Detailing the life and work of a major innovator and leader of contemporary therapeutic hypnosis, this biography of Milton H. Erickson highlights the work that endures through the practice of thousands of Ericksonian psychologists and the transformative treatment of thousands of patients. Placing Erickson in the larger circle of shamanistic healers and practitioners of alternative medicine worldwide, this account by his children and colleagues provides a vivid portrait of his teaching, reputation as the archetypal "good father," interactions with other psychologists, and unique accomplishments as a healer. The volume contains biographical essays by his daughter, a well-known therapist, and his other children, appreciations by colleagues, a dialogue with Aldous Huxley, and a never-before-seen film of a therapy demonstration on the accompanying DVD.
About the Editors:
Betty Alice Erickson, MS, is a licensed professional counselor, a marriage and family therapist in private practice, and an international teacher of Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis. Bradford Keeney, PhD, is the former director of several family therapy doctoral programs. He is the author of Aesthetics of Change, Improvisational Therapy, and Mind in Therapy, and the editor of the Profiles of Healing series.