Today, we’ve got two videos. The first is my video of the day about Milton Erickson.
The second video is of a modern master, Stephen Gilligan. A student of Erickson, at one point, Richard Bandler and John Grinder did a deep trance identification of Gilligan with Milton Erickson. I have an old video of Gilligan teaching and you would swear it was Erickson’s voice and mannerisms. I am told that Gilligan went around in a wheel chair for a while like his mentor.
Here’s my video:
Here’s Stephen Gilligan (whom I trained with many years ago):
By the way, I haven’t taken down the page yet for the half price sale for Therapeutic Metaphors because I am traveling so what the heck: http://www.therapeuticmetaphors.com/special.html
My teacher Dave Dobson used to mock embedded commands and the way they were used by calling them, “In Bedded Commands.” He once said, “the only time I use In Bedded Command is In Bed With A Woman, which is where they belong.”
Nonetheless, they are a powerful technique – if you use them right.
And if you use them wrong – well let’s just say people will see right through you.