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 […]

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 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 […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 5: Deletions

As well as Distortions and Generalisations, there’s another type of Milton Model pattern that we can class as ‘Deletions’. Why deletions? Because some information has been left out or at least left deliberately vague. In order to make sense of something that’s left vague or has some information omitted altogether, the listener has to fill […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 4: Generalisations

Another set of Milton Model patterns can be classed as ‘Generalisations’. These are statements about the world, or about relationships between things, which are spoken as if they are true. We can use the questions in the Meta Model to ‘challenge’ or at least investigate these statements it they are not helpful, but in the […]

Understanding And Using The Milton Model 3: Distortions

Many of the patterns in the Milton Model are just Meta Model patterns ‘in reverse’ – chunking up for abstraction and vagueness, rather than questions drilling down to specifics. This article considers the patterns we can class as ‘Distortions’. Mind Reads And I know you remember that ‘mind reading’ in NLP describes when someone is […]