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Topic: Re:NLP & Erickson
Posted by: Thomas (another one)
Date/Time: 09/11/2002 12:47:49

Hi Thomas,

That is a very pretty name your parents gave you :-)

Anyway, I know the question was not directed at me, but I will offer a comment anyway.

The nutshell quote - I have no idea if it is authentic or not - but it has always made me think that well thats pretty good, isn't it. Grinder and Bandler didn't actually want to capture the Dr Erickson inside that nutshell, they just wanted the formal characteristics of what he was doing, so in principle anyone could pour whatever content he or she wished into the form of the nutshell and thus create their own personal "nut", so to speak. I.e. while the Milton model obviously only describes a small small fraction of Dr Ericksons behavior it describes this linguistic behavior in such a way that it may be used efficiently in contexts far away from a hypnotists office.

Now, given my own, perhaps peculiar and idiosyncratic view of what nutshell is I would of course say that this is a great principle for modelling - it means we can go out and create models off excellent behavior, and we do not have to copy the idiosyncratic behaviors of the people exhibiting the behaviors. After all they are sometimes a bit nutty, aren't they? - And I am not implying that doctor Erickson was a nut in any way, just that there are plenty of strange creatures out there who are capable of wonderful things.

So, give me all the nutshells you've got, and spare me the nuts :-)

All the best

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
NLP & Erickson06/11/2002 12:16:37Thomas
     Re:NLP & Erickson06/11/2002 13:15:41ernie
          Re:Re:NLP & Erickson06/11/2002 13:39:20Thomas
               Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson06/11/2002 14:13:02ernie
               Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson08/11/2002 13:25:50Mister_X
                    ReRe:Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson08/11/2002 14:30:15Bert
     Re:NLP & Erickson08/11/2002 02:51:06ernie
          Re:Re:NLP & Erickson 08/11/2002 07:28:20Thomas
               Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson 08/11/2002 14:55:29John Grinder
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson 08/11/2002 20:04:35Thomas
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson 09/11/2002 15:51:26John Grinder
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson 11/11/2002 09:21:27Eric
     Re:NLP & Erickson08/11/2002 20:01:42Harlan Kilstein
          Re:Re:NLP & Erickson08/11/2002 20:09:18Thomas
     Re:NLP & Erickson09/11/2002 06:14:39SMH
     Re:NLP & Erickson09/11/2002 12:47:49Thomas (another one)
          Re:Re:NLP & Erickson09/11/2002 18:09:13John Grinder
               Re:Re:Re:NLP & Erickson10/11/2002 09:40:35Thomas
                    !!10/11/2002 15:04:55John Grinder
                         Apologies!!11/11/2002 08:06:53Thomas
                              Re:Apologies!!11/11/2002 08:39:19Thomas
                              Re:Apologies!!11/11/2002 22:32:58John Grinder
                                   Milton's Extended Chaining12/11/2002 01:08:50Michael Norman
                                   Re:Re:Apologies!!12/11/2002 04:33:29Kurt
                              Re:Apologies!!11/11/2002 23:24:12John Grinder
                                   Re:Re:Apologies!!12/11/2002 03:32:11Stephen Michael Hawley
                                   Re:Re:Apologies!!12/11/2002 04:14:01Harlan Kilstein
                                        Re:Re:Re:Apologies!!12/11/2002 08:01:00Robert
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Apologies!!12/11/2002 19:24:37John Grinder
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Apologies!!14/11/2002 02:22:41Robert
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Apologies!!14/11/2002 16:40:22Michael Carroll

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