An NLP Exercise To Increase Your Emotional Self-Awareness

To be able to use your NLP skills wisely, you need to be aware of your own emotions. If you are not in touch with your own emotions, you will not be able to manage them or to recognise emotions accurately in others. In turn, without these competencies, you will not be good at managing […]

NLP Techniques: Key Factors That Make The Swish Pattern Work

Following on from my previous article about the Swish Pattern, let’s look in a bit more detail at the critical factors that make the Swish Pattern work. You might want to read that first anyway, as I’ll be referring to bits of it throughout this article. Let’s start with the ‘trigger picture’ of the stimulus […]

Respect For The Other Person’s Map Of The World – Interview With Andy Smith part 2: Practical NLP Podcast 84

This week we have the second half of an interview that we did about how to apply the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP to improve your life and work. In the first half we explored the principle that “The map is not the territory”. In this interview we look at another principle that flows naturally […]

The Map Is Not The Territory – Interview With Andy Smith: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 83

This week’s episode is something a bit different. Instead of me interviewing a prominent member of the NLP community, it’s someone interviewing me – about the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP and how you can use them to be more effective in your life and work, even if you’re not NLP trained. My interviewer is […]

A couple of special offers, one of them free…

I don’t want to make a habit of this, but here’s a couple of special offers for Practical NLP Podcast listeners – and one of them’s free!. The first is me being interviewed by success coach Deb Johnstone about how to apply NLP principles for more success in your life and business. You can only […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 10: Switching Referential Index

Because the Milton Model patterns were originally named from the perspective of academic linguistics (John Grinder was a linguistics professor), the names of the patterns lead people to think that they are more complicated than they actually are. But when you look at a pattern like this next one – “Switching Referential Index” – you […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 9: Extended Quotes

I learned about the ‘Extended Quotes’ language pattern from my first teacher of NLP, who told me about the impact it had had on her when she first heard it from Tad James in California at the beginning of the nineties. Tad was telling his class a story about when he was apprenticed to Richard […]

Shelle Rose Charvet And The LAB Profile®: Practical NLP Podcast 82

This week’s episode is an interview with LAB Profile® queen Shelle Rose Charvet – with a very special offer included! One of the most respected figures in NLP, (and probably the most entertaining speaker), and bestselling author, Shelle has been researching and using the LAB Profile® (a more user-friendly development of metaprograms) for over 25 […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 8: Embedded Suggestions

‘Embedded Suggestions’ are one of the most important Milton Model patterns for influence and getting people to do what you want them to do. With embedded suggestions, you can embed a word or phrase within the longer sentence that your listener’s conscious mind hears, in a way that the unconscious mind hears the embedded suggestion […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 7: Indirect Suggestions – Ambiguity

In the previous article (Pacing) we considered ways that you can use statements about a person’s current experience to assist them into a trance state. Now we can look at some ways to make suggestions indirectly to their unconscious mind, which may slip past their conscious awareness unnoticed. First, let’s explore different forms of Ambiguity. […]