Milton Erickson was one of the most influential and innovative thinkers in the field of hypnotherapy. He was a psychiatrist and psychologist who specialized in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He founded the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and was noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating.
He was also one of the original models of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), a discipline that studies the patterns of excellence in human behavior and communication. NLP was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who studied Erickson's work along with other influential figures such as Fritz Perls and Virginia Satir. They were fascinated by how Erickson was able to create rapport, elicit change, and use language in powerful ways.
In this blog post, we'll share with you 10 Milton Erickson quotes that will inspire you, motivate you, and make you think differently about yourself and the world.
We hope you enjoy these quotes and find them useful for your own growth and transformation. Let's get started!
“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy." -Milton Erickson
"When I wanted to know something, I wanted it undistorted by somebody else's imperfect knowledge." - Milton Erickson
“Life's difficulties are merely necessary roughage.” - Milton Erickson
“It's never too late to have a happy childhood.” - Milton Erickson
“Allow yourself to see what you don’t allow yourself to see.” - Milton Erickson
"People do not come into therapy to change their past but their future." - Milton Erickson
"Until you are willing to be confused about what you already know, what you know will never grow bigger, better, or more useful." - Milton Erickson
"The most important thing in changing human behavior is the person's motivation." - Milton Erickson
"You don't take insults. You leave them with the insulter." - Milton Erickson
"People who accomplish a great many things are people who have freed themselves from biases. These are the creative people." - Milton Erickson
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