Name Description
Accessing Cues

The ways we tune our bodies by breathing, posture, gesture and eye movements to think in certain ways.

Actualize

The art and skill of translating the inner game into outer manifestation.

Analogue

Continuously variable between limits, like degrees on a volume knob or dimmer switch. Many sub-modalities vary in an analogue fashion.

Anchor

Any stimulus that evokes a response. Anchors can change our state.

Association

Seeing, hearing and emotionally feeling from inside an experience. Association is contrasted to dissociation.
 

Attractor

Any facet or factor with an attractive force within a system. In neuro-semantics, an attractor is anything that we value or find meaningful.
 

Auditory

To do with the sense of hearing.

Awakener

The art and skill of inviting one to wake up to new possibilities, visions or values as part of a compelling future.

Baseline State

One's normal and habitual state of mind.

Behavior

Any activity or thought that one engages in. Behavior is also a Neurological Level.

Belief

A generalization we make about ourselves, others and the world, along with the principles we operate by. Beliefs are a Neurological Level.

Body Language

The way we communicate with our body, not including words or sounds. Postures, gestures, facial expressions, appearance, and accessing cues are components of body language.

Break State

An intentional movement, sound, command, or distraction to change an emotional state.

Calibrate

To accurately recognize another person's state by reading non-verbal signals, such as breathing, blinking, skin color and tone, heart rate, etc.

Calibration

Accurately recognizing another person's state by reading non-verbal signals, such as breathing, blinking, skin color and tone, heart rate, etc.

Capability

A successful strategy for carrying out a task. A skill. Capabilities are one of the Neurological Levels.

Chaining

Sequencing a series of behavioral and emotional states.

Challenger

The art and skill of questioning one's map of reality in order to shed light on aspects of that map that are not working.

Change Embracer

A person who welcomes and seeks change in contrast to someone who dreads or is resistant to change.

Chunk

To change one's level of perception by asking questions that chunk up or down a level. The Meta Model chunks down by asking more specific questions. The Milton Model chunks up by asking more general questions. Chunking sideways uses "what else" to gather more information at a given level.
 

Coach

A professional modality distinct from consulting, training, counseling or mentoring. A coach facilitates a client's potential in pursuit of the client's own outcomes.

Cognition

Thoughts, information processing, and the way we represent experience in our minds.

Complex Equivalence

A linguistic distinction wherein someone equates an observation with an unrelated meaning, e.g. "She is late, so she doesn't care."

Congruence

Alignment of beliefs, values, skills and actions. Being in rapport with oneself or as an organization.

Conscious

Anything in present moment awareness.

Consultant

An expert in a particular field or subject matter, giving professional advise in that domain.

Content

The specifics and details of an experience. Answers questions such as what, when, where, who and why. Contrasts with process, structure and context.

Context

The setting, frame or process in which experiences occur, which provides meaning to the experience.

Crossover Matching

Matching another's body language with a different but similar type of movement. E.g. nodding in time with their speaking rhythm.

Deep Structure

The complete linguistic form of the statement from which the Surface Structure (what is actually said) is derived. In general it is the invisible structure which gives rise to a particular visible form.

Deletion

Omitting a portion of one's experience in language or thought.

Digital

Varying between states in a binary fashion. On or off. Digital sub-modalities vary between extremes, such as black and white, as opposed to shades of gray.

Dissociated State

Experiencing, seeing, or hearing an experience from outside oneself.

Dissociation

Being outside an experience. Experiencing as a disaffected observer. Contrasts with association.

Distortion

Changing one's experience or making it different in some way. Changing the meaning of one's experience to be consistent with one's beliefs or perceptions.

Downtime

Being In a light trance with your attention focused inwards on your own state.