How to Tell a Story that Helps People Change It was David Gordon that 'cracked the code' on Milton Erickson's storytelling Milton would tell someone a story, assign a task, (or send them out to climb Squaw Peak) and this would lead them to change.Now you can learn how to do the same.There is tremendous power in a well told story. If I'm in the middle of a personal crisis or am facing an important decision and you are able to tell me a story that is close to mine you have my complete attention. For me Your story can become a Metaphor.David Gordon first made his reputation in NLP with his work in the area of metaphors. Reuploaded Thanks to elshenawy
If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half . . . you would have a giraffe and a half.
And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose . . .
And . . . if he put on a shoe and then stepped in some glue . . .
And if he used a chair to comb his hair . . .
And so it goes until . . . but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible. Shel Silverstein's incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes. Originally published in 1964, this tale is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary by bringing back its original cover art!
In 1618, a fearful struggle began among the nations of Europe. It is known as the Thirty Years' War. By 1635, it seemed that all of Germany would soon fall the the armies of Austria. As the ally of Spain, Austria would then be able to dominate France. To prevent this Richelieu, the French minister brought france into the war. Then began the final phase of the long and bloody conflict.
Once there lived a king and queen who ruled over a beautiful, peaceful land. They would have been perfectly happy except for one thing- if only they could have a child. The king searched out a wizard in the forest which would cast a spell and allow them to have a child. The wizard asked for 33 bags of gold in payment. The king thought that was too much, and then cheated the wizard by giving him lead instead. The wizard changed the spell when he found out and when the queen gave birth next spring, the baby was shaped like a donkey. Discover how the donkey regains his human form.
Once upon a time there were a brother and sister named Gretchen and Jon. They lived with their cruel stepmother at the edge of the woods. The wicked stepmother not only made them work very hard, but she also made them very little food. Gretchen and Jon decided to run away. The cruel stepmother was really a witch and she cast a spell on the children, that if they drank from a stream or brook they would turn into an animal. As fate would have it, Jon drank from a stream and was transformed into a deer immediately.
The humble House Sparrow, common everywhere, was surprisingly poorly researched and his work soon provided interesting insights into this successful and adaptable little bird. As new opportunities to travel opened up, his interest blossomed to take in the genus Passer as a whole. His travels would ultimately lead to his study of all but one of the group, found only in deepest Turkestan, and to the publication of his authoritative monograph on sparrows in 1988.