Decades ago, when Martha Trowbridge discovered the story of Milton H. Erickson, immediately, she sensed in it enduring inspiration. In a time when existential fears beset children and their families, young Milton’s pioneer spirit is as trailblazing today as it was a century ago.
Struck with severe paralytic polio at age seventeen, Wisconsin farm boy Milton defied the doctors’ declaration of impending death. Discovering wondrous healing power within him, Dr. Erickson would live on for six decades past that fateful night in 1917. His signature mind-body therapeutic techniques, rooted in his stunning recovery from polio, position him amongst the 20th century most significant healers.
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