The Erickson Foundation continues to be a space for Ericksonian professionals and professionals in a health-related field that have an interest in psychotherapy, hypnosis, and Milton Erickson. Our products continue to range from courses, books, audio & video. We are working to reach our international audiences, such as our Spanish Speaking audiences. The purpose of this blog post is to share all the available Spanish-translated materials that we have at the Erickson Foundation. Our Spanish materials are split into two categories, books, and audio & video. Below is a deeper look into the two categories of our Spanish Translated products. → Read more
Written by Joyce Bavlinka, M.Ed, LISAC
As we reorganize the Foundation’s book collection, I have come across several noteworthy books featuring those who have made strides in the fields of hypnosis and psychotherapy.
One such book was discovered in our historic book collection. It is the Handbook of Investigative Hypnosis (1980) by Martin Reiser, Ed.D. Reiser was director of Behavioral Science Service (BSS) for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and founder and director of the Law Enforcement Hypnosis Institute. He also served as president of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.
The Erickson Foundation makes it a priority to offer courses that will continue your education and perfect the foundation of your art. Our team at the Erickson Foundation has worked hard to bring you one-of-a-kind courses that focus on psychotherapy and Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy strategies. Our Online Summer Guide consists of 3 courses that are virtual so that attendees all over the world can attend our courses in the comfort of their own homes and connect with us and other attendees from all over the world. Below is a detailed look at our Summer Guide and resources to help you through those said courses. → Read more
I never met anyone who could make a human connection as intently as Virginia Satir. She did this when working with clients; she did it with her colleagues, and she did it when she was on stage. I remember one keynote that she offered in Phoenix at one of the Erickson Foundation conferences. People left the room marveling and commenting. Many said she was talking directly to them. I thought she was talking to me. → Read more
This book is done well on many different levels. Through his own rich experience attending Jeff Zeig’s masterclasses, Robert Staffin creates a vicarious experience that includes multilevel learning. Staffin is aware of what those who take a master class in psychotherapy are seeking and he offers possibilities for meeting those needs. As he recounts his experiences and illustrates Jeff Zeig’s wizardry, a smorgasbord of multilevel learning is the backdrop. Following along with Zeig’s teaching, on one level he talks about the possibilities for therapists, and on another level, the possibilities for an individual. He also explains the complexities and intricacies of Zeig’s teaching, which is another level of learning. → Read more
The Erickson Historic Residence is an important part of Dr. Erickson’s past and offers guests a unique glimpse into the professional and personal life of the psychotherapy master.
In 1948, Milton Erickson and his family made the move from Eloise, Michigan to Phoenix, Arizona as he was told the warm and dry climate would be good for his health. Erickson spent the last decade of his life with his wife, Elizabeth Erickson at the modest ranch-style home on Hayward Avenue. → Read more
John Lentz: Lilian, we have known each other for some time, and you have been teaching the Intensives for many years. I browsed the Erickson website and discovered that the Intensives program has changed a lot.
Lilian Borges: Yes, but I have been positively surprised at the outcome. My first class was last week. Each class is now two hours long and I had to be trained to teach others because the Foundation is using a whole different system. There are now modules: A through D on different topics. → Read more
I am not sure how old I was when I learned fractions and division, but I know that I was very young because my little sister and I were sleeping in the same bed. My father had not yet finished building our separate bedrooms in the attic. By that time, my sister and I already had a lot of experience dividing things between the two of us. → Read more
Many people will experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States that affects 40 million adults. Anxiety is a common response when we are going through big life changes, such as career changes, moving, or financial and health troubles. When the anxiety starts to become larger than the events themselves or your everyday life and routine are affected, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Signs and symptoms of someone struggling with anxiety can range from excessive worrying, restlessness, agitation, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and more. If you need help managing your anxiety, here are some tips to help you manage it and overall better your life. → Read more
With a foreword written by Erving Polster, readers can anticipate that Jeffrey Zeig has created yet another useful and cutting-edge book for psychotherapists. Not only will you learn how to evocatively communicate, but you will also discover truths about psychotherapy and communication that will be useful in your clinical practice. → Read more