Yes, John, this forum can be a way to share stories...
Dr. Erickson used anecdotes (and many other "Ericksonian" methods) as an experiential bridge between the phenomenology of the problem and the phenomenology of the solution: The patient could use the story to traverse the distance between the two phenomenologies, and in doing so, realize previously dormant resources. Anecdotes did not provide new information; they were not a suggestive technique, per se. Embedding suggestions was only a small part of the method.
I welcome readers to offer their stories...
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