. He advanced clinical hypnosis, family therapy, brief therapy, and the general approach to problem solving in all therapies.

Milton Erickson was always delighted to recount that he was one of the few people who traveled East in a covered wagon. His love of doing things differently was a theme in his life as well as in the way he practiced psychotherapy. His unique approaches have impacted and changed psychotherapy in a pivotal way.

Born in 1901, in Aurum , Nevada , a long vanished silver-mining town, he was Albert and Clara Erickson's second child. When he was five, the family moved to Lowell , Wisconsin , and began farming on 80 acres. The family eventually grew to seven girls and two boys, which was a distinct disadvantage in the epoch of clear male and female work roles. The family frequently "loaned out" a girl for kitchen duties in exchange for an extra hand at crop time.

Even as a child, Milton was recognized as different. His schoolmates called him "Pat" because he always had his lessons "down pat." There was a paucity of printed material in his farm community and while still a youth he already had an insatiable appetite for reading. He amused himself by reading the dictionary. As a teenager, he began his prolific publishing career, writing an article about the problems of youths on farms for a national magazine. He enjoyed writing for newspapers as a student and continued to contribute to newspapers for many years. His submissions ranged from serious editorials to humorous anecdotes.

Erickson admired the wise country doctor, as a youngster, and planned that career for himself. Then at 17, he was stricken by poliomyelitis. He spent a great deal of time analyzing the intricacies and hidden messages of the conversations in rooms adjacent to his bedroom as he lay paralyzed. His examination of minute details of the relationships between thinking and healing and the effects of the mind on the body proved to be key elements in his recovery.

As a transition back to physical well-being, Milton planned a camping trip by canoe from the Wisconsin River in Milwaukee down the Mississippi to St. Louis . A friend who was going with him canceled at the last minute. As Milton 's parents were already uncomfortable with this trip, he decided not to tell them it would be a solitary venture. He began his trip with $5.00 in his pocket and being carried to the river because he couldn't walk far. There would be many portages with his canoe, but he decided he could depend on his wits until he could develop the muscles he needed. He was confident that even alone he would manage.

Many nights, he had "earned" his supper by telling stories to fishermen along the river and he recognized the power of stories the rest of his life

He paddled home after six weeks. He still had his $5.00, was tanned and had developed enormous shoulder muscle strength. He had learned to walk again, supported only by a cane. The trip impacted him and his thinking for the rest of his life. 

Erickson became even more appreciative of the power of nature to soothe and teach. Erickson always relished learning and on this trip, he was able to see other ways of living. He talked to and learned from the company of people whose lifestyles were totally outside his experiences.

In Erickson's youth was marked with times of isolation and solitude as for the navigation of life. This life philosophy, this different view of the resources available within each person and the environment shaped his professional well as intervals of physical hardship. His life philosophy was shaped by the resulting appreciation of the values of observation, patience, perseverance, and hard work. All surroundings provide solutions, whether the circumstances are sparse, filled with adversities or teeming with yet-to-be discovered possibilities views and created a broader spectrum for psychotherapy.

 

ERICKSON SPEAKING ABOUT LIFE

 ť Life isn’t something you can give an answer to today. You should enjoy the process of waiting,
 the process of becoming what you are. There is nothing more delightful than planting flower seeds
 and not knowing what kind of flowers are going to come up.

Milton H. Erickson, M.D.     
1979     

 

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ERICKSONIAN LITERATURE

Author

Book Title

Year

Publisher

Description

 

Alman, B., & Lambrou, P.

Self-hypnosis
The complete manual for health and self-change (2nd ed.)

1991

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 12(2)

Baker, R.

They Call it Hypnosis

1990

Promethius

 

Bandler, R. & Grinder, J.

Patterns of the hypnotic techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
Vol.1

1975

Meta Publications

Ideas for reproducing Erickson's use of language in trance inductions. The model is based on transformational grammar and split-brain research.  The forward was written by Erickson.

Barber, J., & Adrian, C.

Psychological Approaches to the Management of Pain

1982

Brunner/Mazel

Five of eleven chapters focus on Ericksonian methods of pain management, one written by Erickson himself.
See Newsletter: 14 (1) p14

Battino, R., & South, T.

