We Are Terrible At Thinking About The Future. This Is A Bad Thing, But Here’s How To Get Better

A recent article by Jane McGonigal of the Institute for the Future in Slate magazine points out that the further out in the future you try to imagine your own life, the more that future self feels like a stranger – someone you don’t know and consequently don’t care about. This effect harms both ourselves […]

Emotional Intelligence And NLP: How They Are Related

Many people still think that emotions just get in the way of rational decision-making, and that they have no value in the modern workplace. It’s true that if someone isn’t managing their emotions, and they’re erupting with anger all the time they are at work, that could be disruptive to work with. At the same time, […]

Levels of Change In Organisations

How does the Levels of Change (also known as “Logical Levels” or even “Neuro-Logical Levels) model relate to organisations and businesses? (Note: this article follows on from Levels Of Change: The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model and The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model: Questions For Each Level) For me, the relevance of the levels of change model to business […]

The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model: Questions For Each Level

For an introduction to the ‘Logical Levels’ model (or Levels of Change as I prefer to describe it) see this earlier article. Each level in this model has particular questions associated with it, to direct your attention to a particular aspect of how a person, a team or an organisation is functioning – or to […]

Influence: Credibility – Develop your confidence (1)

Would you like to be more influential? In some contexts, such as sales, the answer will be a no-brainer – “YES!” And actually, being more influential will benefit you in pretty much any situation – making sure that people are open minded enough to make the right decision, contributing to a more positive emotional climate […]

A Simple Self-Hypnosis / Relaxation Script

When I was a hypnotherapist I often used to ask my clients how they relaxed. Very often they would say “I can’t relax” – which could have something to do with why they ended up with problems that they had to seek help for. I loved it when they said that, because I knew they […]

Get My New Book – Practical NLP 7: Business And Leadership

Announcing my new book, Practical NLP 7: Business And Leadership! Because business is mostly about dealing with people – listening to their needs, selling to them, motivating them, influencing them, and getting them to work together – NLP skills and tools can help you work, sell and lead more effectively. This book brings together some […]

Levels Of Change: The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model

How do you define yourself? Do you think of yourself mainly in terms of what you do? Or the skills you have? Or by what’s important to you and what you believe? Or by who you are as a person? Or do you define yourself in terms of your purpose, or being part of something […]

Outframing: A Process For Loosening Limiting Beliefs

What is Outframing? Outframing means broadening or pulling back the frame to see how the meaning of something changes when seen in a different, wider context. In their vast endeavour The Encyclopedia of Systemic NLP and New Coding, Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier outline a process called ‘Belief Outframing’, in which you examine a limiting belief […]

Identifying Unhelpful Frames In Your Life And Work

A ‘frame’ in NLP, and indeed in psychology, is the context we put around something in order to decide what it means. It’s as if we are drawing a boundary around it which includes part of our experience and excludes the rest. Whatever is inside the boundary, we use as the context to make sense […]