11 Sources of Personal Growth

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11 Sources of Personal Growth

Someone once said, “The road to success is always under construction.” They were wrong. Because, while the metaphor is ok, success isn’t a destination at which you’ll one day arrive. In fact, success isn’t even a thing. It’s what linguists call a nominalization. You probably know that that means success appears to be a thing but it isn’t, really. Try …

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” …

NLP is Not a Therapy

There is a regrettable tendency among some practitioners of NLP to refer to themselves as an NLP Therapist or even an NLP Coach. It’s regrettable because we are supposed to be practitioners of a communication art and those titles are inaccurate at best and misleading at worst. NLP is not a therapy so you can’t be an NLP therapist, and, …

Coaching Excellence- Just in TIME

Finding maximum inspiration just in TIME Everyone has had the experience of scrambling to meet a deadline. We all know the sense of urgency deadlines impose. Even great art has sometimes been created on a deadline. I have previously written in this blog of an experience from a long time ago, when I was a student composer at a New …

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