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Clean NLP: Harnessing Metaphors to Move You Forward

31 Oct 17
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Join us to learn more about NLP in general with our community of Practitioners and enthusiasts.

We know more than we think: Clean NLP can help you use it 

Have you ever noticed that we use metaphors? Threaded throughout almost everything we ever say are metaphors that reveal how we think. Those metaphors reveal opportunities and limitations.

That you can use.

When you know how to hear them.

Through simple experiences and highly interactive, open your eyes to how the latest developments in NLP are incorporating these simple language patterns that you can explore in yourself and with others. So that you can communicate more elegantly and powerfully, and embody the message you want to communicate.

Our Senior NLP Trainer, Daniel Smith, will be leading the session. Daniel is the senior foreign trainer of NLP in China, and has worked with individuals, groups and organisations, having led more than 30 Practitioner trainings in China since 2008. An Assistant Trainer with the Anthony Robbins organisation, Daniel has been Certified as a Trainer of NLP by both Co-Founders of NLP, Dr John Grinder and Richard Bandler.

If you have specific issues you want to address, please contact us in advance to we can incorporate those outcomes into the session.

You know more than you think: A Clean Space Practice

26 Apr 17
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We know that information is all around us. And knowledge and even wisdom are too – if you use your attention in the right way.

Here is a short exercise to help you get access more of what you know. To help you see with fresh eyes and listen with fresh ears, to help you connect with you might already intuitively know. You might want to allow yourself 5 minutes or so to complete the exercise and, if you can, another 5 minutes or so to process what you learn.

The exercise is very simple, to the point that it might even seem repetitious. This allows you to maintain focus to learn more than you had noticed before to look and really see. And since the foundation of lasting change is building in practices and habits to prime your awareness and habitual thoughts, you can use this regularly as a Practice. So let’s try it out and see what you discover:

Step 1: Select your context.
Select some topic to focus upon for this exercise. It could be a goal you have been working on. Or a relationship that you have been thinking about. Or a problem you are facing. For the first few times, you might want to avoid emotionally charged topics to get used to this simple process.

Step 2: Setup your space.
Choose a physical location that can represent that context. You could identify a chair that is in your room. Or an imaginary circle on the ground. Or even a whole room if you have the space. The intention is to have something on which you can focus your attention so if you don’t have so much space, you can use objects – even something like a coffee cup or a juggling ball – to represent the context.

Step 3: “What do you know from here?”
Step into that space (or focus on that object) and ask yourself, “What do I know from here?” If you are coaching someone, you can ask them “What do you know from here?”

Step 4: “And what else do you know from here?”
After the initial response and remaining in that space (mental or physical), ask yourself again, “And what else do I know from here?” Allow yourself to come up with another answer. The challenge at this stage is to keep yourself (or your client) focused on the topic – and that is where the value can be found: You will then repeat the question again and again, for a total of six times. You might repeat back or note the previous answer to prompt yourself to search more intently for an answer.

Step 5: “And now what do you know?”
Having gained more information about what you ‘know’ it is time to reintegrate that knowledge. Allow yourself to do this in whatever way feels appropriate.

 

We often find that the initial answers to Steps 3 and 4 are fairly superficial yet by persisting with the questioning, surprisingly rich insights emerge. To take the process further, you might identify another space (or spaces) that knows something about the context and repeat Steps 3-5. For example, if your ‘context’ was your relationship with your boss, you could select your “desired career” as another space, giving yourself an opportunity to think about your relationship with your boss from the perspective of your desired career.

(While this exercise is aimed at adults, it is sufficiently simple that even a child could do it, especially if guided by a parent.)

Clean NLP and Practice for NLP Practitioners

03 Nov 16
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Join us to practice your NLP skills, learn some new ones and share your experiences.

This session will include demonstrations of specific NLP patterns by NLP Trainers, Daniel Smith and Aaron Wallace. And if you want to practise your skills there will be time for supervised practice. Similarly if you want to clarify something you’ve been reading about or that you learnt about in a training,

If you have a specific issue you want to work on, please let us know.

October Practice Session

30 Oct 16
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Get over any Halloween Parties and join us for an NLP play session. This is more designed to be a discussion and experimentation/ experience session for people already familiar with NLP, but all are welcome.

Fabiana will be sharing her experiences with her recent Trainers Training with Michael Hall.

Dan is just back from Australia, where he has been refining and enriching his NLP skills with Clean Language.