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Developing Ericksonian Therapy by Stephen R. Lankton, Jeffrey K. Zeig

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Chapter 11

Erickson’s Wisdom Regarding Self-Hypnosis: Is This State a Necessary Part of the Art?

Ronald A. Havens

Ronald A. Havens, Ph.D. (West Virginia University), is Associate Professor of Psychology at Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois. He also works as consultant to various organizations and has a private practice in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. With interests in the training of mental health practitioners, hypnosis, and prescriptive approaches to psychotherapy, he has published numerous articles and chapters, and is author of The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson.

Havens presents a manifesto on behalf of autohypnosis. Quoting liberally from Erickson, he admonishes us that the shortest distance to becoming an Ericksonian is ...

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