Ericksonian Approaches  
A Comprehensive Manual
Second Edition

 

Crown House

 

 

Bauer, Sofia M. F

Hipnoterapia Ericksoniana Paso a Paso

1998

Campinas/SP Brazil : Editora Psy

(In Portuguese)

 

Bell-Gadsby, Cheryl, & Siegenberg, Anne

Reclaiming Her Story Ericksonian solution focused therapy for sexual abuse

1996

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 16(3) p4

Calof, D.

Hypnotic Techniques

 

 

 

Calof, D. & Simons, R.

The Couple who Became Each Other

 

1996

Bantam Books

See Newsletter: 17 (1) p14

Combs, G. & Freedman, J.

Symbol, Story & Ceremony Using metaphor in individual and family therapy

 

1990

W. W. Norton

The authors illustrate the artistic and metaphorical side of Ericksonian psychotherapy.
See Newsletter: 13 (1)

Cooper, L. & Erickson, M.

Time Distortion in Hypnosis

An Experimental and Clinical Investigation

1954

1959

1982

Irvington

The results of Erickson and Cooper1s experimental and clinical work in this area. Much of this material is included in the Collected Papers.

 

Cooper, L.; Erickson, E.; Erickson, M.: Morgan, R. F.; Sacerdote, P.; & Zimbardo, P. G.

Training the Time Sense

Hypnotic and Conditioning Approaches

1994

Innova

 

de Shazer, S.

Keys to Solution in Brief Therapy

 

1985

W. W. Norton

 

 

Dolan, Y.

A Path with a Heart

Ericksonian utilization with resistant and chronic patients.

1985

Brunner/Mazel.

This book presents an extension of Ericksonian principles and techniques into work with difficult, multi-problem, long-term patients.

 

Dolan, Y.

Resolving Sexual Abuse

Solution focused therapy and Ericksonian hypnosis for adult survivors.

 

1991

W. W. Norton

 

See Newsletter: 12 (3)

Edgette, J. & Edgette, J

The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy

 

1995

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 16 (1) p14

Erickson, M.

Encyclopedia Britannica

14th Edition, Vol. 12, “Hypnotism”

 

1954

Encyclopedia Britannica

Erickson, M.

Special Collection:

Papers by Milton H. Erickson

 

July 1977

ASCH Journal

 A collection of papers published by Milton H. Erickson in the ASCH journal.

Erickson, M.

The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson

Presentation to the San Diego Society of Clinical Hypnosis

2001

Foundation Press

This is an edited transcription of a seminar by Erickson in San Diego , April 29, 1962 .  It is the first in a series.

 

Erickson, M., & Rossi, E.

Experiencing Hypnosis

Therapeutic Approaches to Altered States

1981

Irvington

The third book in the series, containing a transcript of a lecture on hypnosis in psychiatry by Erickson and discussion of various therapeutic techniques and approaches. Includes a description of Erickson's famous nonverbal arm catalepsy induction technique. Two audiocassettes (of the lecture mentioned above) accompany this book

 

Erickson, M., & Rossi, E.

Hypnotherapy

An Exploratory Casebook

1979

1980

Irvington

The second book in the series. This volume deals extensively with hypnotic therapy, utilizing numerous case examples and transcripts. A tape of a therapy session, conducted by Erickson, with a man with phantom limb pain and his wife with tinnitus accompanies this book.

 

Erickson, M., & Rossi, E.

The February Man 
Evolving Consciousness and Identity in Hypnotherapy

 

1989

1991

Brunner/Mazel

Taylor & Francis

  See Newsletter: 10 (1)

Erickson, M., Hershman, S., & Secter, I.

The Practical Application of Medical and Dental Hypnosis

1961

1991

Julian Press, Brunner/Mazel

 This book was compiled primarily from transcripts of workshops for medical, psychological and dental professionals given by the authors during the late 1950s. It was reissued in 1989 with a foreword by Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

See Newsletter: 10 (2) p11

 

Erickson, M., Rossi, E., & Rossi, S.

Hypnotic Realities

The Induction of Clinical Hypnosis and Forms of Indirect Suggestions

1976

Irvington

The first book in a series of three co-authored by Erickson and Rossi. Gives an overall model for Erickson's hypnotic approaches. Contains numerous discussions and commentaries on transcripts of inductions. Accompanied by an audiocassette of Erickson doing two inductions with the same subject.

 

Evans, B. & Burrows, G.

