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.”.

NOACK Praxis für Angsttherapie Berlin
Specialized treatment for anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy
Budapester Straße 39
10787 Berlin
Tel. 030 – 864 213 69

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I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders.


These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed physician.

I am not a medical doctor. There are no medical diagnoses, no promises of cures or medication. Any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment should never be replaced by hypnotherapeutic work.

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