Chapter 20

An Ericksonian Phenomenological Approach to Therapeutic Hypnotic Induction and Symptom Utilization

Jeffrey K. Zeig

Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D. (Georgia State University), is Director of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He maintains an active private practice and regularly conducts teaching seminars on Ericksonian psychotherapy around the world. He has edited five books and authored one. Zeig organized all the yearly Erickson Congresses and Seminars since 1980, including the landmark Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference. He serves on the editorial boards of two foreign and three American journals, including the Ericksonian Monographs.

Zeig’s chapter presents a phenomenological perspective on hypnosis. Five responses are commonly reported ...

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