I have two questions about Milton Erickson that someone here might have some thoughts on:1) I'm trying to figure out exactly what Erickson thinks about the idea of when someone can not be helped. It seems clear from reading books like "A Teaching Seminar with MHE..." that he did believe some people couldn't be helped, and then he follows that up with a story about a fairly extreme case about a boy almost everyone had given up on, who was helped by a fairly innocent encounter with a girl he liked. Did Milton really believe there were people who coudn't be helped? Or people who could be helped but weren't worth the trouble? Where did he draw the line?2) The second question is more of an ethical dilemma... It seems from what I've read and heard that Milton used his hypnotic skills, not just in the context of therapy, but in everyday life, with his kids, with people he met far outside the confines of a doctor/patient relationship. And his using his amazing skills every chance he got is probably one key to his development of those skills. What are people's thoughts, should people not use hypnosis outside of a theraputic relationship? Or was it okay for Milton because he was an M.D.?Thanks
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