Introduction To NLP Anchoring 6: Collapsing Anchors

My first experience of the powerful NLP technique known as ‘collapsing anchors’ was at an ‘Organisation Transformation’ retreat in Crete in the mid-90s. In fact it was the first time I had knowingly met an NLP Practitioner. On discovering that I was (at that time) a hypnotherapist, the NLP guy was keen to give me […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 5: The Circle Of Excellence

In the previous article in this series we covered the basics of how to set a resource anchor for yourself. That technique used just one resource state, but we can ‘stack’ resource states and bring in physical movement to feel even more powerful in situations you find challenging. Here’s how. This technique is called the […]

Can You Learn NLP From A Book (Or Online Course)?

A question that often comes up on NLP forums, especially those open to people who are just curious about NLP as well as NLP Practitioners, is: “Can you learn NLP from a book?” Often this gets a snarky reply, along the lines of “How dare you ask such a question, you ignorant newbie? Of course […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 4: How To Set A Resource Anchor For Yourself

Let’s set a resource anchor. Here are the step by step instructions (if you haven’t read the previous articles in this series, you may want to read those first). Step 1: What resource state would it be useful to you to have, any time you choose? Is it confidence, calmness, determination, curiosity, or what? Choose […]

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 […]

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. […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 6: Pacing

There is more to the Milton Model than just ‘the Meta Model stood on its head’. Bandler and Grinder also modelled other language patterns from Milton Erickson, as well as particular ways of speaking that enabled him to communicate with his client’s unconscious mind at a deep level, at the same time as the surface […]

NLP For Kids And Starting An NLP-Based Business With Gemma Bailey: Practical NLP Podcast 81

This week’s guest is the inspirational Gemma Bailey! Gemma is an NLP trainer and director of NLP4Kids – a company which specialises in bringing NLP to children, their families and schools to help them with mild to moderate mental health and emotional challenges. With a background in childcare Gemma has translated NLP into child friendly […]

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