Disclaimer: We have designed this Training Manual for training and education and not as a substitute for psychotherapy or psychiatry. Even though this material was designed and written by a psychologist and a Professional Licensed Counselor in the State of Colorado, we do not recommend that this should be used in the place of professional psychological and psychiatric assistance.


The Vision Part I: The Structure of Learning Learning as Running Your Brain The State of Learning Where Education Goes Wrong Learning Principles Foundations of Accelerated Learning Saboteurs to Learning Excellence Relaxed & De-stressed Learning Committed to Learning Excellence Frames for Learning Excellence The Learning Frame Game Learning Factors Learning Stages: Competency Levels Learning Levels (Bateson) Meta-Learning: Learning About Learning States Learning Filters or Styles (Meta-programs) Gardner's Learning Styles Part II: LEARNING STRATEGIES Spelling Strategy Vocabulary Words Video-Tracking Reading Strategy Advanced Reading Articulating Learnings Reducing Test & Performance Anxiety Testing Power Note Taking Strategy Asking Stupid Questions for Acc. Learning The Sleeping on it Strategy Part III: Meta-Stating Your Learning States Meta-States: States-about-States Meta-Stating: The Process & Model Outframing Learning with new Resources & Frames Learning Attractors to Self-Organize Your System Part IV: Meta-Stating Patterns for Accelerating & Empowering Learning 1) Stopping the World: Sensory Awareness 2) Meta-Detailing Learning 3) Perceptual Positions for Wisdom 4) Getting a Big Enough "Why?" 5) Meta-Stating Your Learning Genius Excellence 6) Mind-to-Muscle Meta-Stating

7) Meta-Stating Executive States 8) Meta-Stating Feedback 9) Becoming a Ferocious Learner: Swishing to a New Self 10) Meta-YES-ing As a Belief Change Pattern 11) Einstein's Creative Problem-Solving 12) Meta-Stating Implementation 13) Meta-Stating Alignment V. Coaching Others in Learning Skills VI. GOOD STUFF AT THE END Models used How to Get Your Money's Worth Glossary Bibliography Author Trainings

Meta-States describe the higher frames-of references that we set and use that create more stable structures (beliefs. we create mind-body states-about-states or Meta-States." The meanings take the form of values. Practically. we "think" and frame things using these see.) NEURO-SEMANTICS® — While it sounds like a big word. managing your own states. etc. joy of learning. anger. shame about being embarrassed. and sensations) along with language. In so using our thoughts-and-feelings thoughts-about-our-thoughts. Neuro-semantics provides a model of how we humans make meaning as we evaluate experiences. understandings. anger at fear. then other thoughts-and-feelings about that thought. pain. META-STATES®A Model of Reflexive Consciousness that extends the NLP Model. frames. about. beliefs. sounds. pleasure. That's why. esteem of self. ideas.MODELS USED IN THIS TRAINING NLPA Model of Communication about human processing that empowers us to "run our own brain. joy. and so on. Meta-States involve a layering of higher level concepts to involve structures like fear of fear. etc. tense. mental models. it refers to a simple fact. understandings. that internal movie signals our bodies to go into a state—a mind-body or neuro-linguistic state and that governs the quality of our life and experiences. It creates the Matrix of Frames in which we live and from which we operate. The meanings show up in what we call "emotions. hear. NLP provides insights and specific step-by-step techniques for running your own brain." Using the "languages" of mind (our internal cinema of sights. etc. and feel dimensions. As we represent data to ourselves on the inner screen of consciousness. Namely that we create meanings in our minds (semantics) and we get these meanings incorporated into our bodies (neurology). Developed by a linguistic and computer student about human excellence and genius. paradigms. It's a model of how we then live in the world of Meaning that we construct or inherit. etc. feelings-about-feelings. relaxed. and these thoughts directed outward. That's because we never just think. It details precisely how we reflect back on our thoughts and feelings to create higher levels of thoughts-and-feelings and layers of consciousness. As soon as we think or feel—we then experience thoughts and feelings about that first thought. Technically this is called selfreflective consciousness. taking it to the next level. words. beyond) The Power to Rise Above . when things mean something to us—we feel it in our bodies. Neuro-semantics arose from the Meta-States model which provides a way to think about the levels of states or mind that we experience all the time. events. communicating more effectively and elegantly with yourself and others. etc. and replicating human expertise. Neuro-semantics describes the frames of reference we use as we move through life and the frames of meaning that we construct. it's the Frames for the Games that we play in life. Primary States involve primary emotions like fear. "META" (above. values.

. Consequently they have trouble running it effectively. and. When you learn to run your own brain. .? Would you like to learn like the Experts learn and Develop your own Learning Excellence? HOW TO REALLY TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE THROUGH DEVELOPING "LEARNING EXCELLENCE" With Learning Excellence you can Cut your learning curve for new knowledge in 54 or even 1/4 the time. So what? Keep up with the pace of change & stay on the cutting-edge in today's world. understandings. if you don't know how your mind works. knowing how to learn (meta-learning) is going to become the most crucial skill for success. you can't. And that's Meta-Learning! Do you know how to grab a book and suck all of the learnings and vital information out of it? Would you like to learn the Art of Absorbing Ideas from Books and Trainings? Does "Book Learning" or "High Level Concepts" turn you Off or On? How Ferocious or Effective are you as a Learner? How does this effect your earnings. People with the so-called "Learning Disabilities" simply do not know how the mind works. and problem solving skills Become a ferocious or passionate learner that doesn't back off from following your dreams and making your visions come true Eliminate blocks and limitations that have sabotaged your natural brilliance. As the speed of change continues to accelerate in our society.. career. leadership. It takes an intelligent person to learn from a book and from the experiences of others. sales. and expertise. Experience the joy & delight of learning itself Build and activate your own personal skills of Accelerated Learning Learn more thoroughly and Permanently Increase your effectiveness. creativity. Learning Excellence becomes a piece of cake. in fact. many do. relationship. the Accelerated Learning Skills of your own natural brilliance? The fact is. Make more money and increasing your Wealth Make smarter business and personal decisions with higher quality information Use your God-Given Intelligence more Insightfully and wisely Experience richer and fuller relationships Solve problems in half the time and effort Accessing wisdom and discernment If you don't know how your mind works— how do you expect to develop the high level skills of a Learning Expert. etc.THE VISION OF LEARNING EXCELLENCE Any fool can learn from experience. intelligence.

Naturally. Why? Because the natural state of "mind" —apart from our structuring and ordering it is chaos. or insult when you don't pick something up immediately. Far from being crippled by these difficulties. to understand. It means learning to use our brain with more precision.." When you learn. This means enhancing one of the most distinguishing features of human beings—learning. comprehension. Naturally. as an information processing mechanism— needs and seeks for data by which it can become ordered. Mind naturally tends toward disorder. This means accelerating the speed.. to make meaning. our brain and nervous system moves us to "learn" —to take in data and order our internal world. Mind. habits. focus. creativity. This means we all have a natural "information hunger. and formed. emotions.. we are "mean green learning machines.. structured. etc. Pablo Picasso. entrophy. 205) THE V I S I O N LEARNING EXCELLENCE Let's begin with the vision of accelerated learning itself." All of your learnings and your very habit of learning are just "constructions. quality. st How much confidence do you have in your current skills. thoroughly. you can unlearn that and learn a much more empowering style.. You construct your sense of "reality. "in-form-ation." That means you have learned to learn the way you now learn—and if your currently learning style doesn't serve you well. patterns.." It takes Trouble and Trauma to mess up our natural brilliance! . disorder. and power of the mind. to comprehend . And this will increasingly become the key skill that successful people will have to have in the 2 1 century. Whenever we order it —give it form and structure.PART I THE STRUCTURE OF LEARNING Learning Skills Using NLP & Meta-States For Accelerated Learning "Many of the most creative persons in human history have had significant learning problems: Thomas Edison. and control. these were able to build on their strengths to make remarkable distinctive contributions. hence." Howard Gardner (1993. You form yourself— your mind. p. or quickly? LEARNING What do we mean by "learning" anyway? In Learning we "inform" and order consciousness. you perform a programming task. Winston Churchill. Albert Einstein. we are forming it on the inside." We want to know. harshness. competency. and expertise in learning? Has anyone (including yourself) ever insulted or downgraded your learning skills? Attached some "learning disability" label to it? How quickly can you (or do you) go into a state of judgment.

it's beat out of us. Later. educere. and application of resources as we bring mind-and-emotion to bear upon various events. our heart. understanding and skill in a study or experience. our mental maps about the world. we delightfully engage and encounter "reality. Learning therefore describes the organizing of mind (actually." The adventure of this encounter is what we call "learning. and our skills in responding to it. means "to draw out. Learning involves everything from simple detection of stimuli. calibration to the world of our senses. speaking and behaving. and if we learn to recover it. that draw out our mind." This can put a person at odds with the idea of learning or some facet of the concept. we call it "the strategy of genius. and ideas. books. Webster says that learning involves gaining knowledge. We naturally learn and learn best through experiences that draw us out. In the learning and discovery process." The drawing out process highlights the experience of learning as an accessing. It affects our thinking. our emotions. the mind-body system) in order to empower you to handle a knowledge governed domain—so that you can effectively master your style of relating to the world. to the most advanced pattern recognition and creation of the mind. The best learning is playfulness and losing oneself in the play." It affects us. "Education. and schools can invite us to create a negative relationship to the Concept of "learning." . It stretches our self-definitions." from the Latin root. As children. we begin with this innate ability to lose ourselves in play.Negative experiences with teachers. contexts. emoting. developing.

) reflect on our understandings Are you feeling a bit critical about yourself and your level of skill or confidence about Accelerated Learning? Do you sometimes "feel stupid?" If so. To engage in accelerated learning we need to be in the right state. Judgment de-accelerates learning. we all too often connect and link up some negative experience (due to the frustration of a teacher or parent) to learning and that creates the limiting mental boxes that we then live in. of course you enjoy it. It's not a problem about you. unless. you will learn the NLP and Meta-State Models for understanding "mind" and how we — process information encode information set frames of understanding (beliefs. about "learning. For the sake of this training—set aside any and every fear. As you will shortly learn about your learning. frames. From state management. It's always about your states. you can pick them back up later. etc. . We begin here. This is step one. remember that's just a meta-state and a not very useful one at that. values.OPENING FRAMES Are you in the right state? Your state of Mind-Body plays a crucial role in learning. decisions.. negative emotion. a learning problem.. We begin by accessing the right state for this training. Throughout this training always remember that You are so more than your skills and strategies for learning So any learning problem is just that." If you need any of those. etc. Judgment will interfere and sabotage your learning. and strategies. appreciate it as a signal to "Learn More!" and know how to use of your ignorance and stupidity to fuel your intelligence. but for now. Begin with the realization that those are just old experiences and references about "learning" and that they do not enhance things. apprehension.

Learning excellence necessitates moving up and down the levels of mind. As we learn "learning know how" we increase our natural intelligence. Learning how to learn accelerates learning excellence. is governed by principles. But such frames aren't the last word. etc.) We learn best by starting out slow and then speeding up as we develop a model and hold that in mind. etc. The representational richness of our information informs and commands our entire mindbody to have an "experience" of the information. permanency) of your learning is a function of your representational richness. #1. mathematics. and concepts. If we learn that learning is heard. Sometimes when the wonder. Since it's our nature to learn. #4. We can even learn to refuse new learnings. distinguishing the levels (sensory based versus evaluative. etc. The quality of our learning flows from the quality of our registering of sensory based information and checking it out as we create everhigher abstractions. We're bom as ferocious learners. Relax and let it do what it does best. It is designed for learning. We cannot not learn. map-making. This makes frame setting essential for expert learning skills. abstracting. Our first learnings about learning set the stage for our subsequent experiences. difficult. We come "up" to get more feedback data and go "in" (down) to construct a map. curiosity and play is knocked out of us. stability. We can deframe them and set new frames. There are numerous learning principles that provide dynamic and profound processes for accelerated learning. Learning needs nurturing. that undermines our orientation toward learning. #7. it doesn't stay there. We can expect therefore different strategies for reading. spelling. it still needs to be treated kindly and gently to bring out it's natural powers. Specific information topics necessitates specialized strategies. Although we have a learning brain and nervous system. where experts excel and demonstrate a level of genius. The quality (depth. Balancing Uptime and Downtime States accelerates high quality learning. First learnings set the frame but aren't fatal. The same holds true for the domain of Learning Excellence. we have to take charge of our own brains and recover it. #2. the only a question before us concerns what we learn and how we learn it. laws. It's the natural state of your mind-body interacting with your environment. #3. Learning occurs in levels. . They set the first frames about learning and often to our detriment.. #10. The Domains of Knowledge have operating principles that we need to learn and adapt. concepts. Meta-learning is the key to accessing our own learning genius. Otherwise we end up with holes in our comprehension . Learning excellence involves a focused state of mind that can zoom in on a subject and grab it and not let it go. history. that we are stupid.LEARNING PRINCIPLES Every field of excellence. #8. Learning richness arises when we "make sense" vividly. #6. Nurture the health and optimal functioning of your brain and nervous system. While learning excellence begins with sensory awareness. #9. Refuse to tolerate any and all harsh self-judgments. #5. Learn happens.

#17. and beliefs. papers. We can even model the unknown by using the "As if" frame. #18. understandings from others. As a symbolic class of life we humans do not have to re-invent the wheel or computer or anything that other humans have already learned and developed. Intentional and learning: put your object in the back or front of your mind and let it operate as an attractor. Why are you reading? To understand. Excellence comes from having a high motivation to learn." via marking and indexing books. #11. motivated. Effective un-learning plays an important part in accelerated learning. worry. #16. Learning needs Frames to control focus. We learn best when relaxed. #14. Learning can be coached. Learning means Personalizing learnings. acting on them. Relaxation and learning: A great many learning problems are problems of stress. To personalize ideas. etc. skills. Accelerated learning is nothing more than getting lost in playing with ideas. etc. you can learn just about anything. Get a mentor if you really want to accelerate your learning in a specific area of expertise. this means talk about your learnings. our attention is freed to attend to more advanced and higher thoughts. etc. Mind-Muscle your learnings to make them last. We further personalize by making the learnings "ours. Motivation and learning: if your motivated enough. frames. The genius of learning involves getting the ideas into our muscles so that we have muscle memory for the concepts and principles. Time binding refers to the idea of theoretically "beginning where the previous generation ended. Learning can become habitual. to criticize? #12. #15. we can give a new idea a chance. Modeling itself is a learning mode. Who have you invited into your world as a coach? #19. Modeling provides an excellent method for assimilating specific attributes. vision —these provide the fuel for passionate learning. playful. actions. Know how for "trying on" a new thought. tension. happy. Imagination can greatly propel learning. intentional. ideas. By using the "As if Frame and playing with "what if ideas." I can accelerate my learning by vicariously gaining skill. The skills of Un-Learning govern learning excellence also. Habits provide the wonder of freeing us from consciousness and simultaneously allows us to move up to even higher-order thinking. Passion. negative reflexivity. .This describes the laser beam focus that can screen things out. etc. Know how to suspend old thoughts. We can model what they've done. focused. In this way. orientation and purpose. #13. Most learning problems are actually motivation problems. We can accelerate our Learning via Modeling Learning Excellence. Practically. The art of personalizing representations and learnings is to step into the Video-Recording. Habituate basic learning skills one at a time through patient practice. we can also set identification frames and self-definition frames. As we consciously develop health mental and emotional habits that support intelligence. To do that we will use the Mind-to-Muscle Meta-Stating Pattern. desire. we can greatly accelerate our learning by taking on the attributes and skills of desired possibilities. Recognize and identify your own biases. etc. The Fuel that accelerates Learning is Passion. as we read and study.

What do you believe about learning? What do you think of yourself as a learner? Do you have confidence and faith in yourself to run your own brain? Do you value the subject that you're studying? Do you have a sufficiently big Why (reasons) for studying? . "What if we could put a man on the moon. explore.. the less quality the learning will be.#20. The great inventors and explorers of the mind were those who were bold enough to ask the questions many others thought too stupid to entertain. We learn best by asking lots of wild and stupid questions. In the spirit of true learning. curiosity. Learning is greatly affected by the higher levels of mind. etc. etc." This facets of learning also highlights the importance of relationship and open assertive communication between mentor and student. there are no "stupid" questions. means asking lots of questions. just questions. how would we do that?" "What if we could create a flying vehicle. Learning as exploration. #21. wonder. inquire. This will put the brakes on the very spirit of learning. The less free and assertive one feels to ask.

Many times teaching students how to learn in school. Judgment. 12) It is too Passive. how to set priorities and/or how to have a better attitude in school causes the symptoms to go away. author of Rediscover the Joy of Learning . questions. p. because IQ is a pretty miserable predictor of life achievement. The behavioral symptoms fit many persons (child and adult) who are highly stressed." (1996. The teacher "teaches" us— as students we are just to receive. p. creativity and questions in service of conformity and the mass production of students. They assumed we didn't need to learn about learning. "Most students do what they think will work. 34) "Intelligence tests clearly measure achievement—what else is vocabulary. If it doesn't work well." Once the labels are attached and accepted. No one .would argue that we are born with vocabulary words conveniently stored in our brain. This has relegated exploration. and project.WHERE EDUCATION GOES WRONG "What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled. negative expectations. Teachers who buy the IQ mythology then begin to operate from. and loss of self-esteem. "The whole concept of relating IQ to life achievement is misguided. testing and labeling too readily. stuffed." "dumb." (Blackerby. Successful learners have to defy and resist these with a vengeance.. suffer from trauma.... the more we sabotage our learning capabilities. Education has traditionally been very quick to label: "slow. in fact. resulting in emotional problems. It accepts I. p. proactivity and the passion for life-long learning.. Educators and teachers began from the assumption that we all just naturally know how to learn and so did not teach us the most basic Learning Skills. Education has been primarily passive. both teacher and learner adopt a determinist attitude. The more judgments we have in our head and the quicker we are to judge ourselves or others. they have lost their innate capabilities. This has undermined a sense of personal responsibility. blocks learning. Formal schooling has even traumatized some people with regard to "learning. and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature." (p. how to organize. but conceptually inaccurate." (Sternberg. 163) Don Blackerby." "learning deficiency. until they are frustrated and fall behind. 24) "What's frightening is that people make important decisions on the basis of pseudoquantitative precision—information that is numerically precise. It is too quick to Judge. how to focus. curiosity. "School learning" has tended to become far too serious as students are constantly judged and evaluated. the diligent students will try harder." "under-achiever. overloaded. and playfulness. behavior problems. Ph." Buckminster Fuller Growing up in the current educational systems has caused most of us to have been mis-educated about learning." How has "education" as most of us have experienced it gone wrong? How has it created various blocks to learning? It Assumes Too Much." "attention deficient disorder." (p.. It discourages exploration.Q.D. 59) "I have found that many students are misdiagnosed with the label of ADD. are bored in school or work or who are acting out other behavioral problems.

to become a ferocious learner.THE STRUCTURE OF ACCELERATED LEARNING The following provides an overview of the following pages. This also leads to Meta-Learning Skills—when we learn about our learning. We can greatly accelerate our learning time by modeling others (their skills. 1) Access the Right State Are you in the right state for learning? All learning. Modeling is the fast track to mastery in every feel. 9) Develop & Adjust to the Right Filters There are numerous thinking filters or Meta-Programs that govern the flexibility of our consciousness in handling information. All learning does not occur on the same level. we will use the following strategies as our basic orientation." Accelerated learning results from being able to effectively manage your states & meta-states and to step into "the right state" when you need it. at every level. there are certain principles that govern the learning process. We have to use a different strategy on each Learning Level. To play the Accelerated Learning Game we need some very special and powerful frames. There are certain factors involved in learning that we have to recognize. to use our mind for learning—accelerates our ability and skills in learning. attitudes. There are stages in the process and have to be negotiated— which means acceptance of our incompetence when we begin! 8) Develop a Strategic Learning Approach to the Levels of Learning. 3) Commit Your Whole Mind and Body to Accelerated Learning An empowering decision to learn. and sabotage the ability to learn. precise. This makes learning them and installing them into our muscles crucial. to accelerate our mind and nervous system to learn in a powerful. 7) Gracefully Accept and Move through the Learning Stages. and within every stage involves "state dependency. interfere with. The Levels of Learning involve how we layer level upon level and so move from associative meanings and framing to representational encoding of information and then on to higher level framing that involves abstract concepts. These must be rejected and refused. After primary level learnings. so adapting a strategic attitude assists in developing accelerated learning. 5) Tap the Key Learning Factors. beliefs). adjust ourselves to and learn to use in order to experience expert level learning. 4) Set the Right Frames for Learning. we advance to the learning of frames. . 10) Model Learning Excellence in others. There are levels to learning. 6) Incorporate the Highest Quality Principles of Learning into your Muscles. and profound way. 2) Refuse the Learning Sabotages Some beliefs and states of mind-and-emotion undermine. As in any other field.

fun.THE STATE OF LEARNING States of mind and emotion effect learning. Check and see. The child enjoys what we later punctuate as "mistakes." Figure A Neuro-Linguistic "State" of Consciousness A Dynamic Energy Field That's Never Static . exhilaration. get food all over the face. joy. What are the optimal learning states? Consider the "natural" state of the small child. What makes a young child so ferocious a learner involves the mental atmosphere of trust. Therefore the art of effective and accelerated learning necessarily involves accessing an intense and effective learning state. Is it useful for learning about learning? State accessing and managing refers to effectively handling our neuro-linguistic mind-body states so that they can do our bidding. The child doesn't know that it's bad to fall down. What state are you in right now. playfulness. spontaneity. and no-judgment. or make mistakes.

