Milton H. Erickson and Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
Psychotherapy in Berlin - Specialization: Fears and Anxiety Disorders
Milton H. Erickson (1901-1980) was born into a Wisconsin farming family, He was stricken with polio at the age of 17 and again at the age of 51, so that by the end of his life he was confined to a wheelchair. He was colorblind, dyslexic and tone-deaf.

His relationship with hypnosis was a very personal one. He first encountered it as a way of overcoming his physical limitations.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1928, with an MA in psychology and an MD. Later, as Director of Psychiatric Research and Training at the Wayne County Hospital in Michigan, he conducted many experiments on hypnotic phenomena, such as hypnotically induced deafness and colorblindness. Above all, his interest was in the therapeutic value of hypnosis, and to this end, he adopted a unique approach.

He was so mistrusted that the American Medical Association tried to revoke his practitioner’s license in the 1950s. Today many see him as one of the most important therapists. His influence is enormous. The vast majority of hypnotherapists practicing today will use some form of Ericksonian approach.

Milton Erickson once said, “Patients are patients because they are out of rapport with their own unconscious.”.

Be sure to read the following notice


Before contacting me, please read the detailed information about fees, booking, contraindications to hypnotherapy and answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQ).

These pages are intended to provide information for those interested in psychotherapy using hypnotherapy. It is not intended to replace psychotherapy or personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed medical practitioner. I am not a medical doctor. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official license to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from that of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medication prescribed. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric intervention where this is required.

If you have any questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to inform you.




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Published: March 12, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: August 23, 2019
German version:
AN: #132

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