Articles for Integration of NLP Models and Tools

How to Develop VAK Flexibility

There are .mp3 files included at the end of this post to help you develop VAK flexibility. Note: The iNLP Center did not develop this method, although we named it VAK Synergy for iNLP Center students. It’s a classic NLP and VAK modality exercise. I don’t remember where I learned it, but feel like Steve

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Life Coaching Directory & Software with Life Coach Hub

If you are looking for a life coach or if you are a coach in search of tools for running your practice, an incredibly useful resource is Life Coach Hub. The site is a committed to “helping more and more people reach their goals” and offers a coaching directory, advice, and coaching software. Life Coach

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V-K Dissociation: NLP to Heal Traumatic Memories

Warning: This article is for informational purposes only and is not to be interpreted as self-help advice. Do not attempt to address trauma on your own. You should seek healing with the help of a qualified practitioner. Many times we like to remember things as vividly as possible. If your favorite memory is camping with

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Metaphoric Interventions

Our concept of existence is metaphorical in nature. We can only comprehend life, objects, and ourselves by association, which is the broad meaning of a metaphor – to understand one thing in terms of another. The metaphor we choose or inherit, which is often deeply unconscious, holds enormous power over how we feel, think, behave,

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Reframing vs. Justfication, then using the 6-Step Reframe

I’ve noticed that many students have challenges identifying reframes. In module 11, they learn what reframing is and how to use it in regards to the Six-Step Reframe. Reframing is one of my favorite techniques as I’ve always been one to reframe naturally. As I see it, reframing is basically making lemonade from lemons. It’s

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THE STRATEGIES MODEL

Introduction The Strategies Model suggests thoughts are sequential in nature and a person thinks about one thing at a time leading to an outcome or to motivation. These thoughts are formulated based on visual (V), auditory (A), kinesthetic (K), olfactory (O), or gustatory (G) information.  When eliciting someone’s strategy or process, the purpose is to

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An Extra Logical Levels Exercise

The Logical Levels process is a valuable NLP tool which can be used to organize one’s thinking. The practitioner can use it as a model to identify where difficulties lie and to help a client understand in a clear and structured manner where he or she is stuck. The lowest level is environment and the

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A Sample Coaching Session

INTRODUCTION In this article, I want to explore how a coach, counselor, or therapist can apply NLP strategies when working with a client. CASE Jim has a drinking problem. When his fiancée unexpectedly called off their wedding, he was devastated. Since then, he occasionally asked women out, but they either declined or ended the relationship

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REFRAMING, POSITIVE INTENTIONS, AND THE SIX-STEP REFRAME

INTRODUCTION When a person is upset about an unpleasant experience, the feeling may not be based on what is happening externally but on the meaning attached to it internally.  So, we want to encourage clients to change the meaning of an experience in a way that allows them to rethink their initial response to it.

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Psychological Attachments and the A-H-A Solution

Many therapeutic approaches are less than effective because they don’t access the root of the problem. If you think of a presenting problem as a weed, your limiting beliefs, behaviors and emotions can be thought of as the stem and leaves. If the root is not pulled out, the weed returns. NLP practitioners address the

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Process Instructions Exercise

You can use the process instructions exercise to guide someone or yourself through a valuable experience without having any idea of what the content of the experience will be. The steps are as follows: Relax/go internal. Access some past experience that has some emotion attached to – what do you see feel, hear. Dissociate –

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DMN, New Behavior Generator, and Future Pacing

INTRODUCTION In this article, we will discuss a hypothetical case in which the default mode network (DMN) and the New Behavior Generator strategies are used with a client. THE HYPOTHETICAL CLIENT Beth is a 55-year-old woman with an established marketing career. Her children are grown and her partner is the CFO of a successful company.

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MOTIVATION STRATEGIES, THE SWISH PATTERN, and FUTURE PACING

Katya was a 19 year old college student who came to see me because she was 25 pounds overweight and couldn’t stop eating. She didn’t want to be like her mother who was obese. My goal was to motivate her to change her eating habits using NLP strategies of which we will discuss a few.

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How to Build Rapport using NLP

INTRODUCTION: If the relationship between the NLP coach or counselor and the client is not strong, if rapport is not established, effective counseling or coaching is less likely to occur. Building rapport with clients Clients can be distrusting and unwilling to commit to counseling; some more than others. While it is true that creating the

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Decision Strategies and VAK

Life is a process of decisions.  Some we agonize over and some come automatically. The truth is that every action we take from when to sneeze to which career path we want to pursue is decided upon consciously or unconsciously. Using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic information s to make a decision is such a great

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Doorknobs

Some of you are stumped when we talk of doorknobs. Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity describes the term well for me- “doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.” Examples of doorknobs: Gretchen wants to lose weight and tries every new fad diet that comes along, but is unwilling to exercise or

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DMN and Outcome Specification

Introduction Two effective NLP strategies are the DMN and the Outcome Specification process.  I will review them briefly and then provide a case in which they are applied. The DMN The default mode is a function of the so named “resting” brain. The term may be inappropriate, though, because when parts of the brain stop functioning,

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Dissociation, Creating an Empowering Anchor, and New Behavior Generator

Introduction The term “state” refers to a person’s subjective experience of oneself and the world at a given point in time. Typical positive states include happiness, frustration, and relaxation. Typical negative stages include anger, sadness, and guilt.  Each state elicits different behaviors or reactions to similar situations. In other words, if a person is in

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CORE TRANSFORMATION

A core state is the deepest level of what a person wants for him or herself. ConnieRae Andreas, author of the book Core Transformations, proposes there are five primary core states: Wholeness, Being, “Okness,” Inner Peace, and Love. NLP Practitioners believe emotional experiences throughout life create “parts” in the unconscious mind. For example, “part of

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