Milton H. Erickson, MD, Explorer in Hypnosis and Therapy PAL

By: Jay Haley , Madeleine Richeport-Haley


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PublishedNovember 2006

"In the process of understanding and working with his own pain, Erickson understood pain better than any other therapist, since he'd been down that road himself." – from the narration by Jay Haley.

"He was a genius, he really was. He was a maverick." – Robert E. Pearson.

Narrated by Jay Haley, this 60-minute documentary videotape offers an intimate and far-reaching portrait of this remarkable individual's life and work. You'll learn how Erickson overcame numerous adversities in his early life dyslexia, complete paralysis from polio at age 17, and chronic pain; and how these events formed the genesis of his development as an innovator in hypnosis and therapy.

Featuring abundant footage of Erickson during interviews and therapeutic sessions, many of which have never been previously released, you'll learn more about the man and his work through fascinating interviews with his colleagues, students, patients, and family members. This inspiring portrait of one of the most humane therapists of our time will enrich the lives of anyone interested in the extraordinary potential of the human spirit.

An NTSC version of this is also available – please contact us for details.

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Jay Haley

Jay Haley studied with Dr. Erickson for 17 years. He was a major editor of Erickson's works and authored many books about him. Mr. Haley was a professor at Stanford University, Howard University, the University of Maryland, and California School of Professional Psychology.

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Madeleine Richeport-Haley

Madeleine Richeport-Haley is a noted anthropologist film-maker who studied with Erickson.


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