Five months on from the start of lockdown, with several sets of exam results being announced recently and a general background of grumpiness for many people, I'm noticing a lot of criticism flying around. Have you been on the receiving end of some of it?
In this video I talk about what's often regarded as the first presupposition of NLP - 'The Map is not the Territory'. This has been talked and written about a great deal and, if you haven't come across it before, it's simply a way of expressing the fact that our perception of the world is more like a map than it is the real territory.
The time had come. I had to make a plan, make some decisions, get the ball rolling. I had already put it off several times and I knew I was only going to create a bigger headache if I left it any longer. The question – how to deliver NLP Practitioner training in 2020?
People often ask me “What is NLP?” and there are lots of definitions, but when it comes to what you actually do in the practice of NLP, there is a very quick version of it. So this is NLP in a nutshell – or at least, how to operate like an NLP Practitioner… If...
We’ve all done it. Started the year, month, week or even the day full of big plans and enthusiasm only to find that the goal was more challenging than expected and that the initial enthusiasm wasn’t enough to carry us through to successful completion. What to do then?
Hear me talk about how the SCARF Model can help you make sense of lockdown. If you haven't come across it before, the SCARF Model is a piece of neuroscience that focusses on the social concerns that drive people's behaviour.
My friend called in for a cup of coffee and a chat and found me doing the ironing. I made coffee and she pulled up a kitchen chair as I resumed my work. Although she was telling me her latest news I noticed her watching closely as I transformed a crumpled heap of fabric into an immaculate, crisp white shirt.
Sometimes people come to me and say: "I don't really know what I need, but I know I need something." Which is interesting - because how would you know that you need something if you have no idea what it is? And yet somehow we do.
At the end of the 10th day on our most recent course, we asked 5 people if they would tell us how they were feeling about the training, what they were getting out of it, and how it compared with what they thought they were going to get out of the course. This is what they said...
During lockdown, I’ve been chatting to my Mum on the phone more regularly than usual. Being over 70, she’s even more restricted than me in her daily activities. We’ve discussed a lot of different topics in the last three months and there is one subject that keeps recurring: How do you keep your brain active if you can’t go out and get some exercise?
As I’ve made my way through weeks of enforced isolation and a long list of ‘lockdown projects’ my mind flits between the experience and the analysis of the experience. In NLP terms, I’m switching between 1st and 3rd positions. At times I’ve been fascinated by my own – and other people’s - reactions to the situation, and at times I’ve simply been reacting.
I recently read a piece of research that got me thinking about why some training programmes might not work, when others do. And to be honest, most of what I came up with is nothing to do with what the trainers are doing, and very little to do with the content of the workshop. It's actually all to do with the way it's set up...
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