Hypnosis in Australia

1998

AJCEH

Provides an introduction to Ericksonian methods.

See Newsletter: 19 (1) p19

Fisch, R.,  Weakland, J., & Segal, L

 

The Tactics of Change

1982

Jossey-Bass

This book was dedicated to Milton H. Erickson

Freytag, F.

The Hypnoanalysis of an Anxiety Hysteria

 

1959

Julian Press

This book was dedicated to Milton H. Erickson

Gilligan, S. G.

Therapeutic Trances
The Cooperation Principle in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

1986

Brunner/Mazel

This book is Gilligan's overview of Ericksonian hypnotherapy, including his model of symptom phenomena as self-devaluing trance phenomena and how to transform them into self-valuing assets. A general discussion of the major schools of hypnosis is included to put Erickson's approach into context.

 

Gordon, D.

Therapeutic Metaphors

Helping others through the looking glass

 

1978

Meta Publications

 

Gordon, D., & Myers-Anderson, M.

Phoenix

Therapeutic patterns of Milton H. Erickson

1981

Meta Publications

An attempt at systematizing and making explicit Erickson’s therapeutic (as opposed to strictly hypnotic) work. Uses material from Erickson's teaching seminars to illustrate the principles discussed.

 

Grinder, J., DeLozier, J., & Bandler, R

Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson M.D.

 Vol. 2

1977

Meta Publications

Offers conceptions of sensory-based maps, different approaches for congruent and incongruent clients and other ideas about Erickson's hypnotic work. A transcript of Erickson's work (taken from "The Artistry of Milton Erickson" videotape) is analyzed with reference to the formulations presented in both volumes.

 

Gurman & Kniskern

Ericksonian Family Therapy

 

1991

 

See Newsletter: 12 (2)

Haley, J

Uncommon Therapy

The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

1973

1986

W. W. Norton

Contains numerous case examples, discussions with Erickson, commentaries and specific techniques. The book is mainly about Erickson's therapeutic approaches. The material is organized and presented within the family life cycle framework.

 

Haley, J.

Conversations With Milton H. Erickson

Changing individuals, Vol. 1

1985

1999

Triangle Press

W. W. Norton

These conversations took place mainly in the late 1950s between Erickson, Haley, John Weakland and occasionally Gregory Bateson. Haley and Weakland were trying to understand Erickson's brief therapy for their research with Bate son's project on communication and for their own clinical work with individuals, couples and families.

 

Haley, J.

Conversations With Milton H. Erickson

Changing couples,  Vol. 2

 

1985

1999

Triangle Press

W. W. Norton

Reading the books is like reading the transcripts of supervision sessions with some theoretical material and some case discussion.

Haley, J.

Conversations With Milton H. Erickson

Changing children and families, Vol.3

 

1985

1999

Triangle Press

W. W. Norton

This material was the source for much of the material in Uncommon Therapy.

 

Haley, J.

Jay Haley on Milton Erickson

1993

1994

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p12

Haley, J.

 

Ordeal therapy

1984

Jossey-Bass

This is an extension of the benevolent ordeal therapy Haley learned from Erickson. Some Erickson cases are used, but the majority comes from cases Haley supervised or treated himself.

See Newsletter: 4 (3)

 

Haley, J.

Problem Solving Therapy

 

1976

Jossey-Bass

Haley, J.

Strategies of Psychotherapy

1963

1990

Grune-Stratton

Triangle Press

 

 

Haley, J. (Ed.)

Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis & Therapy

Selected Papers of Milton H. Erickson

1967

Grune & Stratton

This was the first effort to compile Erickson's major papers on hypnosis and therapy. It also contains a biographical introduction and discussion of Erickson's work by Haley, Erickson's longtime student and popularizer. All of this material, with the exception of Haley's writing, is included in the Collected Papers (edited by Rossi).

 

Hammerschlag, C.

Dancing Healers

1988

Harper & Row

 

 

Hartland, J.

Medical & Dental Hypnosis

2nd Edition

1971

Bailliere Tindal, London

 

Erickson wrote the forward.

 

Havens, R.

The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson

Vol. I

1985

Irvington

This book is a compilation of quotations from Erickson on various topics relating to therapy and hypnosis. The quotations are organized into sections, and what emerges constitutes a natural model for Erickson's therapeutic and hypnotic approaches

 

Havens, R. (Ed.)

