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The Changing Landscape — The Milton and Elizabeth Erickson Museum

Its History and Transformation

 

Contributions by Roxanna Erickson-Klein, Marnie McGann, and Jeff Zeig

 

A Call for Donations:

            Milton Erickson is known for his ability to promote change and to transform limitations in adaptive ways. The Erickson Foundation and Erickson family members are subscribing to his approach with the recent changes at The Milton and Elizabeth Erickson Museum.

Shortly after purchasing the Hayward home, the Foundation began working with Erickson’s family members to transform it into the Erickson Museum. The Foundation assigned financial resources for the maintenance and caretaking of this unique asset. Countless visitors have been hosted and many classes have been held on-site. Each step of the way the budget was scrutinized to reduce unnecessary expenditures while preserving the opportunity for visitors to know the Ericksons in an experiential way. → Read more

Hello all, Jeff Zeig is currently gathering information for a biography on Milton Erickson he will be writing in the near future. Are you a former patient, colleague, or friend who has had a personal experience with Dr. Erickson you are willing to share? If so, please fill out this form and be sure to include your contact information. (Former patients can remain anonymous.) It would also be helpful if you included a brief summary of your experience to help Dr. Zeig determine what experiences would be relevant to the book. Thank you and we hope to hear from you. → Read more

Jun 12

Whitaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Chuck Lakin

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

PROCESS, PRACTICE, AND MAGIC – CONTINUING THE EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH OF CARL WHITAKER EXPLORES AND CONTRASTS TODAY’S “EMPIRE OF OVERREGULATION” IN THE FIELD OF PSYCHOTHERAPY TO A WHITAKER PARADIGM.

As a case for re-humanizing family therapy, as opposed to numbly accepting its soulless “medicalization” in the name of safety and profitability, author David Keith scrutinizes an interview conducted more than 35 years ago by Carl Whitaker and highlights why Whitaker’s unconventional ways worked. Bravely challenging the status quo, Keith rallies for renewed freedom of language and developing a therapeutic Self, and explains how spending time with a “Crazyman” can be good for all concerned. → Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD Director: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Telephone: 480-389-4342 Web site: www.evolutionofpsychotherapy.com Email: jeff@erickson-foundation.org

Location: Anaheim Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Hilton, and Anaheim Marriott Dates: December 11-15, 2013

 

THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: A CONFERENCE

International experts assemble to describe state-of-the-art methods to solve problems in behavioral health and relationships.

Master practitioners in the field of human psychology will present their latest research on a wide range of topics to an audience of more than 7,000 registrants at the largest psychotherapy conference in the world. The topics include post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, stress, and its consequences, personality disorders, and major mental illness. → Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

AN ENGAGING BIOGRAPHY ON WILLIAM GLASSER ILLUMINATES ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE VOICES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN THE 20TH CENTURY

 

Jim Roy chronicles the life and legacy of William Glasser whose controversial ideas and brilliant insights significantly impacted mental health and education professionals. Champion of Change illustrates Glasser’s lifelong dedication to help others lead productive, meaningful lives. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 1, 2013 – William Glasser did not just have a profession, he had a mission – to empower people through choice, free will, and self-determination He envisioned a better world and the weighty issues he tackled reflected that – the definition, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and the explosion of psychotropic drugs; addiction and self-medication; failing marriages and the high divorce rate; disconnected families; crime and overwhelming prison conditions; underachieving students and poor quality schools; and worldwide political oppression and violence. → Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

 CALLING FOR THERAPEUTIC PERFORMANCE RATHER THAN RELIANCE ON THEORY, CREATIVE THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES PROVIDES THERAPISTS WITH INNOVATIVE WAYS TO BRING FORTH CHANGE 

In a practical how-to guide, the dynamic duo of Hillary and Brad Keeney gives therapists tools to get unstuck in dead-end sessions by using fresh techniques. 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 15, 2013 – Comparing psychotherapy sessions to theater or film, where there are plotlines, storyboards, and an actual beginning, middle and end, Hillary and Brad Keeney encourage therapists to think of themselves more as actors who are required to perform first and gain understanding later. The Keeney’s believe that doing so allows therapists to focus more on movement and change rather than being trapped in the typical problem/solution world. Exercises are offered as well as case examples so that therapists can creatively reframe impoverished sessions and transport clients from a problem-focused life to a life of infinite possibilities. One exercise has therapists starting at the end with a client, requiring them to “act in order to know how to act next” and put aside any habitual over-reliance on the client’s background information. → Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

BRIDGING THE FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY, THE DISORDERLY SOUL FOLLOWS ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY TO HEAL CHILDHOOD WOUNDS THROUGH SYSTEMIC FAMILY CONSTELLATION WORK

Psychologist Jan Crawford’s fascinating and candid quest to find her rightful place and make peace with her family begins with opening her heart and mind to understand the connection between all that came before, and all that will come in future generations. → Read more

Wizard of the Desert: The life and work of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. by Alex Vesely

About the Project

Milton H. Erickson revolutionized the world of psychotherapy with his novel and effective approach. Eventually his approach was tabbed, “Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.” His ideas inspired many professionals and became the basis of many new schools of brief therapy, including strategic therapy, interactional therapy, Rossi’s mind/body approach, solution-focused therapy, NLP, outcome-oriented therapy, and the self-relations approach. This documentary explores the life and work of Milton Erickson to provide a picture of the man was thought of as the “Mozart of communication.”

Dr. Erickson died in 1980, but his work continues to spread around the world. This film takes a look at how today’s leading professionals in the field are building on Erickson’s ideas; how Erickson has influenced their way of working; and how they envision the future of psychotherapy. → Read more

Oct 08

Reception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

ERICKSON FOUNDATION AND SPECIAL GUESTS CELEBRATE FOUNDATION’S NEW HEADQUARTERS AT GRAND OPENING

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation honors both Dr. Erickson and donors with a grand opening celebration.

 PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 8, 2012 – In celebration of its new headquarters and to honor Dr. Erickson and patrons who have donated generously, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation will hold a grand opening reception on October 11th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. → Read more

Mar 16

Keeney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

CONTACT: Marnie McGann

                                                                                    (602) 956-6196

marnie@erickson-foundation.org

 

 GROUNDBREAKING “CIRCULAR THERAPEUTICS” AIMS TO CONNECT MODERN DAY THERAPY WITH COLLECTIVE WISDOM IN TRADITIONAL HEALING

Internationally-recognized as elder healers, psychotherapists, and authors, Brad and Hillary Keeney, also known as “The Mojo Doctors,” invite therapists to open their hearts and journey back in time to discover ancient and spiritual forms of healing.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 16, 2012 – In their most recent book, Circular Therapeutics, Brad and Hillary Keeney encourage therapists to let go and free themselves from the “imprisonment of any and all models of therapy” and instead become wisdom-based practitioners with healing hearts. Through circular therapeutics, utilization, and improvisation, the Keeneys demonstrate how diverse wisdom traditions can positively impact clinical practice and offer help in restoring one’s “mojo” (a metaphor for the heart of healing –inner resources, gifts, and wisdom) to revitalize the therapeutic process. Although written to influence behavioral health professionals, Circular Therapeutics is entertaining, refreshing light and readable and appeals to a wide audience including those who have an interest in traditional healing and cybernetics. → Read more