Movie review and the Disney Creativity Model

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Stories & Metaphors

  Last Friday two friends and I saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney finally convinced author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to make a musical of her book Mary Poppins. It took him 20 years to accomplish the task! The trailers for the movie had me expecting a funny, frivolous experience – it was anything but that. I highly recommend it, especially to those interested in NLP. All three of us are…

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So What? How You Can Use This Information

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP In The News, NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Practice & Processes, Stories & Metaphors, Uncategorized

By now you certainly have heard about NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-linguistic Programming.  The reviews are coming in and they all agree…it’s a fantastic guide to running your own mind and being in control of your own experiences! I hope you’ve had a chance to pick up your copy and get started on it.  If not, the links are below so you can get started now. This week I thought I would include a different kind of excerpt than…

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Discover Your Inner World

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Here is another great excerpt from our new book, NLP: The Essential Guide.  The feedback has been awesome, and people are really enjoying getting to try out some processes and learn more about their mind works. I’m so excited for you to get your copy, I couldn’t wait to send out this fun exercise.  It’s a fantastic introduction to how your mind works.  It’s a friendly and accessible exercise anyone can do from the comfort of their home or office,…

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NLP: The Essential Guide – An Introduction

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It’s finally here.  After much hype, countless hours, so many months work, the new book, NLP: The Essential Guide is in stores and on shelves.  It’s hard to believe.  It’s really here, and it’s more than just paper. Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, it’s available now.  You get the book and the matching Companion Site . The site is linked to from specific pages throughout the book, creating an inclusive multi-sensory learning environment for you. Tom Dotz created the site to provide…

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Emotions As Passengers, Not Drivers: Choosing & Changing Your State

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP In The News, NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Practice & Processes, Stories & Metaphors

A long time ago I promised to make a book using Tom Hoobyar’s NLP stories. He and I got a good start on it, and then life interrupted, and Tom passed on. So Susan Sanders, a good friend and stellar NLP’er, and I took the beginnings of a manuscript Tom H had created and turned it into a completed work. Today you’re getting an excerpt directly from the book, and one you haven’t seen before. To my delight, the book…

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Contagious Behaviors

By | Parallels, Stories & Metaphors

“Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas” How our communities- of choice, birth, and chance – both form and inform us. Mom used to tell you to choose your friends wisely.  Gurus advise their devotees to form “sanghas” or spiritual communities.  Now science has put some very precise numbers and reasoning behind these aphorisms and advice. It’s been said in NLP for decades that with sufficient rapport you can get almost anyone to do almost anything. The meta-message was…

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Navy SEAL Mental Toughness Training

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This is about using NLP to control stress reactions, and I’m going to use new research from our toughest military training as an example of what’s possible. Our U.S. Navy SEALs have the reputation of being the best commandos ever created. A Navy SEAL is someone who has survived the most challenging military training in the world. SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land fighting, and these guys do it all, from swimming underwater to jumping out of airplanes. Those…

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Markets Tumble, People Stumble, and How NLP Helps You Get Up Again

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP In The News, NLP Weekly Tip, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Stories & Metaphors

Stopping by the office last Friday the phones were ringing and things were hopping. Unusual for a Friday afternoon, that’s for sure, but then interest has been up a lot lately. So I picked up a call and had a great (and to me classic) conversation with someone who, like you, is interested in how NLP could help them next. I say a classic call because it followed one of three standard paths. 1) There’s the person who’s new to…

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“Why A Little Dirt Is Good”

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As we’ve been saying in NLP for decades, our immune systems need to be educated.  An allergy is really a mistake made by a poorly educated immune system (See:  “Heart of the Mind” Chapter 5). Now the New York Times in this amusing article substantiates our position with new research verifying that theory: Babies Know: A Little Dirt Is Good for You By JANE E. BRODY The hygiene hypothesis suggests that organisms that enter the body along with “dirt” spur…

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Season’s Best Wishes (except to Martha Stewart)

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Weekly Tip, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Stories & Metaphors

Article word count 614, average reading time 2.5 minutes Uh oh. Another holiday letter.  If you throw this away unread you won’t miss much.   Just  my story about how Martha Stewart screwed up our holidays awhile ago. We’d had a great year, actually.  Our son Jared (then a teenager) and I didn’t drive each other or Vikki from the house.  My business and Vikki’s psychotherapy practice did well.  We entered the holiday season full of good cheer and ready to…

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