Category Archives: NLP

The eyes don’t lie

The eyes don’t lie is a popular saying, which made people think that it could be used for lie detection. The problem is that the eyes communicate the pattern the person is experiencing at that moment in time.

If you ask someone to picture a purple tree, you will see their eyes go to Visual Construct because they’ve never been asked to picture a purple tree, so that person will construct a purple tree from the knowledge of what a tree looks like and what colour purple is to them. If you ask the same question again, that person’s eyes go to Visual Recall because they now have an image of what a purple tree looks like. There is also the risk that someone else has asked them to picture a purple tree before you, and then their eyes will go to Visual Recall.

To compound the problem, there are people who are called normally organised, those people in the majority have eye patterns that Visual Construct are to their left and Visual Recall are to their right. There are people who are reverse organised, where their eyes go the other way and there are hybrids that have different directions for the different states.

Visual is up, auditory (listening) is in the middle and down is both kinaesthetic and auditory digital (internal processing). Staring straight at you means they know what they are talking about and its in their frontal cortex ready to come out and looking round in a circle (transderivational search) means they don’t have a clue what you are on about, so they are trying visual, auditory, kinaesthetically and auditory digital to try to get an answer.

Note that this is a conscious search, if the person is in a trance they will more likely be looking straight at you.

Strategy Notation

Strategy Notation

Strategy Notation is often known as eye accessing cues but is actually the way to write down those eye accessing cues so they can be documented and possibly used to model a subject’s responses. Continue Reading

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Primary and Secondary Gain

Primary and Secondary Gain

Primary Gain Primary gain refers to internal psychological motivators. For example, a client might feel guilty about being unable to perform a task. If he has a mental disorder, he might not feel so bad. Secondary Gain Secondary gain refers to external psychological motivators. For example, if a client’s problem allows him/her to miss work, avoid… Continue Reading

NLP Modelling

NLP Modelling

One of the most important thing about NLP is the ability to expand to your needs. Its a requirement of the Master Practitioner to extend NLP with your own models. The idea is to code your model using NLP code. Coding is actually very simple but involves an understanding of sensory acuity: Visual internal (Vi)… Continue Reading

Breakthrough sessions

Breakthrough sessions

At the end of November this year, I (and 30 of my friends) completed the NLP Master Practitioner training in Ecclefechan, Scotland. One of the exercises was a breakthrough session, where we would be given someone who had a problem and would work with them until we had a solution to their problem in very… Continue Reading

Frames

Frames

In the movie industry, a movie is a collection of still images. Each still image is called a frame. In NLP, a frame is a snapshot of how you perceive something. Your experiences are individual frames – you believe something at that moment. Reframing is the NLP technique to change that frame. Emotions are frames… Continue Reading

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