Ericksonian hypnosis is a style of hypnosis developed by Milton H. Erickson that is detailed in many books. It is the de facto standard of hypnotic language used in NLP, based on the book written by Bandler and Grinder, The Patterns of Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D., Vol. 1.
Reframing is the process by which you shift a person’s perspective of a word or phrase through the use of redefining the content, or shifting the context of the situation, thereby changing the meaning of the original word or phrase.
Reframing is a means to help adjust a belief through introduction of a new perspective. When a seemingly bad situation takes place (e.g. a fire breaks out at one’s manufacturing plant), it is possible to view this in such a way where this event can be deemed as positive or even helpful.
To do so, one must apply context thinking and meaning shifts. A context reframe is applied to a different context. A fire breaking out in a manufacturing plant is devastating. But if no lives were lost, that context could be deemed more valuable than the loss of materials.
Meaning shifts are typically applied to the meaning or semantics of words. So while a context reframe also shifts meaning, a meaning reframe attempts to work on the meaning of the word itself. A fire breaking out may mean losses. But it may also mean a renewed determination to strive for better safety and productivity.
In NLP we have four main perceptual positions.
First position: experiencing things through your own eyes and emotions.
Second position: experiencing things through someone else’s eyes and emotions.
Third position: observing the conversation, the effect of the converastion.
Meta position: observing your observations, their implications and impact.
This is a new certification as offered by the Society of NLP, where applications of NLP are targeted at the business arena. All Society of NLP qualification requirements are indicatively the same, with the outcome of helping an individual achieve greater excellence in business and/or entrepreneurship. However, therapeutic elements of this certification are not covered, such as techniques for phobia relief, parts integration, six-step reframes, etc.
The study of language structure and process, and can be divided into various parts, including phonology (production of sounds), morphology (structure of words), syntax (structure of sentences), semantics (structure of meanings) as well as pragmatics (meanings created in interaction and social usage).
Most NLP focuses on the semantics of language patterns, whereas a masterful NLP practitioner will realize that most of the meanings are not created in a dictionary but rather through social use within conversation. Students of my NLP Master Practitioner training get an insight into the use of language and linguistics for the purposes of modeling.
The process by observing and measuring comparatively. Applied to states, physiology, words and other behaviors.
Anchoring refers to the process of creating a link between stimulus and response. In NLP, creating a resource anchor is important to re-access useful emotional states.
Chunking is defined as the means by which you move to multiple levels of communication. Chunking up requires the focus on purpose and intention. Questions such as “for what purpose” help to create abstraction and upward chunking. Questions such as “what examples are there” help to create specificity and downward chunking.
The Visual Squash is a means to describe the process in Parts Integration. It requires an understanding of chunking in order create agreement between different parts of self, and hypnotic language patterns for processing purposes.
A TOTE is the smallest behavioral unit, as defined by Miller, Galanter and Pribram (1960) in their book, Plans and The Structure Of Behavior.
It is a way of identifying the sensory sequence of a modeled behavior. T (Trigger), O (Operation), T (Test) and E (Exit) are required in this feedback cycle (a test requires cycling back to the operation in order for stability of behavior to take place).