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".

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:

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.

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?


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:

NLP Presuppositions

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:54

NLP Presuppositions are powerful assumptions that we hold in mind when working with ourselves and others. Acting as if they were true shaves time and resistence off the change process.

Let's take these one at a time:

Neurological Levels

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:48

Remember at all times that the map is not the territory. Still, there are many models in NLP that can help us share our maps of the world. We owe a debt to Robert Dilts for helping to develop one such model for understanding behaviors, motivations, and relationships called Neurological Levels. The levels are:

What is NLP?

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:55

Defining Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neurolinquistic Programming, or NLP, has as many definitions as there are people who struggle to define it. For some, NLP is a competitive business within a larger competitive self-help industry with sages on stages competing for proselytes. Some of those gurus have used the NLP term, and others have re-branded NLP as their own formula for success. For others, NLP is a therapeutic toolset, used to help them in their coaching or psychotherapeutic work with others.

Site Reboot

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:22

We've decided that Drupal 8 is a great platform for the future of Grass Roots NLP, but unfortunately, it is going to take some time and elbow grease to get our content loaded back into this new Drupal version. Please be patient!