- Paperback: 265 pages
- Publisher: Meta Publications (1 Dec. 1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 091699001X
- ISBN-13: 978-0916990015
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H.Erickson: v. 1 Paperback – 1 Dec 1975
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Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume I --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
My overwhelming impression after finishing the book with the help of my own self created glossary (cheaper than a course in NLP), I was left with the unanswerable question why would you create a code that needs further training in order to understand it, if the aim of the book is to further inform the readers about a particular therapeutic modality, rather than strengthening the brand that is NLP.
If you are looking for a more informative text then I suggest reading in order of preference 'Uncommon therapy', 'My voice will go with you', 'The seminars, workshops and lectures of Milton Erickson vol 1', and 'Taproots underlying principles of Milton Erickson's therapy and hypnosis', all of which have enabled me bring Ericksonian principles to my own practice.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anybody except the most ardent fan of NLP and even then expect to be disappointed. The principles of Ericksonian therapy aren't that confusing in reality, however it does take a lot of time to develop the observation skills, and confidence to use confusion and metaphor to facilitate change. I don't think this book builds on either of these essential requirements, so save yourself the trouble and read something more informative.
I feel that the jargon and detail are essential in order to cover the subject properly. There is much cross-over with the study of English language, and a study of grammar and syntax in particular will enable you to get more out of this book. We are looking at the field of skilled linguistic communication, so we will naturally need to learn some terminology - if I was advised by a doctor who didn't know the names of various internal organs I would be rather worried!
Awareness of the use of language in terms of Bandler and Grinder's Milton Model leads to a greater understanding of how people receive our words - and because of this, it is little wonder that Ross Jeffries jumped on these ideas for his speed seduction concept. The Milton Model concepts can also be used in order to word our propositions in the most amenable manner, this is why I use it when teaching, simply because I want students to feel that they are learning because they WANT to learn, rather than because they HAVE to. The NLP presupposition that choice is better than no choice encapsulates the philosophy behind this. Erickson took this philosophy to a higher level.
The analysis of presuppositions will raise our communication skill, offering a number of personal benefits. One such benefit being a better understanding of the manipulator and his/her tactics.Read more ›
The subject is tackled in an adequate fashion, but it is done in a dry way, with no prose at all.
The pseudo-maths are not 100% convincing either.
Not very captivating, Grinder and Co could have done better I think.
There are a few chioce nuggets in the book as in all their other NLP books, so all in all not my favourite NLP book but still worth reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
like the book, the condition is a little more worn than I expected. however it's a good read and I require it for my course. thankyouPublished on 20 May 2013 by Debra Fenton
Very useful and practical.If offers real cases and clear explanations. It useful in a wide range of contexts. Reading the 2nd volume.Published on 19 Feb. 2013 by Ana Cristina Juango