Martin Messier

August 17, 2023

How many Meta Models have you learned yet?

If you've been around dailyNLP for any amount of time, you know how much I hammer the importance of learning and mastering the...

Meh-ta Moh-del!

Now, I used to sell a program to help NLP Practitioners wrap their heads around the Meta Model (no longer available).

Thing is, I don't teach the Meta Model the same way it's taught in traditional NLP Practitioner trainings.


Today, I want to let you in on a little secret...

*Out loud* Huddle up!

*Thoughtful, calculated pause to appear mysterious and brilliant*

*kneeling on one knee and whispering* When you hear the Meta Model in the context of NLP, keep in mind they've truncated the name of the model...

OMG! There's actually another part to the Meta Model?!

*voice lowering* Yesssssssss... It has a last name...

They call it the "Meta Model" for short, but its full name is "Meta Model of language in therapy."

You see, the Grinder & Bandler Brothers Band put together the Meta Model as a tool to ask therapeutic questions, of the sort that Perls and Satir asked.

Then, they taught it within that context. And students took it at face value.

But what if...?

  • What if there were a Meta Model of language in sales?
  • What about a Meta Model of language in coaching?
  • And a Meta Model of language in leadership?
  • And a Meta Model of language in standup comedy?
  • What about a Meta Model of language in modeling?

There is. There are. And they're sitting there, waiting for you to uncover them. Because everybody else is too busy focusing on the one about therapy.

To me, the Meta Model of language in therapy hinted at something deeper. Something even more "meta." 

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