Or think about what it would be like if you fully experienced a very intense learning state . ("Ah!" "Interesting. Write down some referent experiences for a pleasant.. pretend that you have . auditory. 10 —Watch out Einstein!) .. enhancing.. We call this an "Uptime" state.. What do you have to do to amplify (juice up) this state for yourself? Gauge the intensity (emotional energy) that you have in this state at this point from 0 to 10. Write down your see-hear-feel (VAK) representations of the learning experience that triggers or anchors you to go back into that state of mind-and-body. easily. Re-experience that awareness completely." "Curious!" "What can I get from this?" "How might this prove useful?") What qualities and special features or distinctions (submodalities) do you find in your thoughts that help you to access your most enhancing learning state? Maybe a quiet inner voice. bright pictures. and effectively. thoroughly. and imagine it fully. and kinesthetic external. You will have all of your senses wide open and receptive to the world.. etc. deep breathing. (0 —no chance in hell I could learn anything. and resourceful learning state. Think of a time when you learned something quickly. In the accelerated learning state.. you will be in visual.ENGINEERING THE RIGHT STATE FOR LEARNING Access a learning state. What verbal instructions do you have to give to yourself to put yourself into a vital learning state? Write out the actual language inductions that you use.

Gauge your state's intensity from 0 meaning "none" and 10 meaning "total" to scale it's intensity.. memory. discreet and focused? Or how mixed? ...META-LEARNING: LEARNING ABOUT OUR LEARNING STATES State Gauging or Scaling: States are Energy Fields that involve mental and emotional intensity. so gauge for intensity levels.") Imagination: Creating a state ("what would it look. Do you need more "juice?" What processes do you rely on for amplifying your states? How do you crank them up? Make it more so.. sound.") State Amplification: All states do not have the same level of intensity. behavior. and communication (LMBPC) as state dependent. and feel like if. The state itself powerfully and pervasively influences the nature and quality of these functions. State Object or Focus: What is the object of your learning? Learning what? What is the state about? State Assessing/ Inducing: Memory: Remembering a state ("recall a time when. State Qualities: What are the qualities and properties of your learning state? State Purity/ Contamination: How pure." we experience our learning. How much do you think and feel this? State Dependency: Once in a strong and intense "state. perception.

or understand in order to become more flexible? Negative thinking patterns that involve frames of judgment against self. semantic. and enhancing your Learning Genius. Not even giving learning a chance due to rigid beliefs. disagreements. their use. representing. thoughts. where is your mind? What are you doing mentally and conceptually? Checklist of Possible Saboteurs to your own Learning Excellence: Pre-judgments about things. Prior to Dragon Slaying and Taming comes the recognition of a dragon states when you see." enjoy letting them expand. etc. what they are. etc. mismatching.? What would you need to think. anxiety. grow. How stressful and/or anxious do you feel when it comes to learning? How relaxed. what they mean." just "mental maps. Saboteurs: Numerous influences. You have to cut that kind of stuff out—totally and absolutely. you have to cut out that non-sense. neurological) that have become organized against us. etc. Stress. hear. etc. This essentially closes the mind to new data. or feel it. What stops you from learning in a powerful. then. How flexible or inflexible an approach do you take to thinking. harshness with self. and develop? Rigidity and inflexibility in trying on new ideas. and recognizing them as just "thoughts." There are Dragons abroad that can undermine our natural brilliance. accessing. Are you ready? Will you make a commitment right here & right now to totally commit yourself to catch and renounce putting yourself down for being a human being with a fallible mind? Principle: A bad conceptual relationship to the very idea of "learning" will totally undermine and prevent you from discovering. ideas. and effective way? If your mind is not zooming in on the data. We call this "Dragon Slaying/Taming" —a process by which we destroy or tame the forces (conceptual. negative emotional preoccupation. etc. information. What negative thoughts do you recognize that get in your way from stepping into the state of Learning Excellence? Fear of failure. ferocious. calm. processes. extend." (Carlyle) Everything does not support "Learning Excellence.SABOTEURS TO LEARNING EXCELLENCE "The greatest of all faults — to be conscious of none. or experience with intense focus. These states will absolutely ruin and undermine everything we're going to do in this training. How open or closed do you feel yourself to new information? How easily can you step back from you thoughts. fear of being different. and centered do you feel? . etc. fear of looking stupid. value. Dragon States refer to states of self-judgment. insult about your learning style or speed. believe. We have to de-construct (de-frame) the stupid/irrational ideas that get into our heads (and nervous systems) that sabotage this innate Learning Orientation that we're born with. and processes can sabotage learning excellence.

over mistreatment. at the "unfairness" of the world." Dislike or refusal to accept frustration and confusion in the process of learning. and creating interest in things? Anger: Open and Covert Anger at self (Self-Contempting). It can put us into a chronic Fight mode— striving always to "survive. etc. can sabotage our learning. traumatic events. How impatient are you about "getting" something? How do you treat yourself when you have to "stay with something" for awhile in order to learn it? . at others. To what extend do you currently love or hate the thought-balling nature of your mind? To what extend to you now realize that your thought-balling describes the intelligence of your mind to be creative? Boredom: dis-interest How quickly do you reject things as "boring?" How skillful do you feel in taking interest. finding interest.Distraction: Thought Balls bouncing all over the place.

most people tend to live in a continual state of low-grade arousal that undermines their optimal brain functioning. All of this is operative also with psychological stress—the non-physical threats that make up so much of our everyday life. As soon as our higher brain (the cortex) gets a "threat" or danger message. calm quiet mind. digestive system. etc. loved ones. it cues the autonomic nervous system and in a split second. work. we have an extremely fast and effective reflex system that's designed to deal with perceived threat. The ability to become fully present in a sensory-aware state (Uptime) "Stress" is not a thing or entity. and periphery of the body to the larger muscle groups. This. focus. refreshing memory Mind Calming techniques to move from Beta brain waves (normal waking consciousness) to Alpha (deep physical relaxation. The experience of "stress" is therefore not inevitable. Check in with your body from time to time: posture. and all of the other components necessary for a powerful learning state. etc. tension. but a way of perceiving and interpreting events. blood pressures rises. Theta refers to the deep meditative reverie. The adrenaline rash that we feel works as a survival mechanism as it mobilizes us for a survival mode of thinking: black-and-white. heart rate accelerates. me or him. health.." Why? Neurologically." Due to the body's neurological ability to go into the Fight/Flight or General Arousal Syndrome.. Breathing accelerates and oxygen consumption increases. breathing. . a dreamlike and contemplative state. we get a holistic experience that generates accelerated learning abilities. both physical and psychological "stress" prevents higher-ordered consciousness. family. etc. and hence "learning. Delta refers to the brain waves of sleeping and dreaming. etc. anxieties about money. flee or fight. blood is diverted from the brain. use higher logic. Simultaneously. consider a fuller range of options. We accelerate our learning skills and abilities as we learn "Instant Relaxation " skills.The Synergistic Learning State Calmly Alert & Full of Wonder When we combine playful delight with curious wonder and confident trust in ourselves with a relaxed state. This makes "stress a highly subjective and personal response to stimuli. 2) Relaxing the Stressed Brain. higher order consciousness becomes much less predominate. The patience to stay with a subject until we get it. Our ability to reason. our whole organism mobilizes for fight or flight (including freeze). Access "the Relaxation Response" (Herbert Benson) to mobilize relaxation as a way to enhance your mental powers. Progressively relax your muscles and mind Trance out into a calm. 1) Recognizing the Sabotage of Stress on Mental Functioning: Brain functioning under "stress" undermines "learning. etc. And all too often today. the apprehension of looking stupid. weakens. emotional tranquility. Fear of what others will think of us. Glucose foods into the system. in turn. leads to— A calm and quiet focus A mind that can concentrate with one-pointed focus The ability to let "thought balls" come and go without them interfering. Neuro-chemicals and neuro-transmitters are released that activates our entire physiology.

. Yet there's nothing that prevents you from beginning that process right now. as a Ferocious Learner. as a Master at organizing your consciousness? In a little bit you are going to learn how to pronounce a Big and Ferocious "YES!" to thoughts in order to turn them into beliefs..COMMITTED TO LEARNING EXCELLENCE Are you committed to your own Learning Excellence? Are you willing to take the first step toward being committed to your Learning Genius? Are you willing to experiment and play with the process for becoming totally committed to accessing and developing your own Learning Genius? Are you willing to re-order and reframe any and every negative experience that you have had with Learning? Are you willing to begin to construct a brand new self-image wherein you begin to see and experience yourself as a Learner. How about a fabulous "YES!" to these questions?? .

understanding." 4) If you have taken the experience of "having all kinds of thoughts firing off at the same time " (what we will hereafter call "Thought Balls" and "thought balling") and used that sense of feeling "distracted" to insult yourself with labels like. concepts. "Confusion") to mean you are "stupid. 2) If you have taken the experience of "not getting it" (it meaning any idea. skill. This makes Confusion "the gateway to all kinds of new learnings. etc. imagination. label. that we carry with us everywhere we go. 1) Whatever experiences you have had with Learning were simply "experiences" that you have been through. "Attention Deficit. emoting.FRAMES FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE DRAGON SLAYING/ TAMING REFRAMES FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE "Frames:" Frames-of-reference: what we specifically reference in our thinking. we really have no idea about their meanings and states. and comprehending. Conceptual Frames refer to those higher reference structures: history. Confusion means it's time to use a higher level of mind. one that can give structure and order to the information. .) for another. meaning making. They do not mean anything other than that (unless you overload them with meaning). and since they put us into various states. understanding) and used it to map yourself as "dumb" — you have simply misused your natural intelligence. then you have undoubtedly created an effective program for keeping yourself from representing with clarity. Reframing: Exchanging one frame-of-reference (term." then you have probably created both an incorrect map and one that will severely limit you. 3) If you have taken the experience of "having too much information and no structure by which to sort and separate it" and translated that state of "fusion" (i. perceptive. 5) If you have taken the experience of "recognizing that a phenomenon has many parts that interact" (a system of parts and processes) and labeled it as "complex" and then anchored that to feeling bad.e." you also have simply misused your intelligence in a powerful way! Confusion means you have plenty of information. memory. etc. etc. they describe our Meta-State Structures. Without knowing our frames (or another's). Deframing: Pulling apart the frames by examining the linguistic structures.

1) RUNNING YOUR OWN BRAIN— FRAME GAME. Now. Accept the fact that your brain is so creative it will "Thought-Ball" on you when you least expect it. Learning involves entering into the domain of interest that we care about. rather than it having you." ." It's only natural. or quickly. and magical frames. Learning is simply Running My Own Brain with Power. now take a moment to adopt a Kinder/Gentler Approach to Yourself when your brain has its jumps and fits.. We "learn" or becoming "informed" as we use our brain and nervous system to engage in the learning or mapping processes whereby we (1) associating and linking things together. Celebrate this god-like power! Then learn how to handle the thought-balling so that you have it. that's all. It's our nature. The student frame keeps you mind open. Brains engage in "Thought Balls. 3) THE LEARNING FROM MISTAKES FRAME GAME Learning is simply Mapping and Re-Mapping and using "Mistakes" to Refine our Internal Maps. Whether fast or slow— you will learn if you don't interfere your learning with negative emotions of judgment.. and Mastery. Pity the poor person who gets it right the first time and doesn't get the opportunity to use "neuro-linguistic feedback. respect this. Grace.. and set frames. appreciate this. It takes time and repetition and continuous improvements to develop High Quality Maps. As you know this. we are ferocious Learning Machines. errorlessly. flawlessly. that's all "Learning" speaks about consciously using your brain to handle its fits and jumps appropriately. (3) and frame or order the structure of that information in every higher levels of understandings. that we want to associate ourselves with. and so we represent. Be Kinder/Gentler With yourself: Accept & Patiently Enjoy that "learning" takes time. All we have to do is support and nurture this. immediately.. Refuse to expect conformity with the ways others learn. it occurs over a period of time. Give yourself a break: Refuse to demand that it happen instantaneously. 2) THE MAPPING ADVENTURE FRAME GAME Learning is simply the Adventure of Mapping—of creating ever more useful Maps for your Navigation through Life. Refuse to expect perfect concentration and focus. honor this. encode. given our "nature" as a semantic class of life with a nervous system/brain that maps. In the process of training to access the accelerated state of Learning Excellence. powerful. that's all No one can or does map things out "perfectly" or "flawlessly" the first time. (2) represent or encode information in a memorable and retrievable format. we need to set some really wonderful. Refuse to demand that it happen perfectly. Approach things as a student rather than an expert. but because they are not sufficiently impassioned.THE LEARNING FRAME GAME FRAMES FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE Men are failures not because they're stupid. Finesse. Elegance. Accept that we "learn" by making mistakes— we need "errors " to establish a program of selfcorrecting information.

. Minds need reasons... Celebrate this in your search for your own best learning style. While we all have similarity in the way our nervous system/ brain works— we all also have our own unique way that we learn best. We need a compelling desired outcome that pulls us into the "learning" experience. for the adventure. 6) THE LASER-BEAM FOCUS FRAME GAME Accelerated Learning simply involves a focused mind that's highly motivated to absorb new data. By avoiding overwhelming oneself.4) THE "I'VE GOT A UNIQUE BRAIN" FRAME GAME Learning involves finding your natural brain-ordering style. etc. then the interactions. we need a big WHY. Accept the simplicity of how many interacting parts come together to create interactive systems. that's all. To learn best. using it for all its worth and then building on that Strength to expand your learning skills. Multiple Intelligences (Howard Gardner). "Give me one good reason why I should. that's all To accelerate your learning skills.. Accept the uniqueness of your own learning style. 5) THE "IT'S JUST SIMPLE LAYERS" FRAME GAME Learning simply involves one simple formatting upon another simple layer. We all have unique facets of our mind-body system. . "Complexity" only means that you are standing in the presence of a system of simple parts which interact over time according to simple principles. What we call "complexity" can be broken down into the layers of thoughts and feelings about other thoughts and feelings. that's all None of us "learn" precisely the "same" way as anybody else. what once may have seemed "complex" can seem simple. visions. and learning to comprehend first the parts.!" When you have a great Big Why— What we call "learning" cannot not happen. simply add massive motivation. motivations.. The brightest person on the planet will hardly be able to learn anything that he or she is not interested in.

LEARNING FACTORS There are numerous factors that are involved in the learning process Factor Questions to Set Learning Frames Results Orientation What is this material about? How should I begin to read this information? How has the author organized the materials? What is this about? Can I focus on this? What would help me focus on this subject? What focus would best fit this subject? How interesting do I naturally find this subject? What I can do to increase my interest in it? What's valuable about this information? Focus Interest Intensity How much intensity do I need to learn this? How much natural intensity do I feel? Motivation How is this important? How will I use this? In what part of my life will I use this? What strategy do I need in order to learn this? How should I approach this? Strategy State What state do I need to be in to really learn this? What state is this material written to? What state am I in right now? How can I access the right states? What principle or concept (generalization) governs this subject? How can I best summarize this information? Meta-Detailing .

The programs for the competencies have become installed in our very neurology. We become Consciously Incompetent. The discipline seems like "a piece of cake. "dumb. skill. expertise. the struggle. 4) Then we become mindless Masterful Eventually." Yet this creates a certain amount of anxiety. We feel confused. the challenge. etc. 2 . We know it intuitively. We begin the process of learning a new skill from the blissful state of ignorance. They don't seem to know how to give themselves a chance—an opportunity to grow. the process. we have stepped into the next level of development. inadequate. distress. develop. no skill development. unchallenged. We have become a practitioner in the science or art. We bite into the forbidden fruit of the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. we move through developmental stages of competence. They don't have a good relationship with learning itself. and rigorous. 2) It then shifts to painful awareness of incompetence. and unskilled. it all habituates and we lose awareness of how we do things." and incapable of handling this domain. no challenge. Then. with unsuccessful attempts. Then we become conscious. They judge and evaluate themselves so harshly. This means that the expert. And so we are. We live in an Eden. "I hate being put down like this. We know our business. no learning." We experience it as "No problem. and knowledge exists. and process for the excellence in order to train others in it. And if we run some head-programs of comparison. in Conscious Competence we feel great! The discipline seems easy and delightful." overwhelming. We literally have an "in-knowing" (in-tuition) about the skills. They have lost awareness of how they do it. unpleasantness. It's not pleasant feeling incompetent. we find ourselves eventually in the marvelous and wonderful place of stage three. we may go into a state of self-judgment." "What's wrong with me that I can't get this?" "Why does it have to be so hard?" "I'll never get this" Here it seems like the "discipline" of apprenticing ourselves to the new domain seems so "hard.. with using so-called "failure" as just feedback. As we apprentice ourselves to become "disciples" to a discipline. We face some of the reality constraints about what it would take to become competent. They just do it.LEARNING STAGES Learning Happens in Stages: The Call for Patience." We can do it without our mind. uncomfortable. Then light appears and we realize that a whole new world of excitement. The Dragon State of impatience undermines and interferes with Learning Excellence. To move beyond that to the more complex level of Conscious Competence we have to bring back into awareness the structure. form. Unconscious Competence. even of what we know. 3) Then we Get Good and Know it! If we work through the second stage. We have no discipline. Though we know that we have many more things that we can develop. get better. Here many people turn back. 1) It begins with incompetence. perfectionism. typically. 5) Another Level of Awareness Experts and masters live at the level of Unconscious Competence. impatience. Attaining a level of competence brings the joy of it feeling confident. a long way from mastery. incomplete. and do it well. we delight in the level of mastery that we have attained. Many people feel tempted to turn back to the Garden of Innocence when they hit the stage of Conscious Incompetence. etc. pressure. Knowing these enables us to anticipate them with more grace. the work. from being Unconsciously Incompetent. blissful and happy. The Learning Stages inform us also about the need for patience as we move through the stages. will not be able to explain his or her expertise. As it drops outside of awareness. validating and celebrating every little step of progress. This represents the fifth stage in the development of competency. If only they would take a kinder and gentler approach. They refuse to go on.

It will take a clarity of vision that enables us to utter a strong and resounding "Yes!" to the things of value and a similar resounding "No!" to the things opposite of our objectives and to the things that get in our way. It will take time. This describes the learning process by which we develop. This will not occur overnight.Ignorance/Bliss No Discipline No Skills No Mastery Painful Awareness Inadequacy Self-Consciousness Unskilled/ No mastery "Hard" "difficult" Easy Discipline Confidence Adequacy Growing mastery Skillful "Piece of Cake" Higher knowledge of the Skills Mastery of Mastery Intuitive Skills Trainer of Habitual Excellence Programmed In becoming excellent at what we do. To succeed in any field necessitates a committed and playful discipline by which we apprentice ourselves to the necessary understandings and skills. . By stepping up from stage to stage we move ever more into mastery levels of skill and expertise. we move through a series of developmental stages— the Competence Levels.

hear. The kinesthetic track: the sensations that we sense in our body both that of touch (tactile) and that of gut (proprioceptive sensations inside the body) The olfactory track: the smells The gustatory track. The visual track: The Pictures and Images that we see. etc. The depth/height of the information: how abstract or conceptual? Reading and Comprehending as Video-Thinking We experience "thoughts" and "thinking" by reproducing in our "minds" the content of what we see. Let's think about it as effectively using our Mental Theater Mind-Tracking: Take the words and ideas and track over directly from the words to the screen in your mind. learning. When we don't do this. . Sort for: The kind of information The level at which the information occurs: chunk up or down? The source of the information: person. "Reading " and comprehending our reading involves simply learning how to become increasingly effective at Video-Thinking. The auditory track: the sounds. we end up with "holes" in our comprehension. smell. This leads to the creation of ill-formed maps about things. This also puts into our hands the basic and primary "languages" of mind: The VAK of NLP: Visual — Auditory — Kinesthetic Or: Pictures —Sounds — Sensations Thinking.STRATEGIC LEARNING Different strategies for different knowledge domains: reading. etc. noises. words that we hear. then necessitate learning how to effectively use our Internal Studio for mapping the world. The actual activity of "learning" involves simply tracking information over to our representational screen of consciousness. etc. feel. experience. mathematics. spelling. book. etc. reading. The VAK nature of thinking gives us some "languages" of the mind to use in our tracking. the sense of taste The vestibular track: the sense of balance and orientation of the inner ear This gives us insight into how the mind actually processes information and thereby gives us a way to work with that process intelligently. This enables us to think about thinking as Video-Tracking the stuff on the outside and representing them to ourselves on the inside. concepts.

Sentences B) Mathematics. immediately seek to express it in some way. etc. This will solve most complaints about being "unable to visualize. Auditory. 14-15). we establish an Internal World of Symbols and Symbolism: — Separate Domains of "Knowledge" — "Understandings" — Inter-related Categories or Classes of Information that enable us to sort & separate. a meta-level. relate and compare. understanding. Language.Snapshotting the VAK and Overlapping for Map Richness: start with your strongest mindlanguage system and track over to the other systems. A) Words. create maps-of-maps. generalize. and there we use Symbols to "stand for" and "represent" the Video-Recording. pp. concept." Do this with — "A horse" "Washington DC" Dr. Express Immediately Use the Pattern of Impress Express. Symbolizing Your Video-Recording of Information After you make your Internal Movies — we move to a higher level of mind. install them into our muscles. belief. etc. Music. schemas We abstract from one level to a higher level: — To summarize. Kinesthetic Snapshots until you can hold the representation in your mind (Constancy of Representational). — To induce up to a principle. Practice making Visual. Don Blackerby has a theory that say that most people who develop problems in school do so about the fifth grade when pictures in books decline and the content becomes more abstract. This allows us to personalize our learnings. etc. In doing this. For some this creates the problem of being unable to visualize the ideas (1996. . C) Diagrams. and to "author" the learning. What you have impressed upon you.

these do not exist anywhere except in a mind. You have to use a meta-level distinction to think about these features: "location. and properties of the VAK. and encode the second the same except we put it "on a screen" so that it we see it with a border and not panoramic." "distance.THE CINEMATIC STRUCTURE OF "THOUGHT" Refined Video-Tracking We can discern features." etc. and panoramic. qualities. . we put the first in color. and properties in every sensory based system for encoding information in our mental movie." "intensity. So? You have to go meta to recognize the features. Since you cannot put these nominalizations in a wheelbarrow. qualities. close. the representational distinctions take on and elicit higher level meanings. This gives us the ability to cue our brains-and-nervous systems to respond to something as "real" versus "just fantasy. We use these features or "submodalities" to encode meaning. and we do that symbolically and Semantically." "volume. 3-D. But. this does not hold for everybody. What does it mean when you encode some visual image of a memory as close? What does it mean when you picture it as far away? What does it mean when you see it in three-dimensions versus two-dimensions? What meanings arise or get evoked when you encode a voice with a serious tone versus a more humorous one? Because we learn to use the features of our representations symbolically—as metaphors." For most of us. We call these "submodalities." This inadequate term misrepresents things since these are not "sub" level things— but operate at a meta-level as conceptual understandings about the VAK. In this way. In this way they create our Neuro-semantic states and structures. they come to stand for higher level meanings or frames.

