What a fantastic introduction to NLP. This was a great way to get started without getting overwhelmed. These NLP techniques are so simple, I am excited to share what I have learned and to continue learning how to improve myself.
The door has just been opened…I am looking forward to seeing what‘s inside.
I love the idea of curiosity and keeping an open mind. The questions you ask yourself will either improve your results or else they won’t. I also love how you went through the self-sabotage in the video – it is so good to be aware of what can hold us back. Thanks for encouraging us to be explorers:).
This is a great NLP training course with a well-structured curriculum. For some time I have considering to take an NLP class, luckily I have found the iNLP center and this online course.
This is an exciting adventure into our beliefs and what lies behind them. I have run across NLP training at various times in my life, but am now committed to exploring the techniques in a concentrated way. I am excited to find that Mike’s interpretation follows a dynamic qualitative approach instead of a linear, model-centric, reductionistic philosophy. We all seem to be affected by Nietschian Anxiety — any answer is better than none! Yet, it is within the quality of questions we ask ourselves and others that we can truly expand our horizons. Let it begin!
Ready to explore, learn and share thoughts about NLP…high curiosity level…nice to read insights of others also. Great, positive first impression!
At first glance, I thought I was on another planet!
Trying to understand and define the meaning of these words.
However with the explanation of Mike Bundrant and my full conscious in place
I found it, both understandable, and most informative.
Looking forward to learning more.
Exploring vs. Defining. It’s a simple concept, yet one that is not used often. We are generally taught TO (via lecture or textbook), not encouraged to explore. I love knowing I not only can, but should, explore and modify the techniques I’m going to learn!
I really enjoyed learning that NLP is inclusive of defining and exploring. I believe that it is important to understand techniques and be able to use them well in order to be able to build upon them.
The introduction and emphasis on remembering to explore the elements on defining and exploring are so inspiring to me. Exploration is on outstanding element in growth.
Very thought provoking and stimulating. I think that since people learn in different ways, both defining and exploring is critical. Defining is the diving board from which to spring, exploring the depth of water to which the person wishes to dive. Looking forward to the next module.
I love the idea of curiosity and keeping an open mind. The questions you ask yourself will either improve your results or else they won’t. Thanks for encouraging us to be explorers:).
I am very interested and am open minded..let’s begin this journey!
So far so good. I look forward to learning the material, and gaining the kind of excellence I see in folks like Steve Andreas, Steven Heller, Melissa Tiers, and others who have impressed me so much with the ease, spontaneity, and fluidity of their techniques.
I appreciated the focus on curiosity and exploration, the wonder of opening to the mind as a playground of possibility; and the importance of outcomes.
I really enjoyed the vastness of the question…”Where else can my mind go?” The concept of thinking of our thoughts as a playground felt very inviting to me. I am so excited to keep learning NLP!
Interesting that a definition for NLP is given, and that is up to the student to develop one during or at the end of the course. It makes me think that the course wants me to think…!!At first I wasn’t sure how this applied to my current circumstances or why it mattered what processing system another person thinks in aside from using the correct metaphors when telling a story or delivering a pitch, however, I have experienced just the simple practice of watching someones eyes to determine eye cues gets the attention of the person you are talking to and tells them that you are interested in what they are saying, this is a first step at building rapport. As well as by learning the correct modality that someone processes in will help us to adjust our own pace and wording when responding earning an almost instant connection.
Excellent info very cool to learn!
Amazing lesson and great exercises. I learned a lot about eye-scanning patterns and using predicates.
I am more aware of making eye contact or rather looking people in the eye now when I am having a conversation. I find VAK very interesting. There is so much one can say even when they are silent.
Thank you, Mike, for the comments. This was a very interesting chapter that I hope to gain more practice with in coming months. Because I engage in a more subjective, qualitative analysis, the techniques of NLP will give my research a more rounded approach and interpretation.
Thanks for a very clear explanation of VAK model & eye accessing cues! After listening to audio files A,B ,C and D, I can “see” how important it is to go into the field and exercise for a while before going on… This course is brought in way as if we are communicating in real. It is so much more enlightening than just reading a book about NLP.
