Making the Most out of a Big Transition

(This article was originally published on my blog in 2013) I just moved a couple of weeks ago to a new apartment in a new city, and it is little surprise how a massive change like that can throw you completely outside of your comfort zone. I can no longer hang around my old cafe, I…

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A Simple Process to Bring More Meaning into Your Life and Business

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your meanings, so if you want to live a high quality life you better be choosing some high quality meanings to guide your behavior! Here is a simple process I use to bring more meaning into my life and business. The process below is…

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7 Neuro-Semantics Skills beyond Neuro-Linguistic Programming

You may be familiar with the core skills of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, but what are the core skills of Neuro-Semantics? While there are hundreds of skills and subskills in the field of Neuro-Semantics, I thought I would offer my top 7 skills here. Skill #1:  Meta-Stating If you are even a little familiar with Neuro-Semantics you will know…

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6 Models to Take Your NLP & Coaching to the Next Level

Want to go beyond the original NLP Models?  Here are 6 Neuro-Semantic models that will greatly expand your capabilities as a NLP Practitioner and Coach! Model #1: The Meta-States Model – For Unconscious Communication Beyond the traditional communication model of NLP, the Meta-States model opens us to much more accurately track and transform the higher levels…

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The Models of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Below is a list of the Models of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), where they came from, and what they do! The Meta-Model of Language The Meta-Model is the model that started it all…  The first model of the field of NLP. The Meta-Model was formed when the founders of NLP went out and modelled two therapeutic…

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The 6 Essential NLP Skills to Master for a Firm Foundation

Having trained and mentored hundreds of NLP Practitioners and coaches over the past few years, I recognize that so many practitioners (new and experienced) do not have a firm foundation on many of the core skills of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. While it is possible coach somebody or even run an NLP pattern with somebody without necessarily…

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NLP vs. Neuro-Semantics – The Top 5 Neuro-Semantic Paradigm Shifts that Changed My Life

I’m going to be completely honest here… When I first heard about Neuro-Semantics I thought it was just another group repackaging and rebranding the same old NLP… I couldn’t have been more wrong. What began for me as a short exploration turned into an exciting journey into the new models, new skills, new tools, new…

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What is a Psychological ‘Frame’?

A ‘frame’ is word for describing a psychological context. That which is within that context is real or relevant to the person who holds that frame-of-mind, and anything outside of the frame often seems unreal or irrelevant to that individual. For a simple example, someone remembers falling off their bicycle as a child. As this memory plays in the…

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What is a Meta-Question?

The Meta-States Model of Neuro-Semantics opened up the whole realm of questioning at meta-levels and so introduced the meta-questions. Meta-questions are questions that allow us to peel back the curtain of somebody’s experience and see what is going on ‘behind the scenes’ that is driving their lower level states and behavior. Meta-Questions are questions such…

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What is Neuro-Semantics?

Beginning with the creation of the Meta-States Model in 1994, Neuro-Semantics provides a series of updates and add-ons to the older models of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) providing practitioners with higher levels of accuracy, precision, ecology, effectiveness, efficiency and ethics in their communication, personal development and change work. Definition of Neuro-Semantics Neuro-Semantics is a model with many sub-models that…

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