2015 March

The Meta Model

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”


Just an fyi…



One of the Hottest NLP Techniques

NLP has a ton of extremely powerful strategies and techniques. One particular model is called the ‘The Meta Model’ and was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in 1975.

The Meta-model is primarily a tool for discovering where and how to really enrich a person’s model of the world that they hold in their mind, and may be one of the most powerful NLP tools in existence.

This model helps you get past the vague words that people use in everyday language and gets you to what things really mean. The Meta Model is a tool to help you get more direct access to a person’s experience that they code in the words they say.

Whenever you find someone who has a problem or limitation, and you want to dig deeper and really understand how they create it internally, ask the following question:

“How do you manage to [have that problem or challenge]?

When a person takes personal accountability for the current situation, they start to access the resources to change it. By asking this question it presupposes that the problem or challenge is a skill that they’ve developed. How do you get scared of meeting new people? How do you manage to never take action on your dreams? If they see it as a skill then, they also see that they can learn the opposite of that skill.

By studying the structure of something, you have information that can help you begin to change it. If you watch and listen while asking the question, the person will begin to give you indicators as to how they are creating their internal representation of the challenge. They might do things like gesture with their hands or move their eyes in a particular direction. Most people have never thought of their “challenge” as skill prior to this exercise. A simple change in their perspective can give them new and powerful resources in the situation.

If you are facing a challenge you might ask yourself right now: “How do I manage to do that?” and see what comes up for you.

by Scott Maly


Mike’s response

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

Still @BS

Makes so many assumptions, see talking points @F-L-O-W.

Meta Models get to be because they serve wired-in ends with constructed means/memes.

While means are flexible, ends are much more concrete…even though they mostly unconscious.

This model makes a lot of assumptions that we will do something “logically” even when most meta models are illogical (which his meta modeling relies on as a mechanism).



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