Skepticism Tempo: fast/ slow Volume: loud/ soft Rhythm Duration Cadence Foreground/ Background Distance Location Clarity Value buying: cost. Time. normal Chunk Size: General/ Specific Global / Detail Options/ Procedures Sensor / Intuitor — Uptime—Downtime Judger/ Perceiver —Controlling / Perceiving Self.Cinematic Quality "Submodalities" Representational Systems Sensory Based Descriptions The Form & Structure of thought Meta-Programs Evaluative States/ Thinking Patterns @ RS Evaluations Higher Meanings @ Thought Meta-States Semantic States Higher Level Evaluations Visual Representation System: VAK Brightness Focus/ Defocused Color/Black-&-White Size Distance: close or far Contrast Movement Direction Foreground/ Background Location Associated/Dissociated Changing/ Steady Framed/ Panoramic 2D (Flat)./ Dissoc. slow.Mismatch / Same— Difference Auditory Pitch Continuous or Interrupted Toward / Away From Values Associated/ Dissocated Goal Sort: Optimizing/Perfectionism/ Assoc. convenience Time Tenses: Past/ Present / Future "Time" In Time / Through Time Affiliation: Independent/ Dependent/ Team/ Manager Extrovert/ Introvert / Amivert Convincer/ Believability —VAK or Words Kinesthetic Pressure Location & Extent Shape Texture Temperature Movement Rhythm Duration Foreground/ Background MO: Impossibility— Possibility MO: Necessity — Desire Associated/ Dissociated Intensity Frequency Weight Thinker/ Feeler .Referencing — Other-Referencing/ External Ref Match. 3D (holographic) Speed: fast.

In learning. . self. At this level and all the levels above this. feeling. words. language. nose. 3) Conceptual Mapping: To represent our representations. and linguistic systems. we move to a higher level. This constancy of representation describes our internal "awareness" of the world. As we abstract and generalize from our information. etc. This creates the phenomenon of "Concepts. male. we create the internal mental "programs" that we use for being. feeling. thinking. After all.THE STRATEGIC APPROACH OF LEARNING LEVELS Managing the contents of mind as we move up the levels. etc.). We do this to develop Structured Patterns for responding to the world. It highlights our nature as "Learning Machines. This means that as we learn we encode and in-form (form ourselves on the inside) at different levels as we mental map things. etc. ears. valuing. This refers to those higher states (meta-states) that involve our more complex ideas about things: purpose. to people. Latin). We capture (percapire) its features 2) Representational Mapping: The immediate "screen of consciousness" that we experience (hence our experiential or phenomenological sense of reality). We video-track from our senses and hold our representations constant. namely. we inform and structure our consciousness. to information. (our sense receptors). we have to move to yet a higher level and use yet a higher system of symbolization." and hence Conceptual States. This refers to our internal theater of awareness—what we record and encode using the "languages of the mind" — the sensory systems (seeing. we are a semantic class of life who live by symbols and concepts." It's part of our programming and wiring. hearing. etc. authority. believing. With each Level of Learning we have a different Level of Mapping: 1) Perceptual Mapping: The mapping/ learning that we do as we perceive things with our eyes. functioning. This level occurs at a pre-conscious level and is purely "neurological. female." We experience the world as we "capture"it (capire. reasons. relating. to experiences.

Gregory Bateson (1972) developed a model that sorted out the different levels of learning. 1) Zero Learning: No learning. A stimulus (S) occurs but there is no predictable Response (R). A bell rings but it elicits nothing, no response. 2) Learning I: Here we learn to associate a Stimuli with a certain Response. This sets up a S—R pattern. This comprises the most basic form of learning of all life, from one cell organisms to animals and humans. S—R Learning is the learning of association, linkage, and connection. We go or stop according to the color of the light signal (red, green, yellow). We run or stop according to the coach's whistling. We learn to go respond to the school bell, to go out or to return from play on the playground. We learn to add when we see a plus sign, subtract at a minus, multiply at a times, and divide at a division sign. We call this kind of learning, an anchor or anchoring. Things get "anchored" to other things. Your favorite song "anchors" you to feelings of relaxation or romance. One thing is associated with another. 3) Learning II: When we learn about our S-R learnings we have moved up a level and now our learning is about our previous learnings. This brings us to Bateson's Learning II. We now learn to recognize contexts, hence, Contextual Learning. We learn about our associative patterns, hence we learn about our thinking and attentional patterns or Meta-Programs. We learn to detect patterns that work versus those that do not. We learn to index our Learning I patterns: when, how, why, with whom, etc. This introduces what we call "Epistemology." We study or learn about how we know what we know. At this level of learning, we are learning about Structures, Formats, and Models. Here we are learning in the sense of Framing. 4) Learning III: At the next highest level of learning, we learn how to change, alter, and transform our Learning II patterns about our associative learning. At this level, we step back from our learning styles to question them, from our models, from our paradigms, from the culturally inherited patterns and explore the question of how else could we think, perceive, etc. This leads into the realm that we call paradigm shifts and personality transformation. Here we learn about how to reframe our framing.

LEARNING FILTERS Thinking Filters Governing Our Learning
Content thinking: what we think about, the details. Process thinking: a higher logical level of thinking-—the way and style of our thinking. Meta-Programs arise because we can "think" on several different levels. Sometimes the problems we struggle with involve the invisible realm prior to, and meta to, thinking itself. Often our tension and conflict involves our very thinking patterns. This raises several questions: What controls and determines the way we think in the first place? What governs our style and mode of thinking prior to the moment we actually "think?" How many thinking or sorting styles exist? How can we learn about and discern these invisible thinking styles? Once we identify them, what can we then do about them? Thinking styles (the form/ structure of thinking) exists at a level above (meta) to thinking. These MetaPrograms arise as we use our consciousness in sorting, paying attention to, and processing information. MetaPrograms operate as brain software or an operating system. The same inputted data will "mean" and evoke different things depending on the operating system of the computer.

Cognitive Distortions: Disempowering

Thinking Patterns

The following set of distinctions comes from Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck have specified thinking errors or cognitive distortions. These specific and unproductive ways of reasoning (at the process level) inevitably lead to problematic responses. Ellis & Harper (1975) and Beck (1983) stress that these cognitive distortions create mapping blindness and dysfunction.

Patterns of Generalization 1. Over-Generalizing: Jumping to conclusions on little evidence or without facts. 2. All-Or-Nothing Thinking: Polarizing at extremes-Black-and-White thinking. Either-Or thinking that posits options as two-valued choices. 3. Labeling: Name-calling that uses over-generalizations which allow one to dismiss something via the label, or to not make important distinctions, or that classifies a phenomenon in such a way that we do not engage in good reality-testing. Patterns of Distortion 4. Blaming: Think in an accusatory style, transferring blame, guilt, and responsibility for a problem to someone or something else. 5. Mind-reading: Projecting thoughts, feelings, intuitions onto others without checking out one's guesses with the person, over-trusting one's "intuitions" and not granting others the right to have the last word about their internal thoughts, feelings, intentions, etc. 6. Prophesying: Projecting negative outcomes into the future without seeing alternatives or possible ways to proactively intervene, usually a future pacing of fatalistic and negative outcomes. 7. Emotionalizing: Using one's emotions for filtering information. This style assumes an over-valuing of "emotions" as an information gathering mechanism; involves reacting emotionally to things rather than seeking objective information and using one's reasoning powers. Discounting. 8. Personalizing: Perceiving circumstances, especially the actions of others as specifically targeted toward oneself in a personal way, perceiving the world through ego-centric filters that whatever happens relates to, speaks about, or references oneself! 9. Awfulizing: Imagining the worst possible scenario and then amplifying it with a non-referencing word, "Awful" as in "This is awful!" 10. Should-ing: Putting pressure on oneself (and others) to conform to "divine" rules about the world and life, then expressing such in statements that involve "should" and "must." 11. Filtering: Over-focusing on one facet of something to the exclusive of everything else so that one develops a tunnel vision perspective and can only see "one thing." Typically, people use this thinking style to filter out

positive facets, thereby leaving a negative perception. 12. Can't-ing: Imposing linguistic and semantic limits on oneself and others from a "mode of impossibility," and expressing this using the "can't" word.

Empowering Thinking Patterns
Counter the ways that thinking can go astray and become distorted (ill-formed) thereby generating poor, inaccurate, and dysfunctional maps. Use the following list for more empowering cognitive ordering. These patterns forecast a more scientific way of thinking.

Empowering Thinking Patterns 1. Contextual thinking (Index thinking/ Inductive thinking). Inquire about the context of information and indexing it according to what, when, where, which, how, who, and why. Use the meta-model challenges for unspecified nouns, verbs, relational terms, etc. 2. Both-and-thinking: Reality test to determine if a situation truly functions in an Either/Or way. If not, then process information in terms of a continuum. Inquire whether the two seemingly contradictory options actually exist as such represent different ways, times, circumstances, etc. 3. Reality-testing / Appreciative thinking: Test the reality of the experience: to what extent, in what way, etc. someone deems something as "bad, undesirable, and unwanted?" Meta-model the criteria/value words. Denominalize the words to find the hidden verbs and the evaluative process within. Consider the things that you do appreciate and enjoy. 4. Denominating thinking (Deductive thinking): Reality-test to determine how a label functions: accurately, usefully, productively, too generally. Denominalize the nouns and pseudo-nouns that make thinking and language fuzzy. Identify the evaluative process that turned the action into a noun. 5. Systemic thinking (Responsibility To/For thinking): Reality-test to determine the pattern of causation. Distinguish linear causation from the multifacetic nature of systemic causation. Access a person's "ability" to respond," in what way, under what circumstances, etc. Distinguish between each person's responsibility for (personal accountability) and to (relationships). 6. Information gathering thinking: This involves using one's thoughts, feelings, and intuitions to gather information to find the facts and then to check the conclusions. Use the basic meta-model question. "How do you know?" 7. Tentative predictive thinking (Consequential thinking; Outcome thinking): Gather high quality information about the factors, causes, forces, trends, etc. that come together to create an event or phenomenon. Keep an open mind about ways of intervening and altering that destiny. Look at consequences of certain, actions, etc. 9. Critical thinking and Meta thinking: Thinking critically and analytically about the multi-causational nature of human emotions and back-track to the thoughts out of which the emotions arose. Think above and beyond the immediate content to the patterns, processes, and structures of the content. 10. Reality-test thinking about the "shoulds." Challenge the word "should" by discovering what rule or law orders or demands such. If you can find no such law, invite the thinker to shift to Desire Thinking, "I would prefer that..." "I would like." 11. Depersonalizing thinking; Dissociative Thinking; Responsibility To/For Thinking. Reality test to see if the content or context truly deals with and references you in a personal way. If not, then code information in a third-person perspective rather than in first-person. Learn to empathize without sympathizing. 12. Possibility thinking; Reality-Testing; Indexing Thinking. Reality test the term "can't" to distinguish physical or psychological can'ts, then shift to possibility thinking. Meta-model by asking about the constraints, "What stops you?" "What would it feel like, look like, or sound like if you could?"

Meta-Stating Our Thinking Patterns:
1) Identify cognitive distortions that create difficulties or limitations. Check list for cognitive distortions. Specify all of the ones that create problems and difficulties for you or another person. 2) Validate & confirm the cognitive distortion. Reflect it back to the person. "It sounds like the way you have thought about this involves Awfulizing. Does it seem accurate as you step back from it and examine it?"

This breaks their power of working outside of consciousness. Does this pattern of thinking reflect one that you (or I) typically use? How long have you used this cognitive distortion in sorting through things? Has it served you well? In what way? In what way may it have undermined your sense of well-being and accurate processing? What more useful way of processing this information would you like to use? 4) Challenge and dispute with the distortion. Should-ing. . By identifying and arguing against these cognitive patterns. etc. Check the list of the more enhancing ways of thinking. Argue against Personalizing."How would you characterize this pattern of thought?" 3) Invite the person to a meta-position. we bring them out into the light where we can deal with them. 5) Replace the cognitive distortions with some empowering thinking patterns. Awfulizing.

" Options for Variety and Procedures for Secure Routines How do you like to adapt yourself to a learning context? Do you like to have a step-by-step procedure regarding how to go about the learning or do you want several options that gives you plenty of variety? Associated into Feelings/ Dissociated into Reflective Thoughts People study and learn using various facets of the mind-body: some do so via internally experiencing the learning (associated into the emotions). studying. others do so via stepping back and reflectively thinking about it. instructions. Here flexibility of consciousness gives us true mastery. What is this all about? What's the bottomline? Do you prefer to move up from specific details to general principles? Do you ask. theme to specific applications? Do you ask. exploring.CENTRAL LEARNING STYLES TO MASTER There are certain Meta-Programs or learning styles that we need to develop and use with almost every exploration. choices. We need most of the following in a balanced and synthesized way. etc do you do it to move toward some desired outcome or to move away from headaches and troubles? What do you attend to: If I don't do this. Others are only needed upon certain occasions with particular subjects. X will happen and I don't want that Look what opportunities X can open up for me! External (Other) and Internal (Self) Referencing What governs your orientation and reference: something external or your own internal desires. guidance? Do you have to receive outside guidance? Do you prefer to figure things out on your own? Do you have to figure things out for yourself? How easily can you shift back and forth from these styles? General (Global) and Specific (Details) What chunk size of information do you prefer: the big picture or the specific details? Do you like to move from the general understanding. Visual. Auditory. do you look for how it is like what you already know or for what stands out as different? "Isn't this the same as X?" "This doesn't seem to fit with Y. procedures for how to do something. Matching for Similarity and Mismatching for Differences When you approach a subject. beliefs? Do you easily take suggestions. . Kinesthetic When representational system do you prefer? How much flexibility do you have in shifting from one to the other? How skillful are you in over-lapping from one system to the other? To what extent (if any) do you over-do one system? Which system do you need to develop further? Toward Pleasure / Away From Pain What motivates you most? When you think about learning. principle. "Can you give me a specific example?" "Where will I use this?" How much flexibility of consciousness do you have about these choices? Meta-Detailing describes the gestalt configuration that arises when you can do both with ease and choice.

.Thinkers/ Feelers How much flexibility do you have in moving from one perceptive into the other? How much balance do you have in holding both perspectives at the same time? Feeling Convinced about the Learning What leads you to feel convinced that you know something? What do you look to for evidence that a knowledge field is important and valuable? VAK System: Language System: Repetition: how many times? Convinced as Default Program Specific number of times for Convinced Never convinced: unconvinceable. Time element: Over what period of time Short Medium Long Matching/ Mismatching: When it matches what I Know When I can't find any exceptions Global / Specific: When it fits my Big Picture of things When all the details add up to it. doubtful. always tentative.

"Intelligence" (a nominalization) does not refer to a single and general capacity." Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner mapped out a new model of intelligence in his books. melody. 3) Spatial Intelligence: Used in getting from one place to another. or emotions. metaphors. 4) Musical Intelligence: used in singing a song. composing a sonata. The Unschooled Mind (1991). space. inter-personal. 5) Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence: used in dancing. and understanding spoken words. playing basketball. Gardner has initiated a new movement in education as he has expanded the old understandings and definitions of "intelligence." Know That. sound." we have multiple intelligences. "Intelligence" relates in a relative way to various domains or contexts as problem solving skills. and in packing suitcases in the truck of a car. create products and responses that are valued and useful in a given context. linguistic symbols. It takes a special "intelligence" to handle music. kinesthetic activities. 2) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence: Used in solving mathematical problems. in reading a map. In The Unschooled Mind (1991). motives. doing a mathematical proof. running a mile. 1) Linguistic Intelligence: Used in reading a boo. MI. novel. and in logical reasoning. It refers to the ability to solve problems. 7) Intra-personal Intelligence: Used in understanding ourselves— the basis for understanding who we are. given the existing constrains on our abilities and interests. Know How: Tacit knowledge of how to execute something Using the MI model enables us to recognize that human intellectual competence entails a set of skills in problem solving that covers a great range of application. directs us to a much more Holistic and Systemic Approach to Learning. The Multiple Intelligences Model Gardner utilizes much of the research and discoveries of Piaget with regard to cognitive development. intra-psychic (sense of self). playing a trumpet. what makes us tick. writing a paper. Gardner charted this out by identifying "how children think and how schools should teach" (the .GARDNER'S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE "We all possess different kinds of minds. such as when we try to understand another person's behavior. Propositional knowledge about the actual set of procedures involved in execution. As a result. etc. Multiple Intelligences (1993). or even appreciating the structure of a piece of music. for Gardner. or poem. We do not just have "one intelligence. and how we can change ourselves. etc." Gardner views the mind as modular—each intelligence comes from a distinct portion of the brain that operates somewhat independently of the others. balancing a checkbook. Frames of Mind (1983). or throwing a javelin. 6) Inter-personal Intelligence: Used in relating to other people. pictorial symbols. He then speaks about levels and dimensions of "knowing.

by engaging all of their senses in the learning. We learn in contexts and in contexts-of contexts. getting totally and absolutely involved in and in full body contact with the object of their learnings. the delight and playfulness of a recess games. its resourcefulness." (p. "We have failed to appreciate that in nearly every student there is a five-year-old 'unschooled' mind struggling to get out and express itself The research of cognitive scientists demonstrates the surprising power and persistence of the young child's conceptions of the world. and integrating kind of learner. the spelling binding nature of storytelling. which takes place over time. and its flashes of flexibility. and lead to the development of understanding and skill. how do children think? What is the natural thinking style of "the five-year-old mind?" In a word. we denude the learning. pretending." (p. etc. 5) "The five-year-old is in many ways an energetic. and the contextualization of modeling an the best kid on the block. the full engagement of apprenticeship. "Thinking" does not and cannot occur apart from interaction with real materials in a living context. silliness. 201) "What is needed is the creation of a climate in which students come naturally to link their intuitive ways of knowing with scholastic and disciplinary forms of knowing. We need to make learning a full-contact sport.." (p. application. but rather with unwitting ones. are engaging and motivational. 250) So. etc. multi-dimension facets of learning. 252) Now we only have to think about ways to integrate the strengths of a museum atmosphere." (1993. open. education should exploit the cognitive and affective powers of the five-year-old mind and keep it alive in all of us. we need to restore fun. to learning. imaginative. 111) "Apprenticeships work effectively." (p. English. And this creates and allows for richer understandings. Our recognition that it's a "project" orients us to the long-term and thereby taps into repetition. confusion. regular. Gardner notes the saying. deliberately de-contextualized institution. etc. Why? They provide rich information. . Then we will have a model for accelerated learning. 124) This restores context to learning. Project Learning Gardner says that "most productive human work takes place when individuals are engaged in meaning and relatively complex projects. and creativity. receptive.sub-title of the book). play. etc. formal. "No one flunks museum " and then comments. connotes a serious. p. "Education should try to preserve the most remarkable features of the young mind —its adventurousness. its generativity. by being "apprentices" to other children and adults. mimicking." (p. These are needed as well as an educational milieu in which they use the resultant integrated knowledge to illuminate new problems and puzzles with which they are presented. laughter. Therefore to Educate for Understanding. When we de-contextualize "learning" and just study mathematics. geography. children learn by playing. Our motivation keeps us involved. nearly all of which pertains in some readily recognizable way to final performances and products of demonstrable importance within a society. as we know it. "School. We are dealing here not with deliberate failures of education." (p. searching. writing. 222) When we take on a project —a thematic area of concern and interest and study it as a "project" we tend to do our best and most thorough kind of learning.

and sets frames for looking for things that fit the models that we build.It's easy to turn Project Learning into an apprenticeship to a master and to use the modeling processes to support the learning. . Via Project Learning we reward the learning and accelerate it by using the project for developing our sense of competency. This then reflects on our self-definitions.

e. Conversely. believing. Data. So. This involves strategy. rigid. monitoring. Making mistakes is a key part of learning. They hate making mistakes. symbols.. our strengths. Monitoring our process through an experience means tracking our progress. remembering. Information about a field. numbers. contextual constraints. They over-try to not make mistakes. etc. according to the Journal of Educational Psychology involves two things: 1) Learning from experience. This involves the so-called "contents" of mind: words. This enables us to flexibly adapt to the roles that we play. Adapting again emphasizes the importance of flexibility. cognizing. We play to our strengths and we overlap from them to our weaknesses. and other criteria. and capitalizing upon. This involves evaluation. semantics. evaluating our success. how we handle the ups-and-downs in any given process.LEARNING AND INTELLIGENCE What is the relationship between learning and intelligence? For that matter. This has to do with Content. Sternberg (1996) says "It can be shaped and even increased through various kinds of interventions. Flexibility training increases-our intelligence. then keeping track of that strategy and adapting while implementing it. Intelligence is flexibility. Intelligence has to do with mental-emotional processing. stiff. what is intelligence? Alfred Binet was one of the first researchers and theorists in the field of intelligence. Intelligence involves finding and cultivating our strengths in order to make the most of them. as we learn from our mistakes. Intelligence. images. Intelligence is not infallibility. 3) Criticism: the ability to critique your own thoughts and actions. and ungiving adaptations makes us dumber and dumber. quality controlling. know-how. Unintelligent people and people who operate in unintelligent ways don't learn from their mistakes. Smart people make mistakes & do so all the time. looking smart. but highly malleable. testing against reality." When we operationalize the nominalization "Intelligence" we come down to specific mental operations: representing.) Actually. He suggested that intelligence has three distinct elements: 1) Direction: knowing what has to be done and how to do it. They develop a bad relationship with "mistakes" as a semantic concept. process. and adjusting our skills. . etc. flexibility. 2) Adaptation: customizing a strategy for performing a task. 2) Adapting to the surrounding environment. What makes them smart is that they learn from them! We could even say that smart people make better and more interesting mistakes. Intelligence is playing to. they keep making the same mistakes over and over! They care too much about appearances (i. This means that intelligence is not set at birth. valuing. our intelligence increases.

you are not likely to be commended for your intelligence. physical.Intelligence also involves Meta-cognition. p. or take a particular job. The balance between now analysis. evaluate." We would all score as morons on some IQ tests. The Meta-Awareness of the Cultural Dimension of intelligence. "The language. We can easily fall into specious reasoning and thinking. and monitor one's thoughts and decisions. Various contexts create different demands on our awareness. The Meta-Cognition of Context. The Meta-Awareness of Balance. . etc. The Meta-Cognition of Thinking about our Thinking and to use our learning about learning to keep refining our skills." (Sternberg. When we say that someone is "quick" we mean that the person is intelligent. needs. Overcapitalizing on one system or intelligence creates limitations. now imagining and brainstorming. or buy a certain house. p. choices. now critique. to practical. legacies. 110) That's why no IQ tests are or even can be "culturally fair. It depends on the situation. Consider mental "speed" or quickness as a behavioral component of intelligence in the West. and beliefs of a society combine to form a culturally appropriate conception of intelligence. The Meta-Recognition of the limits of rationality and the "traps" of rationality. What's considered intelligent in one culture may be considered stupid in another. Intelligence entails knowing when to use your various intelligences." "If you tell someone that you have thought about it carefully for fifteen second and then decided to marry your current dating partner." (Sternberg. The mindfulness of being able to step back and track. people believe and value that "intelligent people do not rush into things. Even we in the United States know that it's not always smart to be quick or punctual. Yet in many cultures. to analytical. mental contexts. 114) The Meta-Cognition of Monitoring one's Thoughts. and flexibility: social. Different cultures have different conceptions of intelligence. Shift from creative. etc.


