Posts Tagged ‘jeff zeig’
For over 25 years, the Couples Conference has helped professionals learn the applications of the latest research on facilitating treatment with couples. With the world going through a global pandemic, we as people have had to learn to rely more on virtual settings. As a result, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and the Couples Institute still plan to hold the Couples Conference online, so you can continue your education with couples therapy work and in turn, be able to connect with and help your patients with couples related issues. → Read more
What are Psychoaerobic Exercises, and why are they useful in training therapists and empowering excellence? In his most recent book, Psychoaerobics: An Experiential Method to Empower Therapist Excellence, Jeffrey Zeig emphasizes conceptual rather than factual learning. That is, one “knows” a fact, but one has a “felt sense” of a concept. Thus, his Psychoaerobic Exercises are all designed to be experiential rather than cognitive. People learn most deeply by feeling, sensing, and doing. Zeig states categorically: “The consultation room is the theater of the conceptual.” It is not a lecture hall where facts are stated. “It is the job of the therapist to strengthen positive concepts and modify ineffective, negative concepts.” The exercises can then be described as mini-psychodramas done in a group setting where all the participants are engaged experientially. You do not learn how to play tennis or a musical instrument by observing, but by repetitive practice under the guidance of a professional. → Read more
Forty-one years ago, on March 25, 1980, Milton H. Erickson, MD passed away. On that day we remember the genius life of Milton Erickson and the innovative techniques, powerful wisdom, and inspiration he passed on to so many people.
Milton Erickson suffered from many physical ailments from contracting polio at a young age and then being diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. Instead of letting his condition get the best of him, he turned it into a positive, powered through, and used it to further help his patients with their own struggles. He became known as the quintessential “Wounded Healer.” → Read more
Virtual Conferences have become increasingly popular in 2020 and 2021 as a safe way to connect with others, attend trainings, and continue your education. While we all miss seeing each other and connecting with each other in person, there are several benefits to attending a virtual conference. Below are some of those benefits and some helpful tips for making your next virtual conference the best it can be. → Read more
The Anatomy of Experiential Impact Through Ericksonian Therapy is one in a trilogy written by Jeffrey Zeig. The other two books in the trilogy — The Induction of Hypnosis (2014), and Psychoaerobics (2015) — emphasize different elements of the psychotherapeutic connection, but I enjoyed The Anatomy of Experiential Impact the most. Each of the three books stand on their own in content but reading them in sequence has greater impact and offers the reader more insight. → Read more
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation wants to provide the best trainings and products that also offer continuing education credit. We are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor online continuing education for psychologists to do so.
You will find that we offer online CE and homestudy credit for many select products from our archives that vary from brilliant video streams & recordings, featured programs & brand-new products, and our innovative training courses. Below are those categories of products and helpful online CE information for when you’re browsing through them next. → Read more
Jeffrey Zeig is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He travels worldwide, teaching, lecturing, supervising, organizing conferences, writing, and working tirelessly to promote Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy. This book is an outgrowth of his profound wisdom about eliciting hypnosis. Zeig humbly states that his book is one more interpretation of Dr. Erickson he hopes will add to the literature. With his deep understanding, penetrating analysis, and years of experience, The Induction of Hypnosis does far more. Although he restricts the scope of the book to eliciting (inducing) hypnosis, Zeig actually offers many general principles to use for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. One of the key ideas is eliciting rather than inducing hypnosis. Instead of simply offering scripts and directives (as there are plenty of protocols to follow), Zeig gently leads readers to approach and embrace a subtler way of bringing about hypnosis through an individualized, implicit response from the client. → Read more
Milton Erickson is known as one of the pioneering psychotherapists of the 21st century. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation has content surrounding this genius man that is free and available for purchase. From countless books, exciting streaming content, online reading material, and more, we have everything you need to learn about Milton Erickson. Whether you are just learning about him for the first time and don’t know where to start or are an experienced Ericksonian eager to get your hands on more material, you can’t go wrong. Here we have compiled a list of resources we have available to help you on this journey. → Read more
I have published many stories of my time with Dr. Milton Erickson, many of which appear in the book Experiencing Erickson (1985, Taylor & Francis Group). These stories can help therapists take some of Erickson’s innovations and bring them into their clinical practice. → Read more
The following is an excerpt from the Erickson biography. It was taken from a document Ron Alexander, Ph.D., sent to Jeff Zeig in 2015.
In 1976, Alexander phoned Erickson at the beginning of the week, asking him if he would consult on a personal medical problem. The holistic treatments Alexander tried had not been successful. During that phone call, Erickson asked Alexander to call him back the next day, sharply at 9 a.m. The following days, Erickson asked Alexander to do the same thing: Call him the following day promptly at 9 a.m. Alexander was perplexed, but each day that week he did as Erickson asked. And after each request, Erickson said, “And don’t be late.” On Friday, Erickson finally invited Alexander to Phoenix for the consultation. → Read more