the Meta Model Easier Made – Part 7

It seems that to learn is to change. However you set about your learning, whether you prefer to learn in a systematic and structured way or perhaps you like to learn in a somewhat haphazard and random fashion. It can take many forms. Lets say someone told you to go read a book and you decide to do that. You can read a book and then you may tell someone else that you read it. They will most likely then make some assumption, perhaps some sort of generalisation. don’t laugh, I’m serious. No two people will read exactly the same, but wait, There are certain reading processes, perhaps if you said go read this book, that other person would likely assume how you meant them to read it – perhaps speed reading, perhaps photo reading, perhaps skimming, perhaps – who will know what they would assume, who knows what you would assume? So at your own pace how about continuing your learning as you walk, stroll, jog on to more of 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

the current Integrity NLP Practitioner in Newcastle will uncover 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.

Just imagine relating even more fully with your clients whilst still operating effectively at your own 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.

Listen, the more you tune into this 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, so take note, its easy to say and do, just like a new melody, your ear is already beginning to tune in perfectly…

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 (7)

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 must stop allowing her to drown out your ideas!

How exactly do you propose I stop her? How specifically does she drown out my ideas?

I want you to run over to the shops and say hello to Harry!

Will you specify how I aught to say it and do you have any specific way of running in mind that I should do as I follow your order my Lord?

Its easy, you just juggle the balls, you throw them and catch them!

Oh come on! How should I throw and catch them? How do you juggle?

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

How has that person been nasty, how exactly has he been bullying you?

You have to change your habitual as you seem to think your behaving poorly!

As you seem to know, what process am I using to think? Any way as your being so helpful, how about letting me know exactly how to make the change you propose.

All of the above ‘interventions‘ take the form of a response to verbal processes or process words that have been completely unspecified. That is the ‘how to’ is missing and undefined. This is one of the most easy Meta Model patterns to detect.

Listen out for Verbs or Process words. Words that describe some action but fail to describe how the action aught to be performed. In this sense all verbs and process words are unspecified. The response to detect or elicit the missing ‘how to’ is also very simple.

  • How specifically?
  • How?
  • What are the steps?
  • How exactly should I ()?


nigel hetherington

Communicating Excellence
Excellence in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

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