1) Write a word and divide it into syllables. 2) Look at the word and snapshot it as a set of pictures. Continue to make a snapshot and then close eyes and see it on the internal mental screen until you can "hold" the picture. 3) Test the picture by spelling it backwards. When you can spell a word backwards, you have a good clear picture of it. Spell the word while looking at your internal image. Now spell the word forward— as you continue to look at the picture. 4) Access a feeling of "right" about the picture. This will "confirm" and give you a good feeling about the spelling.

Troubleshooting the strategy: Start with the right state. Access a state of "visualizing". Begin by imagining something else that's easy to "see" internally, something familiar, compelling, exciting: movie star, house, dog, etc. Start small and build up. Begin with very small and simple words. Get into the habit of spelling backwards and forwards. Make it a game.

A word "works" to the extent that it elicits and evokes inside you the referent to which it refers. This means that the more we practice connecting words to pictures and sounds and referents—the more thoroughly we will have learned the words.

1) Look at the new word & get a clear and vivid representation of it. Use the spelling strategy on dealing with the word itself. 2) Link up the term with the referent. If the referent is sensory-based (something you can see, hear, feel, smell, taste) then representationally track it over on the Theater Screen of your Mind. If it is abstract, then create a diagram, picture, or sketch that alludes to the concept. For example, see a pair of scales for "justice." 3) Seeing the Referent... see, say, and feel the Term. Link the term or label with the referent... Anchor one to the other. 4) Feel good about this connection. Get a sense of rightness that confirms the linkage 5) Repeat until it sticks.

"Visual reading is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle the correct way. Each word is a part of the picture." (Don Blackerby, p. 33) 1) Begin by orienting yourself to the passage you are going to read. Do this by asking orientation questions: What is this material about? What is important about it? What do I want to get out of it? 2) Read a passage while tracking over from the words to your Mental Theater. As you turn the reading into a movie... notice the places where you didn't receive sufficient information to allow you to paint a complete picture. Wonder about that. This presupposes a state of openness to the text and its logic in the terms of the text. Access the perspective of Perceiving without judging.

3) Review the passage afterwards for understanding. Summarize the movie that you made. What happened? Who was involved? What was the point? 4) Challenge the passage. Using the indexing questions that ask for increasing specificity, explore the details to get an ever more precise understanding — when, where, who, how, in what way, etc.

What do you bring to the reading experience? "Recent literary theory suggests that the ability of a text to make sense in a coherent way depends less on the willed intentions of an originating author than on the creative ability of a reader.'* (James Clifford, 1988, The Predicament of Culture, p. 52) While we may train ourselves to "Lose our mind (the meta-level structures) and come to our senses" (Perls) in order to read as innocently, naively, and "objectively" as possible... we can only do in an approximate way and never absolutely. Absolutely, we forever bring things to our readings. But what? What do you bring to your readings?

"Reading with model in mind..." 1) When you first enter a field of study... lose your mind and read as innocently as possible. Let the volumes of the data rush in and enjoy the confusion. You will sort it out later and everything will become clear. Embrace the confusion, and thought-balls, and disorientation. Being by reading from a point of view sympathetic to the text's concerns and its logic. Welcome its logic no matter how much it doesn't fit your own "logic." Begin with the text as a text —"textfocused reading."
Embrace the disorientation. "It's just disorientation... It just means I'm beginning to explore a new world..." Whenever we read a sentence, the encoded meaning by the author always emerges for us as a reader in a delayed fashion. We are always waiting for the next word to help make sense of the previous words. And, a later sentence can change the sense that we made of earlier words. Given this delay of meaning and sense inside of texts, we should give context and context-of-context a chance before we jump to conclusions. As we read, we bring along with us our previous experiences not only with a given author, but with hundreds of previous authors. This delay of meaning can and does cause us to contaminate what we read. It makes it difficult (if not impossible) to truly understand what an author meant. What's a reader to do? Pace the author— by entering as much as possible into the author's languaged world and accept the author's terms, grammar, logic, references, etc. for what they are— the author's conceptual world. This will significantly help us to reduce mis-readings.

2) Slowly begin to build a sense of the general terrain of the field. Get a general sense of what's there and the major pieces. Let the data swirl around. Avoid jumping to conclusions, rushing to classify, or desperately categorizing. Now begin to notice what is left out, foreclosed, or unarticulated by the text. This gives you the ability to read a text from both inside and outside its terms. This allows you to begin to engage in "reader-focused reading," or reading a text from the outside of the concerns of the text itself, frequently using a logic that is not part of the text under consideration. 3) Build your own working model of the field and begin to read with "model in mind." Articulate the model as clearly as you can, write it out, create diagrams, and then revisit them from time to time. Once you have a model in mind, then you can begin to quickly speed-read, scan, and zoom through books in that field. You now have a pre-set filter for how to read and what to sort for. Now you can shift to "what's new?" What's different? What have I not seen yet? What new twist or refinement is here?

" (Sternberg. for details. for main ideas. Why are some people so much more productive than others? Why do some people seem to get so much done and others so little in the same amount of time? Allocation of resources is a key to the difference. Smart people allocate time in an effective manner. The non-so-smart allocate time in a more haphazard fashion. They read everything the same way. 166-167) . Good readers spent more time reading for details and analysis. and for inference and application. What we found was that better readers showed a different distribution of the time across the different purposes. spending just as long as a task is worth. with the result that they get less done."In our study. We were particularly interested in how better and worse readers allocated their time. p. we asked adults to read different materials for different purposes— namely. whereas poorer readers actually did not vary their reading time across the different reading purposes. for gist.

Think about the anxiety memory again and see if you can get back the feelings that you had earlier. relaxation.. 2) Relax fully and set back and put a snapshot of the memory you just recalled up on the Mental Theater in your mind.. Relaxing in this knowledge that we learn best by using our mistakes enables us to accelerate our learning. 3) Now float out of your body watching the snapshot and move back up to the Projection Booth so that you can look through the plexiglass and see yourself watching yourself.. while you munch on some popcorn and enjoy the old movie. then try really hard to feel that anxiety. what will you emphasize? EFFECTIVE TEST TAKING STRATEGY How to Reduce "Test" and "Performance" Anxiety To Stay Calm. 6) Now test yourself. Freeze frame it there. if only I were the professor. we need to have the freedom. Who can you and will you share this information? How long will you have to wait to express what you're learning? As you imagine presenting this material to others.. Play it past the anxiety and to a scene of comfort. that Scene of Comfort and Playfulness at the end of the memory.ARTICULATION OF KNOWLEDGE STRATEGY What is Expressed is Well-Impressed We learn things in order to make them ours. If you find this hard to do. If you have test anxiety. . Then stepping into that last scene. Freeze that snapshot and make it a black-and-white picture. this gives us yet another mechanism for learning—expression. Alert. think. listen. from that perceptive and model the tester fully. confidence. and playfulness. What we express confirms and reinforces what has been impressed upon us. inquire. POWER TEST TAKING Suppose you took a test pretending that you were the tester rather than the testee? "If I were the professor I would know every answer to every question. Get back the sense of that anxiety so that you can later measure and detect its absence. Repeat this 5 times.." Step into the perceptual position of the professor.. then just thinking about taking a test will initiate it. 4) Stepping into that Comfort Scene at the end. and skill to inquire. 1) Recall a time when you felt some anxiety about taking a test or performing.. ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE To accelerate and create excellence in learning. we tend to become what (or who) we model. Read. Confident. 5) Open your eyes and shake off the thoughts and feelings. we can turn "testing" into just another facet of deepening our learnings. so as we think about expressing our learnings. feel it fully and completely and then in the time it takes to say "zzzzzippppp"—zoom backwards in time through all the events of the movie until you arrive at the beginning snapshot before the anxiety began. From here you can turn the snapshot into a movie and let it play out to the end. zooooommmm backwards again to the beginning.. etc. With this frame. After all. Each time shaking off the state and starting again at the end and rewinding the movie to the beginning.

To "draw out" our own natural brilliance and the powers of the mind to construct models and maps of reality. understood. interprets. Even keeping our mouths shut communicates. and speaking in a respectful way. exploring. felt. 4) We cannot not communicate. and understandings that we have and from a given mind-body state. This means that a major Learning Skill involves the communication skill of questioning. we have to ask questions. The mind in the state of sleep seems to work as an internal therapist. Trinidad Hunt) It is a synthesizer accelerating the assimilation of our daily experience and lessons. keep doing the same thing. Whatever response your message and gestures elicit is the meaning that the other person gives to. The "mind" in the sleep stage has the ability to integrate our learnings. There is no "resistance. 1) You never know what another person has "heard" (seen. 2) The meaning of your communication involves the response you get irrespective of your intention. 6) To effectively connect and communicate. and explore." This makes each person equally response-able for the communicating. etc. Claim your right to ask the stupidest questions as part of your explorations. Fully claim and own your right to have your own Mind. and Responses. We all act according to the knowledge. 7) Assume total responsibility for speaking up. concerns of the day. working through the issues. "Sleep is to learning as digesting is to a good meal. experience. . Be careful therefore what you feed your brain prior to going to bed. and feels. reads." only responses. 3) Each person in a communication exchange co-creates the "meanings. Rapport makes effective communication possible. They are but symbols. Emotions.) until the other responds.question. SLEEPING ON YOUR LEARNINGS Learning how to sleep on it. respect and pace the mental model people operate from. problems. We all operate from out of our own models of the world—constructed from our experiences. We do the best we can but often this creates hurt and problems for ourselves and others." (D. To keep getting the responses that we're currently receiving. try something else. 5) A positive intention drives every communication and behavior. Voice. playful frames for your brain prior to retiring or napping.. To get a different response. no matter how bizarre or hurtful. Therefore appeal to the highest intentions in people to create a non-blame communication frame. NLP speaks to the subject of communication as it presents the following guidelines and principles. The meaning of any communication (verbal or non-verbal) does not lie in the words or gestures themselves. speaking clear. Set learning.

mind-mapping. brain) because we just never register it. book. sounds. Meta-Essence: Taking effective notes necessitates that we listen for "the key points. This raises the strategy question: What strategy works best for taking effective notes from a class. diagrams. themes. etc. REMEMBERING STRATEGIES First and foremost. or project? Not: It definitely is not writing down everything. Trying to literally transcribe what a person says is only a way to get lost in the details and contents and become "word" focused and miss the point. We screened it out! Neuro-linguistic registering involves attending. . Pictorial: use story boards (the Disney approach of sketching out his animated films). and generalizing. We have to move to a meta-level where we can detail "the essence" via summarizing. focusing. Orient yourself to the general subject. Memory pegs were developed by the ancient Greeks to assist in memory. do you want to remember? Do you have a strong reason to remember? Do you have a structure for remembering? Different contents necessitate different systems and processes for remembering. but attention. diagraming) to capture the essence of the message in a memorable format. Does the speaker him or herself tell you what the subject is? What themes do you keep hearing? 3) Summarize from time to time. 1) Access a state of stepping back from the content and details of something so that you can get a sense of the big picture. Lots of information goes in and out of the ears (head. etc. for the over-riding themes. What has this been about so far? Where did the speaker start at and where is he or she at now? Where does this subject seem to be going? - 4) Notice what pictures. abstracting. 5) Use some form of pictorial representation (mind-map. Ask meta-level questions. Write down code words. snapshotting. sensations have been tracked onto your Mental Screen. What is this about? What is the outcome or goal? What do I want to get out of this? 2) Listen for themes." for the essence of the message. story-board scenes. story boarding. purpose of the speaker. Memory not only necessitates a structure. theme.NOTE TAKING STRATEGIES Taking effective notes gives us a critical key to retention of information and long-term memory.

After you have flushed out the semantic levels and environments. standards. and apply to X. 2) Create your own reading notation system. etc. Explore the structure of that. What would it be like if you felt this. Never. Your external ordering will (or can) become an ordering inside your mind as well. etc. pick up on) that happens easily. and spontaneously. naturally. regarding X? How would that change things for you? RESEARCH STRATEGIES 1) Create your own index in books. Are you absolutely turned on abut learning X? What would excite you? How would learning X improve your life? 1) Identify something that you already "learn" (absorb. values.. but never read without a pencil! It's dangerous . transfer it to the new subject.HOW TO GET TURNED ON ABOUT LEARNING Don Blackerby (1996) says that kids get turned on to school when they make the connection that school can help their achieve their highly valued criteria. 3) Develop and organize files and notebooks by themes and categories. . valued this.. Without any question. How do you do it? What enables you and allows you to pull that off? How do you find it important? What's the turn on? How do you not become bored? How do you find it fun? "A piece of cake?" 2) Use the same meta-level structures of beliefs. a person's motivation plays a crucial and gigantic role in learning and especially in accelerated learning skills. dangerous to your memory.

the richer our opportunities for learning. as a symbolic class of life. cognitive linguistics. "Culture" itself is the result of the world of symbols that we have created. How can this be?? It occurs because. Our whole world is full of symbols. rituals. We project it outward and infuse it into all aspects of our environment. that we have strewn "mind" abroad in the objects of our culture— from books. NLP. etc.DEVELOPING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT "Mind" does not just reside inside the skull. artwork. etc. paper files. we don't leave it there. The cognitive sciences. the fields of cybernetics. Neurosemantics. Look around you. systems. We "pick up" and "absorb"so much from the environment itself. now enables us to understand that "mind" exists as much outside the skull as within. computer files. etc. So how can we use this information? We can expose ourselves to many new and different environments and contexts. That's why a day at the museum or a visit to a new place or an apprenticeship in a new job enables us to "learn" so quickly and thoroughly. We externalize it. music that supports learning. computers. That's why the richer and fuller our learning environment. We can go exploring! We can create and engineering a learning environment at home with the tools that we need: dictionaries. we do not just keep our symbols inside our heads. etc. It's loaded with symbols and symbolic structures. We can engineer tools and cultural artifacts that deposits our "mind" effectively in readily available formats: notes. So while language obviously begins as a part of our biology and our biological heritage (as a result of our nervous system). notebooks. clothes. institutions. in the structures and formats that we have created and within which we live. in our cultural environment. Where would you like to put a bit of your "mind?" . signs. Our "intelligence" also resides in our tools. reference books.

you set in motion the creation of complex "states" as you use your self-reflexive consciousness to relate to yourself or to some abstract conceptual mental state.. You may feel upset about your anger. You now think-and-feel about previous thoughts-and-feelings.. So that you begin to feel those feelings about the learning experience. joyful about freedom. When you do. In so meta-stating yourself. Having done that now access a state of appreciation .. When you do this. you have entered into the domain of Meta-States. thoughts and feelings of appreciation and bring it to bear on your joy about your joy about your learning..P A R T III META-STATING OUR LEARNING STATES How do you feel about your learning experiences? What do you think about your skills at learning? How much do you enjoy your learning states? To ask these questions is to invite you into a meta-experience. anger at your fear... The object of your state changes from an outside/external object to an internal/ conceptual/semantic object. delighted and when you have fully accessed that state so that you can strongly feel the joy. You access a state of Thoughts-Feelings (T-F) that you apply or bring to bear upon another state. happy. bring that joy and delight and fun to bear on your vital learning state. . A Joyfully Vital Learning State Think or imagine a time when you felt really joyful. You access a state and relate it to other states—you meta-state yourself. to step back from your previous experience and to entertain additional and higher level thoughts and feelings about them. a wild & wonderful thing happens..

. frame. It really does not matter what state. For many. When we have an inter-active system (i.. Only one thing makes a difference. Somehow they operate from a meta-level structure that holds them back from and prevents them from transferring their learnings and insights into their practical everyday behaviors. What resourceful states do you want to bring to bear upon your basic learning state? Sequence these states-upon-states and then write it as a spell. Going for It! Future-pacing.e." This means we need to strategically thinking through the effect of levelupon-level in order for us to check the ecological value of a particular form of meta-stating. Gestalting refers to creating something that is more than the sum of the parts. Thinking in terms of How to Implement Deciding ("I always take immediate action on new learnings that I value so that I get it into my neurology. This strikes me as an unproductive frame that needs to be corrected.Meta-Stating Learning: 1) Discovery: How have you already meta-stated your learning state? What is the quality and nature of your learning state? What is its texture and features? 2) Pick your magic: Meta-state your learning State. Does this state about learning enable you to automatically install new learnings? Experimenting. Does it generate the effect of having a program inside your head and nervous system for implementing and installing new learnings? How would you like to qualify and texture your learning state? . creating a larger configuration using systemic processes. Passion. 4) The Design Question: Embedding Levels In Engineering New Gestalts. What higher level resources have you incorporated into your learning state? What resources would you like to install in it? Relaxation Alertness Questioning Appreciation Curiosity Playfulness. our mind-body neuro-linguistics) we have a context within which systemic phenomena can arise—emergent properties or "gestalts.") 3) Gestalting your learning excellence states. mere learning operates as an "intellectual" exercise apart from installation. exploring Ferociousness. What kind of (learning) state do you need to construct so that what you learn will automatically get integrated and implemented into your everyday activities and behaviors? Exercise: Pair off and brainstorm for 5 minutes about how you want to refine and texture your Learning Gestalt. or context you set and "bring to bear" upon your joyful learning state.

decisions." "possible. Construct your Reality Strategy — defining what you view as "real. it also identifies the centrality of these formats. and domains of understanding. others. Formulate presuppositions about life. more resourceful frames? Would you like to identify and take charge of your meta-mind? How valuable would it be to you to have access to your inner executive states? . we have the embedding of state within state. values and hierarchy of values. your Semantic Paradigms. Describe the range of resources and solutions that we deem feasible. you: Create Conceptual Contexts— Conceptual States." etc. consider these beginning Self-Exploration Questions: What are your Meta-States about Learning that you never leave home without? What meta-frames currently govern your Learning experiences? What higher level executive states organize how you orient yourself to learning? How well do they serve you? Do you achieve the things that you value? Do you experience the kind and quality of experiences that you desire? Do you feel in control of your learning? Do you get a bang out of everyday life? Would you like to establish some new. etc. Establish higher level frameworks of "personality" —the sense of Identity and of Vision and Destiny. This both explains the power and pervasiveness of Meta-States. the world. Given this crucial role of Meta-States regarding our Learning Excellence. self. Establish conscious and unconscious frames-of reference. They play a truly critical role in human experiencing. so that each higher state sets a frame and establishes a conceptual context.In a meta-state structure." "permissible. Build up beliefs and belief systems. When you use and work with the embedding structure of meta-level states.

Thus we have the primary frame of representation. with self-reflexive consciousness in order to learn how to utilize the spiralling of mind as we react to our reactions. Seeing. elegance. They exist as higher levels of References & Information & therefore govern our experiences as attractors in a self-organizing system. w e work methodically with consciousness. and resourcefulness. In Meta-States and meta-stating. . grace. and ongoing Conceptual Frames. etc.The Basic Meta-State Model UP the Levels: Meta-States operate as your Executive Programs for Being. Functioning. esp. the meta-level frame. It is all Mapping! Reflexivity: How Thought-Emotion reflect back onto itself to then set a higher frame-of-reference The Looping: feedback loops of output/ input Creating layers upon layers of frames Frames: All Thoughts-Feelings (T-F) occur in some frame-of-reference. & to feed back into our awareness that give us more choice.

) 2) ANALYZE Check the Ecology of this construction. in terms of through the thinking-feeling of. confidence. the resource. (Meta-level anchoring) Think of the primary state. etc. thought. love. . relaxation.THE BASIC META-STATING PATTERN 1) ACCESS Access a Resource State that you want to bear on your Primary State (i. joy. Or embed a PS into the higher Resourceful State. Do it until it radiates your neurology. 5) APPROPRIATE and ACTIVATE Future Pace into the days and weeks to come. 4) APPLY Bring the resource to bear on the PS. Imagine this frame as a way of being in the world. pleasure. stimuli.e. Do you believe it will serve you well? How will it enhance your life? What problems could it cause? 3) AMPLIFY & ANCHOR Intensify the kinesthetics of the resource state and establish an anchor for it. etc.

