#50 – Ericksonian Hypnotherapy & Solution-Oriented Therapy with Bill O’Hanlon


I heard about the work of Bill O’Hanlon, M.A. from my friend, Dr. Ron Alexander. I don’t know how I missed him before, inasmuch as I’ve long been a fan of the work of Milton Erickson and Bill is one of the main expositors of that work. Bill is the author of 27 books, several of which are about the work of famed hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson. Out of that work, Bill has developed his own psychotherapeutic approach, which he calls Solution-Oriented Therapy. His clinical work is recognized for its collaborative respectful approach to clients. He is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible presentation style and his psychotic enthusiasm for whatever he is doing. Bill conducts workshops all over the U.S. and internationally, as well. In 1999, he appeared on Oprah with his book, Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life. He has also appeared on The Today Show, Canada AM, and Body By Jake. His work has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, New Woman, Newsweek, Bottom Line, Self and The Psychotherapy Networker. For further reading, take a look at his Taproots: Underlying Principles of Milton Erickson’s Theory and Hypnosis. In this episode, I share another story about my exciting but brief career as a stage hypnotist, called “The Amazing Whitman Sails Again.” The musical bed for the story is “Jazzy Strat” by Pierre Journal. We close with the podsafe tune, “Energy” by Australian Leanne Bugat.


One Comment

  1. Louise
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    I loved this interview so much. Really inspiring.

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