If Everything is “Awesome,” Then What?

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If Everything is “Awesome,” Then What?

Using Language as if it means something. A moment of Awe… A few years ago I was visiting the red-rock buttes and deep canyons of Sedona, Arizona. It might sound silly to some of you but I was particularly drawn to exploring certain formations that were said to be “power vortexes.” These are kind of like acu-pressure points for the …

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 …

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, …

Using Quotes in Ericksonian Language and in Coaching

Using Quotes in Ericksonian Language Patterns and in Coaching. As most readers of this blog are aware, one of the easiest and most fun way of delivering an embedded command or suggestion is through the Ericksonian Language Pattern called “Quotes.” It is when you attribute that that you want to say to your client to another source. Like you could …

Reverse Meta Model: Stressed Sentences

Another category of presupposition, Stressed Sentences are you verbally stress something in the sentence. (compare the difference of the indicated voice stresses in the following: I’m especially impressed at the FANTASTIC breakthroughs you’ve made. I’m ESPECIALLY impressed at the fantastic breakthroughs you’ve made.

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