Mistrust of mistrust (PS: accurate). I take action and put off the putting off. Have the ringing in your ears but tune it down until you don't quite hear it anymore (9) Seed A New Process/ Create Response Potential. Some meta-states will reduce the primary state: Calm about anger. when we bring a negative state of T-F to bear on another PS. we associate to another. Defiant Courage. Anxious about anxiety (hyper-anxiety). Spectating about anxiety. (3) Exaggerate & Distort States. Impervious to Confusion (5) Interrupt States. We're never state-less! Sometimes in meta-stating. As such it can arrest attention. Doubt about doubt Pleasant tension (2) Intensify Or Magnify States. Calm about Anger. reasoning. we experience a sense of "dissociation" in the sense of feeling not-in-ourbody. Whenever we dissociate from one state. etc. (hence deframe). overload consciousness. Lovingly Gentle about Anger. we turn our psychic energies against ourselves. Flexible Compusliveness. inaccurate). Anxious about calmness. Generally. Calmness about anxiety (6) Confuse States. Humorous about serious. Loving learning. If we dissociate dramatically enough. Most people experience third-order abstracting and above as . Love love. Playfully belligerent. Appreciative about Anger. Some meta-states will amplify and turn up the primary state: Worry about worry." Title of book: "This Book Needs No Title. beliefs. This increases the intensity factor. It can arrest the psycho-logic:. we need to take into account the various interface effects of state-upon-state. stimulate new thinking. Compulsive @ Being Compulsive. (1) Reduce Painfully States. merely spectating. In procrastinating my procrastination. 1980). it may result in amnesia (switching states rapidly and without reference frequently produces amnesia and other trance phenomena). Love hatred of— Fear about fear. Ashamed of Shame. Calm about calm. Hesitating to hesitate (talk non-fluently) creates stuttering. Ridiculous about Serious. Sadness about sadness (depression). It so jars and shifts the first state. Resist your Resistance. (11) Entrance & Hypnotize. consequences can we create by using various meta-stating patterns? In design engineering of human states and meta-states. Resistance of Resistance. Passionate about learning. By shifting experience to a higher and different level. it totally interrupts it. and question axioms. Boundless Joy. apart. The "Be spontaneous now!" paradox. Intentionally panicking. "Never say never. divide. Unruffled resolution. Belligerent Playfulness. etc. Sense of pain being over there. (4) Negate or Neutralize a State. or deduce concepts for qualities of the things in and of themselves" (215)." "I'm absolutely certain that nothing is absolutely certain. create a new emergent experience: Courage to have courage. Smallya. (10) Grab & Focus Attention/ Swish mind to provoke thoughtfulness in a different direction. Observing old trauma. Ecology-checking value of resentment. Learning how to learn. (Collapse a Level). Anger about anger. (8) Dissociate Person from Strong Feelings. (7) Contradict at Different Levels to Create Paradox. Try really hard to Relax. In doubt about my doubt. Can get us to initiate the first step of a new experience. I usually feel more sure. strange. it explains powerful techniques as "paradoxical intention" Watzlawick (1984): "Kant recognized that every error of this kind [map/territory confusion error] consists in our taking the way we determine. Bateson (1972) defined paradox as a contradiction in conclusions that one correctly argued from consistent premises. Appreciate appreciation. By getting various thoughts-feelings to collide and "fuse" "with" each other in ways that we do not comprehend. Mistrust of Mistrust (PS: distorted." (Raymond M. memory. Gentle anger." "Never and always are two words one should always remember never to use.META-STATING EFFECTS What kinds of things happen when we meta-state ourselves and others? What kind of responses. Willing to become willing. Create trance phenomena. Playful uncertainty.

consciously and unconsciously. We especially experience meta-stating that shifts logical types and sets up double-binds as initiating trance. It tickles our fancy. (16) Loosen States. An accomplished liar. The higher level state (i. shocks. Strict Standards. as a meta-move. and Add Texture to States & Experiences. It elicits the power of meta-levels to drive and organize lower levels according to the Bateson's Principle (1972) that "The meta-levels always modulates the lower levels" In outframing. Unspeakable Peace. Identify with X (make it your identity). Question X. Frames. A charming lie. Suppress Excitement Anxiety. (13) Jar Consciousness to Create Humor."trancy. This enables us to radically alter our experience. Be playful about X. the Meta-State) qualifies the lower level experience inasmuch as it sets the frame for the primary experience. enables us to transform an entire experience with one fell swoop. we set a larger frame-of-reference which classifies the lower level experiences. now. Rebel against thinking about just how comfortable you can feel if you don't close your eyes before you're ready to relax deeper than you ever have before. Flexible compulsiveness. It enables us to use a different kind of thinking than what created the first frame. I wonder if you're going to fail to succeed at not going into trance at exactly your own speed or whether you won't. Consciousness. Outframing. . Joyful learning. Believe X. we Upframe. States-about-states frequently generates gestalt experiences so that something new emerges from the process that we cannot explain as a summation of the parts. To set up a frame that will solidify. Outframing creates an entirely new frame of reference. We experience our experiences Self-Awareness. Belief in your belief about X. surprises. Pride of depression. and make permanent and solid the underlying experience.e. etc. Worry @ what X means Existential Concern. and Realities: Doubt X. Outframing: Making a meta-move to a meta-position and then setting a whole new frame above the current frames. Temper. Courageously Clever. The jolt and jar of state-upon-state often results in the gestalt of humor (Plato: that which we experience as "out of place in time and space without danger"). This semantic classification process transforms meanings at a higher logical level. (12) Gestalt Experiences to generate Gestalt States & Phenomena. in an internal search for meaning. Ruthless compassion. Proud of jealousy. it partakes of a systemic and non-additivity quality. Boring learning." It invites one to "go inside" so much that the "inward focus" of trance develops as one engages. Value X. amazes. (14) Qualify. delights our consciousness. (15) Solidify a State or Level. Cleverly courageous. Take pride in X. we outframe. When meta-stating from within. Devious negotiation. When meta-stating from "outside" a frame of reference. Therefore an installation pattern.

which help to create and hold stable patterns within the system. Once installed. Strategies of Genius. Paradoxically. order seemed to 'spontaneously' form as a result of the interaction. Scientists studying chaos (the absence of order) noticed that when enough complexly interacting elements were brought together. feeling. Id. According to 'self-organization' theory. Ceq. informs & modulates experiences —as a kind of Meta-Filter. in the Frame. values. It operates by feedback loops.. it arose from the study of chaos. What drives them? What empowers them? Have you ever had an Attractor but it has become non-operational? What? How has it been decommissioned? What destablized the attractor? How did it become destablized? . It organizes our computations which we use as we construct our Model of the World —our belief formulas (CE. the program that energizes the human neuro-linguistic system. that tends to keep pulling on you. etc. Hence.META-STATING LEARNING ATTRACTORS AS A SELF-ORGANIZING NEURO-SEMANTIC SYSTEM "Self-organization theory is a branch of systems theory that relates to the process of order formation in complex dynamic systems. It structures the foregrounding & backgrounding of a person's perceptions or Meta-Programs. beliefs. How does an Attractor work? It configures the images (representations) inside of a frame so that it attracts a certain way of seeing. a focal point in a phenomenon around which the rest of our perceptions become organized. 255) What is an Attractor? In perceptual mapping. understandings. What are you Attracted To? What functions as an Attractor in Your World? List the ideas. p. etc. Structures) Once we have set an Attractor —it magnetizes and organizes pieces of data so that it forms to fit the ideas. experiences. the content of some T-F that now pulls on other T-F and experience to support it. hearing. values. references. beliefs. it governs. rather than create chaos." (Robert Dilts. languaging. a self-fulfilling prophecy. It generates our "resonant signature" for how we move through the world & operate upon it. In representational and conceptual mapping. or responding. order in an interconnected system of elements arises around are called 'attractors'.

registering and representing effectively the content of a field. . Then. In the meta-states of learning. the end result of a system process. from this Gestalt Learning States emerge more than the sum of the parts. As you do this. etc. however. textured.PART IV META-STATING PATTERNS FOR BECOMING A FEROCIOUS LEARNER The State of Learning absorbing. it will provide you the ability to establish and play newer and more powerful frame games for your learning. and modified the learning state with many other resources. we have qualified. is one thing the Meta-States of Learning. describes a very different phenomenon. taking in. being in sensory awareness. The following Meta-State Patterns offers you numerous ways to meta-state or set the frame on your learning experience so that you can access and commission your Executive States.

sense and sense ("feel") and do so with no evaluation. hear-and-hear. expansiveness. Don't bring emptiness to bear on this. hear and hear. feel and feel. hear-and-hear. "This sight." "Observe with no judgment at all. the other meta-partner continue to linguistically cue you for seeseeing.. One meta-partner keep firing the anchor. and feel the things present. taste means nothing inherently and you can experience it as it 'is' — for itself. This does not refer to merely an "empty" observing state." As you do. stop your internal mental "world" —the matrix of your mind. sound. sounds. and no synesthesias. expand the landscape of your state—its boundaries.." ." "Just see and see. apart from meaning." 2) Do so with safety knowing you have distance and calmness. listen. feel-and-feel—breathe fully and completely and "be present to the moment of sights. As you just see-and-see.. etc. sensations. direct observation. smell. pure. etc. hear-hearing.1) STOPPING T H E "WORLD" TO DEVELOP INTENSE SENSORY A W A R E N E S S "Lose your mind and come to your senses. We need to be able to see-and-see. sensation. "Just observe.. 3) Anchor and solidify by moving around practicing uptime. hear and hear." (Fritz Perls) Learning necessitates being able to truly look.. broadness.. etc. To do this. feel-and-feel. but rather simple. 1) Design Engineer a rich resourceful Uptime State Do this by accessing an simple state of pure observation (uptime) wherein you just observe such that you see and see.

understand. Self Position needed in order to speak with authenticity. 4 . nd rd th st The Pattern: 1) Begin in the Self Position (1 ) express something that you feel or recognize as a resource. and persuasive way and which worked out in a way mat really delighted you and the other person. powerful. think. inquire. feelings. business. witness. learnings. Look at the you of the First Position (Step 2) and the resource accessed there and do so from the Other Position. experience empathy for and see things from another's point of view. as you look at the larger systems of that you with those resources?" th Exercise: Think about a time when you expressed something in a strong. be present with another.2) META-STATING PERCEPTUAL POSITIONS Developing Wisdom & Flexibility of Consciousness Preparation for the Pattern We will do this exercise in groups of 3 persons. Here you'll feel in accord with the other and have a strong sense of his or her perceptive. feel with. . Other To understand.) that influence all of the larger systems and contexts of our world. to present yourself. etc. feel. "What do you know about yourself that serves you as a valuable resource?" st 2) Go to the Other Position (2 ). and appreciate both positions fully. gain a sense of distance. feel neutral. observe. and feelings of the Second Position seeing the First Position and do so from the Observer or Witness Position. System To understand the contexts (cultural. Meta To step back. "What do you know. By design we will access each of the Perceptual Positions 1 . etc. and responses congruently. family. hear and feel using the language of the Second Perceptual Position. listen. 2 . express the resource of the First Position and then the insights. to disclose. "What do you (as other) know about X as a resource?" nd 3) Go to the Meta Position (3 ). 3 . your thoughts. Again. Express what you now see. "What resources does he (or she) have?" What do you think and feel about this? rd 4) Repeat as you go to the Systems Position (4 ). linguistic.

We can chunk up to handle larger units of information and to get a larger perspective as well as chunking down to very small and even tiny bits. petty details are an essential and abundant part of every aspect of business. directed. We can foreground a sound or sensation and background others. We can use the Precision Language model (the Meta-Model) and pull apart a linguistic model of the world. the more resentful they are likely to be about its petty details. he spoke about some of the meta-frames of values. and recognizes details from a meta-position. In fact. but without the practical knowledge involved in how to take care of the details. We can zoom in on a picture & zoom out. why we are doing them. insightful. The Power of Meta-Detailing Meta-Detailing gives us the ability to see the big picture and to zoom down to take care of the necessary details. dislike of work. Otherwise." (p. We operate from a higher sense of where we stand with things. The Heart & Essence of Genius lies in the Meta-Details What can a person with expertise and excellence in a particular field do that the regular person typically does not do? What distinguishes a genius from the lay person? Answer: A genius sorts for. Synergistically a new gestalt emerges.) that further undermine success. Blotnick (1980) noticed how a poor relationship to details undermines a person's ability to succeed. Otherwise we might go off on tangents and side-alleys and get lost. 'We don't always do it . It enriches our abilities to make decisions." the genius can recognize and operate from some meta-pattern or principle which empowers him or her to see. We call this Meta-Detailing. Visionaries suffer from this one. Meta-detailing refers to the gestalt of small chunking from the perspective of the large chunk It involves seeing. hearing. etc. Putting these facets together. what we seek to achieve. hear. Meta-Detailing saves us from "living in the clouds " with great plans and tremendous visions." will also be a person who probably will not develop expertise and excellence in their field. And what we discovered is that someone is likely to do precisely that if they don't happen to like their job.3) META-DETAILING L E A R N I N G Design: To combine and synthesize both inductive & deductive thinking. discerning and differentiating crucial details using meta-level frames. We can think in global ways & specifically. that would enable and enrich the details. if you want to. the more they disliked it. the gestalt meta-state of meta-detailing enables us to stay focused. we would not be able to discern a trivial detail from a critical one. beliefs. They can develop "a bad relationship" to details. decisions. what we are doing. and persistent. and sense the richness of details. Rita enjoyed seeing quality work produced. I don't do details. ideas. We can also use hypnotic language to construct new enhancing realities. Having a higher sense of how various details play into the larger picture enables us to operate from an almost intuitive "knowing" about what is truly important and what is not. In this way. In this way. 'Why should I have to deal with this sort of crap?' he asked exasperatedly. understandings. 60) By way of contrast. Otherwise we might forget where we are and what we're doing. we do not get caught up in or lost in the details. perceiving the whole and the specific details. In a business in which even minor errors may look major to customers. "It gave Rita enormous satisfaction to do her job well. Whether trained or "natural. To put it more positively: people who enjoy their work usually didn't notice the many details connected with each task they had to attend to. etc. "His intense desire to be a wealthy executive made him scornful of small details of any sort. pays attention to. Meta-Detailing Supports Patience and Persistence In the domain of Wealth Building. we facilitate a new synthesis and distinction. Such an attitude typically arises from some other attitudes and states (impatience. "I'm a global person. "Their existence therefore isn't the real issue. meta-detailing. You can make a mountain out of any molehill. greediness. Unfortunately. This keeps our work with details clean. The person who says. Your response to them is.

The Millionaire Next Door) and almost everybody in the field of wealth building. But what higher level principles empower us for handling the details? What higher level beliefs. cold calling. 37) * . italics added) "Enjoying work: doesn't mean thrilled to death every minute. And strangely enough. a key one which operates so quietly it had previously been overlooked." (Blotnick. and so they became wealthy significantly less often. If the quantity of consciousness happiness people experienced and the amount of visible joy they demonstrated were the criteria. Involving." it is said. you need to build? From Blotnick to Thomas Stanley & William Danko (1996. taxes. In health and fitness. will equip and prepare us so that we feel motivated to take care of the details? What meta-frame of reference to you need? What meta-states for your attitude do. the people who accidentally located that Golden Mean were those who profoundly enjoyed doing their work. but she was indeed prepared to try. relationship skills. In sales. we'd conclude that no one enjoys the work they do. exercise. Their absorption in it also allowed time to pass far more quickly than it did for others. one's market. we have concluded that the character of the business owner is more important in predicting his level of wealth than the classification of his business." (Blotnick. the details will involve specifics about food." In wealth building. We adopted another approach: how absorbing people found their work." (p. dealing effectively with customer satisfaction. making lots of contacts.' she said. the details will involve specifics about finances." (Stanley & Danko. concepts. employees. health. p. "Neither focusing solely on the details nor ignoring them altogether is wise. book keeping. etc. outcomes. quality control over product and services. 6. communication and negotiation skills. the details will involve specifics about product knowledge of features and benefits. You can't predict if someone is a millionaire by the type of business. emphasis added) "A missing ingredient. closing. had to be present if someone was ever to become rich: they had to find their work absorbing. the meta-level state of excellence lies in becoming passionate and absorbed in your field. prospect profiles. p. "What kind of businesses do millionaires own? All kinds. (Blotnick. "is in the details. After 20 years of studying millionaires. 228. 68) The "META" of Meta-Detailing "The devil. etc. Something in between is obviously called for. etc. etc. p. Enthralling.flawlessly. visions. investments. 61) His conclusion was that those who found the minor details of their work a major annoyance simply did not persist. p. real estate. calories.

3) Step into the state of the principle. What are you studying? What do you seek to learn? Why? The Pattern: 1) Identify 3 to 5 Learning Principles that govern success. see. Open your eyes and ears to experience your world from the meta-level of the detailing. 4) Step into the details fully and as you experience them. concepts. . understandings enrich and enhance their performances? 2) Express 1 of these Principles fully. Rewrite again until the clear and succinct statement feels totally compelling to you. Write it out in full until you have a clear expression of it. Repeat several times. thoroughly. Experience it fully in the context of your work. Rewrite it until you can describe the principle with both clarity and succinctness. The behavior would fit and be congruent with the principle. 5) Future pace.META-DETAILING L E A R N I N G Get a Principle so that you can then operate from an agenda. expertly. From within your vivid imagery of the detailing. know that gives them an edge? What principles. etc. Use the Language Precision model (the Meta-Model) to make it crystal clear. excellence. shift upward to the governing principle that drives and organizes this detail. Identify one specific behavior that corresponds to this principle—that enables you to express the principle through that behavior. rapidly. As you read and feel the principle that you've clarified. hear and feel it. expertise or genius in your field of interest What do the people who learn quickly. go meta to the Principle. make succinct and compelling. Repeat until you see-hear-feel 5 to 10 details that give flesh-and-blood to the principle.

graduate work. 183) . are actually over-whelming themselves.' Because of the way their mind has worked in the past. and perspective can get you through the daily grind of the details. etc. move up the levels of mind. So is "learning. this skill is a natural next step to learn. passion. involves very specific and sometimes "boring" tasks that you're rather not. Now that they know how to stabilize ideas in their minds.. life is mostly comprised of details. p. Refresh your vision. they never thought it possible to take a general concept or idea and hold it steady in the mind while they broke it down into steps or parts." (Blackerby. etc. school.. procrastination. access the highest states. These details may put you off. using the meta-level outcome.. forgetfulness. the students with ADD symptoms have never before learned this basic skills. "The most common intervention I use on the lack of organization is to teach them the skill of 'chunk down. outlining. proofing. taking notes. preparing it for publication. college. Yet if you develop a bad attitude or relationship to details. Many with the symptoms of ADD: impulsiveness. writing a paper. distractibility disorganization." You may absolutely love some particular area of study—and yet find it hard to get yourself to get down to the nitty gritty of reading a book. So much of learning. and then step into them fully and completely as you then Mind-Muscle them back down the levels and stick them into your future. They get lost in details or they overwhelm themselves with the global perspective."LEARNING" AS META-DETAILING While most of us can get really turned on about some grand ideas. etc. typing it. From there establish some basic detailing habits so that you can eventually turn over the details to the part of your mind that can carry out rote procedures without a lot of thought. Going Meta to Detail: Here. They simply have not learned how to break down a subject or task into smaller component pieces while retaining the general idea. you only undermine your own effectiveness as you contaminate everything you do with that negativity. truths. Since the primary skill or organization is to take complex tasks and break them down into smaller tasks or steps and prioritize them. You may procrastinate about them and eventually get some negative emotional states and beliefs attached to them. and goals.

We will therefore want to use the Intention—Attention Distinction of "mind" in order to learn how to flow with the Awareness Stream and not let thought balls disrupt us. We have something "on our mind. Intention occurs at the meta-levels. As we do this. every thought has an intentional drive — a teleological outcome (Intentionality) A motivation. If Intention dominates.4) ACCELERATING LEARNING VIA A BIG "WHY" Learning Excellence necessitates "Thought Ball Management. We can then give ourselves permission to live in the new attention. We experience the attention as overt and the intention as covert. Doing so de-energizes the attentions. Love & Will). we won't be able to make good connections (linkages between things) or representationally track over to our Mental Theater." If we do not or cannot control and manage the "thought balls" that are forever bouncing in and out of our consciousness. Intend your new attention. Intention directs us to the meta-level frame and desired outcome—or Positive Intention behind it. We have a two-layered nature to our thoughts: We have intention and attention (Rollo May. The Domination of Attention or Intention: When predominates? If attention dominates— then we experience mind as jumping here and there and following whatever stimuli grab it. 2) At the Meta-Levels." Our focal attention processes something. something that we intend. after all. Attention directs us to the PS Content. and to let the new intention become a higher level attractor. We have one stream of consciousness that has two dimensions within it. namely. Attention is at the Primary Level. an agenda. because. The Structuring of Thought: 1) At the Primary Level: every thought has an attentional content — a focus. To do this. . we give it opportunity to become a self-organizing attractor in your mind-body system. a reason. The way to navigate this stream then is with intention. aligning with our attentions with our Intentions. This structure of thought explains the layered thoughts behind or above our thoughts. we have to go higher and set a strong and powerful intention that will serve us well. then we order our attention and make it do service to our intentions. The thinking that involves thoughts in the back of the mind occur at a higher level than the thoughts in front of us. to get out of our Comfort Zone. Within every "thought" we have two strands of thought We have our Attentions —the things immediately on our mind: Primary Level and we have our Intentions— the things in the back of our mind: Meta-Levels In thinking we always have thoughts in the back of our mind about the thought we have in the front of our mind." The stream of attention seems to sweep us one way and then another. William James talked about consciousness operating as if a "stream. We represent something. This means that our thought-feeling states move forward by two dynamics (two psychic powers): intention and attention. 1969. And this is one secret for accelerated learning.