The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson

Human behavior and psychotherapy, Vol. II

 

1989

1992

Irvington

See Newsletter: 5 (3)

Havens, R., & Walters, C.

Hypnotherapy Scripts

A neo-Ericksonian approach to persuasive healing

 

1989

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 9 (3)

Hughes & Rothovious

World’s Greatest Hypnotists

(Chapters 22-24, pp. 223-248)

1996

University Press of America

 

See Newsletter: 17 (3) p17

Kershaw, C.

The Couple's Hypnotic Dance

Creating Ericksonian strategies in marital therapy

 

1992

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 11 (3)

Klippstein, H. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Hypnotherapeutic Group Inductions

 

1991

Brunner/Mazel

 

Lankton, C., & Lankton, S.

Tales of Enchantment

Goal-oriented metaphors for adults and children in therapy

 

1989

Taylor and Francis / Brunner-Routledge Publications

Lankton, S.

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Application, Preparation and Research

 

1988

 

 

Lankton, S. 

Practical Magic

A translation of basic neurolinguistic programming into clinical psychotherapy

 

1980

Crown House Publications

 

Lankton, S. (Ed.)

Central Themes and Principals of Ericksonian Therapy

 

1987

 

 

Lankton, S. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 1 Elements and dimensions of an Ericksonian approach

1985

 

This first volume includes a new article, contributed by Elizabeth Erickson, that is an update of an unpublished Milton Erickson article on certain principles of medical hypnosis

See Newsletter: 8 (3)

 

Lankton, S. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 2
Central themes and principles of Ericksonian therapy

1987

 

This is the second of the Ericksonian Monographs series

See Newsletter: 8(3)

Lankton, S. (Ed.)

 

Ericksonian Monographs Number 5
Ericksonian Hypnosis: Application, Preparation and Research

1989

 

See Newsletter: 14 (3)

Lankton, S., & Erickson, K. (Eds.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 9
The essence of a single session success  

1993

 

See Newsletter: 14 (1) p11

Lankton, S., & Lankton, C.

Enchantment and Intervention in Family Therapy

Training in Ericksonian Approaches

1986

Crown House Publications

This book takes the Lankton's elaboration of Erickson's work further than the first book and links the hypnotic approaches to family and couple therapy.

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p14

 

Lankton, S., & Lankton, C.

The Answer Within
A clinical framework of Ericksonian hypnotherapy

1983

Crown House Publications

Contains case examples from Erickson's and Lankton's work embedded in a comprehensive framework to provide clinicians access to Ericksonian approaches to the use of hypnosis in therapy

Lankton, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.) 

Ericksonian Monographs # 10 Difficult contexts for therapy

 

1995

 

See Newsletter: 15 (3) p13

Lankton, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 3 Treatment for special populations with Ericksonian approaches

 

1988

 

See Newsletter: 8 (3)

Lankton, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 4

Research, comparisons and medical applications of Ericksonian techniques

 

1988

 

See Newsletter: 14 (3)

Lankton, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.) 

Ericksonian Monographs Number 6
Extrapolations: Demonstrations of Ericksonian Therapy.  

 

1989

 

See Newsletter: 14 (3)

Lankton, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.) 

Ericksonian Monographs Number 7
The Broader Implications of Ericksonian Therapy

 

1990

 

See Newsletter: 14 (3)

Lankton, S., Gilligan, S., & Zeig, J. (Eds.)

Ericksonian Monographs Number 8

Views on Ericksonian Brief Therapy, Process and Action

 

1991

 

See Newsletter: 14 (3)

Lankton, S., Lankton, C., & Matthews, W.

Ericksonian Family Therapy

In A. Gurman and D. Kniskern (Eds.) The handbook of family therapy, Vol. 2

 

1991

 

 

Le Cron (Ed.)

Experimental Hypnosis

 

1958

MacMillan

Leva, R. (Ed.)

Psychotherapy: The Listening Voice
Rogers and Erickson

 

1987

1988

Accelerated Development

See Newsletter: 8 (2) p14

Loriedo, C, & Vella, G.

Paradox and the Family System

 

1992

Brunner/Mazel

 

Lovern, J. D.

Pathways to Reality Erickson-inspired treatment approaches to chemical dependency

 

1991

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 14 (1) p11

Matthews, W. J. & Edgette, John H. (Eds.)

Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy Solutions, strategies, narratives, Vol. I

 

1997

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 17 (3) p14

Matthews, W. J. & Edgette, John H. (Eds.)

Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy

Solutions, strategies, narratives, Vol. II

 

1998

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 17 (3) p14

Matthews, W. J. & Edgette, John H. (Eds.)

Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy Solutions, strategies, narratives, Vol III

 

1999

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 19 (3) p15

McClintock, E.

Room for Change Empowering Possibilities for Therapists and Clients

 

1999

Allyn & Bacon

See Newsletter: 20 (2) p13

McNeilly, R., & Brown, J.

Healing With Words

 

Hill of Content

See Newsletter: 15 (2) p7

Mehl, L., & Peterson, G.

The Art of Healing

 

1989

Irvington

 

Mills, J., Crowley , R., & Ryan, M.

Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within

 

1986

Brunner/Mazel

 

O'Hanlon, W. H.

Taproots

Underlying principles of Milton Erickson's therapy and hypnosis

 

1987

W. W. Norton

See Newsletter: 7 (2)

O'Hanlon, W. H., & Hexum, A. L.

Uncommon Casebook
The Complete Clinical Work of Milton H. Erickson

 

1990

W. W. Norton

 

 

O'Hanlon, W. H., & Martin, M.

Solution-Oriented Hypnosis An Ericksonian approach

 

1992

W. W. Norton

 

Overholser, L.

Ericksonian Hypnosis Handbook of clinical practice

1984

Irvington

This is a primer on the induction and therapeutic use of hypnosis using an Ericksonian approach. It includes exercises at the end of each chapter to practice the skills discussed.

Phillips, M. & Frederick, C.

Healing the Divided Self Clinical and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for Post Traumatic and Dissociative Conditions

1995

W. W. Norton

 

See Newsletter: 15 (3) p10

Ray, W., & Keeney, B.

Resource Focused Therapy

 

1993

Karnac Books, London

 

 

Rhue, Lynn & Kirsch

Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis
An Ericksonian Model of Hypnotherapy

(Chapter 9, pp. 187-214)

1993

American Psychological Association

See Newsletter: 12 (2)

Ritterman, M.

Using Hypnosis in Family Therapy

1983

Jossey­-Bass

See Newsletter: 6 (2)

 

Robles, T.

A Concert for Four Hemispheres in Psychotherapy  

1990

Vantage Press

See Newsletter: 13 (2) p8; 16 (3) p11

Robles, T.

Terapia cortada a la medida: un seminario ericksoniano con Jeffrey K Zeig

1991

Institute of Milton H. Erickson de la Ciudad de Mexico

In Spanish

See Newsletter: 13 (3) p13

Rosen, S.

My Voice Will Go With You

The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson

 

1982

W. W. Norton

Edited and with commentary boy Sidney Rosen.  Foreword by Lynn Hoffman (translated to Japanese)

Rossi, E. (Ed.)

Innovative Hypnotherapy

1980

 

Irvington

Halsted

 

Rossi, E. (Ed.)

The Collected Papers of Milton H. Erickson on Hypnosis
The nature of hypnosis and suggestion, Vol.1

1980

Irvington

This four-volume work includes all of Erickson's published papers on hypnosis and therapy, some previously unpublished material, and a few papers by Erickson's collaborators (Rossi, Elizabeth Erickson, Jeffrey Zeig and others).

Rossi, E. (Ed.)

The Collected Papers of Milton H. Erickson on Hypnosis
Hypnotic alteration of sensory, perceptual and psychophysiological processes, Vol.2

1980

Irvington

Rossi, E. (Ed.)

The Collected Papers of Milton H. Erickson on Hypnosis
Hypnotic investigation of psychodynamic processes, Vol.3

1980

Irvington

Rossi, E. (Ed.)

The Collected Papers of Milton H. Erickson on Hypnosis
Innovative hypnotherapy, Vol.4

1980

Irvington

Rossi, E., & Ryan, M.

Creative Choice in Hypnosis The seminars, workshops and lectures of Milton H. Erickson, Vol. 4

1991

Irvington

A collection of some of Erickson's often-used teaching stories, some case examples, some personal and family anecdotes, with commentary and organization by Rosen

Rossi, E., & Ryan, M. (Eds.)

