The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
Milton H. Erickson, M.D. is generally acknowledged to have been the
world's leading practitioner of medical hypnosis. His "strategic
therapy," using hypnotic techniques with or without actually inducing
trance, allows him to get directly to the core of a problem and
prescribe a course of action that can lead to rapid recovery.
This book provides a comprehensive look at Dr. Erickson's theories in practice, through a series of case studies covering the kinds of problems that are likely to occur at various stages of the human life cycle. The results Dr. Erickson achieves sometimes seem to border on the miraculous, but they are brought about by a finely honed technique used by a wise, intuitive, highly trained psychiatrist-hypnotist whose work is recognized as a major contribution to the field.