And how is this important to you? What's important by having mis? What important about that outcome? And what's even more important than that? And when you get that fully and completely and in just the way you want it. fully. notice how the higher frames transforms it. your way of being in the world.....] So just welcome in the good feelings that these meanings and significances invite. Would you like to bring any other resource to this intentional stance? Would playfulness enrich it? Persistent? Passion? Etc. let's use that activity as a reference point to explore your higher intentions. and just be with those higher level feelings for a bit. this is what you are all about.] 4) Step into the higher Value States of Importance so that you feel them fully. will that highest executive part of your mind take full responsibility to "be of this mind" about this activity and to remind you to see the world this way? Imagine using this as the basis of your inner life.? What do you need to do in order to succeed? Good. health. There's a part of your mind that makes decisions. Do you like that? 7) Invite other Resources. So this activity is important to you because of these things.META-STATING AN INTENTIONAL STANCE "The most successful people know what they want and why they want it." (David Plotkin) 1) Identify a Work-Related Activity that you perform that's important in your life.] Let those feelings grow and intensify as you recognize that this is your highest Intentional Stance.. isn't it? Enjoy this awareness....... and as you engage in that work-related activity mat's part of your life. 6) Commission Your Executive mind to take ownership of this. that chooses the pathway that you want to go. what's even more important? [Continue this until you flush out and detect all of the higher values. 2) How is that Activity Important to you ? I take it that that activity is significant. . right? How is it significant? How is it valuable? Meaningful? In what way? What else is important about that? How many other answers can you identify about this activity? 3) Move up the Meta-Levels. One at a Time. into your body.. 5) Bring the Higher States/Frames of Mind down and out Having these higher feelings in mind... wealth building plan. etc. and as you do. career. What are some of the tasks that you engage in as part of your everyday life. That' must be important to you? [Yes.. etc. Do you like that? [Yes. into your way of being in the world and imagine moving out into life tomorrow with them. imagine this intentional stance getting into your eyes.. And take all of this into tomorrow and into all of your tomorrows.

Turtles all the Way Down. we will access a current "genius" state of total engagement and use that as a template for building up a new genius state. 3) Access the Focus State fully What do you call this commitment state? As you recall a time when you were really into this state. agendas. go. Would you like that? Would you like this executive level of mind to run the choices you make so that you can be cued about when the appropriateness of staying in this state or coming out? Would you like your executive mind to determine when to make the switch in and out of the genius states and to determine the "cage" or Boundaries of your "demon" or genius state? Good. motivations? Why should you not? According to what other criteria and qualities? Any other considerations that you would like to determine the boundaries of this genius state? . When you have fully accessed this state to a level of 8 or 9 on a scale of 10." Step into this position and just notice some of the colors and sounds. etc. Have you ever stepped back from something and just observed things? Relax all of your muscles and just observe. 4) Practice Shifting in and out of the State to develop Impeccable State Shifting In just a moment I want you to step out of these state folly and cleanly. Step out to your observer position. and your focus becomes highly intentional with a laser beam focus. and feeling what you felt. 2) Identify a fully committed state wherein you can "get lost" in the State Take a moment to think back over your history and. Finding and Experiencing a Focus State for a Template of How You Do it 1) Access a state of Innocent Witnessing and/or Observing. In the following pattern. of this room. Describe it until you refresh it and it amplifies. Would you like to imagine a bubble that protects and secures this genius state? 5) Access an Executive Level of Mind wherein you make Decisions There's a part of your mind that makes decisions. answer the following questions: When should you have this state? When should you not? Where should you have this state? Where not? How should you? In what way. They explored the use of logical levels to protect and govern a focused commitment state in that work to use a higher level to govern first-level attentions. Then just inside your mind. taking as little of it as possible. step into it fully. your sense of self goes away. Just be there fully and completely. I want you to access a pure and discreet state of "just observing. with what style? How should you not? In what context or contexts? In what contexts should you not? Why should you? Your reasons. that decides when and where to have this genius state. seeing what you saw. Choose a state that comes as close to a full 100% commitment as possible. hearing what you heard. Prerequisites For Personal Genius (1987). leaving this state intact and as you step out. time vanishes.5) ACCESSING Y O U R L E A R N I N G GENIUS "Genius" involves a totally committed and passionate state in which you become so totally engaged that the world goes away. Many of the ideas built into the following pattern came from John Grinder and Judith DeLozier's book. Okay? So ready. has there ever been a time when you were in a committed state? What was that like? Have you ever been committed to something else? Find a specific state that you have fairly easy access to and which you can elicit fully. Rise up from the focused state to this executive level state that it can take charge of tilings while you get lost in this state. nod to let me know or say so.

balance. how to have it and how not. and feeling what you felt. Why should you have this state? How would it be valuable to you? Why should you? Your reasons.? 6) Commission the Executive Meta-State and Future Pace Are you willing to take full responsibility for setting these parameters for this commitment state so that this person can fully experience this commitment state? [Yes!] Are you willing to take responsibility for letting this person fully experience this intense and passionate state? For knowing the limits and boundaries. with what style? How should you not? When should you have this state? When should you not? Where should you have this state? Where not? In what context or contexts? In what contexts should you not? According to what other criteria and qualities? Any other considerations that you would like to determine the boundaries of this genius state? With whom? With whom not? For what significance or meaning? What meanings to not give it? What other characteristics & features could you add to this state that would even more fully express the quality and efficiency that you want? Any other resources to add to the genius state? love. respect. fallibility. daring. when to have it and when not. 2) Access a simple state of Just Observing Step in and out of this new genius state. will you signal X when to step out? As you imagine moving out into your future. balance. daring. motivations? Why should you not? How should you? In what way. etc. are you fully aligned with this? Any objections? Building up a New Genius State 1) Access the new desired focus state What focused state would you like to build? What do you call it? Have you ever had a little bit of it? Good. respect.With whom? With whom not? For what significance or meaning? What meanings to not give it? What other characteristics & features could you add to this state that would even more fully express the quality and efficiency that you want? Any other resources to add to the genius state? love. how to have it and how not. agendas. fallibility. in order to make the distinctions that allow you know how to have it upon cue. Amplify. etc. Use your imagination and the "What If. are you fully aligned with this? Any objections? . hearing what you heard.:" Frame to assist.. when to have it and when not.? 5) Commission the Executive Meta-State and Future Pace Are you willing to take full responsibility for setting these parameters for this commitment state so that this person can fully experience this commitment state? [Yes!] Are you willing to take responsibility for letting this person fully experience this intense and passionate state? For knowing the limits and boundaries. 3) Use your Executive Mind to further develop the genius state Re-access the state and then rise up in your mind to the part of your mind that makes decisions and answer the following questions. will you signal X when to step out? As you imagine moving out into your future. Go there and be with it fully. Access that bit seeing what you saw. practicing a clean state shift.

Do this repeatedly until you can do so impeccably." experiencing "flow. Finding our own template for how we get lost in a state enables us to recognize that personal genius is fully possible for you. Practicing interrupting further enables us to learn to trust ourselves. and shifting the focus of our mind and body system." The pattern involves Inviting a person to be interrupted and handle it effectively by stepping out of state. By stepping cleanly out of the state. to trust that we can always get it back. Because such states are very focused." etc. commitment. engagement. "in the zone. handling the interruption. When the person carries over no mental or emotional residue from one state to the other. with no residue left over. or reduce them. and then back into the state in a moment's notice. at one's best with all of one's resources available. We begin by practicing responding to an interruption and then take charge of it by interrupting ourselves so that we step out of state with a minimum overlap. and then matter-of-factly stepping back into state. you have achieved the goal of this exercise... These distinctions inform our neurology for when and where to cue the state. but cleanly separates and breaks between them and can then step back in and re-access that state with a strong intensity. clarity. we learn to separate from this intense Flow state so that we can leave it cleanly behind. dilute them. . Stepping in and out of the genius state allows us to find the differences that make a difference and to use those distinctions for creating ecological boundaries.About the "Accessing Personal Genius" Pattern The qualities of a "genius" state involve focus. The brain/ nervous system will learn this pattern quickly and achieve the desire level of competency of state shifting. to trust that we will not lose the state. lost in the moment. we need to protect them so that we don't contaminate them. This then changes our relationship to the experience and to the idea of "interruption.

would that make a big difference in your life? State the concept by putting it as a belief.] Will you act on this and make it your program for acting? State it as a decision. "I understand... understanding) you want incorporated into your muscles.. really believed that. etc.... The same holds true for expertise.. Put your feelings into words: "I feel.. Would you like to believe that? If you really. seeing. Okay. What do you know or understand or believe about this that you want to set as a frame in your mind? State it in a clear. and valued principles into neurological patterns. State the belief decision again noticing what you feel. selling excellence. Say. it is time to." Now state it as if you really did believe it.. The original learning may take a considerable amount of time and trouble in order to get the muscle patterns and coordination deeply imprinted into one's muscles... Would you like to live by that belief? [Yes. and public relations. "I will. now state it by finishing the statement. because I believe. from sports. learning. excellence.. " 4) Rephrase the Belief and Decision as an emotional State or Experience. to make this belief decision real is. What do you feel as you imagine living your life with this empowering belief and decision? Be with those emotions.. belief.. hearing and feeling it you are doing this because you believe what? Because you've decided what? Because you feel what? And you will do what other thing? Because you understand what? Because you feel what? Because you've decided what? Because you believe what? And what other thing will you do? Mind-to-Muscle for Intuitive Understanding . and compelling way. We begin with a principle—a concept. and mastery in all other fields." "I want. 3) Reformat the Belief as a Decision.. 1) Identify a Principle (concept. believe. We do this when we learn to type on a keyboard. wealth building. teaching. etc. awareness.. I experience. "The one thing that I will do today as an expression of these feelings.. Notice what you're feeling as you say that again. We then lose conscious awareness of the learnings as we let the muscles run the program.. let them grow and extend.... I have found this especially true in our modeling projects regarding resilience....] You would? [Yes. we have translated principle into muscle.. succinct. and then we translate it into muscle. selling.. the learnings become incorporated into the very fabric of the muscles themselves.6) MIND-TO-MUSCLE PATTERN Transforming Learning into Muscle-Memory The design of this meta-stating pattern is to turn highly informative. insightful." "From this day forward I will. Restate the belief by saying.. At that point." 2) Describe the Principle as a Belief. because I will. mathematics." And what one thing will you do tomorrow? And the day after that? 6) Step into the Action and Let the higher levels of your mind Spiral As you fully imagine carrying out that one thing you will do today.. What concept or principle do you want to put into your neurology? Describe your conceptual understanding. to surgery. because I believe.] Really? [Yes." 5) Turn the Emotions Into Actions to Expression the belief/decision. understanding.. Yet by practicing and training. This pattern creates transformation by moving up and down the various levels of mind so that we map from our understandings about something from the lowest descriptive levels to the highest conceptual levels and back down again. leadership.

"A simple criterion for effective education is just this—an education that yields greater understanding in students. and unless these formal expressions can be mapped onto more intuitive forms of knowing. 1991. p. 146) "Understanding is a complex process that is not well understood. The ways of acquiring skills are simply an amalgam of sensorimotor and symbolic knowledge. Understanding does not and cannot occur unless the relations among different notations and representations come to be appreciated. the competent individual learns readily how to commute back and forth between these ways of knowing and how to integrate them in order to execute the task at hand." (p." (Gardner. A genuine understanding probably involves some kind of direct confrontation of those habits of the mind that tend to get in the way of a thoroughgoing understanding. 179) .

. and commission it to work for you with confidence. hear and feel what you saw. ... Go to this Controller's Controller. decisiveness. and felt then. Invite: So just now. etc... Associate back into it so that you see. Proactivity. hopes. Thoughtfulness. Validate: There's a part of you— a part of your mind—that makes decisions. run an ecology check on the Quality of Decisions this part has made. for a few moments. Say "Yes!"to it. Explore: How do you know to respond decisively? What allows you? 3) With yet another Meta-Move.. patience. heard. 4) Own and Commission this Manager or Controller Bring thoughts-and-feelings of Ownership to this Manager. and commission that higher part of you that can (and does) turn your central self in decisions and choices.. Reality Checking Skills.. empower. Bring Trust. How well has this executive managing part of you made decisions? What additional resources would you like to program into this part so that it makes even better decisions for you? Patience. that made that decision. Re-experience the sense of decisiveness..7) META-STATING Y O U R DECISIVE EXECUTIVE Design: To find. What do you need or would like to decide with regard to your learning that would enhance and accelerate your ability to learn confidently? The Pattern: 1) Access a resourceful and definitive Decision. And just enjoy the experience as you bring acceptance and appreciation to this part. 5) Fully Appreciate and Esteem your Highest Executive State Bring Appreciation and Esteem to bear on it. makes decisions.. go inside to that part of you that made that decision. identify.. desires. and acquaint yourself anew or for the first time with this Decision Making part of yourself— this executive part that weighs choices. the executive over it. Recall it fully and completely. etc. and that turns your central self toward values.. 2) Make a meta-move to the part of you that makes decisions.

growth. Do these states enhance your learning abilities? Do these states. etc. This avoids personalizing and/or interpreting any feedback as having anything to do with our Identity. traits. translate all feedback into specific behaviors. your budding genius. Feel (VAK) terms. 4) Inquire about the Timeliness of the Feedback. etc. your learning. What is the outcome. error. 4) Use the basic Meta-Stating Pattern (the 5 A's) to set the frames that will best Texture your Learning State regarding Feedback 5) Future Pace. . and resources that you would like to meta-state "feedback" with. In Giving High Quality Feedback to Others: 1) Identify the Outcome of the Feedback. Hear. useful. Hear the feedback as tentative even if the person didn't code it as such. Making the feedback sensory based..? How do they represent ill-formed maps? 3) Specific the qualities. error detection. and reflective feedback that truly assists us in tuning up our skills and getting new patterns down.8) META-STATING FEEDBACK We all need feedback. messed up. Make sure you have this in See. did something wrong. meaning serve your creativity. accurate. frames. When you think about someone informing you (telling you) that you made a mistake. etc. what thoughts and feelings come to mind? What state does that put you in? What do you believe about that? 2) Deframe the old Frames of Meaning to Dragon Slay or Tame the old States. For example: Patience — Acceptance — Appreciation — Positive Intention — Commitment to yourself. or objective of a given exercise? 2) Obtain Behavior Feedback. design. prevents evaluations and judgments. We also need good.). etc. 3) Keep Feedback Tentative and Seek Validation. understandings. In Receiving High Quality Feedback 1) Identify your current frame (meta-state/s) about feedback (correction.

Defining Yourself as a Ferocious Learner: adding "learning" to your self-definition. Swishing to the You as an Effective Learner

Swishing to a New Self
Frame: Brains go places. Therefore be sure to Swish them to go into the new direction that enhances your learning. Tell your brain "where to go" by giving it explicit instructions. Design: When your brain goes to problematic & limiting places, use this pattern to identify the current triggers that already swish your brain. Then change the pathway. This will re-directionalize your attention. This goes beyond merely creating a new behavior since you design "the Me for whom this would no longer operate be a problem." This gives consciousness to a more powerful, positive, and confident self-definition or identity.
The Swish Pattern 1) Develop a full representation of the triggering picture (or sound, sensation, word). The triggering representation sets off the unresourceful feeling, stuckness, or problematic behavior. The Trigger Representation answers the question, "What do you see, hear, feel just before you engage in unwanted behaviors?" Code this triggering picture as if in it associatedly. This makes the triggering representation a Primary State. 2) Develop a Compelling Desired Self Image. Imagine the You for whom that stimulus or trigger would no longer offer any problem. Relax and allow yourself to design engineer a picture of yourself having all of the qualities and attributes necessary to handle the trigger with ease, comfort, skill, elegance, and power. See the You for whom the triggering event is no problem. See this picture of the Desired Self as out there—attractive, compelling, and pulling on you. This step takes you meta to a higher level representation that you then set up as your new default frame of reference. This sends your brain upstairs and sets up a higher frame, it also vividly and dramatically encodes a new compulsion that replaces the old. You now feel a propulsion to become that higher level self. Fully represent the You that you'll be when you no longer have that old habit. Invent the ever-becoming more resourceful You.

3) Check for objections. Quiet yourself, go inside, and simply ask, "Does any part of me object to this new imagine of myself?" "Would this fit and operate in an ecological way in my life?" 4) Link the two representations. Create a linkage between the representations so that the cue always leads to the resourceful picture. In building this mechanism, use the driving modalities and representational distinctions. Typically when we see a big and bright trigger picture, that will drive it. Others will want to use close and 3dimensional as the driving variables. Whatever variables drive, use them. Start with the trigger picture big and bright (or close, or whatever). Have the person see it immediately in front of the person. Then put the compelling and

resourceful Self Image as a dot in the middle of the trigger picture or in the lower right corner of the picture. Always link by starting with the primary state trigger image and then swish in the attractive image of the resourceful You. Keep editing your Representational Screen in your Primary State so that you hide, as it were, the higher level map inside. It lurks inside ready to explode out. It throbs inside ... rhythmically ... awaiting your cue to rush forward. You can feel that, now, can you not? 5) And now... Swish! As the trigger image gets smaller and darker, you can notice that the future self image simultaneously grows bigger and brighter until it fills the whole screen. Do this very, very quickly. Since brains learn quickly, do this in just a couple seconds. Do it as fast as it takes to say, "Swwiissshhhhh." After you do this, shake your head and clear that internal representational screen. 6) Swish repeatedly 5 or 6 times. Not only does the brain learn by going places and do so quickly, but also doing so repeatedly. Repeat this swishing process several times. Make sure you clear the screen each time. We want the brain to learn to go in one direction, from the Triggering representation to the Resourceful You image. 7) Test & Future Pace. Now think about the triggering image. What happens? What do you think about? What do you feel? Now, if possible, behaviorally test by exposing yourself to the external trigger!

In meta-stating, we make a conceptual move up the levels of mind and set a new reference point, frame of reference, or even frame of mind. At these meta-levels we construct "beliefs" or confirmed thoughts about things. At this level we can set Accelerated Learning Beliefs as new and enhancing frames for learning that will further accelerate our progress. As you think about your learning from an empowering belief standpoint, what empowering beliefs would you like to add to your frames? What do the experts in learning think and believe?

Limiting and Toxic Beliefs that Sabotage Accelerated Learning Skills and States "I can't learn that." "I'm just no good with numbers (language, art, etc.)." "I'm too slow to learn that." "I just get too angry and frustrated with myself." "Losers and loners are always studying and don't have any friends." "If you get good grades, you'll be a loner and kids won't want to be around you." "I can't control my thoughts." "My thoughts intrude and distract and there's nothing I can do about it." "I'm afraid that I'm different and inadequate compared to others."

tone." Access a good strong "No!" Think of something that every fiber in your body can say "No!" to in a way that is fully congruent. Feeling all of this powerful "No!". that it has no more room in your presence. and effective way to deframe the old unenhancing beliefs and to install the empowering beliefs that support your commitment to success. This is only an exercise and so you can't keep this! You really want this? Would this improve your life? Would it be valuable to you? . in your mind. utter it repeatedly to the Empowering Belief that you want. Is there anything like that? Notice your "Yes!" Notice the neurology and feeling of your "Yes!" Notice the voice of "Yes!" Gesture the "Yes!" with your hands and body. It will give you a clear. you can use this Meta-State Pattern For Changing Limiting Beliefs. limiting belief. Preparation: Ecology for this pattern has to occur before we begin the pattern. now.. even "Hell No!" feel this fully as you think about that stupid. quick. What enhancing & empowering beliefs would you really like to have running in your mind-and-emotions? Which belief stands in your way? How does this belief sabotage you or undermine your effectiveness? Have you had enough of it? Or do you need more pain? What empowering belief would you like to have in its place? How to Play with this Pattern: 1) Get "NO. Hear your voice of "No!" Would you push a little child in front of a speeding bus just for the hell of it? Would you eat a bowl of dirty filthy worms when you have delicious food available? 2) Meta "No!" the Limiting Belief. Make sure you have a top-notch idea that you want to confirm. Feel it. Do you want this? "Yes!" Really? How many more times do you need to say "Yes!" right now in order to feel that you have fully welcomed it into your presence? 7) YES the "Yes!" repeatedly and put into the person's future. Amplify this "Yes!" 4) Meta "Yes!" the Enhancing belief And feeling that "Yes!" even more fully. Anchor your "No!" with your hand gestures. Say that "No!" again and again until you notice and snapshot it on the inside. gesturing. And how many more times and with what voice. do you need to totally disconfirm that old belief so that you know —deep inside yourself—that it will no longer run your programs? 3) Access a Strong and Robust "Yes!" Think about something that every fiber of your being says "Yes!" to without any question or doubt... useless.. And you can keep on saying No! to that limiting belief until you begin to feel that it no longer has any power to run your programs.11) META-NO-ING & META-YES-ING Belief C h a n g e P a t t e r n Once you have discovered some limiting beliefs that you want to get out of your head & neurology so that they no longer operate as your programming.

purpose. Move to meta-level to examine limiting Presuppositions: Access MS of clear-minded evaluation of evaluations (Observer checking ecology). memory. The Pattern: 1 ) Identify problem or difficulty. identify different meta-levels awarenesses and awarenesses about awarenesses that create meta-state incongruence. etc. Move to the highest meta-state to outframe both conflicting parts (maps) in order to create a psychosynthesis a perspective of complementarity. What does the person assume or presuppose that holds the "problem" in place? What has to be true in order for this "problem" or "perception" to exist? 4) Find Positive Intent behind each State: What positive intention or value lies behind the functioning of this state? What does the person seek to accomplish of positive value? 5) Find Positive Intent behind the Positive Intent Continue the process of "going meta" to the positive intention behind the intentions until you get to a frame that allows synthesis and integration —an agreement frame. Other (2 ) and Witness (3 ) perceptual positions. Design: This pattern enables a person to step out of the "problem thinking" mind-set and state and into a new and creative place. etc. As the person does. "Our thinking creates problems that the same type of thinking will not solve. st nd rd 3) Search for and identify Limiting Beliefs in those frames: What limiting beliefs support the antagonism between different states? Due to the influence of state-dependent learning. cause. This will enable you to obtain rich "double descriptions" of the situation. 2) Fully acknowledge & experience all perceptual positions about this difficulty. time. Use whenever you or another person needs to try on a whole new way of thinking about a difficulty." (p. Specify some unresolved or problematic situation that you would like to think more creatively about. Take Self (1 ). What do this "parts" have in common? . Levels of conceptual realities: T-F about self. perception. 6) Outframe: Synthesize the parts or states from a higher meta-position have the two combine and become one. 29).12) EINSTEIN'S CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOVLING Meta-Stating Solution Thinking Frame: Robert Dilts (1994) noted in his study of Einstein's strategy for creativity and problem solving that we often need to move to a higher and/or different space from the problem space. we need a different way of thinking than that involved in this frame and which created the frame.

