The Ericksonian Principles

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The Ericksonian Priciples Neuro-Linguistic Programming June 23, 2012 The Ericksonian Principles Abstract This paper shall discuss the benefits and skills learned by studying the Ericksonian Principles in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a course that would be helpful for psychiatric nurses in treating their patients. This paper also discusses the impact of NLP and how it can benefit the society. The Ericksonian Principles Neuro Linguistic Programming is a different path of personal development, psychotherapy and communication which was introduced in around the 1970’s. It focuses on the relationship of the behavioral patterns and the neurological processes learned through experience and how they can be used to achieve specific goals in life. It was put forward by Richard Bandler and John Grinder to address such “psychological problems like depression, habit disorders, phobias, learning disorders and psychosomatic illnesses” (Bradler and Grinder 1979) “a person in the eyes of the NLP is a whole mind-body system and he has connections that go about his internal experience, that is to say neuro, behavior (programming) and language (linguistic)” (Tosey, Mathaison and Michelli, 2005). A lot of the work Grinder and Brandler did was developed after being identified as being based on the works of other renowned linguistic experts, that is when “‘neuro-lingustic’ terminology was coined” (Yemm, 2006). Milton Erickson was one of the great earlier contributors to this field of study as well. Erickson was a person who was largely self-taught, born of humble origins, a farmer’s son, he expected nothing greater from life than the life of a farmer like his father. However, due to constant illnesses and chronic diseases, he became completely paralyzed. In order to heal himself, with the use of his exceptional determination, Milton created the concepts of self-hypnosis. The
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