Practical NLP Podcast 19: How to enhance a pleasant memory with visual submodalities

NLP Visual submodalitiesWith this week’s episode of the Practical NLP podcast, we start looking at changework interventions, beginning with ‘visual submodalities’.

The podcast covers:

  • when you should, and when you shouldn’t, do changework
  • what submodalities are
  • how to make a good memory even better (and by extension, how to reduce the impact of a bad memory)

It features, among other things: the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, NLP ‘practitioners’ who don’t know what they’re doing, and why I think submodalities have an evolutionary basis.

Practical NLP Podcast Collection Vol 3

Note: this episode is no longer available on Apple Podcasts. You can still order it as part of the Practical NLP Podcast Collection Vol. 3 – Submodalities. It has transcripts too!

This submodality checklist table is designed as a support to this episode of the Practical NLP podcast. It may not make much sense on its own.

Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic
Location? Location Location
Size of picture?DirectionSize
Black and white / Colour?Internal or External?Shape
Bright or Dim? Loud or Soft?Intensity
Moving or Still?Fast or Slow?Steady
3D or Flat?High or Low? (Pitch)Movement
Focused / Defocused?TonalityDuration
Amount of ContrastPausesVibration
Framed or Panoramic? Cadence (rise and fall)Pressure/Heat?
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