patterns. Initiation Have I taken personal responsibility for transferring the skill into my life? Have I owned the learning? Am I willing to take responsibility for making this part of my life? 5) Willingness to experiment and play. and Immediate Feedback. Will I delight myself with the playfulness of extending the parameters of the new states and metastates that I create? 11) Empowering. etc. pattern. Exploration: What are your current thoughts-and-feelings about implementing knowledge? What have you set as a higher frame about this? To learn enhanced ways to run your brain isn't enough. Do I feel a need for it or feel excited about it? 3) The Fittingness of the New Frame for our life situation. processes. Will I work with this often enough so that it becomes habitual? Will I playfully repeat it enough so that I can do it in my sleep? 7) Future Pacing. or model until it becomes second-nature to me? 6) Repetition of the skill or pattern. Am I willing to play around (experiment) with the new skill.? Take any or all of the following Resource States & Meta-State yourself with it: 1) Clarity of understanding of the process. talk. Am I willing to learn how to give and receive the kind of enhancing feedback that makes for reinforcement and installation of these skills? . and models and get them inside us so that they make a difference in how we think. recreation. Will I take responsibility to get the most out of the group experiences and enable the others to get the most out of it for themselves? 10) State Extending Exercises. Does it fit? Is it aligned with our highest values and visions? Am I willing to let this become a part of my identity? 4) Responsibility: Ownership. Sensory-Based. Have I represented it vividly and clearly in my mind? How much more vividness and clarity would help? 2) Intensity of emotion and energy for the new skill. behave. and meta-person. home. This pattern facilitates your own installation of implementation. It answers the installation questions: How do we take new learnings. We have to translate into action. 9) Skill Reinforcement in groups as experiencer. Am I willing to play around in respectful ways in the small groups using the role playing scenarios to get this installed in my behavior. feel. Have I imagined vividly how this will play out in my life in the future? 8) Experimenting and active involvement in role playing in the groups. coach.13) META-STATING I M P L E M E N T A T I O N Frame: What kind of a relationship to you have to the idea of Implementing What You Know and Learn? What frames have you set with regard to putting concepts into action? Design: To train and/or learn so that it has lasting and profound impact we have to implement. insights. You have to actually run your own brain with those patterns. and relate? How do we translate new skills into everyday action? How do we transfer them to our workplace.

music. . and now imagine bringing this back down the levels. and integrity? What activity do you engage in that's very important to you but which sometimes lacks the full range of Congruency. Congruency.notice its sounds. experience in sensory-based terms. shapes. What is this like? Let a metaphor or story encapsulate this matrix of your mind. Mission. light. in turn. etc.. Describe this behavior. to bear upon your everyday states. experience it completely. How do you now experience the behavior. does it affect your Identity? Who are you when you engage in this? What does engaging in this behavior say about your identity? 5) Identify the Meta-State of Purpose & Destiny that then arises (Vision. go back to the highest level of metaphor and step from there to the next one and the next gathering up the resources and bring it down to the behavior. Describe from a Video-Camera perspective. activity.. colors. etc. Congruency.14) META-ALIGNMENT Aligning Higher Frames Are you Aligned in all of your higher levels of thinking and emoting regarding a given task? Do you have any parts organized to sabotage your propulsion for success? The following pattern provides you a way to align and utilize meta-level structures (Meta-States) to generate an overall sense (gestalt) of integration. Spirit) Does this fit into your overall sense of destiny and purpose? How does it? What's your highest intentions in doing this? 6) Identify the Decision that supports this. (Behavior) Where do you do this? (Environment) Where not? When? When not? 2) Identify the PS mental-emotional Skills and Abilities which enable you to do this (Capability) How do you know how to do this? Can you pull this off? How do you do that? Describe it for me briefly.. 8) Bring the Higher Levels down to the PS Behavior to let it all Integrate As you even more fully step into all of this awareness. 1) Identify a Primary State sensory-based Experience wherein you want more alignment Is there any behavior that you would like to perform with more personal alignment. wholeness. (This pattern has been adapted from Dilts' "Neuro-logical levels") Do this just standing and talking about each level or spatially anchor each level by back up from the primary state behavior. What strategy or strategies do you deploy in doing this? 3) Identify the Meta-Levels of Beliefs & Values that support & empower this (Beliefs/ Values) Why do you engage in this? Why do you believe this is important? What are some empowering beliefs that support this behavior? 4) Identify the Meta-State of Identity which emerges for you Identity) When you do this. As it emerges . power. can you not? If you spatially anchored each meta-state. letting it coalesce into the lower levels to enrich them. and well-being. Repeat 3 times until it flows as a Walk of Integration. and focus that you would like to have? Make a list. snapshot it and honor it and let it enrich all of your levels. Have you decided to do this? You will? You have said "YES!" to this? 7) Describe these Meta-Levels of Meaning with a metaphor or story. environment.. when you bring this higher level with you? And you can bring each of these levels.

judge. pace. 4) Set Effective Frames for your Coaching to be an Exploration that takes full advantage of feedback and learnings. Consistently looking for positive intention and accepting and appreciating them as unique persons with value will go a long way in helping them overcome this belief. We not only respect the person. we then seek to recognize. and satisfy those highest positive intentions rather than get caught up (sucked into) the primary level problems. or different' as though something is wrong with them. we have sought to demonstrate the following Skills as our understanding of NLP and Meta-States with regard to effectively coaching for accelerated learning. symptoms and complaints. especially if the person has been traumatized or raised with lots of impoverishing toxic beliefs. grow.PART V COACHING OTHERS IN LEARNING SKILLS In this training. NLP and Meta-States is all about facilitating the powers to "run your own brain" and to manage the higher levels of mind. Begin by accepting and appreciating the person's highly valued criteria and frames. To do that we have to first pace. This leads us to explore with every learner what he or she specifically seeks to accomplish so that we can then align with that higher state of mind. skills. 184) 3) Pace and Lead to Empowerment. etc. you won't have a good connection or basis for communicating. 1) Begin from a State of Respect. 2) Search for and Speak to Each Person's Highest Positive Intentions We use the NLP reframing principle that a positive intention drives and governs every behavior and communication. etc. Often we have to move up many levels to find that. thoughts. validate. weird. emotions. It's not failure at . or fight with the person's frames. set of competencies or lack of them. skill level. understanding their mental filters (Meta-Programs)." (Blackerby. etc. That will more than likely lead to a Frame War that will only escalate things. you're likely to deny. to access and use the empathy perspective and to truly care about facilitating empowering resources for the person. Assuming this. Then we can persuasively lead to coaching the person's greater resourcefulness in learning. We separate person from all of these behaviors in order to honor the person above and beyond any particular state. higher levels of mind (Meta-States). roles. If you don't pace. think. This challenges us to manage our own states. but also believe in each person's right and responsibility to learn. actions. "The biggest obstacle to overcome for a student with ADD symptoms is that they are labeled 'stupid. values. pace —as we enter into another's world. As you meta-model the person's reality structures. do so from the Know-Nothing frame of reference and demonstrate how an expert professionally uses and loves feedback. What follows therefore presents our understanding of how to effectively work with anybody else in the context of learning and training. p. People are more than their behavior. speak. And without pacing.

Remember to shift back to modeling (metamodeling) whenever you feel overwhelmed so that you can chunk down the language and structures into small pieces. etc. etc." and the kind of thoughts. Every miss provides valuable information about what to do next. Enjoy the processes. Model how you continue when you get "stuck. you only need to trust that your explorations with the person will reveal the structure and that you will find a way. activities. trusting of the process. remember that mastery necessitates practice. beliefs that you set as your own frames when you don't know what to do. but he believes he is dumb and that it won't work— watch out. wonder. disciplined. trust. 5) Layer Pattern upon Pattern until you get the person's desired outcome. and time. 6) As a Learning Coach. Aim to establish a learning direction so that the person slowly but solidly begins to build more and more confidence in his or her abilities to learn. The higher level will govern that experience. or how. You don't have to know what you're going to do. Adopt a learner's role to your person. . not that of a know-it-all. states. If you train a person at the level of capacity. curiosity. rehearsal. confidence. This calls for both you and the person to be patient.all. Constantly check the higher levels of mind to see if the person is okay with the skills. This empowering belief is essential to be a master at this art. Set a frame of playfulness. Continually check for — Permission Alignment Comfort Congruence Belief Judgments/ Evaluations Value Emotions (meta-feelings) Understanding Decisions Identity Expectation Etc. in the person. Elicit humor. and processes.

as what's "on" our mind. What is it like? How would we create it? What things make up the disorder of the mind? To create and experience the state of mind that we call Attention Deficient Disorder. Attention Deficient Disorder or ADD is a distressful and unpleasant state. Attention. "What's wrong with you? Are you stupid or something? You never use your head. to be important. etc. and the like. establish a purpose. situations. It is only later that we develop intentions. We have no agenda. words. different. When that happens. threatening.") What frames do we need? What meta-state structures? What meta-level frames of beliefs. to resist mom's shaming. We just free-float in such a way that the events. to get the biggest cookie. etc. Why are you so dumb?" When a child repeatedly hears words of this kind. reacting. expectations. It does makes sense. etc. It's only a disorder from the perspective of ordering consciousness so that it operates in a highly focused way that effectively encodes information in a way that makes sense (and so elicits the state of "comprehension. to find the path of least resistance. these become our governing frames of reference or meta-states and these higher intentions begin controlling our experiences. It doesn't come out of the blue from nowhere. or anger. jumping all over the place. When we do. expectations. mind attends whatever stimuli catches its attention. Then we have an expert system for distracting. they say something like. procrastinating. these higher frames begin to govern and control things. "dislike and rejection of experiencing any mistake" that could be used as evidence "being dumb. We set intentions in our mind at a higher logical level to our attentions when we want something. And. to avoid dad's anger. around us grab our attention. of course. A person has to set several higher frames of reference (or meta-states) in order to create this experience that the psychological community has mislabeled a disorder.ARTICLES Another Look at "Attention Deficiency" THE META-STATES OF ADD L. intend something. etc. to not feel embarrassment. And yet we do so very early. we develop very basic and primary type of intentions: We seek to move toward pleasure and away from pain We seek for satisfaction of hunger and dryness and we seek to move away from the discomfort of the basic biological drives (hunger. values. Then the child will more likely experience the state of "dislike of being scolded. That's why we experience consciousness as so responsive and so reactive to the world when we first enter into it as children. no intention. Michael Hall. and out of their frustration. etc. and unable to focus." This then becomes more complex as the child . we have to use some very special strategies.D. no focus. At first. to be the first." Eventually this becomes. simply responds to anything new. to not be viewed as dumb. to not have to exert effort. it becomes seductively easy to buy into them. etc. We develop commitments. If you'd only think before you act. no purpose. thirst. Suppose we don't "get" something the first time dad or mom explains something. forgetting. stress.? Higher Frames or States of Mind In its natural and untrained state. it sends commands to our body to create emotions of impulsiveness and hyperactivity and corresponding behaviors. passions. to feel powerful. Later we develop more layered and complex intentions: to win. people. to show someone up. motivations. moving. agendas. Only then can we structure consciousness in such a way that we experience it with all of the ADD symptoms: highly distracted.). once we have a distracted state of mind like that. Ph. ADD does have a structure. vivid. dangerous. to not stand out.

" Then. and frames contribute to that? Intentions. Such individuals have a rich and varied world of attentions. "Don't be dumb!" This state-about-a-state structure then means that the person will be operating from a frame of mind that could be summarized in such "belief statements as: "Its bad and painful to be reproved for being dumb. no wonder the child would find him or herself turned off about learning and school. At nine. We don't feel enough passion. The problem lies rather in the way all these attentions "have" the person rather than the person "having" them. and screen out every distraction leaves one in a state of excitement. From a structural point of view. he had actually come to believe several things that were sabotaging his learning excellence. In fact. Structurally. And the list went on. motivation. and so fidgeting and constantly moving and procrastinating." "I'm no good at learning. He seemed bored in my office.learns to hates the "dumb" state." "Avoid using your brain. then you won't be thought stupid. I bet you can't even keep your mind on the computer screen!" (Laughing) "No. powerfully encode it so that it makes a powerful impression. He believed that he was dumb. people labeled "ADD" do not have any problem in the production of attentions. influences. inadequacy. the "problem" we have here isn't one deficient of attentions. What causes that? What factors. Why move toward something so loaded up with pain psychic pain of embarrassment. making a mistake. and moving very quickly. That's easy. ADD as Driving a Brain in an Out of Control Manner In actuality. you know what that means. structures. and commitment. He looked at this and then at that. intellectual matters. or from a lack of structure in directionalizing mind. fears about being dumb." "That's great! And of course. the higher frames that govern a passionate state of learning and which enables a person to zoom in on information or experience. the ADD experience arise from having too many negative thoughts and feelings turned against oneself and overwhelming oneself with fears about learning. He moved and fidgeted. He couldn't sit still.. It is when we lack that kind of higher frames of mind. He believed that he could not control his brain. etc. and so taboo it for themselves." "But I bet you get tired of playing those games. The Meta-Levels of ADD The "belief frames above highlight and structure the meta-levels of Attention Deficit These beliefs involve the checklist of beliefs that Dilts has put together in the so-called neurological levels. "Do you ever play computer games or Nintendo?" I inquired. and all at once. Capabilities: Am I capable of learning? Can I control my own brain? Is that possible? . We don't care enough about something. In fact. with such intentions.. He believed it was terrible to be laughed at or embarrassed. it is the out-of-control nature of attentions that causes one to feel overwhelmed. but just play.. and negative self-descriptions? Who would want to? I wouldn't. unable to focus." "You mean that you can focus on it and stay with it?" "Sure. "Sure. Attentions are everywhere. Conversely." And he had all of the classic symptoms. that our attentions fling and dart all over the place. desire. He believed that there was nothing he could do to become better at school. He believed that other kids were smarter than him. There's no deficiency at that level. fears about being embarrassed. The individuals may suffer from negative frames (or dragon states) or from simply a deficiency of intentions. fear it." He was surprised. inadequate. he was nine years old and had been labeled "ADHD. I always do poorly with such. as well as the other logical levels. don't you?' "That I'm only interested in games?" "It means that you got a great brain that can learn in really effective ways. and defeated. He believed that the learnings he was doing with Nintendo and baseball were not "real" learnings. at that level there are too many attentions. I can. It means that you can focus and concentrate and that there's not a thing wrong with your brain. distracted. When I met Terry.

"What are you attending that your teacher or parent doesn't want you attending?" He knows that mind is forever attending something." If that works at all. Getting lost in something that elicits focus states.. Our mental and emotional energies go out to attend.higher level reasons and meanings. a phrase that fills it out and makes it more true to the supporting higher frames of mind. drawing. Sometimes we have to lose one of our older meta-level "minds" in order to free ourselves from old ideas and concepts that put us in a bad relationship to something like "learning. Riveted R Us. We say- If you want more focused mental and emotional energy to go somewhere. Here we connect the primary attentions with higher level reasons. and alters. etc. book. Then. it usually doesn't work very long. The nine-year-old boy spending hours with a computer game obviously has great motivation and passion about that game and that motivation is precisely the higher mind that supports and enables him in his concentration and focus. In Meta-States we add another phrase to this line. he gets another meta-level pleasure: being able to define himself as successful in that area. etc. well. Sometimes that helps. And there's something else. But we're still at the level of attention. cards. dramatic. varied. It's really not until we step back and go upward to the higher levels of awareness. it's always a question of having sufficient and powerful enough intentions. Csikszentmihalyi studies in Flow as The Psychology of Optimal Experience show that we have the ability to enter into a focused flow state with a very wide range of things from walking. movie. etc. we use different approaches. This keeps him motivated. as he finds delight and pleasure in succeeding (as we all do). colorful. he frequently asks. doing chores. to even the mundane things: washing dishes. etc.Can I focus my attention? Values. identifying. When Bob Bodenhamer works with ADD children. As he becomes more and more skilled. That's why finding." we will find our attentions quite willing to do serve for our intentions. love making. In this. There's no mystery in that. We liven things up. climbing a mountain. Oftentimes we have to "lose our mind and come to our senses" in order to shake off trance like states that prevent us from being in the here and now. What we attend. Attend to anything long enough and our skills and knowledge will increase. values. identities. perseverance. We say in NLP that energy goes where attention flows. not only do we have to bring our attention to it. The ability to become riveted to a TV show. etc. etc. video-game." And this constantly shifts. running. more dynamic. comes with being a human being. Identity: Am I intelligent or dumb?] Relationships: How would changing my learning style affect my relationships? Would others accept or reject me? Intentionality: What are my intentions? What are the higher intentions above and beyond those intentions? The Intention . changes. primarily involves our neuro-semantics. intense research. gardening. concentration. Intention is a higher level of mind that arises from our orientation and that shows up in our everyday motivations and passions. care. Typically we start by trying to "command" or order attention: "Pay attention to this!" "When I talk in this classroom. passion. And so it should. developing. when we have a big enough "Why" or "How this is important to me. I expect that you listen to me!" "You need to pay more attention to your homework. How valuable is it to learn? To study. but we most effectively bring our attention to it when we align it with our higher intentions. meditating. that we can activate a person's intentions. it is never a question whether a person has enough or sufficient attentions. How can we apply this for the experience of ADD? Many people start merely at the level of attention. understandings. Attention describes our immediate conscious experience of the world as we move through it.Attention Dynamics Attention refers to what's immediately "on our mind. ." "school. We try to make the information more interesting. that's another question. to vertical wall climbing." etc. etc. invest. and enriching our personal sense of intention so that we can take a strong and definitive Intentional Stance about something empowers us in activating our highest skills and potentials. So we shift into getting or grabbing attention by using attention getting devices.

Via meta-detailing. To meta-detail. we will learn it. taking on one thing at a time knowing and believing that "given some time and exposure. It helps us relax. Stress." "Learning is a fun and playful way of encountering the world. By adopting a relaxed and yet alert state of interest and fascination we set the kind of frames wherein we feel safe to experiment. explore. learn from mistakes. It allows "the world to go away" while we get lost in the study. . It gives us the ability also to leverage the system at just the right places so that all of the mental and emotional energy wasted in worry about our labels can now be re-directed into new and more exciting focuses. With it we can look around our room to check the environment in which we read or study and check it out in terms of supporting our attentions. etc. it creates a unity and integration of moving up the levels of abstraction that occurs when we generalize and moving down the levels when we precisely specify something. We can further master ADD by setting the kind of meta-frames or meta-states that support the experience of accelerated learning." "The more I learn and become skilled in running my own brain. It de-accelerates the learning.Mastering the Deficiency in ADD All of this describes the first step in the process of mastering ADD. We can chunk down to learning in steps and stages. With this in mind (the meta-level principle)." Summary Forget any so-called Attention deficit and focus instead on Intension deficit disordering. then detail it out into tomorrow's life. It takes a set of very special conditions in order to create the ADD. expand it. First we need to go after intention. pressure. We need to get it to become strong and intense and powerful. we can chunk down from feeling overwhelmed by information coming at us too hard and fast.. We need to develop it. The over-prescribed condition of ADD and ADHD serves as an excuse for far too many people and a belief that sabotages their own personal genius. sometimes even bringing it to a stand-still. move up or down until you find a specific larger level frame of mind that's critically important to you. Meta-detailing combines global thinking with specific thinking.. Knowing that structure now enables us to play with it and mess it up. enrich it. A great study environment reduces the distractions and outside noise. We then need to meta-detail that intention into many specific attentions that will translate the intention into real-life and real-time experiences. the more I accelerate my powers for learning. It assists us in focusing. This illustrates the importance of treating ourselves and the learning/ misunderstanding/ correcting/ refining process in a kind and gentle way. and tension undermines effective learning. how will you act tomorrow? What one thing will you do? What will you say? How will you say it? Meta-Detailing also helps us to add specific attention aligning behaviors to our repertoire of activities. "I can learn anything I set my mind to.

learning. perception. attitude affects the working of our RAS. It Fight/Flight (General Arousal Syndrome) and The Relaxation Response: Since thinking. the Survival State (activated by threat and danger) elicits one kind of mind-set in contrast to a Calm and Relaxed State. It operates in a see-and-search manner.Appendix A The Neurology of Learning The Recticular Activating System (RAS) refers to the bundle of nerve fibers that are located at the base of the brain stem. not the higher cortex. In this. it controls the level of incoming information and functioning like a station control. They function as a regulator to filter incoming sensory information so that we don't go into sensory overload. etc. The RAS allows us to focus attention on a specific task at hand while tuning out extraneous sights and sounds. The RAS enables a young mother to hear a child in the middle of the night while ignoring other sounds. These are about the size of the tip of your finger. memory. are all state dependent. it directs our attention by tuning in what we deem as important and tuning out what we deem as not interesting at the moment. Similar to the functioning of a volume dial. . The "mind" under stress shifts to survival concerns and utilizes the lower layers of the brain.

