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History of Embedded Commands

Embedded commands were first discovered by Dr. Milton Erickson early in his career in psychotherapy. During this phase of his life he was working in a mental hospital and in a wing that specialized in patients… Continue reading

Double Binds

Double binds appears to offer a person a choice but in fact limits it to two alternatives both of which are desirable for the person asking the question. A common example of this is “Would you like to… Continue reading

Breaking Rapport on Purpose

There will be times in your life when breaking rapport is extremely useful. A common example is when you are busy and you need to move onto the next task but the other person wants keep… Continue reading

Nested Loops

One of the most powerful and persuasive techniques that NLP has to offer is known as the nested loops, which was invented by Milton Erickson. This induces a trance state in a conversational manor. It is a… Continue reading

Trance States Explained

Throughout your day you will enter what are called a trance states. The phrase ” trance states ” sounds like something we would normally associate with stage hypnotism but it is in fact a perfectly normal… Continue reading

Persuasion – An NLP Introduction

The ability to persuade and convince is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. If you can master the techniques and methods that are laid out on this blog you will be… Continue reading

The Milton Model Explained

The Milton model was designed and named for by famed teacher, therapist and hypnotherapist pioneer Milton Erickson (1901 -1980). Milton was a huge influence on John Grinder and Richard Bandler who are the founders of NLP.… Continue reading

Six Simple Steps for Creating NLP Well Formed Outcomes

Why should you learn about NLP well formed outcomes?  It is a simple fact that people who set goals are more successful than people who do not. A study done… Continue reading

Building Rapport


“Anything is possible in the presence of a good rapport”
- Dr. Milton Erickson

What is Rapport?

The definition of rapport is “a relationship between people, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.” This definition doesn’t… Continue reading

“Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met. On… Continue reading