NLP Training: Autism Metaphors

Submitted by Craig on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:34
Autism is like...

As I network and work to build a grass roots community that can use aspects of NLP with autism, I find it very powerful to work with metaphors to get the creative juices flowing in myself and in the people I meet.

Through metaphors or stories, it becomes easier to recruit and enlist the imaginative faculties and resources of all kinds of people. It puts us in an interested and learning state. Working with metaphors it also helps us to stand apart from the subject of autism, and view it objectively, not as a noun, but as a set of processes within a system.

NLP Training: Rewiring the Brain

Submitted by Craig on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:32

NLP Changes the Brain by Changing Thoughts

Rewiring the brain is at the heart of what Neuro-Linguistic Programming does effectively. Through the power of language, old ways and habits are unlearned while new ways and habits are formed. This unlearning and learning are natural processes, but are directed willfully and more effectively and efficiently with the assistance of NLP.

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz has said: "It is the brains astonishing power to learn and unlearn, to adapt and change, to carry with it the inscriptions of our experience.

NLP Training: Sleight of Mouth Language Patterns

Submitted by Craig on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:19

The NLP term "Sleight of Mouth" came into being through Robert Dilts' observations of Richard Bandler, who was expert at responding to complex equivalent (X means Y) challenges in ways that quickly reframed that challenge to provide an alternate meaning, and steered the dialogue in a new direction.

Example Challenge

"You are late again, and that means you don't care!"

One could simply apologize for being late, but that would not address the meaning the other person has attached to the lateness. Sleight of Mouth patterns do this.

NLP Training: Milton Model Language Patterns

Submitted by Craig on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 05:16

The Yin of Language Patterns

The Milton-Model was named for Milton Erickson by the NLP founders, who were introduced to Milton Erickson by Gregory Bateson. The Milton Model is a broad variety of persuasive and hypnotic language patterns that move one from the specific toward the general in search of solutions that have been overlooked under one's present model or map of the world.


Perceptual Positions

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:58

An important aspect of learning is the developed ability to see things from multiple points of view. To only see things from one's own point of view makes one narrow-minded indeed.

Seeing things from multiple angles is crucially important for NLP practitioners, but also vital for all kinds of personal relationships as well. NLP formaly names these positions: