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Modelling Richard Bandler

Posted in Ed Grimshaw, Modelling Modelling, nlp, NLP News, NLP Stories, NLP Training with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by nlpwithed

About 9 years ago on a NLP modelling course near Tottenham Court Road in London. Richard Bandler, Paul Mckenna et all presented a NLP course on modelling. A lot of it was standard NLP however at one stage there was some modelling of Bobby Davro the comedian. McKenna and Breen were supposedly doing the official modelling and nothing remarkable was detailled by them.

However the next day Richard Bandler came on stage and gave a full download of what he had noticed. I wont give all the details here but one key point was that Richard had subjectively taken the position of Davro the previous evening. Davro had talked about the audiences perspective, Richard had followed him and paced each move. He had tested what was true for him in detail. It is technique for shortcutting to quick information about a subject. Matching position and physiology.

Real Life NLP

Posted in Ed Grimshaw, Modelling Modelling, nlp, NLP Language, NLP Modelling, NLP News, NLP Patterns & Techniques, NLP Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by nlpwithed

One of the issues with NLP is dealing with Real Life and the day to day issues including those in the public eye. Whilst politics is generally a personal thing, the dynamics and workings of politicians is useful territory to model. When you can watch an interview thats not rehearsed or with patsy questions then theres the feedback that can be used to develop and test your NLP skills.

For instance languaging, sensory acuity, calibration, personal strategies etc. So take Tony Blair being interviewed by Fern Britton today, not Paxman but then again he may be more easily caught offguard with a softer interviewing approach.

Here is an example of man who has shifted his ground and continues to shift to justify his position. He disassociates from the decision he took, “when you” rather than “when I”.

He is haunted by his decisions and seems he is using religion as a comfort and as a means to find some personal succour. He is sustained by his faith but then decides his faith will not help with the day to day decisions. He talks about frailty,humanity,feebleness as means of gaining strength. This presupposes he is searching for strength but is likely to feel weakened by going to war on the sketchiest of justifications.

Catholicism has become his natural home – he goes to access kinaesthetically – to deal with his feelings. An inference maybe that his faith as a structure was the basis of going into the Iraq War rather than reasoned judgement. He now promotes faith through his foundation, something he did whilst he was in power. You can argue misused power. He argues that society should be directed by its spiritual core?

God is also masculine in his model. Just watch Tony as he is questioned about the death of David Kelly -stunned and shocked!

Another NLP Linguistic Change

Posted in NLP Language, NLP News, NLP Talk, NLP Training with tags , , on February 26, 2009 by nlpwithed

If someone keeps re-running an unhelpful memory. It is possible to interupt and scramble it. Stop them mid sentence – pattern interrupt, replay back and switch between different subjects, so say they are talking about splitting up with someone, fractionate between that and something pleasant or swish into something neutral and repeat. Or another technique is to change the linguistic sequence BUT is a powerful word “you lost your shirt BUT you live to fight another day”. The roof blew off AND now you can think about your next steps to move on….

Modelling Brass Balls

Posted in NLP Language, NLP Modelling, NLP News, NLP Talk with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by nlpwithed

If Sir Freddie Goodwin appears on TV in the near future, watch him. He is the guy that has lost billions of pounds, whilst at the helm of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has raped, the bank in salary, bonus and benefits, and then on top of that he has taken a top hat pension of £650,000 a year at age 50. He is Satan in a suit.

I shall be watching and waiting to model his brass balls, how does someone who has failed so miserably still hold their hand out for even more cash. Watch him carefully, I reckon we can learn a fair bit.

Putting NLP into the NLP Technique

Posted in NLP Hypnosis, NLP Modelling, NLP News, NLP Patterns & Techniques, NLP Reviews, NLP Talk, NLP Training with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by nlpwithed

Take any NLP technique, and you have a sequence of instructions in a set order. For me NLP is much more than this, knowing that fixed technique is not enough, whether it be Change Personal History technique or the Fast phobia Cure technique. It is not about religiously sticking to a fixed protocol, it is more about understanding the client. Knowing the structure of the issue or problem, and then working to solve it calibrating from the feedback from their own responses.

Richard Bandler when training rarely repeats an NLP technique the same way twice. Richard will repeat it many times adding in variation, as well as much more of an intervention with a variety of other tools. So when we understand the NLP tools themselves, we can begin to formulate our own NLP techniques.

Every personal strategy that may be negative in one context can have a positive use in another arena. Take a compulsive shopper and apply the compulsion to say to keeping an office tidy or getting the ironing done. . Or you could just procrastinate. Instead of going out shopping, imagine all the hard work, the traffic, the queues, possibly having to take back a badly fitting pair of shoes. And then only to find you could have bought them £20 cheaper on a different side of town. One aspect of NLP is knowing what is useful for what and creatively applying a strategy to fit the best purpose.

Of course, you can only test whether a strategy is being replaced by applying to a real situation. . So if you still feel attracted to shopping for the shoes, .something else needs to change. . Once again, NLP submodalities is an excellent tool in creating a change. Which key submodality means you go to the shoes rather than staying at home. At one time going shopping is just a pain in the backside, now it seems a whole entertainment industry.

There are those people who run a meta programme, who just can’t have enough things and enjoy the activity of hunting for those things. We haven’t made the evolutionary step from hunting for our food and leaving hunting behind.

So to some extent, NLP is concerned with making a personal evolutionary step, so what kind of change, would you like to make?

NLP and Political Correctness

Posted in NLP Hypnosis, NLP Language, NLP News, NLP Patterns & Techniques with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2009 by nlpwithed

I’ve just listened to debate this morning on political correctness, with Nicky Campbell. Hazel Blears, the Labour MP from Manchester, is giving a speech this evening 25th February. Personally, I cannot stand the woman, but maybe I’m not politically correct.

Just as a sub note it was interesting listening to the tone of voice and her diction compared to her normal output. Had she changed it because of the content of what she was delivering or because she was being challenged by Nicky as a person who has created a climate of political correctness.

Anyway, from my perspective, political correctness comes about because some people are too easily offended. They do not have the resources to deal with the flak coming their way. If every time we spoke, wrote or communicated and offended someone, life would be an extremely dull place. Most jokes would go out of the window.

So what NLP techniques would be useful in providing the resources for people to be more resilient. Some people are offended because their religion gets mocked, if they are so sure in themselves that they are right, why worry what anyone else thinks.

People sometimes feel they must defend the values that they stand for. Someone is attacking me or my values. It makes me feel bad.

If you literally take the emotion out of the situation and you can do this through a submodality shift or through taking a completely different perceptual position from the argument or discussion. For instance, just like you’re watching tennis match. if you concentrate on the structure rather than the content of the language then it becomes a whole different ballgame

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Modelled

Posted in NLP Hypnosis, NLP Language, NLP News, NLP Patterns & Techniques with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2009 by nlpwithed

Having been a fan of Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen nightmares, and recognising that he has a honed talent for transforming restaurants that are struggling.

I thought I would model, the basic process. It is surprising just how close some of it is similar to that used in NLP. If you can get past his confrontational style. He is sharp and has an acuity for all aspects of managing a restaurant and delivering a memorable experience. If at a high level, we see a strategy elicitation as modelling a short behavioural sequence, then this can be applied to groups or large chunks of behaviour.

Model Current State
Get the Customer Experience
Product Quality
Volume and Profitability
Presentation inc Premises
Go through the Process
Kitchen & Equipment – Cleanliness etc
Staffing & Capability
Menu (Offering)
Stock Control
Pricing & Cost
Calibrate to the area/location
Competitive Analysis
Set Challenge