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:

Creating an Abundant Mind and Life

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:55

Over the past few months, I have done a great deal of personal change work, including getting some NLP coaching from friends at Radical Change Group, and subsequently sharing experiences with like-minded others. That work began with a deliberate shock to my neurology, while creating new imprinting with a new powerful stance and outlook on life. That imprinting became the foundation for what was to come next.

Neurology

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:50

Neurology is the "N" in NLP

The first element in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is Neurology. Neurology is a study of the human nervous system, the mind, psychology and the invisible structure or patterns that govern how it all works. Think of the brain for now as very flexible hardware which can be programmed through the senses by experience. But neurology is just a substrate for our experience, like paper is a substrate for ink that writes upon it. Once paper is written on, it is transformed.

SMART Goals

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:47

Goals are measurable outcomes that one sets, achieves, and then crosses off a list, or conversely that one forgets about, drops or leaves for a different or modified goal.

SMART Goals share the following characteristics:

Life Mission

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:44

A life mission is the kind of outcome that shapes one's entire life. A life mission has these characteristics:

  • Long Term
  • Clear and Compelling
  • Connect with Core Values and Identity
  • Emotionally Compelling
  • Seem Impossible at First
  • Do not Require Sacrifice of Present Moment for Future Outcome

It is not surprising to learn that many people go through life, never having discovered the specific purpose they were born to do.

NLP Sensory Based Outcomes

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:43

NLP Sensory-Based Outcomes

In NLP, an outcome is more than a goal. An outcome includes sensory-based evidence, such that you know when you have reached an outcome because the outcome is recognizable by your senses. In other words, based on what you can see, hear, feel, smell or taste, how do you know you have reached your outcome? To use a barbecue as an example... what do perfectly cooked chops look, sound and smell like before you remove them from the grill?

NLP Strategies

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:40

In NLP, Strategies Link the Mind with the Body

In NLP, a mind and body that is not running strategies, or mental patterns, is asleep or dead... in which case we really don't need NLP. But for those of us that are alive and awake, it's profitable to understand how strategies in the mind and body work in real time and in the real world.