So don't hesitate to share them when we call for them! Sometimes these responses open new doors of discovery for all of us & extend the field itself! Further. when someone sees and hears you operate in the weeks and months to come and say. Specifically. sometimes a question or insight pops up for you. because you can . Use it to practice being more bold. at your best.. learning. But you knew that.. I would have you know that I have designed this training.. and will. call on one of the assistants (that's what they are there for)! Don't deprive them of the coaching they can offer! * To Ask Questions & Present Insights that supports a focus on Excellence.. and sense of adventure depends upon you become a totally active participant in this process. With each training. and the Presentations to do one thing—to totally facilitate your discovery of new Ideas and Models. ultimately. you are responsible for your own state of mind-and-body. Feel it. new Skills and Technologies. competent. and questions that arise. utilize the small group experiential part effectively. and curious. Yet to respect the time constraints of everybody in this training. comments." Yes. creativity. network with others. We use small practice groups in this training for experiential learning. excited. . sometimes it may feel strange to immediately move into a small group with people you don't know. I need your help so that we can start on time. will you not? And as you say Yes to that powerfully and curiously. enjoyment. and transformative tools by which you can greatly enhance your life. we seek for both positive recommendations and for insightful suggestions to keep improving things. To facilitate that. share it! "Dumb" questions are especially welcomed since they are often the very doorways to new paradigms. Can you see yourself mowing in that directly? Begin to imagine that fully. Because. The small group interactions provide an immediate hands-on human laboratory so you can practice your magic before going "out there. access the best kind of learning states. Using such suggestions in previous trainings has lead us to realize just how much the fun. I want them to never have to raise the question— What were you trained to do? I want all to know and see immediately that you were trained for excellence. hesitate to do that here and just get right in make sure everybody gets to play who wants to! If you get lost. let's aim to— * Start on Time. Would you make whatever adjustments you need to in your personal time-line to become fully aware of the scheduling concerns of this training? It's easy to get lost when you get really involved in a process and pattern or when you're out on a walk. courageous. * Access & Maintain Your Very Best States. the Training Manual. playful.. didn't you? This only means that I need your help in order to make this an exciting training wherein you will discover new vistas. discover new things you'll get the most out of this. creative. To practice a pattern. let's work together to start promptly. pay attention to your needs so that you can stay alert. just simply move quickly into the groups with a hungry attitude of wanting to get right to the process and play with it! Since you can feel stuffy and pompous anywhere. installation of skills. After all. but it might also be just the question that might serve as a marvelous catalyst for the entire group. Sometimes what really makes a presentation dynamic and effective are the insights. playful. and get new programs installed in you that you want installed. and even a tad bit ferocious. Why? So we can tune each other up and practice in a safe environment. skilled. Hear the sound of that Masterful You as you do. & you may answer it in your own mind.HOW TO GET Y O U R MONEY'S W O R T H FROM THE TRAINING I trust that you have already begun to realize just how life changing and invigorating it will be for you as you consider becoming more focused. * Get the Most from the Human Laboratories.. and compassionate in learning the art of Personal & Professional Mastery. and get the most out of this for your money. congruent. If so. let others tune you up. support the exploration process.

Get involved. We are here as a group and so this gives us opportunity to practice the basics of NLP— pacing. You can't be wrong— you just get results. Sometimes I even use information overload to spin out old strategies. * Trust the Process. It you find yourself spinning and totally confused—welcome this experience joyfully in the full knowledge that you will come out the other end smarter & more resourceful! Trust the process.*Make it a Team Experience. calibrating. * No Shame/ No Blame." So sometimes we just have to "confuse the hell out of people" to loosen up the old frames and constructs before creating the new powerful stuff. Richard Bandler taught me how to use "confusion as the gateway to new learnings. state management. team spirit. May you have an Outrageously Resourceful Experience! Michael Hall . resourcefulness. etc.

Glossary of Terms As-If Frame: Pretending. Epistemology: The study of how we know what we know. joy. a way of perceiving something. the VAK (sights. associated position. or process in which events occur and provide meaning for content. in contrast with an analogue submodality. comprised of a neurological and a linguistic map. answers what.. Gestalt: An overall configuration of individual elements. tastes). Meta: Above. a unique representation of the world built in each person's brain by abstracting from experiences. Empowerment: Process of adding vitality. identity. seeing or hearing as if from a spectator's point of view. Generalization: A modeling process. a representation validated at a meta-level. smells. and new resources to a person. Dissociation: Experiencing an event non-emotionally. an open loop refers to an unfinished story or representation versus a closed loop. Chunking: Moving up or down the levels of abstraction. Complex Equivalence: A Meta-Model linguistic distinction. developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder (1975). behaviors. "He is late. etc. energy. chunking up refers to going up a level (inducing up. cycle. Distortion: A modeling process. Map of Reality: Model of the world. one's IR. etc. perceptual filters that govern attention. . others. sensory awareness skill. breathing. anger. Meta-States: A state about a state. Association: Mentally seeing. Digital: Varying between two states (i. induction) and leads to higher abstractions. Belief. a logical level higher. behavior. developed by Michael Hall (1994). chunking down refers to going down a level (deducing.g. one of the RS (VAK). about. gathering information by direct observation of nonverbal signals or by asking meta-model questions. looping back (as in feedback) . or category. skill. in contrast to association. how we code and represent information in the mind. etc. in contrast with dissociated. breathing. causality. equating two representations which usually refer to different dimensions. inaccurately representing something by changing form or structure. either on or off). class. metaphor. Deletion: A modeling process. deduction) and leads to more specific examples or cases. imagination. behavior. Meta-Programs: The mental/perceptual programs for sorting and paying attention to stimuli. e. computer term about the size of information.e. and feeling from inside an experience. and why. bringing a state of mind-body" (fear. Loops: A circle. in contrast with process or structure. the basis of all other discoveries in NLP. include vestibular system or sense of balance. acting "as if something was true. a digital submodality (color or black-and-white. gesture or any stimuli. tactile sensations on surface of skin. at a higher level. Meta-Model: 12 linguistic distinctions that identifies language patterns that obscure meaning in a communication via distortion. one representational system. etc. frame. response and a larger environment or system. meaning. posture. memory. generalizations about higher level concepts (i.). feelings. environment. self. Frame: A context. a creative problem-solving process. beyond. Matching: Adopting facets of another's outputs (i. Context: The setting. meta-level. had occurred. deletion and generalization. posture. sensations. 12 specific challenges or questions by which to clarify imprecise language (ill-formedness) to reconnect it to sensory experience and the deep structure. a level about a lower level. a light switch. sounds. taking a specific experience and generalizing to higher abstraction. generates a meta-state. a meta-level that drives and modulates the lower level. the missing portion of an experience. A thought about a thought. Metamodeling brings a person out of trance.e. hearing." Content: The specifics details of an event. proprioceptive sensations inside the body. learning) to bear upon another state from a higher logical level.e. eye movements. relation between an idea. enabling someone to take effective action. First Position: Perceiving the world from one's own point of view. or representation that goes back to its beginning. a story. words. emotionally experiencing and feeling a thought. Calibration: Tuning in to another's state via reading non-verbal signals previously observed and calibrated (i.) to create rapport. Internal Representations (IR): Thoughts. a question about how well something serves you. Logical Level: A higher level. Ecology: Concerning the overall relationship between things. Auditory: The sense of hearing. he doesn't love me.e. one of the perceptual positions.).. Kinesthetic: Sensations. Elicitation: Evoking a state by a word.

memories. presentation of sensory-based or evaluative based information (the VAK representations). Universal Quantifiers: A Meta-Model linguistic distinction indicating "allness" (i. impossible. features. Predicates: Words indicating an assertion about something. language. Perceptual Filters: The ideas.). etc. verbs that have the adverb deleted. all. none. that which "holds" (position) "up" (sup) a statement "ahead of time" (pre). kinesthetic. in contrast to evaluative descriptions. Third Position: Perceiving world from the viewpoint of an observer.. Sensory-Based Description: Information directly observable and verifiable by the senses. making finer distinctions about the sensory information we get from the world. values. etc. one's personal operating principles. Unspecified Nouns: Meta-Model distinction. Model of the World: A mental map of reality.). that shape and color one's perceptions. must. presenting an event or idea from a different point of view thereby eliciting different meanings. emotional condition. have to.e. a way to code and process "time" as a concept. a generalized. of the senses. crucial to building rapport. impossibility. the predicates (can. Second Position: Perceiving things from another's point of view. sounds. desire. etc. Time-line: A metaphor describing how we store the sights. and sensations (VAK) of memories and imaginations. assumptions. the sensory based words indicating a particular RS (visual predicates. a change pattern. Presuppositions: Ideas that we take for granted in order for a communication to make sense. a representation via abstraction from experiences. Sensory Acuity: Awareness of the outside world.Modal Operators: Meta-Model linguistic distinction that indicate the "mode" by which a person "operates" (i. one of the three perceptual positions. values. auditory. Unspecified Verbs: Meta-Model distinction. and qualities of each RS. delete specifics of the action. Nominalization: A Meta-Model linguistic distinction that describes the result of a verb or process turned into a noun. posture. the Meta-Programs.) we utilize for motivation. possibility. etc. possible. beliefs. Unconscious: Whatever we do not have in conscious awareness. Representation System (RS): The sensory systems (VAK) by which we code our internal thoughts. Pacing: Joining someone's model of the world by matching the person's language. every. can't. mood. all sensory channels open and alert: sensory awareness. the metaposition.. unspecified). Modeling: A process for observing and replicating effective behaviors by detecting the sequence of IR that enable a person to achieve new levels of competency. thought. never. State: A holistic phenomenon of mind-body-emotions. beliefs. Submodality: The distinctions. see-hear-feel language that we can test empirically. Model: A description of how something works. Resourceful State: A mental-emotional state wherein one feels resourceful or at his or her best. Representation: An idea. nouns that do not specify to whom or to what they refer. necessity. a process frozen in time. a distinction admitting no exceptions. Multiple Description: Describing something from different viewpoints. . etc. deleted or distorted copy of the original. Uptime: A state wherein attention and senses get directed outward to immediate environment.e. Reframing: Altering a frame-of-reference. decisions. breathing. sum total of all neurological and physical processes within an individual at any moment in time.

Moab. & III. OR: Metamorphous. John. Gregory. NY: Penguin. The structure of magic. Cupertino. Michael (1996). C O : ET Publications. OR: Metamorphous Press. Howard. NY: Simon & Schuster. (1972). Epstein. UK: Crown House Publications. (1979). ed. (1989). Robert B. Robert. (1985). New York: Bantam. Successful intelligence: How practical and creative intelligence determine success in life. Change management excellence.BIBLIOGRAPHY Assogioli. Nagel. Sternberg. (1991). Gregory. NJ: Prentice-Hall. H. practical. T o d A. CA: Meta Publications. (1996). (1999). Volume I: A book about language and therapy. CA: Meta Publications. Dilts. Bateson. Hawaii: Elan Enterprises. NY: BasicBooks. Inc. Bandler. The philosophy of 'as if. Grinder. Trinidad. Gardner. Richard and Grinder. (1991). Vaihinger. The act of will. UT: Real People Press. Martin. Reframing: Neurolinguistic programming and the transformation of meaning. Todd. Meta-Stating Patterns. Roberts. Robert A. D. Meta-State Journal. (1985). Science and sanity: An non-Aristotelian systems and Lakeville. A new guide to rational living. Jct. Cupertino. Dilts Robert W. Righting the educational conveyor belt. (1995). Siudzinski. Using your brain for a change: Neuro-linguistic programming. UT: Real people press. Multiple intelligences: The theory in practice. Hall. Lloyd. 1986). Production of Neuro-Semanics. Magic in action. Hall. Bateson. Volumes I. (1983. Volume II. Hodges. Ut: Real people press. CA: Science & Behavior Books. John. Gardner. CO: ET Publications. Howard.K. UT: Real People Press. Howard. Classroom magic: Amazing technology for teachers and home schoolers. Rediscover the joy of learning. Bandler. Meta-cation: Prescriptions for some ailing educational processes. Brace. Van. Grand . Hall. Ogden). OR: Metamorphous. C. City: Success Skills. Epstein. Dynamic learning. CA: Science & Behavior Books. Bandler. Alfred. Steps to an ecology of mind. NY: BasicBooks. Sid. Palo Alto. Ellis. Maximizing your Learning to learn: performance potential.). (1983). (1992). Blackerby. The structure of magic. (1975). Korzybski. (1996). Reese. (1983). Tools for dreamers: Strategies for creativity and the structure of innovation. Don A. Gardner. Bandler. John. (4th. Grand Jct. CN: International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Co Jacobson. The unschooled mind: How children think and how schools should teach NY: HarperCollins. Richard. Richard and Grinder. Portland. Moab. Michael. Meta-states: Self-reflexive consciousness in human states of consciousness. (1979). Richard and Grinder. Bandler. Michael (1995). Learn Fasten Now! Australia: DownUnder Publications. (1976). Richard. (1991). Reese. Linda. CO: ET Publications. Englewood Cliffs. (1941). Dragon slaying: Dragons to princes. Edward. Inc. (1924). Albert and Harper. Grand Jct. and religious fictions of mankind. Mega-teaching and learning. (Translated by C. Okla. introduction to general semantics. (1985). New York: Ballatine. New York: Harcourt. Palo Alto. (1990). Mind and nature: A necessary unity. Robert B. Robert J. Frogs into princes: Neuro-linguistic programming. (1972). (1997-8).' A system of the theoretical. Roberto. CA: Meta Publications. Portland. Jeffrey. II. John. Michael. Dilts. Inc. Maryann.. Richard and Grinder. (1976). (1982). Bandler. Portland. Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. Hunt.

England) 1933: Alfred Korzybski coined the phrase neuro-linguistic training. then in NLP. He has hundreds of articles published in NLP World. postulated his theory of the levels of abstraction. Mind-Lines. fitness and health. Harragate. third-order. constructed his theory of second-order abstractions. Anchor Point. he has written and published more than two dozen books including The Spirit of NLP (1996). of Neuro-semantics having co-authored a unified field model using the 3 Meta-Domains of NLP. edited Time For a Change. going meta to meta-levels. The Structure of Excellence. and writing. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the languaging of four psychotherapies (NLP. Books: Meta-States: Self-Reflexiveness in Human States of Consciousness (1995) . state management. Awarded by the International Trainers Association of NLP (1995) for the most significant contribution to NLP during 1994-1995. etc. and then began teaching and training— first in Communication Training (Assertiveness. Richard Bandler in the late 1980s and became a Master Practitioner and Trainer. They initiated The Society of Neuro-semantics. the levels of Learning Model. Meta-States. Dragon Slaying. In 1994. Elvis Keith Lester joined the team in 1998. He wrote notes for the trainings at Bandler's request. training internationally. etc. As a prolific author. etc. NLP Trainer with Post-Graduate Professional Education. Logotherapy) using the formulations of General Semantics. Fl. Frame Games. Figuring Out People. along with Dr. in his classic word Science and Sanity. Reality Therapy. These are now Meta-State Gateway Trainings. L.About the Author: Dr. Negotiations. Recent modeling projects have included modeling excellence in sales. They distinguish sensory-based level from the evaluative level. the importance of meta-parts. applications of Logical Theory of Types. 1975-1983: John Grinder & Richard Bandler utilizing the idea of going meta in their NLP model beginning with the Meta-model—an explicit model about how language and VAK representations work in human experience. Michael is the co-developer. This arose from modeling resilience and discovering that within it people have embedded numerous layers and levels of consciousness and states. persuasion. Michael earned his doctorate in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology with an emphasis in psycho-linguistics. accelerated learning. wealth building. and have begun to establish Institutes of Neuro-semantics in the USA and around the world. Michael Hall is an entrepreneur who lives in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Historical Development of the Meta-States Model (Compiled by Denis Bridoux. Connection. Meta-States Journal. 1972: Gregory Bateson's classic work Steps to an Ecology of Mind that brought together all his revolutionary studies on double-bind theory. Today Michael spends his time researching and modeling. Michael developed the Meta-States Model while modeling resilience and presenting the findings at the International NLP Conference in Denver. Rapport." 1994: Michael Hall specifies how meta-levels of mind-body neuro-linguistic states factor into the structure of subjective experience and bring over Korzybski and Bateson ideas into the strategy model. He studied NLP with co-founder. women in leadership. Relationships). and then established the LEARN Institute of Neuro-semantics in Tampa. Bob Bodenhamer. RET. As a psychologist he had a private psychotherapeutic practice for many years. and the strategy model for modeling "the structure of subjective experience. He addressed the interdisciplinary International Conference (1995) presenting an integration of NLP and General Semantics. etc.

Dr. II (1999) Books in Development Secrets of Personal Mastery (2000) Frame Games: He who Sets the Frame Controls the Game (2000) Personality Ordering & Disordering Using NLP Accelerated Motivation: Human Propulsion Systems (1999) . Vol. Meaning & Criteria for Mastering NLP (1996) Languaging: The Linguistics of Psychotherapy (1996) Patterns For "Renewing the Mind" (w. Dr. How to Do What When (w.Dragon Slaying: Dragons to Princes (1996) The Spirit of NLP: The Process. I. Bodenhamer) (1997) NLP: Going Meta—Advance Modeling Using Meta-Levels (1997) Figuring Out People: Design Engineering With Meta-Programs (w. Bodenhamer) (1997) Time-Lining: Advance Time-Line Processes (w. Century (1998) The Structure of Excellence: Unmasking the Meta-Levels of Submodalities (Hall and Bodenhamer. Bodenhamer) (1997) A Sourcebook of Magic (formerly. 1998) Genius At Work (Meta-States Journal. Dr. 1999) Instant Relaxation: Stress Reduction for Office & Home (Lederer & Hall) Meta-State Patterns for Developing Excellence (Meta-States Journal. Dr. II st (1997. B. Belnap) (1997) Mind-Lines: Lines For Changing Minds (w. V o l u m e I. Bodenharmer) (1997) The Secrets ofMagic: Communication Excellence for the 21 .

Meta-States Gateway Trainings 1) Wealth Building Excellence (Meta-Wealth). Frame Games focuses on the power of persuasion via frames and so presents how to influence or persuade yourself and others using the Levels of Thought or Mind that lies at the heart of Meta-States. personally. to develop the mind and meta-mind of someone who is structured and programmed to create wealth economically." Basic Meta-States in two other Simplified forms: 1) Secrets of Personal Mastery: Awakening Your Inner Executive. the first two days presents the model of Frame Games and lots of exercises. The first truly User Friendly version of Meta-States. 4) Accelerated Learning Using NLP & Meta-States (Meta-Learning). 2) Selling & Persuasion Excellence (Meta-Selling). Based upon the book by Drs. 5) Defusing Hotheads: A Meta-States and NLP Application training for handling hot. emotionally." this training . 2 or 3 days. Frame Games provides practice and use of Meta-States in terms of frame detecting. Mind-Line Training is a training about Conversational Reframing and Persuasion. relationally. this training provides extensive insight into the Learning States and how to access your personal learning genius. The focus instead shifts to Personal Mastery and the Executive Powers of the participants. Hall and Bodenhamer (1997). It presupposes knowledge of the NLP Model and builds the training around accessing the kinds of states that will access and support "personal genius. cognitive psychologies. An excellent follow-up training to Wealth Building since most people who build wealth have to sell their ideas and dreams to others. Designed as a 3 day program. 2) Frame Games: Persuasion Elegance. now in its third edition.TRAININGS AVAILABLE We have three classifications of Trainings in Neuro-semantics Basic NLP Trainings— Meta-NLP™ — The Essential Skills of NLP (7 day training). Day three is for becoming a true Frame Game Master and working with frames conversationally and covertly. The focus of this training is on learning how to think like a millionaire. A Meta-State Application training based upon the NLP model for "running your own brain" and the Neuro-semantic (Meta-States) model of managing your higher executive states of consciousness. Another Meta-States Application Training. especially good for those without NLP background or those who are more focused on Meta-States Applications than the model. stressed-out. Generally a two day format. Facilitation Selling. although sometimes 3 and 4 days. As a model of frames. Basic Meta-State Trainings Accessing Personal Genius (The 3 day Basic). Wealth Building Excellence began as a modeling project and seeks to facilitate the replication of that excellence in participants. As a Meta-States Application Training. setting. excellent as a follow-up training for Wealth Building and Selling Excellence. This advanced training is highly and mainly a linguistic model. The Mind-Lines model began as a rigorous update of the old NLP "Sleight of Mouth" Patterns and has grown to become the persuasion language of the Meta-State moves. Modeled after leading experts in the fields of education. and changing. This trainings goes way beyond mere Persuasion Engineering as it uses the Strategic Selling model of Heiman also known as Relational Selling. this training presents a simpler form of Meta-States. Designed to "talk someone down from a hot angry state. and irrational people in Fight/Flight states. It provides specific strategies for various learning tasks as well as processes for research and writing. etc. etc. This training presents the power of Meta-States without directly teaching the model as such. This training introduces and teaches the Meta-States Model and is ideal for NLP Practitioners. modeled after experts in the fields of selling and persuasion and designed to replicate in participants. Introduction to Meta-States as an advanced NLP model (3 days). mentally. Formatted so that it can take the form of 1. 3) Mind-Lines: Lines for Changing Minds.

etc. and empowerment in handling stressful situations. 1999). Women in Leadership. The training touches on modeling of Wealth Building. to access one's own Top Training States and then on how to meta-states or set the frames when working with others in coaching or facilitating greater resourcefulness. first for the skilled negotiator or manager. but coaches the relaxation skills for greater "presence of mind. Fitness. Persuasion. Another practical NLP and Meta-States Application Training designed to facilitate the advanced ability to quickly "fly into a calm. UnInsultability. NLP: Going Meta—Advanced Modeling Using Meta-Levels." control over mind and neurology. and to police departments for coping with domestic violence. It focuses first on the trainer. this training does not teach NLP or Meta-States. and then for eliciting another into a more resourceful state. Hall. Neuro-semantics Trainers Training. An advanced training for those who have been certified in Meta-States and Neuro-semantics (the seven day program)." Based in part upon the book by Lederer and Hall (Instant Relaxation. Hall and his book. . and models in General Semantics. Based upon the book by Dr." this training now focuses almost exclusively on developing Advanced Flexibility using tools. this training has been presented to managers and supervisors for greater skill in conflict management. This application training focuses the power and magic of Meta-States on the training experience itself—both public and individual training. This training typically occurs as the last 4 days of the 7 day Meta-States Certification. 6) Instant Relaxation. Based upon the modeling experiences of Dr. Advanced Flexibility Training Using NLP & General Semantics. An excellent training in conjunction with Defusing Hotheads. this training looks at the formatting and structuring of the meta-levels in Resilience. and Seeing Opportunities. Originally presented in London (1998. Defusing Strategies (1987). Science and Sanity.provides training in state management. An advanced Neuro-semantics training that explores the riches and treasures in Alfred Korzybski's work. Advanced Neuro-semantic Trainings Advanced Modeling Using Meta-Levels: Advanced use of Meta-States by focusing on the domain of modeling excellence. Recommend for the advanced student of NLP and Meta-States. patterns. 1999) as "The Merging of the Models: NLP and General Semantics.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful