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.

See, all the Meta Model surely is is a set of specific verbal responses to a set of very specific words and phrases not so surprisingly ‘clients’ and people in general use all the time, and its probably good to know them.

Obviously of the Arts 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 (2)

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 making this really easy 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 – obviously!

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 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

Well he obviously is in distress!

Sorry but this is not obvious to me?
To whom is this obvious?

Clearly you will understand this!

Who is this clear to?
To whom is this clear?
It may be clear to you but how do you know its clear to others?

They were always doing it interestingly enough!

Who is this interesting to?
This has no interest for me.

Surprisingly I found her drunk – again!

Who is being surprised?

Surprising to whom?

It was evidently all their fault!

Who was this evident to?
what evidence do you have?

Obviously the more you practice the better it gets!

Sorry but this is not obvious to me?
To whom is this obvious?
how is this obvious to you?

All of the above ‘interventions‘ take the form of a response to

  • adjectives that are ended in ‘ly

Detect the words ( adjectives / adverbs ) that end or have been transformed to the wordLY‘ form and ask yourself the question

  • does this refer to a ‘whom’

This can be tested with a paraphrase ‘formulation’

take any suspect phrase, remove the ‘LY’ and rearrange it the form below by adding “It is” to the beginning of the sentence then check that when you say it it makes sense.

“It is ‘suspect word’ rest of sentence”


Obviously ‘the more you practice the better it gets’!

It is Obvious ‘the more you practice the better it gets’!

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