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.

See, the more you look into this noticing that these Meta Model interventions are a set of specific verbal responses to a set of very specific words and phrases. Its really easy, so, not so surprisingly ‘clients’ and people are using them all the time, Look take note, its easy to say and do, just like bright learning, your seeing language in a new way…

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 (8)

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 picture 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

You have seen the way people look at me!

specifically, which people are you referring to?

Nobody will understand you!

Who exactly do you think will not understand?

Its always painful how dogs will turn and bite you.

What dogs are you specifically referring to here?
You see, when you say ‘you’ who are you actually talking about?
Who is it painful for?

That person is always nasty, he has been bullying me!

What person?
Who are they nasty to?
Who has been bullying you?

Its not possible to be truly happy in your job!

Who is it not possible for?
When you say ‘you’, who do you mean?

All of the above ‘interventions‘ take the form of a response to non-process words or generalised references to people, objects or things.
So to test, is reference made to a specific person or thing? Another way to detect the same ‘kind of generalisation’ is does the word refer to some generalised class of things? For example ‘Bloodhound’ is a example of the generalised class of Dogs.

‘Painful’ must refer to some ‘thing’ capable if feeling or inflicting pain or both.

Listen out for these generalisations, detect what kind of ‘examples’ you have to create or imagine to understand what specifically the writer or speaker is referring about.

  • Who specifically?
  • What specifically?


nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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