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"A chalice of wisdom for our time."―Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., C.J. Jung Institute of Los Angeles

Milton H. Erickson has been called the most influential hypnotherapist of our time. Part of his therapy was his use of teaching tales, which through shock, surprise, or confusion―with genius use of questions, puns, and playful humor―helped people to see their situations in a new way. In this book Sidney Rosen has collected over one hundred of the tales. Presented verbatim and accompanied by Dr. Rosen''s commentary, they are grouped under such headings as Motivating Tales, Reframing, and Capturing the Innocent Eye.

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"[A] most readable volume, rich in personal memories and comments by Dr. Rosen.... The stories give indirect suggestions, show how to overcome habitual limitation, re-frame experiences from negative to positive and discover values. The result is a remarkable combination of entertaining reading offering personal psychological insight."
Los Angeles Times

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Sidney Rosen, M.D., is a world-renowned teacher of Ericksonian approaches to hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

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Daniel Benor, MD
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For an enjoyable and highly instructive read, this book is highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2016
My therapeutic toolbox has been greatly enhanced and enriched by the writings of several students of Milton H. Erickson, who was, by general consensus one of the most innovative hypnotherapists the world has known. Sidney Rosen has further enhanced my appreciations and... See more
My therapeutic toolbox has been greatly enhanced and enriched by the writings of several students of Milton H. Erickson, who was, by general consensus one of the most innovative hypnotherapists the world has known. Sidney Rosen has further enhanced my appreciations and understanding of Erickson’s work.

Rosen was a long-time student and colleague of Erickson, and as such, brings us a wonderful collection of anecdotes, clinical and personal observations of this master of hypnotherapeutic transformations. As with every other book about Erickson, I savored the unusual perspectives, startling interventions, and deep wisdom of this wonderful teacher.

Erickson possessed an extraordinarily sharp gift for what I call pattern recognition. He was able to rapidly grasp, engage and manipulate the conscious and unconscious belief (and disbelief) systems, habit patterns and self-image of a person. He used his own words and behaviors to bring about changes in people that were rapid, deep and enormously therapeutic. Often they involved light hypnotic trance, but many times they were direct suggestions for behaviors that led to changes.

One of his vehicles for these interventions was to tell stories that illustrated his patients’ problems, demonstrated his appreciation of where they were stuck in life, acknowledged their strengths as well as their weaknesses. He then invited them to change some aspect of their perceptions and behaviors that then led to significant improvements in the problems for which they were seeking help.

Some of his interventions were very simple.

A man from Philadelphia, whose headaches I cured, sent his aunt and uncle out to see me. He said, “These two have quarreled every day of their married life. They’ve been married over thirty years.”

They came out to see me. I said, “Haven’t you had enough of quarreling? Why not start enjoying life?” And they had a very pleasant life. And the man’s aunt tried to persuade her sister to come out, because his mother was very unhappy. (p. 55)

So here is a story from Erickson, told to therapists, illustrating his suggestions that brought about rapid and deep changes. Almost certainly there were many more pieces of his interactions with this couple that he did not mention. But the essence of his message about creating change is memorably presented, framed and reinforced by the reports of the observations of various relatives of the patients.

Rosen quotes further notes from Erickson about this intervention:

Too many therapists think that they must direct the change and help the patient to change.
Therapy is like starting a snowball rolling at the top of a mountain. As it rolls down, it grows larger and larger and becomes an avalanche that fits the shape of the mountain.”

Rosen gives the example of Erickson’s prescribing the presenting symptom of a fifteen year-old girl whose parents and school and school bus driver and fellow students were all sick of her loudly slurping as she sucked her thumb. Erickson got her parents to agree they would say nothing more about this behavior. He then prescribed the following behaviors: Her parents agreed to say nothing more about these behaviors. She was to suck her thumb with loud, slurping noises while her father read the newspaper and while her mother did her sewing. She was to suck her thumb selectively at school, particularly in front of other students and teachers whom who disliked. Within a month she had stopped her thumb sucking.

Particularly endearing are stories of how Erickson used these approaches with his own children, and how they learned to use them with others.

