Peter Capaldi’s Message To Bereaved Boy With Autism: NLP Language Pattern Analysis

Dr Who actor Peter Capaldi’s heartwarming video message to a child with autism who had lost his grandmother has been all over the internet this week, and rightly so. If you’ve not heard about it, here’s a report from The Guardian which is representative of the many that appeared in the English-speaking press. Thomas, who is an avid […]

Metaphors: Practical NLP Podcast 44

This week’s podcast is a quick guide to how metaphors are used in NLP and how to create them. Featuring: How metaphor is fundamental to how we think and express ourselves Why an angry person is like a volcano and a relationship is like a journey How talking about hummingbirds could resolve a conflict with […]

Practical NLP Podcast 43: Milton Model part 5

The final part in our epic series on the Milton Model covers some patterns with offputting names! But they are easier to understand and use than the names would suggest. So find out about: Examples of ‘Switching Referential Index’ you can actually use How to make the ‘Selectional Restriction Violation’ feel more user-friendly And of […]

Practical NLP Podcast 42: Milton Model 4 – Embedded Suggestions

Continuing with our exploration of the Milton Model and how to use it, this episode covers ’embedded suggestions’ – a way of embedding a word or phrase within a longer sentence that your listener’s unconscious mind will hear as a suggestion, without their conscious mind noticing. This is useful for changework and coaching, for encouraging […]

Practical NLP Podcast 40: Milton Model part 3 – Ambiguities

This week we go deeper into the Milton Model, considering Pacing, Utilisation and Ambiguities. Includes: How to communicate directly to the unconscious mind so the conscious mind doesn’t notice How to use ‘pacing’ to influence a meeting Four types of ambiguity … and some funny newspaper headlines Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via iTunes […]

Practical NLP Podcast 39: Milton Model part 2

Part 2 of the Practical NLP Milton Model podcast covers language patterns that can be classed as Generalisations and Deletions. Most commentaries on the Milton Model describe its use in trance inductions – here we look at some practical examples for a business context. Includes: How to use universals to help your coaching clients or employees find the morale-boosting […]

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 […]