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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 5

Its always the same is init!   All people everywhere are always learning new things but some never realise it at the time.  Listening to the language people use ( and this includes the language when you talk to yourself too ) can give you a massive amount of information about how they are processing and this applies to everyone.  This never means what you glean is correct but it always gives you intuitions that you can tune into which you then simply must always check out to be sure.  Always sound advice that, checking out your intuitions, now, its about time, so lets take some more steps forward to your deepening understanding of the Meta Model. Do remember you can do this anytime too whether your wanting to do our Newcastle Hypnotherapy training course or our Newcastle NLP Practitioner course ( next one begins January 2008 )

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 cover 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.

Its always useful 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 applications therapy easier and faster and you always know a lot more about this set of verbal responses than you may consciously realise.

get to grips that these Meta Model interventions are a set of specific verbal responses to a set of very specific words and phrases.   Its real easy so not so surprisingly ‘clients’ and people are using them all the time, so its easy to pick them out too.

the Art of Applied NLP is when and in what contexts to apply these specific verbal responses so as not to lose friends and alienate yourself.

The Meta Model – Therapeutic Process (5)

Please note that when you use this ( or any ) process with clients you are at best creating a context where they can change their own situation.

Now lets get down to doing with just a few examples. The example will take the form of a ‘clients’ verbalisation of a problem and the specific ‘form’ of the Meta Model response for this particular problem – got the vibe already?

Notice there is no requirement to know the labels for these ‘responses’.

One thing that really is worth keeping in mind if you choose to practice recognising from and responding to in this way to others ( or your self ) –
do do it respectfully and with rapport!

The ‘problems’ or stuck states statements are presented in RED and the verbal responses in GREEN


People always piss me off.

They always piss you off?

what? are you saying, that everybody always pisses you off all the time?


I never seem to learn anything useful!

Are you honestly saying that you have never once learned just one useful thing?

what? Never?


I am always making mistakes!

Do you mean that, because it sounds like you are stating that everything you ever do and at all the times you have done anything is has always been a mistake or have I misunderstood you?


I am always correct in my judgements.

What always?

So you are saying that no matter what judgement you make about any subject irrespective of whether you understand nothing about it you will always be correct?


I am always happy and always learning all the time

cool! – maybe I can learn you amazing skills!

this to me, in this context, does not sound like any sort of a problem!
So no intervention required – remember the “lose friends and alienate yourself” good advice.

 

All of the above ‘interventions‘ take the form of a response to verbal ‘claims about everlasting and immutable truths’

Detect the over generalised information. 
You can do this by checking what you have heard and asking yourself weather this ( to make sense ) applies true through all time and all space – that is it is a universal truth.

As you detect the ‘universally generalised’ material simply question the over generalisation.  You can do it like these ways below

  • Repeat the generalisation back and emphasise it. ALWAYS? NEVER? EVERYBODY?
  • Really over-exaggerate ( use humour ). You saying its always been this way for as long as you can remember, like this all the time, never changing – get away with you!
  • I bet someone as ( clever, smart, creative ) as you can think of just one time when this wasn’t the case


enjoy

nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 4

You know, when you are learning really well, or just a time when you have easily and comfortably assimilated knowledge, anyway whichever way comes most naturally to you is absolutely fine. This whole meta Model process is really just about listening and then realising which parts you make up and which parts you don’t, so as you begin to realise, more clearly and more fully, you can notice what you bring to the table ( your content ) and what others bring ( their content ) and all the while as you do that just forget about it and – simply notice the process.

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 cover 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.

Its most useful 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 make applications of your therapy easier and faster and you know a lot more about this set of verbal responses than you may currently realise.

Tune in to the fact that Meta Model interventions are a set of specific verbal responses to a set of very specific words and phrases. Its real easy so not so surprisingly ‘clients’ and people in general use all the time, so its easy to hear them too.

the Art of Applied NLP is when and in what contexts to apply these specific verbal responses so as not to lose friends and alienate yourself.

The Meta Model – Therapeutic Process (4)

Please note that when you use this ( or any ) process with clients you are at best creating a context where they can change their own situation.

