The Elder Columns, Part III
The Results of the Survey
Jaap Hollander, Lucas Derks, Bruce Grimley and Lisa de Rijk
Taraaah! here is the answer to ‘What is NLP?’
Maybe not the final, everlasting answer, but certainly the most authoritative answer so far.
In the Elder Columns Part I and Part II we described the arguments for defining NLP through voting and the NLP Leadership Summit group as an expert group suitable for voting. We also described the meticulous construction of ‘The List’ (the questionnaire) listing elements to vote on. You will find the whole story in these two articles: The Elder Columns Part 1 (Describing our justification for the voting process) and The Elder Columns Part 2 (Discussing the many contributions from the LS community and how they influenced the list).
The panel we ended up with had a remarkable level of NLP-expertise
All Leadership Summit members were invited to vote and 59 members did. The could vote 'Is part of NLP'/'I don't know'/'Is not part of NLP'.
Together they represent a remarkable amount of NLP-expertise. Between them, they have taught NLP for 1363 years and they have written 231 books on NLP. To our knowledge, never in the history of NLP has a group of this size, with this amount of NLP-expertise been asked to say what is NLP is and what is not.
The Delphi Method
We had been working according to the Delphi method.
As it turns out, we have been using the Delphi Method, which has these characteristics:
As you can see from our first two articles, except for item 4, our process has adhered to the Delphi method.
How did we calculate the results?
In our calculation, we simply used 70% yes-responses (“This is part of NLP”) as a cut off point. Within this area, we distinguished 90% and up.
We also calculated another list where the number of no-votes (“This is not part of NLP”) was subtracted from the number of yes-votes (“This is part of NLP”). If we used a 85% cut off with this formula, we were left mostly with NLP as it was in 1980.
In this list, we show only the titles of the elements. For descriptions of the elements, please see the Elder Columns article Part 2.
Category 1A - Premises about Experience
The map is not the territory.
Life and mind are systemic processes.
Experience can be reduced to sensory elements (VAKOG).
Structure is more important than content.
The mind is a feed-forward system that predicts the future.
Category 1B - Premises about Communication and Change
The meaning of communication is the response elicited.
People have the resources for the changes they desire.
The system with the greatest ﬂexibility survives.
If what you are doing does not work, it is useful to do something else.
Resistance is a signal of insufﬁcient rapport.
There is no failure, only feedback.
All behaviour has a positive intention.
People make the best choices available to them.
If one can do it, others can learn to do it.
Submodalities determine the effect of an experience.
Category 2A - Distinctions
Association versus Dissociation
Focus Outside versus Focus Inside
Analog versus Digital
Presupposition versus Explicit Statement versus Implication
Sensory experience versus Categorisation (Complex Equivalence)
Elements of the Structure of Subjective Experience
Separating versus Joining
Category 2B - Attitude
Category 2C - Model of Change
TOTE Model for Goal Directed Change
SCORE Model for Choosing or Designing Interventions
Category 3A - Skills
Calibrating Internal States and Processes
Eye Accessing Cues, Detecting and Working with
Leading, verbal and nonverbal
Meta Model Questions
Milton Model Language Patterns
MindSonar MetaProﬁle Analysis
Time Lines, Working with
Category 3B - Techniques
Criteria for NLP Techniques
Aligning Neuro-Logical Levels Format
Aligning Perceptual Positions
Auditory Tempo Shift to change strong feelings
Belief Audit for identifying limiting beliefs
Building Belief Bridges
Change Personal History
Changing a Strategy
Circle of Excellence
Collective Intelligence Techniques
Compulsion Blow Out
Core Finding Engine for identifying limiting beliefs
Deep Tissue Massage
Dynamic Spin Release
Engaging the Body's Natural Processes of Healing Format
Eliciting a Resource, Using Communicating with the Future Self
Eliciting a Resource, Using a Reference Experience
Eliciting a Resource, Using Physiology
Eliciting a Resource, Using a Role Model
Future Pacing - Adapting a change to future contexts
Generative Collaboration Techniques
Generative Change Format
Godiva Chocolate Pattern
Grief Resolution, Shame Resolution, Guilt Resolution, Anger/Forgiveness process
Hero’s Journey Format
I-Wonder-How Technique for Generating Practical New Ideas
Imperative Self Format
Inner Child Work
Integrating Archetypal Energies
Integrating Conﬂicting Beliefs Format
mBIT - Multiple Brain Integration Techniques
Meta Mirror Format
Metaphor for inducing change
Negotiating Between Parts
New Behaviour Generator
Provocative Change Techniques - Modelled from Frank Farrelly
Shifting the Importance of Criteria
Six Step Reframing
Social Panorama Techniques
Spinning Feelings to change strong feelings
Timeline Reframing Format
Transforming Negative Self-Talk Protocol
Trauma Process using V-K Dissociation
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The Elder Columns, Part 2 – Creating an Overview of Possible Elements of NLP
The Elder Columns, Part 1 – Using Expert Validation to define the Boundaries of NLP
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