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Ericksonian Hypnosis: Strategies for Effective Communications

246 pages3 hours


Milton H. Erickson, the father of modern clinical hypnosis, is rarely presented in the multidimensional format he worked in. When I trained it was so frustrating having to consult so many books in order to get a comprehensive sense of his work. After 50 years of clinical experience, I decided to write a book that contained his basic principles, presenting them in both linear and non-linear style—the way he worked, no jargon, in plain English. The following reviews best describe this book.

Robert Dilts, author and founder of NLP University:
“Rich in inspirational quotes, solid principles and practical examples, Stephen Paul Adler's book Ericksonian Hypnosis: Strategies for Effective Communication captures both the genius and humanity of Milton Erickson in a unique and engaging style.
“Stephen has clearly personally mastered the methods and techniques he presents in the book. As a practitioner and teacher of Erickson's work, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to capture both the genius and humanity of Milton Erickson.
“I would have loved to have a resource like this when I was first learning hypnosis and therapy.”

Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D., trauma recovery specialist:
“With integrity, grace, wit, and true inspiration, Stephen Paul Adler eloquently describes and competently embodies Milton Erickson's compassion and empowerment based approach to healing and transformation.
“This is a must read for anyone, client or therapist, who is seriously engaged in understanding the depths of the human journey and who wants to learn more about this collection of time-honored wisdom.
“Full of fine-tuned, clear practical guidelines and applications of Ericksonian hypnotherapy, communications skills, and the fine art of change, this book provides concise ‘how to do it’ instructions embellished with relevant clinical applications to streamline the learning curve and improve results.
“I love the book, I love the inspirational quotes, I love the transformational empowering process, I love the applications and suggestions! Read it!”

These quotes best represent the results I’ve hoped to achieve with this book.

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