For an enjoyable and highly instructive read, this book is highly recommended.
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Mr. Michael R. Mccarthy
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I can think on no finer introduction to Erickson
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018
As someone trained from the Erickson Institute in Phoenix, I can think of no finer introduction to Erickson. The teaching tales read like Mark Twain''s brilliant wit and demonstrates how Erickson was able to "utilize" what some would say is axiomatic and simplistic,... See more
As someone trained from the Erickson Institute in Phoenix, I can think of no finer introduction to Erickson. The teaching tales read like Mark Twain''s brilliant wit and demonstrates how Erickson was able to "utilize" what some would say is axiomatic and simplistic, except for those critics rarely would be able to conjure up and employ these seemingly "simple" methods in the first place. My experience with those who have read this book and not "got it" is that they were probably going to misuse hypnosis anyway. Maybe this was Erickson, with Rosen''s assistance, way to screen out those who would abuse his powerful approach from the grave. That''s how far ahead Erickson was of the rest of us.
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Avery Hayden
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A unique way to learn
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2016
The concept didn''t have me that intrigued, sounded a bit weird, I was more interested in an analysis of Ericksonian Hypnosis, I was curious enough to buy the book. I was blown away, the book is mostly composed of short, entertaining anecdotes about Erickson''s life and... See more
The concept didn''t have me that intrigued, sounded a bit weird, I was more interested in an analysis of Ericksonian Hypnosis, I was curious enough to buy the book. I was blown away, the book is mostly composed of short, entertaining anecdotes about Erickson''s life and family. Many are wickedly clever. The stories teach many useful lessons, self-reliance, trusting in your unconscious, and letting go of limiting beliefs, these lessons on their own are worth the price of the book. There''s something even more valuable here, looking at the world through a different lens, an opportunity to see what Erickson saw, reading this book I was genuinely opening up my perspective- changing how I looked at the world. The book isn''t about hypnosis as much as it is about meaning and metaphor, seeing personal change as something that is not only a science, but an art.
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Randy Puaatuua
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A book I re-read often
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2014
I''m not into the medical field or have any type of experience in psycho therapy on a professional level. So that makes some of the terminology in Erickson''s other books a bit difficult for me to grasp. I''m a fan of hypnosis and have been intrigued by Ericksonian tales to... See more
I''m not into the medical field or have any type of experience in psycho therapy on a professional level. So that makes some of the terminology in Erickson''s other books a bit difficult for me to grasp. I''m a fan of hypnosis and have been intrigued by Ericksonian tales to help his patients and how they can help me in my writing. I bought this book along with Therapeutic Metaphors by David Gordon, which is a more in-depth book on how to create your own teaching tales. I find Therapeutic Metaphors to be a great value however at times difficult to digest for the layman such as myself due to the terms used which I think any psychology people would easily get.

My Voice Will Go With You is easy to understand and digest the messages of the story. Each chapter starts out with a brief explanation of the topic and then there are different stories that Erickson used with his patients. There were many instances where I had to really ponder the meaning of the story, re-read the story, and think deeply about it. Other times the lesson or solution jumps out right at you.

My guess is that you''re not really supposed to think too hard on it because the stories are meant to work beneath your active, thinking brain. I also suggest to not read through this book quickly as I did the first time. The second time around I''m reading just a couple to a few stories per session before bed and I''m finding new perspectives this way.

I think this book is a great read if you''re looking to see examples of the stories in a lighthearted and non-technical manner. If you''re looking for something that has more "nuts and bolts" to the metaphors/tales then I''d recommend Therapeutic Metaphors as that book teaches you how to construct your own. It was a bit too in-depth for me the first time I tried to read through it and I haven''t been able to grasp it fully, yet. But I do like "My Voice Will Go With You" and find it a good value. It''s too bad we don''t have recordings of good quality with Erickson so you can hear and see how he tells these tales. I wish I could hear his voice changes and see how he used body language to engage with his patients. There are some old footage and audio but the quality is not too great.
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Old Books . . . What can you say.
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
It came fast and looked pretty good - just as advertised. As I started to read it, it fell apart from the adhesives being dried out! No problem. With the use of an industrial flexible glue and a reasonable amount of setup time - It''s as Good as New. You have to expect these... See more
It came fast and looked pretty good - just as advertised. As I started to read it, it fell apart from the adhesives being dried out! No problem. With the use of an industrial flexible glue and a reasonable amount of setup time - It''s as Good as New. You have to expect these sort of things. The 1970''s was a time the do-gooder Environmental busy-bodies started to mess with the printing industry. Most of the products (Glues, inks, papers, etc) were untested and not that good.
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Michael T
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I loved this book
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
I always enjoy reading about Milton Erickson''s work and find it refreshing. This book brings his methods home in a very immediate way. His approach to therapy is very far from the mainstream today since insurance companies in their quest for "evidence based... See more
I always enjoy reading about Milton Erickson''s work and find it refreshing. This book brings his methods home in a very immediate way. His approach to therapy is very far from the mainstream today since insurance companies in their quest for "evidence based practices" dictate treatment methods that have little to do with healing. This is a must read for all practicing therapists.
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Angeles christanova
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One of the best entry book
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
I’d really recommend this book to anyone who is interested with psychology or anything related. It uses stories to make reader “comprehend” rather than to “understand” skills, one of the best teachers never tells student what to do. Demonstrations and experiencing will... See more
I’d really recommend this book to anyone who is interested with psychology or anything related. It uses stories to make reader “comprehend” rather than to “understand” skills, one of the best teachers never tells student what to do. Demonstrations and experiencing will always be the best teaching method , so as this book.
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William Song
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For hypnotherapists, therapists, clients, and hypnotherapists...
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2012
... Erickson used confusion (as in my review title) to help clients create change. When you read this book, you learn how to help your clients. But you also absorb lessons for your own life, and that''s the beauty of these hypnotic stories. In Erickson''s day,... See more
... Erickson used confusion (as in my review title) to help clients create change. When you read this book, you learn how to help your clients. But you also absorb lessons for your own life, and that''s the beauty of these hypnotic stories.

