Why Intonation Matters

A quick explanation of intonation patterns and how you can use them – and how you can sabotage yourself if you’re not aware of them. In the English language, we can notice three types of intonation. Where the voice goes up at the end of the phrase, in English that traditionally indicates a question. Where […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Feel, Felt, Found’ – How It Works And How To Use It Better

The ‘Feel, Felt, Found’ technique is a classic objection handling technique that most sales people know about. But how well you use it could make the difference between it working as intended, to effectively neutralise the objection in the customer’s mind and move on from it, or alternatively coming across as patronising and increasing resistance […]

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 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 […]

Practical NLP Podcast 35: The Meta Model part 1 – Distortions

In this week’s podcast we start exploring the set of magic questions called the ‘Meta Model’, which help you to uncover missing information, challenge generalisations, and straighten out distortions. These questions are going to be ultra-useful to you in all kinds of contexts therapy, coaching, business, and not least in your own personal development and aspects […]