NLP World Volume 3 (1996)
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Volume 3 No 1 March 1996
NLP techniques can be presented in many different forms, of which board and card games are probably to most unusual. Starting from the somewhat startling observation that a game like the Nano Tech Power Deck (a card game version of NLP) can occasionally have a stronger beneficial impact than a live NLP professional, the essay goes on to explore how this is possible. It concludes that games can be effective because they operate in a system with live persons; they do not avoid sensitive issues; they organize complex information effectively using spatial markers; they stimulate people to construct new meaning from random information; and they use the full complexity that was built into them originally.
The ‘other half of NLP’, the often overlooked half, is the realm of generativeness, generalization, and creativity – a realm that is closely intertwined with inductive reasoning. This article examines the over-reliance in NLP on reductionistic thinking and paradigms through a critique of the meta model, one of NLP’s earliest and most utilized formulations. The critique is followed by an explanation of the ‘other half of NLP’, and the presentation of an induction-based technique – Collapsing Generalizations – to demonstrate how the ‘other half of NLP’ encourages creativity.
Michael Hall, Meta-States as Correlated to ‘Core’ States
Reinhart Karl Meyer-Troeltsch, Statistical Evidence for Representation Preferences in the Form of Context-Specific VAK Profiles
Jeffrey Hodges, Metaprograms & Sex
Reviews (reviewer in brackets)
‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’, an article by
Wyatt Woodsmall (Ian McDermott and Joseph O’Connor)
Andreas & Faulkner, NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (Bob Janes)
Gregory Engel and Jay Arthur, The NLP Personal Profile Guidebook (Jacky Walker)
Lisa J Marshall & Lucy D Freedman, Smart Work (Mark McKergow)
Volume 3 No 2 July 1996
Traditional change models (suggesting that change is gradual, linear and consciously directed) are contradicted by both the research of Quantum physics, and the teachings of Eastern spirituality. This article views NLP within the context of Quantum physics and the writings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. It suggests 7 specific changes in approach, including the use of Krishnamurti’s technique for switching referential indices.
Talal Al Rubaie, Spatio-temporal Ingredients in NLP Therapy: a quantum cybernetic model
An article that essentially positions the meta-state model in the field of NLP. It argues that states-about-states comprise a meta-level of thoughts-feelings (hence, state) and operate as a counterpart to the domain taken up by submodalities. Thus as the sub-qualities of the modalities occur at one level down from modalities, so meta-states occur at one level above modalities. The article further suggests that any of the so-called NLP ‘failures’ may have occurred because someone attempted to use a primary procedure on a meta-level problem.
When the social panorama model (see vol 2) is applied to the spiritual realm, it enhances our understanding of spiritual experiences, experiences of spirits, religious power, and spirit possession.
Review (reviewer in brackets)
Robert B. Dilts and Todd Epstein, Dynamic Learning (Ian McDermott and Joseph O’Connor)
Volume 3 No 3 November 1996
Jaap Hollander, L Derks and B Tanenbaum, The Modelling of Magic
Identifying the centrality of Belief in NLP practice and in the logical levels, this article attempts to examine what NLP exponents understand belief to be. It contends that NLP is not directly concerned with the nature of belief but with its function, though the logical levels offer a way forward in determining a more comprehensive understanding of belief. The complexity of belief indicates that the beliefs we hold may not be as susceptible to change as NLP suggests, especially if those beliefs are grounded in religion or other ideology.
The manipulation of mental images is an important aspect of much NLP therapeutic intervention but the validity of mental imagery as been repeatedly questioned. In this paper, based on doctoral research into sales reluctance with professional advisers, the validity of accessing and describing mental images is researched and explored. The paper questions whether the reality of mental imagery can be accepted per se and further whether the reporting nd use of supposed imagery is flawed.
Mark McKergow and Jenny Clarke, Occam’s Razor in the NLP Toolbox
Andy Bass and Jules Hancox, Multimedia Storyboarding using Anchor Chains and Action Profiling
Reviews (reviewer in brackets)
NLP Games (Ian McDermott and Joseph O’Connor)
The ‘Success in Mind’ audio tapes by Carol Harris (Jacky Walker)