Years ago, I spoke to Robert Dilts and I asked him about modeling Milton Erickson, he told me. When I went to model Milton Erickson, I was there with other people we asked him all sorts of questions, Dr. Erickson, I have a client with this type of problem and these types of symptoms how would you treat them, Dr. Erickson, I have a client with this type of problem and this type of problems, how would you treat them, and they kept going. Every time Dr. Erickson kept replying I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.
Robert Dilts told me at the end of the day they had pages filled with questions, and all the answers to them were, I don’t know.
At the end of the day a student asked him one final question. Dr. Erickson, I have a client with this problem and these symptoms what would you do? He said I don’t know, but I’m curious to find out.
And that is the solution to the problem. When clients come to you then tell you their problems the first thing you start to do is make a picture in your mind of what their life will look like without their problems, then your work from there is moving them from their problem to what you think is right.
The reason why you can’t give a one size fits all is because no one is alike.
When clients tell you their problems the first thing you do is build a picture in your mind of what their life will look like without their problem
You create the image first then you go from there.