By Milton H. Erickson, Jay Hayley
If it is easy to ask Milton Erickson whatever one needs approximately the right way to switch humans, the outcome will be those conversations. The energetic discussions are concerning the simple concerns within the scientific box and are necessary to the schooling of any therapist at the present time. those conversations happened over a interval of 17 years and have been recorded as a part of Gregory Bateson's undertaking on communique and remedy. Bateson is interested in those conversations, which have been essentially carried out by way of Jay Haley and John Weakland who have been focusing on the research of Erickson's manner of fixing human beings.
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Will it add anything? H: Well, to my mind it would, but it doesn't if it doesn't to you. E: In what way would it add anything? H: Well, for example, this particular woman I am talking about with headaches, they follow certain sequences ... E: (Interrupting) No, what I mean is, would it add anything to my happiness? H: Oh, you're talking about you and Betty. E: Yes. Would it add anything to know the real reason why I fell in love with her? H: No, I don't think it would. E: When I first saw Betty walking across the campus at the University of Michigan, she was about 60 feet away from me and I looked at her and I thought, I'll sit beside her at the luncheon meeting of the Academy of Michigan Arts and Sciences, because that's the girl that I'm going to marry.
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It seems to have lasted a good number of years, now why? Do I need to know the reason? H: I don't think you need to know the reason for that, no. E: Yet it has altered and changed and influenced and directed my life so very, very extensively. How important is it for one to know? Will it add anything? H: Well, to my mind it would, but it doesn't if it doesn't to you. E: In what way would it add anything? H: Well, for example, this particular woman I am talking about with headaches, they follow certain sequences ...
Conversations With Milton H. Erickson by Milton H. Erickson, Jay Hayley