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 […]

Practical NLP Podcast episode 32: Presuppositions in Language part 1

In this week’s podcast we start to look at ‘linguistic presuppositions’ or presuppositions in language – the implicit statements embedded in what people say or write that you have to take as true (‘presuppose’) in order to make sense of it. When you can spot these, you can ‘read between the lines’ of what someone […]

NLP Principles About Change: Practical NLP Podcast 11

This week’s Practical NLP podcast explains the final three of our principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP: There is no failure, only feedback The ‘Law of Requisite Variety’ All changes should be evaluated in terms of wholeness, choice and ‘ecology’ The podcast includes some material from the Practical NLP audio course which you can get for free when […]

Presuppositions about Communication: Practical NLP Podcast 10

This week’s episode of the UK’s most listened to NLP podcast introduces three NLP ‘presuppositions’ or principles about successful communication (yes, I know it says ‘six presuppositions’ at the start of the podcast but we’ll cover the other 3 next week): Respect for the other person’s ‘map of the world’ The ‘meaning’ of communication is […]

Practical NLP podcast 9: Mind and Body are one system

A short and sweet episode of the UK’s most listened to NLP podcast this week, all about the NLP presupposition that ‘Mind and Body are One System’. Featuring the ‘mind-body problem’, neuropeptides, a quick exercise to experience the mind-body link, and the most important thing that you need to know about motivation! This podcast includes some […]

Practical NLP Podcast 8: Presuppositions of NLP part 2

This is the second of a series where we explain the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP – including some tips included in the Practical NLP audio course that you can get for free when you subscribe to the Practical NLP newsletter. This week, we consider the often misunderstood presupposition that ‘People have all the resources […]

Practical NLP Podcast 7: Presuppositions of NLP part 1

This week’s Practical NLP podcast is the first of a series where we explain the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP – including some tips from the Practical NLP audio course which you can get for free when you subscribe to the Practical NLP Newsletter. Subscribe via iTunes here. If you prefer to subscribe using something other than […]

What are the ‘Presuppositions of NLP’?

This article is about what are called the ‘Presuppositions of NLP’ – in other words, what you have to assume or ‘presuppose’ to be true in order to be able to use NLP and make it work for you. We might call them principles of NLP, except that would imply that they actually are true, […]

Using NLP Principles 6: The only reliable information about someone is behaviour

What do you really know about the way someone else’s mind works – their problems, their beliefs, their feelings, their intentions? Well, you could make guesses – but you might be projecting your own beliefs, judgements or even unacknowledged emotions onto the other person. Or you could go by what they tell you – but […]

Using NLP principles 5: All behaviour is the best choice currently available

This principle or ‘presupposition’ of NLP can also be stated as ‘there is a positive intention behind every behaviour’ or ‘behaviour is purposeful, given the individual’s perception of the world’. So even if we don’t like the results of some behaviour that we or someone else is doing, the behaviour is the choice that makes […]

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