Using Stories in Coaching and in Marketing (and in entertainment and in…)

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Using Stories in Coaching and in Marketing (and in entertainment and in…)

I love my job. Well, to be truthful, I love parts of my job. I had a professor once who said, “Every job has some ditch digging in it.” He meant that there was inglorious grunt work that went with every endeavor. Erecting a magnificent building requires that first you dig a hole to lay a foundation. Writing a book …

Be the Tortoise AND the Hare

Be the Tortoise AND the Hare A Neo-Ericksonian Approach to Competition. Everyone know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. It is a classic morality tale in which the moral of the story is “Slow and Steady Wins the Race.” The reason the tortoise wins the race however is not that slow and steady, by definition, wins races, but …

How DO you get to Carnegie Hall?

The Story Behind “The Language of Change” How lessons learned from classical piano training can help you to become a virtuoso at Hypnotic Language patterns. I admit it. I’m a slow learner. Back when I was first learning NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, the Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns baffled me. Embedded commands? Indirect suggestions? Therapeutic metaphors? I knew guys like Kenrick …

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 …

Milton Erickson was not an “Ericksonian”

 Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis v. Ericksonian Hypnosis There is an old joke that says “How many Ericksonian Hypnotists does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer is “Seventeen. One to change the light bulb and sixteen to argue how Milton would have done it.” This past January I had the pleasure of witnessing a demonstration of real, live “Ericksonian” …

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