Life Reframing in Hypnosis The seminars, workshops and lectures of Milton H. Erickson, Vol. 2

1985

Irvington

This is a continuation of the volume above. A tape of Erickson doing hypnotic therapy with a photographer is included.

Rossi, E., & Ryan, M. (Eds.)

Mind-body Communication in Hypnosis
The seminars, workshops and lectures of Milton H. Erickson, Vol. 3

1986

Irvington

The third volume of this edited series is mainly focused on Erickson's work with somatic problems and issues.

 

Rossi, E., Ryan, M., & Sharp, F. (Eds.)

Healing in Hypnosis

The seminars, workshops and lectures of Milton H. Erickson, Vol.1

1983

Irvington

This is the first in a four-volume series of transcripts of Erickson's lectures and demonstrations from the 1 950s and '6 Os. This volume also contains a short biography and some pictures of Erickson over the years. It is accompanied by a tape of one of the lectures transcribed in the book.

Short, D., Erickson B.A., Klein, R. Hope & Resiliency
Understanding the Therapeutic Strategies of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
2005 Crown House   See information on this site

Simpkins, C., & Simpkins, A

Timeless Teachings from the Therapy Masters

2001

Radiant Dolphin Press

 

Wallas, L.

Stories for the Inner Ear

1985

W. W. Norton

 

 

Walters, C., & Havens, R.A.

Hypnotherapy for Health, Harmony and Peak Performance
Expanding the goals of psychotherapy

1993

Brunner/Mazel

 

Waltzlawick, P.

The Language of Change

 

1978

Basic Books

This book was dedicated to Milton H Erickson

Waltzlawick, P., Weakland, J., & Fisch, R.

 

Change

 

1974

W. W. Norton

 

Milton H Erickson wrote the forward to this book.

Watkins, J.

Hypnotherapeutic Techniques

 

1987

Irvington

 

Wolinski, S.

Trances People Live

 

1991

Bramble

This book was dedicated to Milton H. Erickson. 

Yapko, M.

Breaking the Patterns of Depression

 

1997

Doubleday

See Newsletter: 17 (3) p15

Yapko, M.

 

Essentials of Hypnosis

1995

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 15 (3) p10

Yapko, M. 

Hypnosis and the Treatment of Depression

Strategies for change

 

1992

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 13 (2) p8

Yapko, M.

Trancework

(2nd ed.).

 

1990

Brunner/Mazel

See Newsletter: 5 (3); 10 (3)

Yapko, M.

Treating Depression with Hypnosis

Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Strategic Approaches

 

2001

Brunner-Routledge

 

Yapko, M. (Ed)

Hypnotic and Strategic Interventions

Principle and practice

 

1986

1987

Irvington

 

Yapko, M. (Ed.)

Brief Therapy Approaches to Treating Anxiety and Depression

 

1989

Brunner/Mazel

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

A Teaching Seminar with Milton H. Erickson

1980

Brunner/Mazel

Transcript of a five-day teaching seminar recorded August 1979. Introductory chapters by Zeig on Erickson's use of anecdotes. Includes a discussion and commentary by Erickson and Zeig on a trance induction which occurred during the seminar. Spotlights Erickson's unique oral teaching ability.

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Changing Directives

The Strategic Therapy of Jay Haley

2001

Foundation Press

A festschrift of Jay Haley written by those who know his work.

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

1982

Brunner/Mazel

Edited proceedings of the First International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, which was held in Phoenix , Arizona in 1980. Includes keynote addresses by Jay Haley and Carl Whitaker, and 41 papers on Erickson and Ericksonian approaches in various areas of social science and medicine

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Methods

The Essence of the story

1994

Brunner/Mazel

Edited proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

See Newsletter: 15 (2) p10

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Psychotherapy

Clinical Applications, Vol.2

1985

Brunner/Mazel

These volumes are meant to show the development and furthering of Erickson's work in new directions or to show new applications for Erickson's techniques and approaches

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Ericksonian Psychotherapy Structures, Vol.1

1985

Brunner/Mazel

These are the edited proceedings of the Second International Erickson Congress, held in Phoenix in 1983. Keynote and plenary addresses are by Watzlawick, Rossi, Haley and Madanes. Includes a special section by Erickson's family on his child-rearing techniques.

