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New Year and The NLP Meta Model – Free E Book

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The New Year is a time for making resolutions and changes in your life.

Whether you are a student or master of NLP there is likely one particular aspect of NLP that has been a source of joy or consternation in your ongoing journey of self discovery and exploration. This is the NLP Meta Model.

In my experience, having met over one thousand NLP’s, the Meta Model can often be  confusing and one of the least understood aspects of NLP. It doesn’t need to be this way at all! You don’t need to know the confusing labels and terminology.

All you need are examples and a context to put them in. It really is very easy … once you give yourself permission to experience the Meta Model and understand it afterwards. After all this is the basic model for learning. The understanding comes later.

The Meta Model can be simplified to two questions

“What Specifically” and
“How Specifically”

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Make 2010 a year where you can become much more familiar with the NLP Meta Model.

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Happy New Year!

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10 Hints & Tips for surviving a temporary recession – HT eight

ISS Propulsion Module (NASA)Image via WikipediaHere we are at Hint and Tip number eight. You have probably done a great deal of work, if you have done the exercises to be here in a fully participatory way.

You will have explored not just your goals but things like the consequences ( positive, negative and sameness ) of your changing situation. You have explored your outcome from differing perspectives and multiple ways in which expanding options could or could not take place.

The well formed outcome process ( Andy’s compass exercise ) may have given you more new information or some kind of realisation about what is really involved. You may even be consciously aware of how the language you use with yourself either verbally or non-verbally ( with or without sound ) can change the way you can experience your outcome in the future.

now, this is the part where you, yes, you! Begin the enrichment and enhancement of the deep desire and motivation to propel yourself to seeing it through.  See, it is ultimately ( as previous exercise may have shown you ) up to or down to you.

Apollo Soyuz Test Project Soyuz booster on lau...Image via WikipediaOK. Here you are with outcomes, well formed goals or things you really want to achieve. At this point the words aren’t really that important.  What is important is that you have an idea, a feeling, a representation, a sense of what this is really going to be like when you have it. That’s the VAKGO representation.

So here is the missing part from the well formed outcome process. What is it? That is going to start you and move you, pushing from one direction and pulling from the other that is going to make it much more possible that you get what you want.

This is in addition to the ecology ( personal congruency ) checks you have already done.

OK this is it.

Take your goal ( maybe the first one ) and ask yourself the following questions. Then answer it.  This is the beginning of honest and deeper propelling motivation.

Goal: What is important both to you and for you ( specific words from Dr. Christina Hall )  about fully achieving this goal?

Your answer “it is … X”

Having got some answer – ‘X’,

What is important about having ‘X’, that gets you what?

Your answer “it is … Y”

Having got some answer – ‘Y’,

What is important about having ‘Y’ what does that get you?

Your answer “it is … A”

Now, having put your goal into a much bigger context or bigger picture, I invite you to really think and give your full attention to what having ‘A’ in just the right and proper way your having ‘A’ is all about for you.

When you have got it and you have really got it, notice how you are feeling and especially having this realisation now notice how are you breathing… Breath it in and have it. Hold it for awhile… Relish the feeling, savour it.

This is your motivation… This is your motivation.

and now, having had this physical experience and remembering how you are breathing in this experience … and remembering it, now, let it go.

Shake it off… wiggle wiggle – That is BREAK STATE

After shaking it off, get it back, state ‘A’ recreate it … now … feel it, see it, smell it, taste it…

The easiest way is to replicate it, is your breathing, while remembering the ‘higher’ driving purpose and real importances of your outcome.

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Lock it in, in your motivation, ‘A’ and connect this with your goal.

This deeply moving motivation will make your goal so much more possible. Having this fully and completely as you do now, what, as you think about it are your next steps…

More to follow, get it on!

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 13

One of the things that makes Christmas particularly nice is meeting up with friends and family. The time before the holidays running up to that last day at work before new year – lush! And there is always that feeling of excitement and anticipation just before the holidays start too. It makes you think doesn’t it, about the whole concept of Christmas maybe even good old Yarwe, ( oops HaShem – dear GOD, wouldn’t want to make anyone or their religion take offense, after all this is the UK – Home to free speech and liberal attitudes PROVIDING that speech is politically correct. I don’t know why I hear anarchy in the uk by sexpistols? ), before that and now the semi -global adoption of ‘christian’ values and beliefs especially by shop keepers and those not so friendly little elves from the Iceland consortium making as much money as they can, forcing suppliers to accept less than they had previously agreed – Ahh the joys of human kindness. The causes of all these conflicting undercurrents of humanity may never be known but if you will put all that stuff aside then – what you make Crimbo and new year to be really is up to you – and I do hope ( and even offer a prayer to all receptive Deity’s, God’s and Goddesses ) that for you it turns out exactly the way you wish it to be while you want it to.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 9th January 7-9pm. How to resourcefully respond to criticism

Its a snip at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online.

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy training will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 12

On the delayed 10.30 train from Kings Cross, I am traveling back to Newcastle, NLP training at the fore front of my mind. I have been to the NLP conference, an experience of great interest, that I will write up and share my views on in the future. The even was superbly organised and well worth a visit next year. I have met some wonderful energetic people with real passion I am of course talking of both the delegates and some of the presenters. Several of the big name presenters quite categorically stated that the NLP scene here in the UK is bigger than in the US. They demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm about this, what I would call ‘giving it a bit of the old flannel‘ and I cant help but wonder if the current US recession adds more fuel to their desires. There was, for me a curiosity regarding some of the presenters relationship with the audience and their apparent lack of knowledge, rapport and respect for other’s model of the world. There is to me a almost ubiquitous theme of re-branding and repackaging attempts at product sepperation of the various weaving threads of NLP from one another. More on this subject at another time…

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm. How to Create a Brilliant Future
Its a Christmas present at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online. Get 2008 on track and have a path with a heart.

