Erickson, Milton H.
The American psychiatrist and physician Milton Hyland Erickson (1901 - 1980) is probably one of the most important teachers and users of modern hypnosis and hypnotherapy today. He is considered the father and founder of modern hypnosis and one of the greatest figures in psychotherapy of the 20th century and significantly influenced hypnosis. His work is characterized by a holistic and individual approach. Always with an orientation to individual resources and an indirect communication, Milton designed hypnotherapeutic approaches and especially new ways of treatment. Ill throughout his life, he used this serious illness as a permanent self-awareness.