Now lets get down to doing with just a few examples. The example will take the form of a ‘clients’ verbalisation of a problem and the specific ‘form’ of the Meta Model response for this particular problem – sound good enough?

Notice there is no requirement to know the labels for these ‘responses’.

One thing that really is worth keeping in mind if you choose to practice recognising from and responding to in this way to others ( or your self ) –
do do it respectfully and with rapport!

The ‘problems’ or stuck states statements are presented in RED and the verbal responses in GREEN


She said I was tired of her.

Who said “I was tired of her”?
“tired”, How specifically?
who is it you “tired of”?


I talked to people who were bored!

What did you ‘talk’ about?
Which people did you talk to?
How or what “bored” the people?


Some people just talk about NLP.

Which people specifically “just talk about NLP”?
What do they “just talk” about?
Whom do they “talk” to?


He grabbed her and said it!

Who grabbed who?
How was she grabbed?
Where did he grab her?
What was said to who?


Its an interesting explanation.

what is “an interesting explanation”?
who is being interested?
who / what is doing the “explanation”?
what form does the explanation take?
An interesting explanation if what?


Relax,just notice the process!

how specifically to “notice”?
what process specifically?
who should relax?
relax, how / what specifically?


All of the above ‘interventions‘ take the form of a response to ‘missing’ or DELETED information.

Detect the missing information.
You can do this by checking what you have heard / seen / detected against what you have or had to ADD / make up / hallucinate, that is those certain details or CONTENT in order to make sense of what you have heard, relax, just notice the process.

As you detect the ‘deleted’ material simply ask

what or how specifically, or if you want to sound less like a robot and more like a person having a conversation find your own ways to ‘enquire about the deletions’

enjoy

nigel hetherington


Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 3

It often better to relax as your learning, now, one of the easier Meta Model patterns is the ones you are already most familiar with already without knowing about the labels – they can come later on. Its know more or no less than hearing some language pattern and responding in a particular way. This pattern is particularly easy because its only about comparing and relationships. Anyway, relax a bit more and lets continue… So get it out, dust it off and lets get on with making it more easier. Perhaps you will find this particular pattern the easiest.

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 Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle naturally will cover the Meta Model and those who are on our Newcastle Hypnotherapy course certainly will leave with an even fuller knowledge of applying this process.

Its most useful 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 make applications of your therapy easier and faster and you know a lot more about this set of verbal responses than you may currently realise.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 2

It is surely obvious to all concerned that that old Meta Model is just about hearing some language pattern and responding in a certain way. Clearly not everyone gets this fully the second time. Evidently some people were puzzled and didn’t easily start to apply the Meta Model that they knew consciously so not so surprisingly it got put on a back shelf for a while. So get it out, dust it off and lets get on with making it more easier.

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 Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle naturally will cover the Meta Model and those who are on our Newcastle Hypnotherapy course certainly will leave with an even fuller knowledge of applying this process.

clearly if you are in any therapeutic field like the many complementary therapies or thinking of taking up your calling, you might like to consider our Newcastle hypnotherapy course, anyway it will certainly benefit you knowing a lot more about this set of verbal responses – but clearly, that’s obvious, isn’t it.

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the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 1

It makes me genuinely smile genuinely now when some people still visibly cringe when they hear the words ‘the Meta Model‘, Others say “its something I have to learn but I just can’t find the time” yet other say “Its just not possible to learn it allthe Meta Model really is easy.

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

For me, and thanks to my friend Ian Berry for facilitating my learning during my NLP Practitioner in Newcastle, the Meta Model just made sense, It clicked, It got me absolutely hooked on what I called then NLP and I now know as applied NLP -in its current form. The Meta Model is again covered more fully on our Newcastle Hypnotherapy course and I am sure you already know like most NLP its nothing new, just repackaged. Socrates’s was, seemingly some 2500 years ago, applying the form of the meta model in purportedly just 6 questions ( so much for simplification ) – Socratic questioning. I will credit him here as he surely deserves it so it means I will.

See, all the Meta Model is is a set of specific verbal responses to a set of very specific words and phrases ‘clients’ and people in general use all the time, and its good to know them. Exactly what these are I will better describe a little later on.

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