Something a little new at our 29 March NLP Practice Group

  • “Really useful, productive and enjoyable. Good session dynamic!”
  • “As usual it was an excellent morning. I thought it worked very well with the mixture of practice, coaching and discussion of a coaching issue.”
  • “Excellent practice group, Jeremy. Thank you.”
  • “I feel very rusty so was good to make a start again.”

Last Saturday’s NLP practice group was again really well-received. As usual, we covered a few topics: this time the group chose the following topics:

  • Submodality Belief Change, and its link to Neuro-logical Levels
  • cartesian Coordinates
  • a little on Meta Programmes

They also chose something a little different; one of the attendees brought a real-life challenge for some group input and mentoring. The topic was Identity shifts.

Here were some of the key learnings:

Learn new skills at our NLP Practice GroupsSubmodality Belief Change:

  • Elicit the actual limiting belief
  • This belief change process is probably best suited for beliefs at capability, behaviour or environment level, rather than heavy-duty identity limiting beliefs.
  • Elicit submodalities quickly
  • Use short-hand when eliciting submodalities, e.g. ‘N’ for ‘near’, ‘B’ for ‘black & white’. This helps speedy elicitation.
  • Remember to test and future pace!

cartesian Co-ordinates

  • Can be used for decisions, as well as to address challenges and for problem-solving
  • Richard, one of the attendees, mentioned that it links to a well-respected analytical tool developed by management consultancy company Kepner-Tregoe.

‘Identity shifts’

Lesley Pyne ( works with women who are struggling to deal with accepting that they cannot have children. She finds that many of her clients are initially holding the ‘problem’ at Identity level (using the Neuro-logical Levels model), rather than Capability level. Lesley wanted some tips from the group about how else she could support her clients in addressing this.

Suggestions included:

  • Reframing: for example finding out what the intention/purpose of having children is and then asking how else could the clients achieve this, asking how else they could ‘parent’ or support children or support parents.
  • Finding out what is the belief behind the belief e.g. what does it mean about them, and then using a belief change technique

Visit Lesley’s site for more info, or to contact her.

The group liked the idea of someone bringing a ‘real life challenge

20 minute coaching session

  • The GROW coaching model is very effective when there is limited time (and when there’s more time!)
  • Having a brief time period focussed the mind, and a lot can be achieved even in 20 minutes.

Next Session

Next session is on Saturday 21 June 2014, 9.30 to 1.30. Come early to have a say on what we cover. £25 incl VAT in advance from our website, £30 on the door. Danubius Hotel, 18 Lodge Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 7JT. See you soon!

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