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Twas The Night Before an NLP Christmas

By Ed Redard, M.D. 2003
(Permission To Reproduce With Copyright & Contract Information Intact)


'Twas The Night Before 
A NLP Chrsitmas


by Ed Redard, M.D. 2003



Twas the night before Christmas

And look what I find

All these empowering resources

In my unconscious mind


My beliefs and values

Were aligned with great care

In hopes that Erickson

Could work with what’s there


The fears of my past

Were all put to bed

While visions of trance

Joyfully danced in my head


I took a deep breath

And adjusted my cap

Then settled my brain

For a long trance-like nap


When into my head

There arose such a clatter

I sat up in bed

To see what was the matter


Deep into my mind

I flew like a flash

And shut out the world

By pulling the sash


My tender new beliefs

Shown white as the snow

And gave the luster of permanence

To the convictions below


When, what to my minds eye

Should curiously appear

But the kind Milton Erickson

Drawing me near


With hypnotic language

Seductively slick

I knew in a moment

He put me in trance quick


As he reached down in my memories

The resources they came

With a deep and slow voice

He called them by name


Now Courage, now Compassion

Now Love and Conviction

On Power, On Laughter

On Faith with no restriction


To the top of my mind

Deep inside I knew how

Now integrate! Integrate!

Integrate Now!


And then in a twinkling

Dissolving any grief

Empowering new ideas

Integrated into beliefs


As I lounged in my head

And was turning around

Deeper into my unconscious

Erickson came with a bound


He was dressed all in purple

From his head to his boots

With his hypnotic skills

Resisting was moot


He was kindly and wise

And quite assured of himself

And I went deeper into trance

In spite of myself


He spoke many strange words

And went straight to work

Creating new possibilities

Then turned with a jerk


Clutching onto an idea

To a dream he gave a whistle

And flew out of my mind

Like a heat seeking missile


But I heard him exclaim

As he flew out of site

Happy NLPing to all

And to all a good night!


-Ed Redard M.D. 2003




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