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


nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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