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 […]

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 36: The Meta Model part 2 – Generalisations

In this podcast we continue to explore the set of ‘marker’ language patterns and associated magic questions for uncovering missing information or helping us to realign our ‘mental maps’ with reality that in NLP is known as the ‘Meta Model’. This week we’re focusing on the patterns that can be broadly classed as ‘generalisations’. These […]

Universals and emotion

Just a musing prompted by watching UK Big Brother the other night. Some of the housemates get very emotional very frequently – and when they do, they use a lot of universal quantifiers: “This always happens to me”, “I’m never accepted” etc. And I got to thinking – when you’re flooded with emotion, those “always/no-one/never/every […]