Milton Model | what is?

The Milton Model is a model based on a set of language patterns identified by Richard Bandler and John Grinder who studied the work of Milton Erickson. Milton Erickson was an American Psychiatrist who formed and introduced modern hypnosis and its use in psychotherapy.

Bandler and Grinder discovered that Milton Erickson used abstract language patterns in several ways. First, he used it to tune into the minds of others through rapport. Secondly, he used it to bring about a different mood within his patients. Thirdly, he used it to distract a patient’s conscious mind so that unconscious communication can be activated in an attempt to gather vital information.

These language patterns used within the Milton Model are very ambiguous and vague. As such they can effectively be used to put people into a trance-state.

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