|THE NLP PRESUPPOSITIONS|
Do you know the premises or presuppositions that guide the NLP Communication Model?
Well, these presuppositions originated primarily from the professional communicators who Bandler and Grinder modelled; Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and Milton Erickson.
And for many people, they find it really helps to integrate this fully into everyday thinking.
So let’s run through the list...
- Our map is not the territory - it is a symbolic representation of the territory.
- We all respond according to our map of reality, not reality itself.
- The meaning of your communication is the response you get.
- There is no ‘failure’, only feedback.
- The element in any system with the most flexibility will exercise the greatest influence.
(This is the Law of Requisite Variety)
- Mind and body are both part of the same system (the neuro-linguistic system) and influence each other in a circular way.
- People have all the resources they need; they just need to access, strengthen, and sequence them.
- We can model excellence, and even genius, if we break the tasks and skills into small enough chunks. If someone can do something, then it's a human possibility.
- It's always better to have choice, than the lack of choice. And in NLP we look to add choices, and we don't take choices away - people then tend to make the best decision from the choices available.
- When calibrating to a person's reality when there's incongruity, the highest quality of information will be behavioural.
- Behind every behaviour is a positive intention.
Since memory and imagination use the same neurological circuits as external sensory awareness, they can powerfully influence our development.
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