The Erickson Video Collection – Now Streaming
Dr. Jeffrey Zeig’s first impression of Milton Erickson in 1973:
“I was seeing someone who I felt had mastered life under really difficult circumstances. It was really hard for him to get dressed, hard for him to eat, hard for him to do some of the common things that are so natural for all of us. And he was transcending his limitations, his pain to talk with me about life and about being a better Jeff Zeig.”
Milton H. Erickson, MD, had a challenging physical life. He was a brilliant and capable man stuck in body ravaged by disease and deterioration. He endured chronic pain and myriad physical ailments, including muscle weakness and deterioration. But despite his pain and despite his limitations, Erickson dedicated his life to helping others deal with their problems, and he devoted himself to passing along his knowledge and expertise through teaching. He was the quintessential Wounded Healer.
In these videos from the Milton H. Erickson Foundation’s archives you will see Erickson in action, demonstrating his innovative therapeutic techniques. He was greatly limited physically, but a powerful and pragmatic force mentally, able to promote dramatic and lasting change in his clients.
In the following video, Erickson focuses on body dysmorphia. This is a prime example of how he took what he gleaned from his own life experience and applied it to help others:
Where can I learn more?
We hope you have enjoyed these Erickson case videos. If you missed seeing the first video — Strategic Psychotherapy for Weight Control — watch below or find it on our YouTube channel.
These videos are the first installment of a series of Erickson videos that will be available for graduate students and professionals. To keep the spirit of Dr. Erickson alive in the 21st century, we will be rolling out many more videos (some unseen since their recording date) for our Erickson Streaming Video Collection.