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Since dyslexia is typically labeled a learning disability, I find it fascinating that fonts with heavier strokes on the bottom of the letters help many dyslexic people read more easily, with less page-flipping. Below is a recent example: the free OpenDyslexic font developed by mobile app designer Abelardo Gonzalez. Seems to me this is yet [...]Read more...
As a NLPer I see and hear a lot of “do your inner work and the outer will take care of itself” type of advice. I think it’s crap.
While inner game alone can dramatically change how you feel, it’s only when you change what you do that you start affecting other people and the world, and generating better real-world results. Inner game can help you act more easily and more effectively… but only when you actually get off your butt and take action.Read more...
I’m always on the lookout for ways to build people up and encourage them, rather than shutting them down. That’s why Peter Bregman’s post The Right Way to Speak to Yourself delighted me. Excerpt:
It felt so good to be in that classroom, I didn’t want to leave. Eventually though, when it was clearly time to go, I left with a smile on my face that remained long after I had gone.
Sitting in that classroom was a lesson in people management; the positive way Dorit interacted with the children is a great model for how managers should interact with employees.
But, for me, the morning was more profound than a lesson in managing other people. It was a lesson in managing myself.
As I left the classroom I found myself thinking about whether I treat myself the way Dorit treated her students. Am I encouraging? Do I catch myself doing things right as often as doing things wrong? And when I do something wrong, do I simply move on or do I dwell on it, haranguing myself?
In other words, what kind of classroom is going on in your head?
In this 12-minute talk, Jay Smooth makes some excellent suggestions for switching important aspects of one’s self-concept from digital to analog:Read more...
Recently I assisted at a workshop designed to help singles gain social skills and connect with each other.
At the end of the evening, an attractive young woman said she is usually shy because she cares too much about what other people think. During some of the workshop exercises, she was able to not care what others thought of her, and found it liberating. She wanted the ability to not care what others think in the rest of her life.
I gently point out that while not caring what others think can be liberating, it can also be problematic. Would you really want ignore how your actions affect other people to the point that you hurt or offend them? Or maybe suffer serious consequences, such as getting fired? Probably not.Read more...
Posted: April 10th, 2011 under meta-programs, NLP articles, relationships, self-change, strategies.
Tags: external reference, internal reference, motivation source meta-program, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP article
When Gary recalls a negative memory, he re-experiences the emotion he felt, and gets upset. Since he is prone to obsessive thinking, once a negative emotion triggers, he can obsess about it — and stay upset — for hours.
Tabitha gets trauma flashbacks. She re-experiences events so vividly that they re-traumatize her. Afterward fear, anxiety, depression, and crying jags can debilitate her for days, and affect her mood for weeks.
Emotionally loaded recall is especially common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a learned trauma response. It’s also common among people with Asperger syndrome. Like Gary, Aspies are prone to obsess over negative emotions and make them worse.
Of course, re-experiencing remembered emotions can be an asset when you recall pleasant memories. But with negative experiences — especially traumas — it’s usually preferable to get the useful life lessons from less-than-positive memories, without getting upset or re-traumatized.Read more...
Posted: March 28th, 2011 under NLP articles, NLP techniques, strategies, trauma & treatment.
Tags: advanced NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP article, NLP technique, PTSD treatment, trauma treatment
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it,” Simon Sinek explains in this fascinating TED Talk:Read more...
Today I’m going to remind you of a simple NLP pattern that can help you:
- Make friends and keep them
- Become more popular and attractive to others
- Get dates and keep partners
- Reduce conflict and negativity in your life
- Get more support from others
- Keep people around you happier
You already know this skill. You learned it during NLP training, and use it during interventions.
But you probably haven’t generalized it to everyday life. (Most NLPers don’t.) This subtle shift in language can make a big difference.Read more...
Posted: January 1st, 2010 under communication, NLP articles, NLP experiments, NLP techniques, relationships, strategies.
Tags: advanced NLP, association, disassociation, language patterns, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP experiment, quality of life, social skills
In a previous post, I discussed the problems of learning skills and attitudes from role models who aren’t competent. In this post I’ll discuss how to find real experts to learn from.
What makes an expert?
To find good exemplars (examples of a skill or ability) to learn from, evaluate their results. Ask:
- How good are the person’s actual results? It doesn’t matter if Rowena thinks she is the world expert in good relationships; it matters whether she has good relationships. Judge only by results, not by what you, she, or other people think will work, does work, or should work.
- Does this exemplar get consistently great results? Someone who has excellent relationship skills will tend to have lots of good relationships: with their spouse, parents, children, friends, neighbors, etc. They’ll also have minimal problems with bad relationships, quarrels, firings, and people doing nasty things to them.
Posted: December 18th, 2009 under learning, teaching, NLP articles, NLP modeling, NLP techniques, strategies.
Tags: advanced NLP, exemplars, learning, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP article, NLP modelling, NLP technique, role models
Imagine that you are about to learn to drive race cars or speed boats. You probably wouldn’t pick as your driving teacher:
- The town drunk
- A blind person
- The neighbor who has crashed their car into every trash can and sign pole in the neighborhood.
And yet most people learned at least one important life skill from someone that unqualified to teach it.Read more...
Posted: December 13th, 2009 under hypnosis, learning, teaching, NLP articles, NLP techniques, strategies.
Tags: advanced NLP, exemplars, hypnosis technique, judgments, learning, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP article, NLP techniques, role models, science news