Understanding And Using The Milton Model 6: Pacing

There is more to the Milton Model than just ‘the Meta Model stood on its head’. Bandler and Grinder also modelled other language patterns from Milton Erickson, as well as particular ways of speaking that enabled him to communicate with his client’s unconscious mind at a deep level, at the same time as the surface […]

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 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 […]