Neuro-Logical Levels in Four Quadrants

Response to Michael Hall, THE FIRST NEURO-LOGICAL LEVELS, Meta Reflections 2011 – #25, July 4, 2011

This is a response to Michael Hall’s Meta Reflection 2011 #25, The First Neuro-Logical Levels sent out on the Neurons egroup of Neuro-Semantics. In this response, I will use Wilber’s Four Quadrants Model to understand the relationship between Dilts’Neuro-Logical Levels Model, Bateson’s Levels of Learning, and Michael Hall’s Matix Model.
The Four Quadrants model of Ken Wilber is the ultimate meta view of reality. It is a major part of Ken Wilber’s system of integral theory and it is a useful tool for directing nuances in developing sound epistemology. In that the Four Quadrants distinguish four mutually exclusive perspectives it sheds light on four systems of knowing. This paper investigates the Neuro-Logical Levels model of Robert Dilts by seeing the model through the spectrum of the Four Quadrants. This analysis will provide an understanding of how patterns that utilize Neuro-Logical Levels can add value to the coaching process.

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The Newest Code of NLP

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.

NLP is a code—it is a code about human subjectivity. It is a code about how our mind-and-body system structures our experiences, emotions, and skills. As a code, it enables us to understand and work with the dynamic structure of experience. Over the years there has been the classical of NLP and then the New Code of NLP. And now there is the Newest Code. This is a description of that Newest Code which offers new distinctions to enrich and enhance NLP and to take it to new levels of effectiveness as a meta-discipline that models the structure of human experience.

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The Missing Secrets in “The Secret”

If you have seen the movie of The Secret or read the book by the same title, then you have heard about the so-called “law of attraction,” the power of thoughts being magnetic, goals being magical, and life destiny being totally within your control. All sounds pretty promising, eh? Yet how accurate and how realistic are these things? What do you think? Is there any over-selling here? Any over-promising that life will under-deliver on later? If you have an open mind and are willing to explore things, then come with us.

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A Critique of the Strengths and Weaknesses of DHE

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. Written Feb.2000, Updated 2004
TEN YEARS AND STILL NO BEEF! Using the linguistic tools of NLP’s Meta-Model, I have explored the nature, claims, structure, and processes involved in the training and model called Design Human Engineering or DHE™. The conclusion I have come to is that DHE™ is simply an exciting, provocative, and creative application of basic NLP, it is also over-sold, dehumanizing, and machine-heavy. It is not “the next step,” nor is it anything more or different from NLP—in spite of the claims made for it.

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When Ecology Does Not Count

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Ecology, the search to make sure that a process, intervention, way of thinking or feeling, or an action or response truly fits into the full context of a person’s way of life, values, history, relationships, health, etc., represents a central focus in NLP. And so it should.

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Perception is not Reality

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
There’s a saying going around the world of NLP that asserts absolutely, “Perception is projection.” But, is that accurate? How accurate is it? What part of it is not accurate? What part of it is not useful? I understand that it began with Tad James in NLP, but I don’t know that for sure.

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Dealing with the Downside of NLP

L. Michael Hall, Nelson Penaylillo, Bobby G. Bodenhamer and Peter F. Kean
We know that a discipline that doesn’t discipline itself will eventually cease to exist as a legitimate and respectable discipline. Organizations and groups that won’t discipline themselves sometimes invite other agencies to do the disciplining. Past and current investigations even in the Congress of the United States illustrate that.

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The Myth of “Pure” NLP

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. and Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
Is there such a thing as “pure” NLP? To hear some people talk and read their literature and PR, you would get the impression that this nominalization was not only a reality, but the only reality. So what does this mean? Can it be denominalized? And when we denominalize it, would we even want it?

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Exceltions to NLP Presuppositions

by L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
When NLP first seduced many of us by its invitation to modeling excellence, to state management, to running your own brain, and to the exploration of the structure of subjective experience, it was the NLP Presuppositions that allured us away from our previous models of human functioning and psychology. What great principles we have in those NLP presuppositions! What empowering frames of mind!

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