In Erickson''s day, there were doctors and therapists who didn''t believe Erickson''s amazing outcomes. And that''s too bad, because they''ve could have learned from the master. Even today with all of the successful outcomes in the hypnotherapy field, there''s still much skepticism about the speed at which change can happen.

But I''ll get off my soapbox and back to the review.

His stories range from weight loss to bed wetting to sexual issues to fear to so many other topics. With that said, it''s easy to adapt the lessons to issues not discussed, because the exact issue isn''t really important.

Rather than try to make your client adapt to your worldview, adapt to the client''s worldview. To me, that''s one of the biggest lessons Erickson taught people. Another big lesson was that there''s no such thing as a resistant client; just inflexible therapists. (Or inflexible hypnotherapists.)

If you''re interested in hypnosis or work as a therapist or hypnotherapist, buy and apply.
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mike mclean
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Human to human therapist.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 14, 2018
This story telling is pure gold. The methods used and arranged by Erickson in the healings and curings of his patients both amused and astounded me. By using shocks, humour, distractions, mirroring or whatever prop appealed Erickson secured success upon success without the...See more
This story telling is pure gold. The methods used and arranged by Erickson in the healings and curings of his patients both amused and astounded me. By using shocks, humour, distractions, mirroring or whatever prop appealed Erickson secured success upon success without the use of drugs or their possible side effects. This book highlights the amazing capabilities of the human unconscious to correct imbalances of many of our internal systems. Erickson found the secret of how to get each patient to work out their own resolutions by encouraging a change in their thinking.
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Mr. M. A. Charlaw
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A must read for those interested in hypnosis and NLP
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2018
So many wonderful insights of the world of Milton Erickson. There are many examples that have been really helpful in my own life and how I relate to others. Real ''out of the box'' thinking that challenges the way the normal route of dealing with phobias, depression, self...See more
So many wonderful insights of the world of Milton Erickson. There are many examples that have been really helpful in my own life and how I relate to others. Real ''out of the box'' thinking that challenges the way the normal route of dealing with phobias, depression, self doubt, etc. Amazing how the surprising suggestions work out for the client, some quite humorous. Recommended reading if you''re into hypnosis or NLP. Will add to your own life as well.
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Fascinating read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2016
Totally fascinating to read case study after case study of how Erickson gave therapeutic interventions to his clients. The variety and flexibility of approaches is remarkable as is his ingenuity in each instance. Well worth a read given the insight it provides into what...See more
Totally fascinating to read case study after case study of how Erickson gave therapeutic interventions to his clients. The variety and flexibility of approaches is remarkable as is his ingenuity in each instance. Well worth a read given the insight it provides into what trance is and how to motivate change.
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Stefano Solinas
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This is probably my favourite book of all time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 19, 2016
This is probably my favourite book of all time, I read it 13 years ago for the first time and gave it away more time than I can remember, here''s another copy for me :)
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Mr. James M. Barton
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great reference for trance work
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2013
I got interested in NLP and from this started getting curious about Milton Erickson. This was a great book for getting a handle on how Erickson worked, leaving you with a sense of getting to know the man and also finding metaphors and tales that can slip into what you do...See more
I got interested in NLP and from this started getting curious about Milton Erickson. This was a great book for getting a handle on how Erickson worked, leaving you with a sense of getting to know the man and also finding metaphors and tales that can slip into what you do easily - whether your working proffesionally with change work or just find the whole thing interesting.
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