This is Sidney Rosen’s collection of the Teaching Tales of Milton Erickson. A really interesting book that shows how the mind of the great Milton Erickson worked.
What I love about this book is the sheer breadth of Erickson’s knowledge from academia to folk law. There is an easily understandable humaneness about the stories which is always underlined by serious academic study.
This is the fourth time I have read these stories and I still learn a lot at each new reading.
If you ever wondered why Richard Bandler and John Grinder decided to model Milton Erickson this book will make it clear to you that here was a master of subtle language that must have fascinated the founders of NLP.
I love the challenge of working on the conundrum of Erickson’s, “There is something that you know but don’t know that you know. When you know what it is that you don’t know, then you will be able to have…”