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Experiencing Erickson

An Introduction to the Man and His Work

1985

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains an overview and introduction to Erickson as a person and as a therapist, as well as transcripts of Erickson's supervision and teaching with Zeig.

See Newsletter: 6 (4)

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

Handbook of Ericksonian Therapy

 

2001

Foundation Press

A collection of topics written by leading Experts in Ericksonian Therapy

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

The Evolution of Psychotherapy

1987

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains the edited proceedings of 27 presentations given at the first Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, a landmark meeting held in Phoenix , Arizona in 1985. (translated into German & Japanese)

See Newsletter: 7 (3)

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

The Evolution of Psychotherapy

The Second Conference

1992

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains the edited proceedings of the second Evolution Conference, which was held in Anaheim , California . It includes the presentations and question/answer sessions of 23 distinguished faculty members.

See Newsletter: 13 (2) 7

 

Zeig, J. (Ed.)

The Evolution of Psychotherapy

The Third Conference

1996

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains the edited proceedings of the second Evolution Conference, which was held in Las Vegas , 1995

See Newsletter: 17 (2) p13

 

Zeig, J., & Geary, B. (Eds)

The Handbook of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

2001

Foundation Press

This book contains the edited proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, held in Phoenix , 1999.

 

Zeig, J., & Geary, B. (Eds)

The Letters of Milton H. Erickson

2000

Zeig, Tucker & Theisen

‡ These letters are written by Erickson to various colleagues.  The letters contain insights into his thinking and explanations of concepts.

See Newsletter: 20 (3) p19

 

Zeig, J., & Gilligan, S. (Eds.)

Brief Therapy

Myths, Methods and Metaphors

1990

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains the edited proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, held in San Francisco , California , in 1988.

See Newsletter: 15 (2) p18

 

Zeig, J., & Lankton, S. (Eds.)

Developing Ericksonian Therapy

State of the Art

1988

Brunner/Mazel

This book contains the edited proceedings of the Third International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, held in Phoenix , Arizona, in 1986

 

Zeig, J., & Munion, M.

Milton H. Erickson

1999

Sage

This primer provides an induction to the work of Milton H. Erickson.

See Newsletter: 20 (1) p20

 


AUDIO RECORDINGS OF ERICKSON

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Haley & Richeport

In His Own Voice

Problem Drinkers 

1991

Triangle Press

Recorded in the mid 1950’s. Contents: The Liquor Deposit, An Alcoholic Pilot, Hiding the Liquor, The Alcoholic Who Hates Her Mother (1 cassette, 60 min)

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p16

 

Haley & Richeport

In His Own Voice

Sex Therapy: The Female  

1991

Triangle Press

Recorded in the mid 1950’s. Contents: Female sexual development, The Case of Inhibited Ann, Modesty and Short Shorts, An Unmarried Girl's Sensations, Back Pain, Eating Steak, Doing It for Fun (2 cassettes, 2 hr.)

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p16

 

Haley & Richeport

In His Own Voice

Sex Therapy: The Male

1991

Triangle Press

Recorded in the mid 1950’s. Contents: The Case for Naming Breasts, Sexual Development of the Male, Three Premature Ejaculation Problems, Learning to Have an Orgasm (2 cassettes, 2 hr.)

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p16

 

Haley & Richeport

In His Own Voice

Erickson on Multiple Personality

1991

Triangle Press

Recorded in the mid 1950’s. 60 minutes (1 cassette)

See Newsletter: 14 (2) p16

 

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson

Philadelphia 1955

2001

Foundation Press

 

A two CD set: “Phenomena of Hypnosis” and “Techniques of Induction & Utilization in Hypnosis”  Available on cassette

See Newsletter: 20 (2) p18

 

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson

Chicago 1960

 

Foundation Press

 

This is a set of four cassette tapes that will soon be made available on CD.

 

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson

1952 UCLA Lectures

 

Foundation Press

 

This is a set of four cassette tapes that will soon be made available on CD.

 

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Seminars of Milton H. Erickson

San Diego 1962

2001

Foundation Press

 

A five CD set: “That Which Occurs Within,” “The Inward Orientation,” “Frigidity and Impotence,” and “Common Sense Suggestion.”  This set is accompanied by an edited transcript.

