During a conversation the topic of patterns arose. A good pattern, once discovered, can make a career. Just ask the guys with "The Secret" ...
NLP talks of patterns, I talk of patterns. Sometimes I even talk of meta-patterns and mega-meta-patterns LOL. So - what is a pattern?
This is a classic example of spontaneous NLP Hypnosis in action. Based on a piece of conversational NLP hypnosis change work, the following NLP hypnosis script is designed to overcome a limiting beliefs which are directly created by suggestions or ideas gathered from misunderstanding astrology.
THEY are coming! THEY are out to get you! THEY are EVERYWHERE!
THEY are always watching your every move, listening to every word you say and THEY will use it against you!
Well, the worm is spiralling ... upwards and more upwards still, so get ready to be ...
Ah you've got to love the game ... it's not the game of thrones these days, it's the game of keywords. Anybody out there ever look for a real honest free NLP Novel?
Well ... if they are ... I've got such a thing!
Multi-tasking - what is that? How does that work? My oldest son recently became a Pa and made the comment that he would now have to learn to multitask as he had to look after the baby for some days of the week. Now I've run a business with a baby on my hip so I know a thing or two about the kind of multi-tasking he's talking about, namely doing more than one thing at a time. However, I learned some harsh lessons on the reality of multi-tasking so I thought this was a good opportunity to put the baby down, place the NLP virtual reality headgear over the left eye and take a look at multi-tasking from the NLP point of view.
Honestly ... People just don't know what they don't know. They presume that what they know is good enough to get by - and I guess it is. To get you "by." By what, I'm not sure; but that's beside the point. The point is that without a thorough understanding of the idiosyncratic intrapersonal nature of metaphor, true happiness can't be found. And that's a fact!
How would you like to learn to feel better, become more successful at what you do, and make life a great deal more interesting and enjoyable all at the same time - with two straightforward NLP style neurological adjustments? As a New Year's present from me to you, here's something about - Unbelievable Success ... :-)
Visualisation or imaging or even imagining isn't the same process as "looking through your hard eyes".
It isn't a physical skill that is required for visualisation but instead a shift in consciousness you might call "learning to see with the eyes of night" or your energy eyes instead. Think of it like ...
"And now you are feeling very sleepy ... very heavy ... and you drift down and down into a deep, deep state of relaxation ..."
That's our classical hypnosis, taking us "down" into relaxation and then unconsciousness, which always begs the question of, "Did I learn something here? Did something happen or did I just go to sleep?"
Well, hypnosis means sleep but I think we can safely extend that, go the other way and instead of ever deeper and deeper into unconsciousness, we might as well go HIGHER.
This parts conflict scenario is something that does happen, we are familiar with it, and so we are generally happy to accept the idea that people have "parts". In and of itself, that's already both dubious as well as problematic; where the concept of parts begins to move into insanity is when we start talking in terms of, "The part of me that is my father."
Understanding logical levels, what they are, how they work, and finding your way around the logical levels of a problem, system or ecology with accuracy and ease is a very important part of sorting information in such a way that it becomes USEFUL.
This article contains an introduction to the concept of logical levels as it is used in NLP, using the example of The Genius Symbols, and a logical levels diagram.
What's a reframe? Is NLP brainwashing? I got both questions today and I thought, hey we can put those two together into a single article where we can reframe brain washing using NLP and then both questions are answered!
Here is a classic example of a NLP style metaphor teaching story that is also quite hypnotic.
What's particularly cool about it is that this really happened, so it's a true story, just phrased in a slightly more mystical fashion and with the requisite language patterns in place.
Enjoy The Candle ... :-)
I had a bit of a diatribe today about the word, "to read".
What does that mean?
To stutter out a string of letter pahonetically and somehow understand that this string of letters is supposed to mean "cat"?
No. I don't know what that is, but that's not reading.
Alright, so it's called NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming. What that means is that you can program your neurology with language, the language being the software for the neurology, and the neurology being the hardware that runs the software.
And here comes Bill Gates with a fabulous quote that really does sum up all of NLP in a nutshell.
What is the difference between a poem and a hypnotic induction? I don't think there is one. Both should take charge of the readers/listeners/subjects internal representations and take them wherever the poet or hypnotist wants to take them. Here is an example of a relaxation induction, rendered as a hypnotic poem, and suitably entitled, "Relax!"
