Therapeutic Hypnosis & Rehabilitation


The best psychotherapists understand what Milton H. Erickson, MD, so eloquently said in his seminal paper that the Burden of Responsibility for Effective Psychotherapy lies with the client. My role as a therapist and teacher is to bring out Your best wisdom to solve the mysteries of Your psyche. Most people come to psychotherapy with beliefs and actions that are not effective anymore, and maybe never were. Something needs to be reset to welcome discovery, adaptation, and change for a fresh start.

How we get there is individual to person, place, and time. In other words, this is a model for individualized medicine.

  • Some people do best with words, characteristic of traditional psychotherapy.
  • Some people need to tap into unconscious trance states to welcome what is emerging, characteristic of therapeutic hypnosis.
  • Some people need mind-body integration, characteristic of rehabilitation.
  • And most people benefit from a combination of all three.

Therapeutic Hypnosis

We experience natural trance states 12 times a day – a biological gift of being human. When these natural trance states are focused by utilizing therapeutic hypnosis new health, healing, and discovery can emerge to make a path towards personal peace, comfort, and harmony.

The definition of hypnosis, “Focused attention and expectancy” allows for a positive experience to delve deep into the unconscious. Ultimately, Who could possibly know you better than you? My job is to help you find your wisdom, genius and peace. I have no agenda or preconceived notions. I follow and rarely lead. This is an important distinction as I respect that answers come from within you.

My hypnosis training came from working with Ernest Rossi for 30 years, often as his co-therapist and co-author. Ernest’s hypnosis training came directly from Erickson and the eight years they spent together compiling 16 volumes of the Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson, MD. For the past 25 years Roxanna Erickson-Klein and I have worked in conjunction with Ernest to establish updated versions of these Works as co-editors. With each read and re-read of these seminal papers, Erickson’s genius shines even brighter to inspire me to do my best work.


Rehabilitation is an active process involving mind and body to help get back, keep, or improve abilities that you need for daily life. Comfort is the paramount question to ask. Are you comfortable within your mind, or are you troubled? Can you find comfort in your body, or are you searching?  There are attitudes and postures one can take physically and mentally for easier rehabilitation. My wealth of experience healing from injury, overcoming physical and emotional pain speaks volumes on rehabilitation and healing.