Understanding And Using The Milton Model 4: Generalisations

Another set of Milton Model patterns can be classed as ‘Generalisations’. These are statements about the world, or about relationships between things, which are spoken as if they are true. We can use the questions in the Meta Model to ‘challenge’ or at least investigate these statements it they are not helpful, but in the […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 3: Distortions

Many of the patterns in the Milton Model are just Meta Model patterns ‘in reverse’ – chunking up for abstraction and vagueness, rather than questions drilling down to specifics. This article considers the patterns we can class as ‘Distortions’. Mind Reads And I know you remember that ‘mind reading’ in NLP describes when someone is […]

Practical NLP Podcast 38: The Milton Model part 1

The Milton Model part 1 If you want to influence people in any way, you need to know about the language patterns in NLP’s ‘Milton Model’. These are the ‘artfully vague’ patterns modelled by Richard Bandler and John Grinder from the great 20th century hypnotherapist and father of ‘indirect suggestion’, Milton Erickson. Most books covering […]

Practical NLP Podcast 35: The Meta Model part 1 – Distortions

In this week’s podcast we start exploring the set of magic questions called the ‘Meta Model’, which help you to uncover missing information, challenge generalisations, and straighten out distortions. These questions are going to be ultra-useful to you in all kinds of contexts therapy, coaching, business, and not least in your own personal development and aspects […]