Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
[With a severely obese young woman who already described herself as a "fat slob":] I really don't think you know how unpleasant your fatness is to you ... so tonight when you go to bed, first get in the nude and stand in front of a full-length mirror and really see how much you dislike all that fat you have. And if you think hard enough and look through that layer of blubber that you've got wrapped around you, you will see a very pretty feminine figure, but it is buried rather deeply. And what do you think you ought to do to get that figure excavated?
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