Bruce Eisner was kind enough to acknowledge Storm NLP, but you should know something: It might take a PhD to recognize The Milton Model or Erickson Hypnotherapy, but you don’t need a PhD to do it yourself. Here are nine intangible characteristics that you need:
Milton Erickson was a Healing Mind. He was mostly focused on healing his patients – unlike Derren Brown who does mind control mostly for entertainment. There’s a reason I’ve done in most of my NLP Videos purely for entertainment.
the Fine Art of Story Telling, part 2: Altruism
Personally, I prefer the altruistic model of mind control represented by the Milton Method. When you cater to the healing and well being of a person, personally or professionally, then they to cater to you, quid pro quo.
Mind you, people don’t like their personal habits getting pissed upon even when they’re bad. Gordon Ramsay proves that every episode of Kitchen Nightmares, but he likes pissing on people; this is the reason we have to combine all the above intangibles in order to make the Milton Method work.
Therefore, the art of story telling presented here is altruistic. The Milton Method works like Aesop’s Fables wherein there is a moral at the end of the story. The main character represents the gross aspects of the person who needs to change for the better.
Altruism is easy. We are born as altruistic beings. When altruism is bred out of us by decadent culture, that’s a problem. When our belief systems are based in love (rather than fear), Altruism comes easily. (See Constructs of Belief.)
The next post in the series discusses how courage applies to the Milton Method.
Thanks for your time, Healing Thoughts