 

Rossi

Life Reframing in Hypnosis

 

1985

Irvington

Facilitating Potentials in a Young Photographer, a demonstration by Milton H. Erickson, 1 cassette, 90 min

 

Rossi

Mind-body Communication in Hypnosis

 

1986

Irvington

Milton H. Erickson’s hypnotic alteration of physiological functioning; 1 cassette, 90 min

Rossi

Hypnotic Realities

 

1976

Irvington

Milton H. Erickson, 1 cassette, 90 min

Rossi

Experiencing Hypnosis

 

1981

Irvington

Milton H. Erickson’s Ocean Monarch Lecture; 1 cassette, 90 min

 

Rossi

Healing in Hypnosis

 

1983

Irvington

Milton H. Erickson’s demonstration of trance and therapy in everyday life; 1 cassette, 90 min

 

SCSEPH

The Therapeutic Perspective Working with Multiple Personality

1991

SCSEPH

Recorded December 1978. Single audiotape of Erickson discussing his unique therapeutic perspective and illustrating with MPD cases, accompanied by an edited transcript.

See Newsletter: 15 (2) p12

 

SCSEPH

Teaching Tapes of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (from the Edwin Yager Collection)

2000

SCSEPH

Recorded March 6, 1960 .  Eight audio tape set from a private workshop discussing a variety of hypnosis related topics.

 

SCSEPH

Unconscious Awareness During General Anesthesia

Research and Clinical Applications

 

2000

SCSEPH

Recorded in 1960. Single audiotape of Erickson discussing this issue.

SCSEPH

Hypnosis with Children

2000

SCSEPH

October 1958. Single audiotape of Dr. Erickson presenting views of his experience on this topic in an advanced seminar in Chicago .

 


VIDEO RECORDINGS OF ERICKSON

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Erickson, M. & Lustig, H.

The Artistry of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

Part 1 & Part 2

1975

Herbert S. Lustig, M.D., Ltd.

An uninterrupted recording of Erickson with two subjects.  Erickson was 73 at the time of the recording in April 1975.  (105 minutes)

See Newsletter: 14 (3) p13

Haley & Richeport

Milton H. Erickson

Explorer in Hypnosis & Therapy

 

Triangle Press

A collection of still photographs, old movies, and videotaped interviews.  (53 minutes)

See Newsletter: 13 (2) p9

Haley & Richeport

Remembering Milton H. Erickson

 

 

Triangle Press

Although this video does not contain footage of

Erickson, it chronicles his impact on Haley and Weakland as they recount their meetings with Erickson during the 1950’s.

See Newsletter: 19 (2) p14

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

Celebrating Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

A Biographical Sketch

2001

Foundation Press

 

This is a biographical sketch contains hundreds of still photographs of Erickson and is narrated by Mrs. Elizabeth Erickson and Jeffery K. Zeig.

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

Symbolic Hypnotherapy

 

1982

Foundation Press

 

Jeff Zeig discusses use of symbols in psychotherapy.  Segments of Erickson with the same subject over two consecutive days in 1978 are shown.

Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Process of Hypnotic Induction

Featuring Milton H. Erickson, M.D., 1964

1982

Foundation Press

 

This training tape contains Jeff Zeig’s analysis of Erickson’s method of hypnotic induction.  Erickson provided this demonstration of hypnosis in 1964, using several different subjects.

See Newsletter: 18 (2) p19

Reese, Maryann

My Personal Trance with Milton H. Erickson

 

1999

Southern Institute Press

See Newsletter: 19 (3) p18

Rossi, E

The Reverse Set in Hypnotic Induction

1976

Irvington

An uninterrupted recording of Erickson with one female subject.  Erickson was 56 at the time of the recording, in April 1958.  (33 minutes)

See Newsletter: 6 (3)

SCSEPH

Now, You Wanted a Trance Demonstrated Today

1985

SCSEPH

December 1978. 82 minute subtitled videotape of a trance demonstration illustrating a variety of hypnotic phenomena and many teachings about hypnosis. An annotated training manual is available.

SCSEPH

The Treatment of Two Phobia Cases and The Hypnotic Treatment of an 11-year-old Child with Bedwetting

1991

SCSEPH

December 1978. 70-minute videotape where Erickson discusses three famous treatment cases during a training seminar. Written transcript is available.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ericksonian List Server Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Erickson Forum Milton H. Erickson Institute of Phoenix

 

 

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