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Forum: Ericksonian Therapy December 29th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 19,093
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Mrs. Erickson's death

FYI to Members,
Mrs. Elizabeth Erickson died on Dec 26th at 9 pm in her home here in Phoenix. The memorial service will be at the Erickson home on Jan 6th. We are all saddened and deeply touched by...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy May 10th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,819
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: truth in metaphors

Oops. Sorry to be so tardy. O overlooked this one: it is on page 3-75 of Vol 4 of the collected papers. I think it is in there...it is where ever the case concerning moving the paralysis of an arm...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy May 10th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,832
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: making recordings

Unfortunately, you agree with me. I say 'unfortunately' because this is an unpopular position. I rarely conceded to make a recording for a client for all of those reasons in addition to one you...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy March 31st, 2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,417
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Any resources for working with patients with DID presentations?

You should contact Richard Kluft, PhD, MD for his huge background on that. His book Clinical Perspectives on Multiple Personality Disorder is one of the defining texts. Here is the Amazon URL.
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Forum: Ericksonian Therapy March 31st, 2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 49,595
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Noesitherapy

I am not familiar with that case. Can you let us know where it is cited? As far as creating pain by hypnosis or suggestion...of course it could be done and the speed of such an undertaking would...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy March 31st, 2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,819
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: truth in metaphors

This is a terrific question and I'm glad you asked it. I have also informed Dr. Rossi of his error about this issue. There is a quote published by Dr. Erickson (I believe it is in the article...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy December 1st, 2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 49,595
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Noesitherapy

No further info. Sorry.
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 13th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,197
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Hypnosis forum

Here we are set up to discuss the work and influence of Dr. Milton Erickson. It is primarily aimed at professionals even though it is public.
I am sure there are many non-professional forums on...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 13th, 2007, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 49,595
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Noesitherapy

The videos are not in a language I speak. However, they do not begin at the beginning either. Hypnosis with altertness and with eyes open is a well known state. Alexander Levitan, MD in MN does a...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 13th, 2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,532
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Utilization and Resistance

Well, I have to say that the first parts of your post/questions is really not clear. So, I will comment on the last part...which I guess you were leading to anyway.
I will summarize what you...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 13th, 2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 20,323
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: First Generation

That is a terrific question...the best source is a bibliographical list on the Erickson Foundation web site: http://erickson-foundation.org/bibliography.html

This has more than 1st generation...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 6th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,818
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: clinical uses for amnesia

As you have no doubt read, one uses amnesia when the interference of the conscious mind would interfere with needed changes. This circumstance can occur in a number of situations. For example, when...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 7th, 2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 28,443
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Direct vs. Indirect Suggestions

if that was all there was to it, they would not be in your office, now would they.
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 6th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 28,443
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Direct vs. Indirect Suggestions

Research studies need to have specific indicators of outcome. As a result, movement of limbs is a popular indicator of empirical research on indirect v direct suggestion. Basically, the question is...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy July 27th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,004
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: PhD programs

This is a question I hear often. I am not aware specifically, but I believe I have heard of one or two that have a major focus on Erickson's approach. Anyone out there who knows is encouraged to...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,337
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Passing of Jay Haley

Brilliant. Thanks.
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,117
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Free Article Library

Of course, this forum does not encourage or endorse clinical information about hypnosis other than those sponsored by professional societies including: The Milton Erickson Foundation; the American...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 49,595
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Noesitherapy

Dr. Escudero was a resident in Valencia, Spain and was helpful in the days of humanistic psychology (too bad it is all but gone!) in promoting related ideas in that country. He did not make it to Dr....
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,219
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Unconscious definition

It may be wiser to be kind and also to consider dynamics deeper than simple behavior. When an electrical circuit fails due to a bad capacitor...a good electrical engineer looks into what is wrong...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,349
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: conundrum...

