About Harlan Kilstein

Dr. Harlan Kilstein has been a lover of stories his whole life.  Some of his teachers were some of the greatest story tellers in the world including:

Professor Elie Wiesel – Nobel Peace Prize winner and Professor of Dr. Kilstein

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach – The famous singing Rabbi who told stories all over the world and teacher of Dr. Kilstein

Milton H. Erickson M.D. – The world famous hypnotherapist.

Dave Dobson Ph.D. – Founder of Other Than Conscious Communication and mentor of Dr. Kilstein

David Gordon M.S. – Author of Therapeutic Metaphors and Doctoral Advisor to Dr. Kilstein


Dr. Kilstein’s doctoral dissertation “Teacher Perceptions of Student Responsiveness To Therapeutic Metaphor” was the first successful test of using stories to enhance student learning. – Yeshiva University (1993)