NLP Core Skills
Welcome to NLP Core Skills. This program teaches you the basics, the essential building blocks of NLP. NLP without understanding these concepts is ineffective. Understand these concepts and integrate them into your thoughts and you’ll have a great start on being able to use NLP to improve your life and the lives around you.
How The Program Works
Each week a new program is delivered until the course is finished. Just come back to this same page, using the same login and password and you’ll see a new module. The newest modules will be at the top of the page. Enjoy, Keith Livingston
Anchoring is a skill that’s used in almost every NLP technique. It can also be used as a stand-alone skill in a technique such as anchor collapsing, which I demonstrate in the video below.
Calibration is the art of taking a “mental snapshot” of a person’s emotional state(s). The purpose? So you know when they are accessing that state again. Another word for calibration is “measurement.” So, you’re looking/listening/feeling for clues and cues that mark a particular emotion in a person. How do we use it???
- It’s useful for knowing when a person has changed their emotional response to a situation. It’s a channel of communication other than verbal content (and usually much more accurate).
- It’s helps you know when you’re moving toward a particular goal with a person (whether professional or personal).
- It helps you know if your NLP and hypnotic techniques (such as anchoring) have “taken.”
Examples Where Calibration is Useful
- Let’s suppose you’re working with a client and they have anxiety about a situation. You calibrate the anxiety state and a relaxed confident state. After you’ve done your work, you associate them into the formerly anxious situation. They say they feel fine but you notice they have several markers of the anxious state present.
- You’re doing a collapse anchors. You’ve calibrated both states and fired off both anchors. How do you tell what’s going on and if it’s working? Calibration.
- You’ve met someone you’re interested in. You’ve calibrated them to like/dislike. You can use your calibration skills to tailor your message to them to make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
Without Calibration Skills, You’re Driving Blind
In the above examples and in many other situations, without calibration, you’d be driving blind. More accurately, you’d be relying on conscious information and ignoring unconscious information. It’s not that people are lying all the time; it’s just that sometimes the conscious mind and the unconscious mind have different ideas or are in conflict about something
Submodalities are the qualities of our thoughts. They’re important because they let us know how to feel about what we think. They’re literally a coding system for the brain. Each person’s coding system is different. Unlock the code and you can easily make changes in how you (or your clients) operate! Part 1 is the explanation, Part 2 has exercises to build your skill with submodalities. Just click on the video to get started.
The NLP Communication Model
The NLP Communication Model is a way of understanding how our mind processes information and how that affects our behaviors. It’s one of the core components of NLP and if you pay attention, it can revolutionize the way you look at the world. It’s also one of the pieces you need to learn in order to use NLP effectively.
What Is NLP?
I get that question a lot. For my answer, I’ve put together a compact video for you. It’s called, “What Is NLP?” It’s about 15 minutes and tackles some of the toughest questions… Is NLP a collection of techniques? Is it the study of excellence? Is it the study of subjective experience? Is it pseudo-scientific hogwash? Is NLP is a technology? Is it a religion? A cult? Is it magic? Is NLP new or original? Is NLP validated by science? What are some of the key differences between NLP and other approaches? And most importantly (I think)… What can we do with NLP? Here’s the video…