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy training will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 11

Two people were talking about buying Christmas presents, in a coffee shop in Newcastle. was there sitting chatting with Andy about our upcoming Master Practitioner course in 2008. The couple opposite us were really enjoying their Costa Massimo, quite literally a basin of coffee, imagine that. My phone went so I excused myself from the planning and answered. The phone call was made by someone requiring some help with a phobia. The were talking and they said “… yes I have had it for several years now and you know how you cant stop yourself” It was at that juncture that I said “hold on, you just said that I cant stop myself I presume you mean ‘you’ not ‘me'”. After arranging an appointment I returned to to my conversation with Andy, planning our Master Practitioner and just knew Andy was happy with our progress.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm.
Its a Christmas cracker at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online.

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Clinical Hypnotherapy training will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 10

Breath in and relax – no seriously, take a relaxing breath or two. Relaxing means your changing your state and changing your state is good. If you are experiencing any run up to Christmas pressures you are no doubt going to deal with them in your own unique ways.

I had a shopping experience recently, I was in Newcastle city center and intended purchasing some electrical item. The electrical dealers on Northumberland street seemed the place to go. The assistants were busy talking to themselves about Christmas parties and the like and not at all assisting customers. Trained Baboons would have certainly been more amusing and equally as helpful, I waited about seven minutes and then left, no wonder shop sales are declining – no apparent customer care. The so called service was shit so I left that shop to purchase elsewhere and after one or two more disappointing shopping experiences and a phone call to alas a call centre where I could not make head nor tail of some foreign heavily accented attempted at English it meant I was much better off purchasing online.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.


Additionally the NLP Cafe, a structured, Newcastle NLP Practice group will be open for its first event on Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm.
Its a Christmas cracker at £10.00 or just £9.00 if you book online.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 9

In a great many circles NLP has not got the best of reputations. It is currently being repacked and now appealing to mass audiences by many current writers. One exceptionally good one is Paul McKenna. Just look at his series of best selling books – all repackaged NLP yet hight readable with mass appeal. Will this repackaged NLP reach millions upon millions and change their lives or will the books simply be read and shelved somewhere. Will the lessons, at some level be instrumental in some beneficial social revolution or will no one do the exercises and the inherent value remain on the pages in set type.

The vast majority of NLP Processes, as far as I can currently
understand, are on the whole very good. The application of these
processes is up to the individual practitioner. One recent example in the Independent of Sunday’s ‘Success at work’ series presents a process. The process in itself is very good ( coming loosely from Gregory Batesons Double Bind Theory ). Yet for me, the ethics of application is highly questionable, especially in the context it is presented. This example is from the ‘feel good or no hassle technique’.

Of course you could save £75 on our fees by dealing with the form choices yourself OR if you feel uncomfortable about wading through seven pages of time-consuming complex tax forms and material, which has to be spot on, we could do it for you“.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 8

… So then he said “Its is completely inappropriate for people to laugh!” The mans face was awash with creases and wrinkles; people would have struggled to understand the emotions that moved across their faces at that point.
The woman who was conversing flashed her eyes at a man, “Of course it is to laugh, just as to appropriate him, it is appropriate to be serious, how can a person control their emotions”.
Many in the crowd looked as if they understood her words, others just looked baffled or confused. Eventually without knowing, they seemed to reach some sort of unspoken understanding amongst themselves. Even without conscious understanding, a person, can, have a deep understanding of communications without even realising it, in addition to the meta model easier made.

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

Our NLP Practitioner course beginning in January 2008 and the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process therapeutically.

Just listen to yourself, relating even more fully with your clients whilst still operating effectively at a process level. If you are in any therapeutic field like the many complementary therapies or thinking of taking up your calling, you could take our Newcastle hypnotherapy course – it will help your communications during therapy be better and easier and faster as something evolves between parties. Learn to develop that hypnotic voice.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 7

It seems that to learn is to change. However you set about your learning, whether you prefer to learn in a systematic and structured way or perhaps you like to learn in a somewhat haphazard and random fashion. It can take many forms. Lets say someone told you to go read a book and you decide to do that. You can read a book and then you may tell someone else that you read it. They will most likely then make some assumption, perhaps some sort of generalisation. don’t laugh, I’m serious. No two people will read exactly the same, but wait, There are certain reading processes, perhaps if you said go read this book, that other person would likely assume how you meant them to read it – perhaps speed reading, perhaps photo reading, perhaps skimming, perhaps – who will know what they would assume, who knows what you would assume? So at your own pace how about continuing your learning as you walk, stroll, jog on to more of the Meta Model Easier Made…

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course beginning February 2008 will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 6

And they are off again! Having a laugh and a joke with each other, taking and conversing, sharing something special. They really listen to each other, they are indeed a great couple. Notice how they enjoy each others company. Not like those! They don’t get on too well. He is always arguing with her, she is never loving him no matter what. Their relationship looks very much one sided almost as a relationship with a variable limp. He isnt really relating to her. Haven’t they noticed that birds and butterflys have symmetrical wings and they work together in unison during flight, as one heart beating.

The way people express situations and events can sometimes seem skewed and sheered, can feel off-balance, off kilter, a bit one-sided. In the words of the philosopher Turner

It Takes Two Baby It Takes Two Baby

the Meta Model essentially does two things when used ‘as intended’

  1. It assist stuck clients to change – Therapeutic
  2. It gets high quality information – Business / Pleasure / Therapeutic

the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover the Meta Model and those who are on our next Newcastle Hypnotherapy course beginning February 2008 will leave with a well grounded and practical knowledge of applying this process.

Continue reading