Rough Seas: Time to Adjust Your Sails

It is great to be out there, interacting with the world again. A few months ago, I was involved in a car accident that made a really good point about symbols and how we perceive them. Semiotics, or the study of signs and symbols, could be applied to something as simple as traffic signs and […]

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Submodalities as weapons of our own destruction

If you already understand modalities and submodalities, then forgive me. In order to offer an amusing example of submodalities used badly, I must make sure that we all agree upon some shared definitions, that we understand these concepts the same way. If you are new to modalities and submodalities, then you are in luck – […]

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Fits or Feats: What is the Unconscious anyway?

People often surprise me, and thank goodness they do. Learning never stops, so the surprises are always coming. Yet there are some things that truly baffle me. There was considerable debate in this country when Milton H. Erickson was positing the unconscious mind as a component of the hypnotic experience. Yet before him, Sigmund Freud, […]

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Unexpected reframes

I was in an airport, recently, waiting for my plane to land before it transformed in an instant from 2631 from Detroit to Dallas, into flight 3144  from Dallas to Birmingham. Had I blinked for too long? How did this happen? And what must that experience have been like for those on the flight? Were […]

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