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 […]

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 […]

How To Elicit Values: Practical NLP Podcast 70

In this week’s episode we learn how to elicit values the NLP way, and why values are important for motivation. This is useful for coaching and for personal development, and essential for successful goal-setting. Includes: A simple process for eliciting values (your own or a client’s) How to know when you’ve got a genuine value rather […]

The Coolest Meta Model Question You’ve Never Seen Before

Well you probably won’t have seen it in the context of the Meta Model anyway. Apologies for the attention-grabbing headline by the way, but I was *very* impressed with this question and I think you will be too. (For non-NLP trained readers, the ‘Meta Model’ is a venerable guide to a set of language patterns […]

Practical NLP Podcast 33: Presuppositions in Language part 2

This week’s podcast continues to explore different kinds of presuppositions in language. As this is part 2, it would definitely be worth you listening to part 1 first so you get the complete list of linguistic presuppositions. This episode covers these types of presupposition: Awareness Time Adverb/Adjective Inclusive and exclusive Or Ordinal It also features […]

What Is ‘Future Pacing’ In NLP (And Why Is It Useful)?

‘Future pacing’ is a bit of NLP jargon used in changework (therapy or coaching) which essentially means taking your client into the future after an intervention so they can check out what’s going to happen next time they are in the problem situation. This exercise in imagination does four things: It tells you if the […]

Using NLP Principles 6: The only reliable information about someone is behaviour

What do you really know about the way someone else’s mind works – their problems, their beliefs, their feelings, their intentions? Well, you could make guesses – but you might be projecting your own beliefs, judgements or even unacknowledged emotions onto the other person. Or you could go by what they tell you – but […]