Anchoring

In 1998, I was asked by my local Chamber of Commerce to explain how an NLP technique could make a difference in everyday life. There were a lot of Tony Robbins fans in attendance, so they were all familiar with the concept of Anchoring—he taught it to them in one of his tape courses. I […]

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Unexpected reframes

I was in an airport, recently, waiting for my plane to land before it transformed in an instant from 2631 from Detroit to Dallas, into flight 3144  from Dallas to Birmingham. Had I blinked for too long? How did this happen? And what must that experience have been like for those on the flight? Were […]

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Accessing Cues: Modalities 201

Portions of this article are excerpted from a workshop held in April, 2008 entitled, “Influence Your World.” Related to VAK, which we covered previously, we dive into one of the cooler, covert, yet stunningly simple-to-learn skills in the NLP toolkit: Eye Accessing Cues. The thing that makes these so remarkable is that by watching someone’s […]

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In the Realm of the Senses – Modalities 101

Part of this article is excerpted from the notes of a workshop conducted in Feb, 2008. “VAK” refers to the three primary senses or “modalities” through which we perceive our world. We tend to encode those observations with the same sense that collected the information. Meaning, if we saw something, we tend to remember it […]

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Accessing States

This was taken from an evening workshop in 2007 called, “Choices: What do do When Your Mind Wants to Ask Directions.” States of mind, physiology, of emotion, all of which influence one another, refer to how we “are”, how we “feel”, in a given moment. We often speak of a “resourceful state” or a “less-resourceful […]

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Outcome Specification

Among the most widely recognized (and utilized) NLP techniques is Outcome Specification. Getting clear regarding our goals is one of those things we talk about a lot because the unconscious mind is a very sensitive instrument. Sending it a message that is in even the slightest way mixed can easily sidetrack our stated efforts. Worse, […]

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The Amazing New Behavior Generator

Building upon our ability to associate or dissociate, we can actually create new behaviors, and teach ourselves to use them. What we’re going to do is to choose a behavior we would benefit from developing. For instance, at one point, early in my NLP career, I asked a trainer to install in me a ferocious […]

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