Blog Category: Blog

[Video] The Map Is Not The Territory

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.

[Article] What’s wrong with being a perfectionist?

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.

[Article] Keeping your brain active

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?

[Article] Lessons from Lockdown

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.

[Video] Secrets of successful group training

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...