Our Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma training 60 hour approved training with the GHSC and our NLP Practitioner training in Newcastle and NLP Master Practitioner course in Newcastle both 120 Hour and approved training with the Professional Guild of NLP explore and place a great deal of emphasis on Calibration.
Calibration is one of the absolute core skills of NLP. Good calibration skills let you notice repeating patterns of behaviour, changes of state and comprehend the non-verbal response before the verbal one is uttered.
In short calibration is so important it can not be emphasised enough. To provide an example of very poor calibration I remember an NLP training I undertook with a particular training provider when many of the participants were so bored with the trainer talking about their house, their garden and various other completely irrelevant jobs they had 20 years ago, that they were literally yawning to stay awake AND THE TRAINER DIDNT EVEN NOTICE! they just kept on flapping their gums, droning on and on.
Using an arcaic and long winded sentence structure, can sound confusing with words like ‘herewithin’ or ‘promulgated’, but its not really NLP, because NLP is about doing and actualisation.
So Lets get down to doing some
To provide a great example of calibration, self calibration specifically, take for example Richard Bandlers explication about just one of the differences between foveal and peripheral vision.
When you move, walking forwards or even running, there is a difference in the way perception seems to speed by. The image in the periphery seems to move relatively fast compared to the image in the focus. Now this may seem obvious when you think about it BUT it is self calibration that allows these finer and finer distinctions.
Here is a little experiment I have devised which is based on some of the works of Carlos Casteneda. Its about self calibration and how you can seriously improve your visual memory.
- Close your eyes and make a picture of, say, your front room.
- Notice where the picture seems to be in your own personal space. That is is it in-front, off to the left, panoramic etc.
- Now for the important bit, notice where the image is particularly clear and by this i mean you know the details accurately ( how you know is not important here ). Also notice where the image detail is less clear.
- Now compare where your eyes are looking and focusing to where the image detail is clear. You are really wanting to experiment with the relationship between detailed/clear image and your foveal and peripheral vision.
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