NLP Modeling: Industrial-Strength Modeling

What a hiatus between my last post and this one!

Got to make sure this doesn’t happen any more…

Let’s immediately get back on track discussing THE most important and pressing topic in NLP: Modeling.

I’ve discussed in previous threads the importance of modeling and how critical it is for beginning NLP students to learn and master that skill.

Modeling Breakthroughs

While patterns and models such as representational systems, submodalities and the meta-model of language in therapy are useful to design change patterns such as the compulsion blowout and the swish, they are mostly useful to map out processes that are taking place in and out of awareness.

Sometimes, when reading Bandler’s or Dilts’s writings, we may get the impression that the coding of submodalities was a therapeutic breakthrough.

In my opinion, it was a modeling breakthrough.

All the models developed in NLP that make it possible to map out cognitive processes furthered the modeling technology. As such, we could also include perceptual positions in that category, as well as Michael Hall’s work with meta-states.

Taking the next step

As I see it, the most interesting next steps in the development of NLP touch upon modeling tools, technology and coding protocols.

All of these from the standpoint of all three modeling phases:

  1. Unconscious uptake of patterning to be modeled
  2. Effective coding of the assimilated patterns
  3. Effective installation of the coded patterns

Potentially, we could include a fourth modeling activity. This is up to debate.

  • Effective uninstallation of old, obstructive patterning

As modelers, we need to develop more effective protocols for each of these activities, which are today at a craftsman’s level.

The goal is to reach industrial-strength technologies and models that we can depend upon as modelers.

In your research, have you come across cool new stuff that you can share with the rest of the reader base of dailyNLP?