Dr. Robert McNeilly was in a suburban Melbourne general medical practice for 10 years, had the privilege of learning directly with Milton Erickson, was inspired by his human approach to therapy, and created his own interpretation to assist clients in a respectful, dignified way with the human dilemmas that affect individuals, couples and families. He founded the CET in l988 to introduce Ericksonian Hypnosis and the Solution Oriented Approach to hypnosis, counselling and coaching in Australia. For more than 30 years, the contribution he brings in his teaching style, writing and unique approaches to learning and therapy allow for a ready application into everyday living and are recognised locally, nationally and internationally, including repeated invited presentations at the Milton H Erickson Foundation’s International Congresses in USA since 1980 and workshops in Singapore and Denmark since 1999.He is co-author, with Jenny Brown, of "Healing With Words", "Healing the Whole Person" was published by Wiley, republished as “Doing Change” by St Luke’s Innovative Resources, and Crown House have published a series of DVD demonstrations of counselling and hypnosis. Tandava Press have published "Learning Hypnosis" and "Creating Connections in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy Vol 1 & 2".Students comment on his easy, respectful manner and his elegant ability to make complex issues approachable while retaining their essence.
Our community is based on fundamental principles - the individual potential of each human being, the innate resourcefulness in everyone, the possibility of simplicity, and the desire to reduce conflict and suffering.
As a learning community, we are concerned to be practitioners who are genuine, bold in making clinical decisions, sensitive to the individual needs of clients, humble in service, and appreciate learning within the shared human condition.
I think you always had to be a little different to learn about hypnosis, and even more different to learn about the Ericksonian, solution oriented approach.
I think people who do are the creative spirits in this world.
They are the people who are not just out to have a successful practice; they want to contribute to their clients.
We create learning experiences for these kinds of people.
We continue to serve people who dare to go beyond the latest therapy fad and are interested in being creative and responsive.
Some people may think they’re crazy. But we see creative genius.
These are the people we’re offering workshops for.
[inspired by Steve Jobs]
‘ Rob McNeilly studied with Milton H. Erickson M.D. ... is one of the most knowledgeable practitioners of Ericksonian methods in Australia. His teaching is clear, entertaining and edifying.’ Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D. Board of Directors, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona.“Rob McNeilly worked with Milton Erickson, has been an invited presenter at International Ericksonian Congresses, and is a passionate and skilful teacher of the Solution Oriented Approach. I know him and his work, and value his personal and professional contributions." Bill O’Hanlon MS LMFT
A highly skilled presenter whose unique perspectives and playful demeanour make for a delightful learning experience.’ Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.
‘ .. Your clear and practical teaching of the solution oriented approach has enabled me to achieve more effective interventions with greater ease ..... the approach is applicable in many different contexts...’ Peter Thorneycroft, Psychologist.