The Map Is Not The Territory ... in this much quoted NLP basic statement lies not just a world of possibilities, but as many worlds of possibilities and potential as there are people who are making maps of the territory.
Here is a NLP diagram illustrating the basic principle of map and territory (also known as the "NLP Head"), internal representations, intrapersonal reality and how it comes to be that if we change someone's internal representations, we change their world.
One - if not actually, THE! - master key to understanding how communication works and how we can use language, state, touch, movement and energy to "influence" what a person thinks and how they feel is to really understand what internal representations are and how they work.
In fact, the contribution Count Alfred Korzybski made when he wrote Science & Sanity and for the first time in human recorded history, laid out how reality, internal representations and language hang together in a "geared mechanism" can simply NOT be underestimated.
NLP language plus a little EmoTrance energy work make for an interesting combination. Here is an article from 2008 on taking apart a sentence about depression, and doing a bit of neuro linguistic programming with it, looking at the presuppositions, and FEELING the energy effects. Cool stuff!
That's an interesting question. The first answer I have to that is that phonological ambiguities are fun and they always make me chuckle inside. Which is not something that one might easily say about a lot of other NLP patterns.
So I guess I better explain what a phonological ambiguity is for the newbies and then we can go on to wonder what they're good for, apart from keeping Silvia amused.
What is the shortest distance between two points? It is held to be a direct line but that's NOT the whole NLP metaphor story ... Here we have one of those cases where real reality isn't like modelled reality.
Let me show you a picture to explain.
Here is an example of a simple NLP story which is of course also a metaphor, and an NLP training story about timeline orientation - in time vs through time. With a touch of conversational NLP and hypnosis changework. See if you can track all the patterns in the story, and in the way this NLP story is told. Good luck!
Once in a while, I have a little outburst with my NLP hat on. I do love it when that happens! NLP is SUCH fun, and simple things like the NLP reframe can be taken to SUCH extremes - and then it's even more fun. Now, to business. There is something more scary than public speaking. And that's ... singing in public!
Apart from basic NLP reframing, there are another happy dozen NLP patterns employed in this short sequence. See if you can spot them all - and if not, just lay back and enjoy!
How do you build new NLP patterns?
The simple answer is by modeling a strategy of some kind, and create a basic NLP model. Then you test it, refine it, write it up in a step-by-step fashion and so the model becomes a pattern.
Many people think that the first step to NLP modeling is ...
NLP Modeling is one thing - where you take a strategy that works in a particular context and you duplicate the strategy so that when you run it, you get the same beneficial outcomes as the original upon whom the model was based. A simple example of straight NLP modelling can be found here.
However, NLP modeling becomes much more fun and much more multi-dimensional when we extract a pattern and map it across to a completely different situation, environment or modality.
Here is an example of mapping across a strategy from bug fixing a piece of software to bug fixing your mind!
NLP modeling is a fine thing.
Once you get your head around how it works, there are opportunities for modelling excellence everywhere.
There are strategies and patterns that people do which are blatantly so much successful that what you might be using yourself that you take one look at that and say, "Yes! That's brilliant! I'm going to do exactly what he's doing - it's working, and I want it to work for me, as well!"
One such NLP modelling derived models is the above "Alex Model". It is truly brilliant, and brilliantly useful in 1001 situations us modern folk find ourselves in on a regular basis.
I just had a lovely NLP language/internal representations experience on a German translators forum. The poor guys there were tearing their hair out how to translate this sentence: "As the credit crisis deepens and morphs into uncharted waters, a little perspective is necessary on what it is costing, in both dollars and human terms."
This question arrived just now: What are the limitations of NLP?
I shall have a go in good faith to discuss "the limitations of NLP".
This morning, I got a contact form which went something like this.
Help! My boyfriend attended an NLP seminar recently and ever since then, he's become creepy and I don't know if I like him anymore.
What can I do???
The word "metaphor" derives from "amphora," an old system of carrying goods on ships much like containers are today.
These clay made, vase shaped containers all looked the same, and they were the same size, allowing for standardised handling, transportation and storage - but their contents could be quite literally, anything at all.
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