Book Review: The NLP Activist by Richard Bolstad

Very occasionally an NLP book is published that it’s possible to get really excited about – this is one of them (the last one that caught my imagination in this way was Andrew Austin’s The Rainbow Machine, published a whole 10 years ago). I can imagine three audiences who will benefit from reading this book: […]

How To Tune Up Your Team’s Performance Using Levels Of Change

You can use the Levels of Change model (also known as ‘Logical Levels’ or ‘Neuro-Logical Levels’) to tune up the performance of a team, by asking the team members to consider the team in the light of the different levels. Here are some example questions for each level. Try this with your own team, or […]

Emotional Intelligence And NLP: How They Are Related

Many people still think that emotions just get in the way of rational decision-making, and that they have no value in the modern workplace. It’s true that if someone isn’t managing their emotions, and they’re erupting with anger all the time they are at work, that could be disruptive to work with. At the same time, […]

Levels of Change In Organisations

How does the Levels of Change (also known as “Logical Levels” or even “Neuro-Logical Levels) model relate to organisations and businesses? (Note: this article follows on from Levels Of Change: The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model and The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model: Questions For Each Level) For me, the relevance of the levels of change model to business […]

The NLP ‘Logical Levels’ Model: Questions For Each Level

For an introduction to the ‘Logical Levels’ model (or Levels of Change as I prefer to describe it) see this earlier article. Each level in this model has particular questions associated with it, to direct your attention to a particular aspect of how a person, a team or an organisation is functioning – or to […]

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 […]

What One Of The World’s Leading NLP Trainers Says About The NLP Trainer’s Mega Pack

I had a nice surprise when I woke up this morning – one of the most respected thought leaders in NLP and author of The Training Secrets of NLP, Richard Bolstad (transformations.net.nz), posted an amazing testimonial for my NLP Trainer’s Mega Pack on Facebook! “Let’s say you are an NLP Trainer and you came through […]

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 […]