Thanks so much for your insight
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 8th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,909
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Erickson story

I do not know of this story...please be advised that there are a number of individuals, many whom are not even mental health professionals claiming to teach and 'certify' others in 'Ericksonian...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 12th, 2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,606
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Socialized can be hypnotized

The phrase that "anyone who can be socialized can be hypnotized" is not from Erickson. It is from me. I coined the phrase to emphasize that the socialization process is a process or inducing...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 12th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,864
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Repressed Memories

This famous quote is famous due to Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950) who coined it. Its always important to use sources that may be a bit, say, more rigorous. Research in many areas illustrates that...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 12th, 2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,545
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: ADHD

While it is always good to reduce uncomfortable or growth inhibiting symptoms, it is much better to cure the problem altogether. Remember that one does not study the monkey correctly when it is...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 12th, 2007, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,172
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Medicine

I don't know of any cases in which Dr. Erickson prescribed drugs. He told me many case stories wherein he took people off of drugs.
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy February 22nd, 2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,176
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy February 22nd, 2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,349
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: conundrum...

What you have related sounds potentially fine. However, you are addressing a very superficial aspect of overeating and that might be why therapy does not seem relevant to the client. Is it really...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy January 21st, 2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,453
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: nocturnal enuresis

There is a great deal of research on hypnosis with children and with enurisus. Check PSYCHINFO on line or at your library for the most recent. Don't forget to deal with family structure,...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy January 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,422
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Lankton's idea on training for customer service staff

If they have had such angry customers that they need bullet proof glass, they need some SERIOUS communication training! Possibly adding words like 'please,' 'just a moment,' and 'thank you' would...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 26th, 2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,964
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Few Questions:

These questions, as earlier questions from you also do, teeter on a thin line between philosophical/academic and personal growth/therapeutic advice. But I believe you know that this forum is not the...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy November 2nd, 2006, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,964
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Few Questions:

Chayan, Here are some answers for you:

1) I don’t know if I quite understand your questions. Certainly, all we perceive is some sort of projection of our inner self. Yet, we grow and become...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy September 25th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,704
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Sexual abuse

For information on sexual abuse you can reference the work of yvonne@yvonnedolan.com, cgadsby@jibc.bc.ca (Cheryl Gadsby), And cloem@aol.com (Cloe Madanes)

In Argentina, you can check with any of...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 4th, 2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,557
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Ericksonian intervention in relatives? (parents, couple, etc)

You asked if Erickson tried to change his family and did he use his own style to do so. The answer is "yes".
All parents try to change their families. All members of a couple try to change the...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy July 12th, 2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,545
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: ADHD

This is not my area of expertise. Perhaps there is an ADHD discussion forum...or others who can help.
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy July 12th, 2006, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,459
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Can hypnosis lead me to having a gambling problem?

That is very sweet of you to say I was the 'voice of reason' - I should be so lucky. But thanks.

Gilligan's comments are probably a pretty accurate account of whatever that event was. It is...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy July 3rd, 2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,538
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Family Therapy Training

I have become so busy in Phoenix (clients, teaching at ASU, the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, teaching at the Foundation Intensives, and traveling to do training) that I don't see offering...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 25th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,712
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: What is evil then?

It sounds like you are a very conscientious seeker. I don't want to discourage you from changing the world: One of my friends, however, said we ought to potty-train the world and then we wouldn't...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 21st, 2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,459
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Can hypnosis lead me to having a gambling problem?

The unnamed institute you mentioned that makes the promise for attendees to know the future with the use of hypnosis is not using the hypnosis I know about.

You can't even know the past with...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 14th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,712
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: What is evil then?

Erickson: What eveidence you do you have that Erickson was selective in choosing clients and turning others away? It is true that he refused to see a select few (I only know of 2) who he thought...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy June 11th, 2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,701
Posted By Stephen Lankton
Re: Erickson's seminars and lectures

I am not sure about the auto-notify feature you mention. To my knowledge, this forum is not like a list-server. You have to log on to get the messages. I could be wrong...but that is how I have...
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