`Zeig and Munion have provided us with a lucid insight into the life and work of a 20th century giant, and it is a book ful of human warmth and humour. I congratulate you who still have the adventure of exploring Milton H Erickson's story ahead of you' - Hypnos `This new offering on Erickson does not set out to uncover new ground, but more to introduce one to Erickson (and the cases are so extraoridinary they are worth repeating anyway). It does this in a number of easy to read sections, that gives a coherence, but the structure seems to filter out some of the magic of Erickson's uncommon mind' - New Therapist `This book is an easily accessible primer for those who are new
"A chalice of wisdom for our time."—Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., C.J. Jung Institute of Los Angeles Milton H. Erickson has been called the most influential hypnotherapist of our time. Part of his therapy was his use of teaching tales, which through shock, surprise, or confusion—with genius use of questions, puns, and playful humor—helped people to see their situations in a new way. In this book Sidney Rosen has collected over one hundred of the tales. Presented verbatim and accompanied by Dr. Rosen's commentary, they are grouped under such headings as Motivating Tales, Reframing, and Capturing the Innocent Eye.
Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life
Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.
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.
This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.