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Creative Metaphor

Provocative Hypnosis – Jørgen Rasmussen

February 1, 2009 — by Daryll Scott9

I recently met a dude called Jørgen and discovered that he, like me, has recently written a book about NLP that is endorsed by John Grinder. We exchanged email addresses and agreed to exchange books.

Jørgen’s book arrived this weekend and I have been unable to put it down. I thought I had no behavioural boundaries under the banner of ‘what’s most effective for the client’ but this guy makes my methods look tame.

More importantly; not since Frogs into Princes have I seen a book that captures the spirit of flexibility required to be a real change artist – and it’s mainly implicit in Frogs into Princes. Jørgen makes it explicit and in-your-face.

If you are one of my Practitioners or Master Practitioners – read it! It will echo my attitude to change work (there are no relevant considerations other that the ultimate welfare of your client and rapport is not ‘being nice’).

For so-called NLP Practitioners that ‘run the script’ (with inadequate calibration and inadequate flexibility to go ‘off road’) this should be a wake up call to you. You will probably find it shocking in places, if you do I would urge you to pay attention to your inflexible boundary that Jørgen has crossed.  www.provocativehypnosis.com


  • John Thompson

    February 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I have met with Jorgen several years ago in Norway whilst working with John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair. I delivered a day introduction to the delegates who were attending a Coaching with Excellence course. Jorgen has a strong presence and stoney faced humour. He is a true maverick and honorable in his work with clients. His book is in my opinion is outside the boundaries set in this field (the field of hypnosis NLP books) which is a brave step. Some of the text I am sure made me blush (and I am a Yorkshire man) and I congratulate Jorgen for having the balls to write such a book. His knowledge is advanced and of the highest level in this field plus he has the best qualifications … results.
    This is a great read and has the formats of how you should approach impossible clients.
    I take much inspiration from this book and equally from Darryl’s book. Two new fantastic authors who have their own unique style and I am sure have some more magic up there sleeves.


  • Craig Killick

    February 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on this book Daryll – placed my order this morning having read the forward and intro. Having just done your Master Prac, and ‘playing’ therapist in the real world, so many of his words rung true in terms of taking NLP Practitioning out of the training room and into the real world.


  • peter salisbury

    June 9, 2009 at 10:41 am

    John Grinder gave me a copy of the book to read a few months ago.
    I read it four times over four days and I’m not a fast reader.
    This book made me laugh as I imagined the dramas Jorgen tells and thought to myself what a maverick! I loved it. Gone are the concepts of a fluffy soft approach (except when it’s genuinely needed not as a matter of rebellion) this book is a breath of fresh air. Any hypnotherapists sitting in their therapy room obliging the client because they are getting paid to listen might well feel uncomfortable after reading this book which takes that particular model to the cleaners.
    Highly recommended for anyone in the change work field.


    • Daryll Scott

      August 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      Nice one Peter. If you can find the time, can you run my new, New Code game and let me know what happens?


  • Mike Grossbard

    June 11, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    A blatant attempt to cash in on Frank Farrelly’s original Provocative Therapy. If the first chapter is an indication then it’s a pretty blunt set of skills that mostly involves bullying the client with no duty of care whatsoever


  • peter salisbury

    January 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    In reply to Mike Grossbard’s post. I can understand how Mike has interpreted the suggestions Jorgen makes in his book,however, after having attended one of Jorgens courses it is clear to me that he is sensitive and completely the polar opposite to the suggestion that bullying or ‘no duty of care’ would imply in a professional therapeutic relationship.
    The book is an honest attempt to portray something that maybe only tells one part of the story. I would recommend that Mike goes and sees Jorgen for himself and he will discover another purpose behind the words in the book, one of sensitivity and truth.


    • Ron

      March 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Mr Salisbury, do you think that this book also can be used as a personal growth tool for the layman rather than for practitioners?
      If so, would you recommend it as such? Why?



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    May 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Hypnosis is “a special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a functioning of the individual at a level of awareness other than the ordinary conscious state.”[1] One theory suggests that hypnosis is a mental state, while another theory links hypnosis to imaginative role-enactment.[^:.`


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    June 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

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