Myself and my business partner, Rob McNeilly, are putting the final touches on the first ever, Online Milton Erickson Conference. This conference is large – with over 40 presentations and 5 keynotes. I thought you might like to take a look at it. We are offering it at a very large pre-launch discount until the end of this month.
You might be aware that Moshe met with Milton Erickson and mentioned him and his work many times at the Amherst Training. I had a difficult time finding a representative quote from the Amherst transcripts, but I did find a quote from Denis Leri’s “Mental Furniture” series in which he cited a portion of an interview with Dr. Feldenkrais:
Writer: “It would seem that your ideas and your methods have much in common with the work of Milton Erickson.”
Moshe: “Oh yes, that’s true. I have a tremendous degree of respect for his work. And I met him. Margaret Mead introduced us.”
In this 35-minute interview with Dr. Stephen Gilligan, we discuss a wide-variety of topics, including some of Steve’s early experiences with Milton Erickson, his development of Self-Relations Psychotherapy and the “third” generation of hypnosis, trance and change that he is developing now.
We also talk about some of the interrelations between between somatic practices such as Ericksonian Hypnosis, Feldenkrais-based methods and the martial arts and Steve shares some delightful stories about the meetings between Moshe Feldenkrais and Milton Erickson (Erickson and Feldenkrais) in 1976.
If you know someone would would enjoy this, would you please use the link below to forward it or to post the interview to a social networking site? Even if only one new person finds this blog and podcast it is a big help.
Steve runs a yearly hypnosis training near San Diego, California called “Trance Camp.” Trance Camp is an experiential workshop for those interested in exploring hypnotic states and their relevance to creativity, change and personal evolution. (I spent 2 weeks in Steve’s trance camp back in 2001 and it was quite delightful. It’s kind of like the first year of a Feldenkrais training – I don’t remember much of but I know it was amazing.)
In years past, I know that Stephen has invited Feldenkrais Practitioners to teach daily Awareness Through Movement Lessons at his workshops. I am also under the impression that Stephen is the person who introduced Moshe Feldenkrais and Milton Erickson and was present at several of their meetings. I hope to talk to him personally about this in a future podcast.
For now, please enjoy Michael Beale and his conversation Dr. Stephen Gilligan: