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How To Break Someone’s Pattern


In the following video, you’ll watch Derren Brown skillfully interrupting someone’s pattern. This is an exquisite display of embedded suggestions, the handshake interrupt and misdirecting someone’s attention.

 

What can we learn from Derren’s performance?

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The Number 2 NLP Skill You Must Master

NLP, like every other major scientific discipline, has its own sets of models. These models serve as lenses that change the way the world looks when you look through them. And with NLP, you look at the world in a way that unlocks your personal resources as a Practitioner.

As Richard Bandler once put it, “NLP is an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.” And so it is. The more you start to ease yourself into the mindset, the easier it becomes to leverage the technology and the skills.

Speaking of which, you’re reading this because you’re curious about the Number 2 NLP Skill You Must Master, aren’t you?

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NLP Skills – You MUST Know This To Get Someone To Change

OK! So you’re learning NLP and you want to use a specific protocol on yourself or a buddy or a client to change a behavior or an unpleasant feeling.

Of course, you’ll find A LOT of protocol from which to choose if you surf the web for just a few minutes. And it’s good that you learn as many change protocols as you can, because each one serves a specific function. Just as you use a hammer to drive in a nail or a saw to split a piece of wood in two (or three or four) pieces, you use a protocol to achieve a specific change goal.

Now, there’s one piece you MUST learn to include in any piece of NLP or other changework if you want to achieve results right now.

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NLP Variables – A Complete List Of Kinesthetic Sub-Modalities

When you learn NLP, authors and readers often speak of a primary representational system. Many NLP novices mistakenly label people with a representational system. “Oh, he’s auditory.” “Oh, she’s kinesthetic.” Don’t make this mistake. Keep your sensory channels open and notice people’s shifts in representational system from moment to moment and state to state.

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

Today, we’ll talk about sub-modalities of the kinesthetic representational system.

In NLP, we consider sub-modalities to be the particular characteristics or qualities of a specific representational system. For instance, kinesthetic sub-modalities include temperature, texture, weight, pressure and balance.

I find it harder to identify a useful analogy for manipulating kinesthetic sub-modalities. For visual sub-modalities, you can compare it to manipulating the image on your television or DVD player. For auditory sub-modalities, you can compare it to playing with the sound on your stereo. For kinesthetic, it’s not that simple or obvious, because kinesthetics tend to be very associated.

To find a useful analogy, you might have to imagine several experiences. For instance, being under the shower and turning water temperature up or down. Or, to understand kinesthetic rhythm, imagine being in a loud disco and feeling the techno beat in your chest.

So, what are some of the kinesthetic sub-modalities that you can adjust to change your reaction to the feelings you hallucinate?

  1. Temperature (Hot vs. cold)
  2. Texture (rough vs. smooth)
  3. Vibration
  4. Pressure
  5. Weight (Heavy vs. light)
  6. Location
  7. Rhythm
  8. Steady or intermittent
  9. Facial expression
  10. Body position
  11. Eye positions
  12. Gestures
  13. Mass – how big is it?
  14. Intensity
  15. Density
  16. Movement (motion, spinning in which direction)
  17. Balance
  18. Strong or Weak
  19. Constant or Intermittent
  20. Shape of sensation

Now go practice!

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

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NLP Variables – A Complete List Of Auditory Sub-Modalities

Learning NLP inevitably demands that you learn sub-modalities. Many practitioners question whether you need the sub-modalities model to effect change in yourself or clients. One way or another, our nervous system uses sub-modalities to encode meaning. More on this in later articles.

Today, we’ll talk about sub-modalities of the auditory representational system.

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

In NLP, we consider sub-modalities to be the particular characteristics or qualities of a specific representational system. For instance, auditory sub-modalities include sound volume, sound distance, sound location, sound tonality and so forth and so on.

In the case of manipulating auditory sub-modalities in NLP, a great analogy to use is your stereo. Using your remote control, you can manipulate sound until you hear it just the way you intend it to. You can pan sound from the left to the right speaker, increase the volume, alter the equalization and so forth. Likewise, you can do this in your hallucinatory apparatus.

So, what are some of the auditory sub-modalities that you can adjust to change you reaction to the sounds you hallucinate?

  1. Mono vs. stereo
  2. Loud or quiet
  3. Inflections (words marked out)
  4. Pauses
  5. Duration
  6. Rhythm (regular, irregular)
  7. Volume
  8. Variations: looping, fading in and out, moving location
  9. Tonality
  10. Qualities of sound (raucous, soft, windy)
  11. Static vs. moving
  12. Location
  13. Tempo
  14. Soft vs. rasping
  15. Frequency (high vs. low pitch)
  16. Source of sound
  17. Cadence
  18. Timbre (characteristic sound, such as a voice like Bugs Bunny)
  19. Movement of the source
  20. Tempo
  21. Voice: whose voice, one or many
  22. Background sound vs. only sound

Now, go practice!

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

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NLP Variables – A Complete List Of Visual Sub-Modalities

NLP broke into a brand new playground when Richard Bandler modeled sub-modalities. In the next few articles, we’ll be examining extensive lists of sub-modalities available in the three most used representational systems: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Today, we’ll look at sub-modalities of the visual representational system.

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

In NLP, we consider sub-modalities to be the particular characteristics or qualities of a specific modality. For instance, visual sub-modalities include picture size, picture distance, picture location, picture color, picture brightness and so forth and so on.

In the case of visual sub-modalities, a great analogy to use is your DVD player. Using your remote control, you can manipulate your image until it looks exactly the way you intend it to. You can shrink the image, zoom in, increase the brightness, sharpen the contrast and so forth. Likewise, you can do this in your imagination apparatus.

So, what are some of the visual sub-modalities that you can adjust to change your reaction to the pictures you make?

  1. Style: picture, painting, poster, drawing, “real life”
  2. Panoramic vs. framed picture
  3. Shape: concave, convex, square, oval, etc.
  4. Level of brightness
  5. 2-D vs. 3-D
  6. Black and white vs. color
  7. Focus (on certain objects) vs. Blurred
  8. Clear vs. fuzzy
  9. Movie vs. still frame
  10. Size of the picture (tiny, small, life size, big, huge)
  11. Size of the main object
  12. Associated (seeing through your own eyes) vs. dissociated (seeing yourself in the picture)
  13. Number of pictures viewed simultaneously
  14. Distance of the picture from you
  15. Sharpness of colors
  16. Contrast
  17. Angle
  18. Movement (stopped, slow, regular, fast, super speed)
  19. Location of picture (up, down, left, right)

Now you have them!

The Ultimate List of Submodalities
for Influence and Selling

This is probably the most exhaustive list of submodalities you will find. It includes all three main modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Using the instruction set you'll find in the guide, you will be able to understand IN YOUR BONES how submodalities affect emotional states. Then, you will be able to leverage that experience to craft even more influential messages.

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NLP Patterns – Do This And You’ll Increase Your NLP Success By 90%!


When you’re learning and mastering NLP, you’re bombarded constantly by models, skills, patterns, jargon, gurus and history to absorb. And all of them are absolutely important for you to master NLP. But if you want to learn NLP even faster and, more importantly, achieve results for you and/or for your clients much more rapidly, you absolutely MUST do what I’m about to tell you.

I was sitting around yesterday asking myself: “What one thing, if they actually did it, would most help my readers get results in NLP?”

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The Power Of Your Model Of The World

When was the last time you sat down and examined your model of the world, in an effort to make it work more effectively for you? Have you ever compared your model with others, to see if you could find modifications that would make yours:

  • guide you to more effective actions?
  • allow you a more pleasant experience of life?
  • give you more confidence in dealing with other people?

If you are now asking yourself, “What the heck is he talking about?”, you’ll really benefit from reading this article.

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The 2 Sets Of Models In NLP


When introducing NLP to beginning students, I always find it important to distinguish between models that belong in the NLP field and models that NLP practicioners have coded for other fields. In my article Modeling: The Core Discipline of NLP, I touched upon this issue quickly. In this article, we’ve delve a bit deeper into it.

The realm of NLP as I see it revolves around:

  1. a series of models that facilitate modeling, and
  2. a series of models that are the product of the modeling process.

Let’s take a look at each individually.

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