Modeling “Abundance”

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
As you look out onto “the NLP community” does it strike you (as it does me) that we have an abundance of the Scarcity Model and a Scarcity of the Abundance Model? We talk about, and even presuppose, a Model of Abundance, and yet as a community we seem to live and act more according to a Model of Scarcity.

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To John Grinder’s Challenges in “Whispering in the Wind”

To John Grinder’s Challenges in “Whispering in the Wind”
The following articles was written after the publication of Whispering in the Wind in response to the challenges that John Grinder presented to me (or to M. Hall) as he addressed me repeatedly in his book. I wrote the articles to answer his questions in a straightforward and honest way, but then he immediately commented that he was “tired” of the debate and didn’t want to do it any longer. Since John refuses to put my answers to his challenges on his website and to engage in an honest scholarly dialogue, I have collected the articles that I wrote in 2002 —2003 and put in this format. Please feel free to distribute this file to John and to anyone in his “camp” of NLP. Michael

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Avoiding Cult-Like Pitfalls that Could Arise in Neuro-Semantics

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
I was recently in Geneva, Switzerland where I presented the Genius track with Brief’r Formations in the full seven days. That meant three days of Accessing Personal Genius (APG) and four days of Living Personal Genius (LPG). On this occasion my translator was Henry Roux de Bezieux and one evening he brought up the subject of how NLP has been confused with cults in Europe and how the charges have undermined its influence.

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The Magic of Feedback #1

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. THE REFINING SKILL OF GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK From the beginning of the adventure that we call “NLP,” a communication model was put forward that was so systemic that it actually provided a way for us humans to think about the exchanges of messages as involving “no failure, only feedback.” This incredible paradigm shift arose from Family systems, cybernetics, General Semantics, etc.

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Meta Detective Beginning

By Pascal Gambardella Ph.D.
Have you ever tried to learn an elaborate dance (or a martial arts form) with a million moves? One way is to learn the moves is to practice the first few moves, and then starting from the beginning add the next few, etc. With the number of meta-programs at 50-plus and growing, a similar strategy applies.

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Owning My Own Authority

The Art of Changing the External Referent Meta-Program. In psychology there is a concept called “locus of control.” It deals with our sense of “control” and where we locate it, do we locate it inside of ourselves or outside of ourselves in others, rules, structures, groups, etc.?

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The Magic of Feedback #2

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. Given that feedback is important, that it is critical, that it gives us an accelerated learning mechanism, and that it activates our self-organizing powers, receiving feedback and giving high quality feedback is critical for leadership, management, coaching, entrepreneurial ventures, parenting, loving,— and, in fact, for everything relational!

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Directionalizing Perception

Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
“Communication is the response you get” is one of the Key Presuppositions of NLP. I have personally found this presupposition quite useful to hold as a belief. For, by holding this belief, it forces me to take greater responsibility for my communication.

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Updating the “Submodaility” Model

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
What are Submodalities?
Do submodalities actually comprise a lower logical level than VAK modalities?
Does “the difference that makes a difference” really refer to submodalities?
Would Bateson have approved that usage of his phrase?
Why don’t “submodality mapping across and shifting” always work?
What mechanism actually explains how submodalities work?

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Meta-NLP™ – Taking NLP to the Next Level

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
If you are familiar with the genius of the NLP model and to using NLP in running your own brain, accessing your most resourceful states, then you know about the first and second generation NLP models and patterns. These have come about from the first and second generation NLP developers, thinkers, modelers, and trainers. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for their marvelous discoveries and patterns.

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