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Term: Milton Erickson

DEFINITION:

American psychiatrist (1901–1980) whose theories and techniques revolutionized approaches to psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, resulting in the modern acceptance of hypnosis into psychotherapeutic practice.  He used indirect hypnotic inductions that did not seem to be hypnotic in nature at all, and made suggestions that were permissive rather than authoritarian.

AUTHOR:  Donald Michael Kraig
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After discovering some basic techniques that allowed the founding of what became known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the founders spent time with and modeled the techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson. Eventually, they formulated a set of verbal techniques based on ...
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