The Ghost of Dave Dobson

The last time I saw Dave Dobson was in the nursing home in Friday Harbor located on his beloved San Juan Island. Dave had retired to the San Juan Islands but I pulled him out of retirement to begin doing Fun Shops again. He was one of the most amazing and incongruent...

Hypnotic Induction – Discover The Secret of Goldmining

How To Simply And Effectively Induce Hypnotic Trance I own every book on Ericksonian hypnosis except one. It’s deliberate. It’s called Hypnotic Realities by Erickson and Rossi. The book begins with a hypnotic induction that Erickson demonstrates. Rossi the...

What’s Wrong With NLP Training

Warning: This post is not for the faint at heart. NLP was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.  The two of them co-taught in seminars across the United States (and the world).  At one point, they even did a show on the Las Vegas strip. As personalities, the...

Embedded Commands – Right and Wrong

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...