The first volume to appear in the Crown House Classics Series, The Answer Within fits the bill perfectly as it is both classic and completely contemporary. With new introductions by the authors, The Answer Within illuminates the genius of Milton H. Erickson as a psychotherapist and demonstrates how the principles that anchored his creativity can be incorporated into an effective therapeutic approach that is both flexible and grounded. A foundational work that continues to be fresh, the book takes the reader step by step from diagnostic assessment through treatment plan, illustrating each stage with clinical examples and transcripts. Clear and engaging, the informative case presentations include actual inductions and intricate metaphors accompanied by insightful commentary on therapeutic strategies and techniques.
From Contemporary Psychology (1984):
‘The clarity with which the subject is presented will not only help readers to understand Erickson’s use of metaphor, but will help them understand how this technique may be used in their own practice.’
From The Script, International Transactional Analysis Association (1983):
‘A balanced, thoughtful analysis and interpretation of Milton H. Erickson’s approach to hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, a complex system of skills which is neither magic nor mere mechanics.’
From the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (1984):
‘The book is creative, thoughtful, and useful. Perhaps because the book is uniquely their own style, Erickson might have commended the framework provided as ‘Lanktonian Hypnotherapy’.’