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.

Levels of Learning

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:52

Levels of learning is a simple model for helping us understand where we are in our progression of learning a new skill or body of knowledge. We all go through these stages on our way to mastery or we may stop at some point short of mastery.

When we know where we are along this progression gives us hope because we see light at the end of the tunnel, and knowing that others also go through the same stages when learning a skill we can avoid becoming discouraged along the way.

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.

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.

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.

Farewell to Steve Andreas

Submitted by Craig on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 04:27

The Grass Roots NLP community bids Steve Andreas a fond farewell from this life, and condolences to his family.

Steve was an inspirational member of the NLP community with a unique blend of kindness and care, combined with a scientific mind. Steve always wanted to know what worked for people, and if possible, why.

NLP Training: NLP Pattern Common Threads

Submitted by Craig on Sat, 04/29/2017 - 23:44

Common Thread Binding All NLP Patterns


Today's meeting presented the idea that one of the threads common to all NLP interventions is moving the ourselves or our clients from some current unbearable state, place or situation to some better one. We explored this idea by comparing several NLP patterns, and across many contexts, and asking: