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’


nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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