NLP Applications

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 04:15

What are the Applications of NLP?

Some people are mainly interested NLP applications, or what NLP can do, and how and when it can be used. In other words, what are the jobs for the tool? Some of the NLP applications are quite ubiquitous like phobia cures, allergy cures, modeling, coaching and persuasion, while others are very much less charted. This online book is dedicated to exploring NLP applications.


NLP in Suicide Prevention

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 03:23

A Story from Mark Andreas:

A good buddy of mine was having another in a string of bad days, so on a particularly poignant hunch, I stopped by his place and knocked on his door. He refused to answer the door at first, and my hunch was confirmed... After a few minutes of coaxing, he emerged with a knife in hand, having contemplated doing himself harm. I knew all the reasons were real enough for him.

NLP Training: Eliciting Submodalities

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 04:03

What's it like in there?

Eliciting Submodalities is the NLP term for learning how we represent the outside world in our internal maps. We already know how to do this to some degree, and every time we ask somebody to recount an experience, we are doing it. In NLP, we just want to do it more skillfully and with positive intention.

Remember that submodalities are the way we structure our experience. Submodalities are the components of experience consisting of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches.

NLP Anchoring

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 04:00

Anchors are external triggers the evoke a predictable emotional response in us. Everyone has them... some productive (like not having to think to stop one's car when the light turns red), and others counter-productive (like that twisted feeling in one's gut when approaching a public speech).

The power in the principle of anchoring in NLP is that we can install them to manipulate our own state from an unresourceful state to a resourceful state at will and as required.


Association vs. Dissociation

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 03:54

Every experience is perceived to happen at some point along a continuum of association vs. dissociation. Association is when the experience is felt to be part of you, or that you are part of the experience. You seem to be identified with the experience or connected somehow with it. Dissociation is when you feel you are watching, listening to or observing the an event from the outside.

I Wish You Enough

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 00:13

I'm sorry I don't know who the original author was, but I thank my sister, Cathy, for sending me this story:

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".

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: