I was without a face and it touched me: Milton Erickson as a healer

One of Erickson’s greatest skills was his capacity to operate in two “realities” simultaneously: the interior world and the exterior world.  His “inner work” (with a dazzling array of naturalistic trance experiences)  showed the infinite possibilities of consciousness;   his “outer work” (with all sorts of directives to act differently in the social world) showed many creative paths for shifting a person’s identity; and his skill at holding both worlds simultaneously gave him a special capacity as a heale

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