Thursday, 12 August 2004


neurolinguistic programming:
The Fundamental Principles of NLP from Pegasus NLP Trainings

These are some of the central principles, or working hypotheses, or presuppositions, which underlie NLP and which form an essential part of the `NLP attitude’.

  • Meet people in their own unique model of the world - and respect their world view
  • The meaning of your communication is the response you get
  • The map is not the territory - people interact with their internal maps of the world rather than with pure, sensory-based, input.
  • Positive self worth is always held constant. People are not their behaviours - behind every behaviour there is/was a positive intention. In any situation a person makes the best choice with the resources currently available to them
  • In any interaction the person with the greatest behavioural flexibility has most influence on the outcome
  • All human behaviour has a structure and results from how a person uses their representational systems
  • NLP is a generative rather than a repair model - it emphasises solutions rather than analysis of causes
  • People have all the resources they need even if they do not currently have access to these resources
  • NLP is a model rather then a theory
  • Mind and body are part of the one system: external behaviour is the result of internal behaviour
  • Conscious mind capacity is very limited - supposedly to about 5-9 chunks of information
  • Always add choices - never take them away
  • There is a solution to every problem
  • Redefine mistakes as feedback - so if what you are doing is not working do something else.
  • If one human can do something then, potentially, anyone can.

    These are the principles on which, ideally, your application of NLP rests.

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    Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Applied Magick
    by Brandy Williams

    Seeing with the mind's eye and the physical eye are mutually exclusive processes.
    In Neuro Linguistic Programming, accessing -- thinking -- is called downtime, and obersving with the senses is labelled uptime.
    I run uptime as a meditation.

    Putting the 'Neuro' back into NLP by Dr. Richard Bolstad

    Edoardo Bisiach (1978) is an Italian researcher who studied people with specific localised damage to a specific area of the posterior parietal cortex associated with "paying attention visually". When this area of the cortex is damaged on one side, a very interesting result occurs. The person will fail to pay attention to objects seen on the affected side of their visual field. This becomes obvious if you ask them to describe all the objects in the room they are sitting in. If the affected side is the left, for example, when they look across the room, they will describe to you all objects on the right of the room, but ignore everything on the left. They will be able to confirm that those objects are there on the left, if asked about them, but will otherwise not report them (Kalat, 1988, p 197; Miller, 1995, p 33-34). Bisiach quickly discovered that this damage affected more than the person's current perception....

    In the same way, the depressed person can be asked to remember an enjoyable event from a time before she or he was depressed. However, the visual memory of the events is run through the current state of the person’s brain, and is distorted just as their current experience is distorted.

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