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Modelling Modelling

Posted in Ed Grimshaw, nlp, NLP Hypnosis, NLP Modeling, NLP Modelling, NLP Patterns & Techniques, NLP Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2009 by nlpwithed

NLP was created out of a technology to model “Excellence”, that was the theory. Richard Bandler and John Grinder modelled some of the most skilled therapists they could find including Milton Erickson, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Frank Farrelly, Gregory Bateson and others.

Much of the processes that were used remain unknown. Why? They did not have a complete technology and methodology to model their own approach. Having attended a number of the earlier NLP Master Practitioners it is clear that the modelling projects given were not supported with an integrated model to create a new model. Also the field of NLP has more or less stood still for the last 20 years with very few revisions. THe field is still reliant on those original developers to take it forward.

So for instance the thinking that created the various techniques and tools such as submodalities has not really been captured. The practise of sensory acuity on its own is not enough so what else is required?


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

Except From the Upcoming Recruitment book – The Perfect Fit

Posted in NLP Reviews, NLP Talk, NLP Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by nlpwithed

NLP gives us with a framework and a model with which to understand human behaviour.Recruitment is a prime area to apply NLP.

NLP provides us with the methodology to model and learn new behaviours in recruitment and more generally in an organisational environment. Effective recruiters understand people. They know how they think and why they behave the way they do.

NLP presents an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what makes people the individuals they are. Most human behaviour is patterned, programmed and therefore predictable.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a highly effective methodology based on the belief that all behaviour has a structure and this structure can be modelled, learned and changed. It is a study these patterns and programmes, and is designed to increase flexibility, effectiveness and ultimately the choice available to us.

In applying NLP to business and organisations we can gain deeper insights into how people function individually and in teams. We can increase our understanding of the patterns of communication and the behaviours that contribute to an average performance and an exceptional performance.

NLP provides us with the tools to make clear distinctions between the two, not just what is done consciously but also those behaviours that are unconscious. When we have collected this data, we have the basis of a new model. In recruitment, our task here is to discriminate between the average and the first rate.

When we know what contributes to our success in finding an ideal candidate within the specified organisation we are on the way to creating the Perfect Fit.