Erickson was the GOAT – Brain Software Podcast (Ep 254)

It's time to cheer for the GOAT! And his name was Milton Erickson...

Introduction for Episode 254

Welcome to the house of Loochie!

Send in your emails and complain if you must! But we're still saying Loochie!

And can you really stop us? Can you stop us at all?

But whatever happened to Lady Melbury, and why don't we hear about her anymore?

THESE ARE DAYS OF VICTORY!!!

Think Tank Words for This Episode

  1. REPREHEND
  2. BALMY
  3. FUGACITY

Show Notes for Episode 254

  • Erickson applied utilization really well...Every hypnotist need to do this!
  • Erickson taught a woman to read by having her build letters, not write them...
  • Erickson used self-hypnosis to overcome the limitations he got from polio...
  • We disagree with Spiegle! Still. That's right...
  • He used symptom prescription and ordeals...
  • Metaphor? Erickson was the king of metaphor...
  • Chris said "ardeal" but he meant "ordeal".
  • Metaphor is a hypnotic tool that's used everywhere...
  • Erickson used to be hyper-direct, but moved away from it over time...
  • The Jack of all Trades who mastered being a Jack of all Trades...
  • Erickson was an early promotor of family therapy...
  • He also did long and repetitive therapy because of his psychoanalysis background...
  • You must calibrate to find out where to go next...
  • You could only spend about three days with Milton, going in and out of trance constantly...
  • Erickson treated hypnosis as a learning state...
  • He was the real founder of client-centred work
  • The February Man was the way he created a happy childhood for a patient...
  • Each person is a unique human being! Vootie.
  • Don't impose your model of the world on your client!
  • People get too much programming from the outside!
  • Clients get our of rapport with their own unconscious minds...
  • He had unparalleled creativity!
  • He was a psychiatrist, and had a profound understanding of human nature...
  • Erickson was a consummate communicator!
  • He focused on the client's ability, not their disability!
  • Erickson used all kinds of reframes, embedded commands and analog marking...
  • Ralph Slater is the true originator of the handshake induction
  • Milton used confusion all the time!

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Empowering Question: Ask yourself, which of these points about Erickson are the most interesting to me...and what will I do today to learn more about his methods...and then apply them to my own life?

Metafive:  Not today, folks!

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