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 […]

Jonathan Altfeld On Inductive And Deductive Thinking: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 80

This week’s interview is with a real innovator in NLP, my old friend and occasional mentor Jonathan Altfeld, international NLP trainer and developer of Knowledge Engineering and many other useful tools and patterns. In the interview, Jonathan shares with us an important distinction that will make you a better coach, therapist or even mechanic: the […]

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 […]

Framing And Some Commonly Used Frames In NLP

All meaning is context dependent. When you put a picture in a frame in an art gallery, it changes the way people look at it. It becomes “a work of art”. Marcel Duchamp caused a revolution in the art world in 1917 with his work ‘Fountain’, which was just an ordinary porcelain urinal – but […]

James Tsakalos Interview: Practical NLP Podcast 79

This episode marks a new direction for the Practical NLP Podcast! Up to now we’ve been talking you through various aspects of NLP in a structured way – essentially the episodes build up into an audio home study pack for an NLP Practitioner course (contact me if you’d like to license them for your own […]

The SCORE Model: Practical NLP Podcast 78

The SCORE model is not taught on that many NLP Practitioner courses, which is a shame as it’s very useful in coaching and problem solving and doesn’t require superhuman sensory acuity to use (although that helps of course). This episode introduces the model and gives some sample questions and tips on how to use it successfully […]

NLP: How To Improve Your Anchoring Skills

If you’re an NLP Practitioner, you’ll know how important continued practice is to keep your skills fresh and improve them. Here are some ideas for practicing anchoring and sharpening your anchoring skills: Make a list of the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and olfactory and gustatory anchors in your life. Use associated recall for resource anchors, dissociated review […]

How To Clear Anxiety Using Your Timeline: Practical NLP Podcast 77

This week, the end of an era as we come to the end of the ‘scripted’ Practical NLP Podcast episodes. From next episode we’ll be switching to a longer format where I interview thought leaders and practitioners applying NLP in original ways to solve real-world problems. So, a short and sweet episode in two parts. […]

Practical NLP Podcast Back Episodes And Transcripts – Latest Volume Out!

The latest volume of the Practical NLP Podcast collected episodes and transcripts is now available! The theme for this one is mostly around dealing with ‘difficult’ people, although it also includes helpful models for understanding organisational change, predicting the emotional impact of decisions, a useful selection of meta programs, self-awareness and dealing with criticism. Volume 9: […]

How To Test-Drive Your Timeline: Practical NLP Podcast 76

Having elicited the timeline in the previous episode, this week we take it for a ‘test drive’. In this week’s episode: Two ways people may experience their timeline – as moving or static Step by step instructions for how to guide people through this exercise (also see the show notes below) Why this also works […]