“You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.”
― Milton Erickson
I find myself reconstructing people using mental bricks and mortar. The bricks are the memories, feelings, and sensations my clients offer as descriptions of their world. The mortar is their relationship to these, of which I’m mostly unaware. As these structures arise from someone else’s reasoning, I cannot really understand them. One cannot understand another person’s reasoning where emotions are concerned.
These bricks are emotional building blocks, erector sets of memories. A client brings me an issue, we explore it. We mine elements from their psyche, collecting things. Leading me on, the client identifies these bricks, like shiny pebbles, and we put them in a cart I tow along.
Images by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Janna Shulrufer.
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