"Each person is an individual. Hence, psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of the individual’s needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit the Procrustean bed of a hypothetical theory of human behavior."
-Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
This quote and image appeared in the syllabus for the First International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in Phoenix, Arizona December 4-8, 1980. Milton H. Erickson, M.D., was a member of the organizing committee of that Congress. One of the purposes of the meeting was to give him the opportunity to see the impact of his work. Unfortunately, he died eight and one-half months prior to the meeting. He would be gratified to see approximately 2,000 professionals who had attended the first Congress. When he died, 750 people had already registered. Notable guests included: Paul Watzlawick, John Weakling, Ernest Rossi, Herb S. Lustig and many, many more.
Please join us for the 12th International Congress December 10 -13, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. www.ericksoncongress.com