Downtime

Learn to create a light, momentary trance in people for various uses. When your conscious awareness is focused entirely on internal experience, NLP refers to this as downtime. The Downtime state is a subset type of trance phenomenon, and can help initiate or deepen trance. It can help you manage an interaction as a brief, […]

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Self Anchoring

Decide what state you want to create an anchor for. For example, perhaps you would like to anchor a good state for meeting and negotiating. Whatever it is, chose one … Move into third position, as if you are watching your life in a movie. Recall all the times that you felt some aspect of […]

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Accessing Resourceful States

Learn state mastery. Elicit resourceful states, such as confidence and creativity, that will move you toward your goals. Managing states is one of the most fundamental skills in Neuro Linguistic Programming. Step #1. Choose a situation that calls on you to be in an excellent  state. What resources do you need to have in that […]

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State Induction

Apply one of the most fundamental NLP skills: state induction. This tool helps us induce a needed state (such as confidence), prepare for an event, or take steps in many NLP patterns. For example, once you have induced a helpful state, you will find it is easier to do mental rehearsal in preparing for a […]

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Physiomental State Interruption

Master the art of change by learning to clear a space for a new state. You can do this by breaking or interrupting the current state. As you’ll recall, state in NLP refers to your state of mind and body at any given time. States may be functional or dysfunctional. NLP makes extensive use of […]

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Ecology Check

Induce change with this flexible and important pattern. It prevents self-sabotage by making sure a change will be acceptable to all parts. You can even apply this ecological approach to multiple systems, such those in politics. When you think “ecologically,” you are taking every aspect of your outcome into account. You check to make sure […]

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Eliciting Subconcious Responses

Become a master communicator by learning to recognize and utilize subtle changes in others’ physiology. This technique involves the valuable skill of eliciting subconscious resources, a skill that serves you best when it, too, is subconscious. This skill deserves serious study, so resist any temptation to treat it like a magic trick. We recommend that you […]

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Exchanged Matches

Not all your  mirroring has to use the same parts of the body, just as your symbolic mirroring does not necessarily use exactly the same words. For example, NLP teaches that you can make a motion such as finger taps that match the rhythm of the breath, rather than breathing to the breath timing yourself. […]

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Symbolic Mirroring

Notice how we have gone beyond physical mirroring to include things of symbolic value. This is symbolic mirroring, and the symbolic behavior is often subconscious behavior. And we have seen that you can combine symbolic and physical mirroring. This combination of symbolic and physical mirroring is very powerful. For practice in looking for subconscious symbols, […]

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Behavioral Mirroring

Unlike regular mirroring, in behavioral mirroring, you match behaviors that have symbolic meaning. They are mostly subconscious. In fact, the more subconscious they are, the better they are to mirror. After all, no one can think you’re imitating him or her if you are imitating something they don’t know they’re doing, can they?   But […]

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Behavior Appreciation

Improve your performance and self care by developing a positive approach to personal development. This pattern uses anchors to find the positive intention (the underlying positive outcome-seeking pattern) underlying a negative behavior. For example, if you burst into tears at times, you have better options than feeling inferior. Instead, this positive approach might help you […]

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Finding Positive Intentions

Transform self sabotage into success. By discovering the positive intent behind a negative behavior or attitude, you can release tremendous energy and positive commitment. Other NLP patterns, such as The Parts Negotiation pattern as well as The Behavior Appreciation pattern, depend on this insight In his outstanding book Sleight Of Mouth: The Magic Of Conversational […]

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Pacing and Matching

Pacing and matching are important to modeling and rapport-building. This pattern helps you pace their model of the world. This is a profound form of pacing. When you practice this pattern, you will sharpen your awareness of people’s subconscious communications. When  you pace a person’s model of the world, you can better understand their perspective and […]

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Collapsing anchors

Anchoring two states, one negative and one positive, and letting the energy flow from the former to the latter to replace a negative state with a positive one.

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Chaining anchors

Creating a line of anchors that take you on a journey from one mood to another, for example from hate to love via irritation, indifference and affection to move elegantly from a negative state to a positive one.

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Values hierarchy

An initial eliciting and ranking of values, followed by regular re-evaluation for establishing clarity of motivation.

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Core Transformation

This exercise is for working with the ‘parts’ of the personality at a very deep level to examine and, if desired, change values, perceptions of self and mission.

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Re-imprinting

Complex and very powerful exercise using timelines and working in a ‘gestalt’ way with people from the past to deal with impasses and double binds.

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Pacing and Leading

Copying some aspect of a persons external state, then leading them to adapt that state, in order to change their internal state to establish rapport.

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The Meta Mirror (Integral Mirror)

A person uses spatial anchoring (such as standing on bits of paper in different parts of the room) to examine a stressful situation from a number or viewpoints: theirs, that of their adversary and that of a detached observer. Used for understanding and lessening external conflicts.

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The Permission Pattern

Used for overcoming inner resistance (often from an internalized ‘parent’) to a course of action. A set of questions, leading up to an act of sponsorship by the coach.

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Six-Step Reframe

The steps of the Six-Step Reframe technique are: 1. Identify the behavior, response or signal you want to change 2. Communicate with the part responsible for the behavior Literally talk to the part. Respectfully ask “Will the part responsible for X communicate with me consciously now?” Then carefully notice the signals or response you get. It may be words, sounds, […]

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Anchoring

Anchoring is the process of associating a past state or response with a particular stimulus. The stimulus, or “anchor,” could be anything from a specific touch, sound or smell.  Remembering and re-experiencing a positive or resourceful past state and anchoring it to a unique stimulus can make it available on demand. This idea is similar to […]

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Swish Pattern

Swish Pattern is a NLP submodality process that programs your brain to go in a new direction. It is used to change undesired habits or unwanted behaviors into new constructive ones. Credits for the creation of this NLP pattern belong to Richard Bandier and John Grinder. Break an automatic thought or behavior pattern, and replace it […]

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Mirroring

Mirroring is consciously matching portions of another person’s behavior in order to gain rapport. It is an effect that occurs naturally in everyday communication and can be used to increase the level of rapport felt between people. See also Matching. Enhance your ability to establish rapport and to model excellence. This pattern builds a useful “second position” […]

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