Review of Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter (Summer 2006 issue) reviewed Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel by Joyce Mills, PhD.
"Dr. Mills' CDs come as a set of two—one for children that contains metaphoric trancework to retrieve resources, and the other for parents to use for fostering their own mental health. The format takes into account the fact that any concern affecting a child naturally also affects the entire system, so the second CD addresses parents' needs for managing their stress and emotional reactions to their child's situation. The parents' CD is fairly brief—about 10 minutes long—and contains an induction followed by guided imagery that serves as a "Mini Mind Vacation."
To the untrained listener, the children's CD is just like any other bedtime story one might tell a child, but, those schooled in Ericksonian trancework will quickly come to appreciate...continue reading »