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.

See, all the better 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, and its probably better to know them.

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 (3)

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

This is the easiest pattern to detect!

Easiest in respect to what?
Easiest? How do you mean?

This is a better way to learn!

Better than what?
Better? Compared to what?

We are the most fortunate people!

The most fortunate with respect to who?
The most fortunate? In respect to what?

This is simply the worst time ever!

Worst in respect to what?

This is a much stronger, better way to proceed.

Stronger? Better? Stronger than what, better than what?
Better and stronger? compared to what?

Obviously the more you practice the better it gets!

More practice compared to what? And better compared to what?

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

  • superlatives that are ended in ‘est‘,
  • comparative adjectives that are ended in ‘er‘,
  • most / least and more / less

Here we are dealing with [ labels alert ] comparatives and superlatives. Superlatives being the perceived ‘highest’ ‘quality’

Detect the words ( comparatives / superlatives )

If the word is a superlative ending in ‘est‘ or a word like most or least use this response – In respect to what?

If the word is a comparative ending in ‘er‘ or a word like more or less use this response – Compared to what?


nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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