Rapport Magazine article on Doug O’Brien

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Rapport Magazine article on Doug O’Brien

RAPPORT magazine is published by ANLP International. It is part of membership benefits and also available by subscription. Individual issues can also be bought. www.anlp.org/Rapport. Written by  Andy Coote Doug O’Brien carries his experience with a light touch From Carnegie Hall and Studio54 to Sleight of Mouth, by way of Tony Robbins and Robert Dilts, our interviewee this issue carries …

True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter?

True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter? There is a debate among some in the NLP/hypnosis community concerning the question of veracity in your story telling. Some people feel that the only thing that matters is effectively getting the message across to the listener, so the storyteller may play fast and loose with the facts, even …

Meta-Fives in action

One of my favorite ways of using therapeutic metaphors is something I learned from Dave Dobson. Dave used to jokingly call these “meta-fives” because are one step better than metaphors in that they draw upon the person’s own unique personal history. The first step in creating a meta-five, then, is to find out what positive resource experiences he or she …

They were Training Jokes

Using Funny Stories and Jokes in Training and in Therapy. When conducting Hypnosis and NLP trainings  – or any trainings for that matter – I tell a lot of stories. Story telling is an age old tradition. The use of “teaching tales” can be traced back to the beginning of recorded human history. Milton H. Erickson gained a well deserved …

Using Poetry in Trances

When I first started to create my own trance inductions for people I was a bit intimidated by the thought that I didn’t know what to say. I wanted scripts. Then something one of my teachers, Dave Dobson, said to me changed everything. He said to time the rate of the speaking to the client’s breathing. When I did that, …

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