This will be very useful information to have. It will be interesting to observe predicate phrases to see if they are congruent with eye accessing cues. I will be observing in a different way. I can really see how this is going to be helpful in building a therapeutic relationship with clients. Thanks!I love the idea of being a detective of rapport. With these tools communication can only get better and always more interesting. Being in resonance with the other person … cool.
I was very impressed with the way Mike handled the “ethics” conundrum. Whenever I hear a discussion of NLP and in particular generating rapport, I also hear the question regarding whether or not this is ethical. This is the first time I’ve heard the clever reframe of learning a foreign language. It’s a great point, because understanding rapport and using it well really is akin to learning and speaking a foreign language. Nice way to handle this!
This unit made me realize how infrequently I practice creating rapport. I find myself getting annoyed or bored by people who are not speaking on my same passionate wavelength about subjects that really interest me and I also feel intimidated and repressed by those who are speaking passionately about subjects that do not interest me. I’ll try to notice my avoidance behaviors and replace them with rapport-building communication.
Calibration, pacing and leading will be excellent skills in having a better understanding if I have built a therapeutic rapport with clients. I often have clients tell me that my voice is very soothing and that they feel more relaxed when they are in my office. I’m wondering if this could be in part because they are following my breathing, posture and pace of my words when in session. Very Interesting.
I noticed that this is why learning English must be difficult . It is good to listen to self talk and correct improper logic.
This is my favorite module thus far, I loved the anchoring exercise. This information is so simple and so powerful it should be available in a basic for to high school students in order to help them be better prepared to face college or the job market.
Association and Dissociation were worth the price of admission! This is such an easy skill to learn, and it creates so much change, that it alone can make massive shifts in our lives. Though the anchoring piece was awesome, this actually topped it. Way to go, Mike and Hope!
Anchors are ubiquitous in our lives, and when we play with them, it become so clear as to their being all around us, a part of our everyday lives. Learning to identify them, change them, expand our options, and generate new options for ourselves and those around us, is extremely powerful and very exciting.
The anchoring lesson for me was simply amazing to realize how many anchors we build into our lives without knowing it. We answer the door because there is a knock or a bell. We see a sign for a business and their TV ad jingle plays through our head. And just as easily can create anchors out of nothing to get very real responses. To get that motivation resource, fill it in our body, then step into a circle of radiant light where we become pure motivation and anytime we want that feeling again, can simply step into that circle of pure motivational energy and have it available to us anytime we need it.
This is one of the most useful NLP models from what I’ve seen. I love the way Mike broke down the meta model violation distinctions. He’s right, though a clumsy name, “Unspecified Referential Index”, that is a distinction I haven’t seen anyone else explain better than Mike does in this module.
What’s even more fun, is that this type of language is all around us, and I caught myself using the Meta model to challenge my own test question answers! I left one answer unspecified, and caught my deletion, then fixed it. This is a potentially very damaging concept if used badly. Someone who creates limiting generalizations about themselves, their capabilities, and potential, can stunt their own development (or that of others, if directed outwardly) without even understanding what they are doing. The Meta Model can easily help us to identify just what is missing and prompt us to fill in the blanks, making a more defensible, useful statement.
I love the way Mike integrates the material from the Milton and Meta models in this module. This helps habituate the ability to counter one model with the other to help others by knowing when to be specific and when to be vague.
Fantastic unit! This more than anything else has helped me to galvanize my outcomes and I’m really excited about it. The work you guys put into making this so clear and logical has paid off, and every bit of this made great sense! Thank you!
This was a great unit. I have used this process to clarify several of my goals — and have already been successful at them!
Love this module. Outcome specifications can be used consistently for every important decision in your life. Enabling you to really dig deep and clarify what you really want and as to whether it really is important enough to work on.
This was an incredible unit for me, probably my favorite of the course. The videos really brought the lesson together, and were a model I used for the Stealth Mission. Using this module, I again made a change that I will use going forward. I made a significant change in the way I experience the future on my timeline, and I’m convinced that will make a huge difference in my work and life.