The Complete Manual for Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification
Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Book Review of The User’s Manual for the Brain by Peter Mabbut, Director of Studies, London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Book Review of The User’s Manual for the Brain by Annette Arbel, MS and NLP Master Practitioner
Book Review of The User’s Manual for the Brain by Penelope Moon, CEO A Quiet Place
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. says concerning this manual, “Dr. Bob Bodenhamer developed this manual for Running Your Own Brain over a seven year period as he taught NLP for Adult Education at Gaston College and conducted NLP Practitioner Certification training. From those practical contexts, he developed this manual to give people new to NLP a clear and understandable presentation.
Reviewers have noted this by saying, ‘Readable, practical — presents the heart and soul of NLP.’ Part of what makes this work so readable includes: the ‘text boxes’ that emphasizes key point, introductions for each chapter, discussion questions at the end of each chapter, an extensive bibliography and glossary,
Here you will find NLP sequentially presented so that each section builds on the previous one. With a mixture of presentation, example, thought experiments, case studies, outlines, metaphors, etc. the manual trains both conscious and unconscious minds. For trainers, overhead mats of the material are available.
Cutting-Edge Material: This manual further includes the latest discoveries about submodalities and the Meta-States Model. No other manual anywhere incorporates these two items.”
I (BB) believe that the reader will find within these 400 plus pages the single most understandable and readable treatment of basic NLP available today. Because it has come out of seven years of actual training sessions of NLP, many of your questions will find answers. All techniques have exercises that follow to lead to behaviorial integration of the materials.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Manual
The Study of Excellence
The Experiential Nature of NLP
Formal Definition of NLP
Part 1: The NLP Model and Techniques
Chapter 1 – The Content of the Model: The Representational System
The Representational System Preference Test
Representational System Practice
Predicates and Process Words
Matching Predicate Exercise
Eye Accessing Cues
Eye Position Chart
Mapping Eye Patterns Exercises
Characteristics of The Primary Rep System
Submodalities-The Sub-Qualities of the Modalities
Chapter 2 – Connecting With People: Building and Maintaining Rapport
Direction for Group Work
Sensory Acuity Exercise
How to Gain Rapport: Matching & Mirroring
Difference Between Matching & Mirroring
Matching and Mirroring an Angry Person
Knowing When You Have Rapport
Chapter 3 – Perceptual Positions
The Fourth Perceptual Position
The Fifth Perceptual Position
Perceptual Positions Exercise
Aligning Perceptual Positions
Chapter 4 – NLP Presupposition For Building Resourcefulness
Keeping the Context in Mind
NLP’s Theoretical Assumptive Presuppostions
The NLP Presuppositional Beliefs
Mental Processing Presuppositions
The map is not the territory.
People respond according to their maps.
Meaning operates context dependently.
Mind-and-body inevitably & inescapably affect each other.
Individual skills function by developing & sequencing representational system.
We respect the person’s model of the world.
Presuppositions about human behavior/responses.
Person & behavior describe different phenomena.
Every behavior has utility and usefulness–in some context.
We evaluate behavior & change in terms of context & ecology.
We cannot not communicate.
The way we communicate affects perception & reception.
The meaning of your communication lies in the response you get.
The one who sets the frame for the communication controls the communicating.
There is no failure, only feedback.
The person with the most flexibility controls things.
Resistance indicates the lack of rapport.
People have the internal resources they need to succeed.
All communication should increase choice.
People make the best choices open to them when they act.
As response-able persons, we can run our brains & control our results.
Chapter 5 – NLP as a Communication Model: Excellence in Communicating
Three Qualities of Exceptional Communicators
Well-Formed Outcome Model
Described in Sensory-Based Language
Self Initiated and Controlled
Maintain Appropriate Secondary Gain
Build in Needed Resources
Ecological for the Whole System
Well-Formed Outcome Exercises
Overview of the NLP Communication Model
Facets of Communication
Chapter 6 – Framing for Resourcefulness
Part I – Using Different Frames of Reference
“As If” Frame
The “Agreement” Frame
Part II – Dissociative Frame for Handling Criticism
Part III – Dissociative Frame for Phobias and Trauma
Fast-Phobia Cure Simplified
Other Editing Tools
Chapter 7 – The Art of State Management
1st State Understanding
2nd State Awareness
3rd State Alteration
4th State Utilization
The Skill of Elicitation
Part II: The NLP Language Model
Chapter 8 – The Meta-Model of Language
Deep Structure/Surface Structure
Lack of Referential Index
The Meta-Model of Language Chart
The Extended Meta-Model
Static Words (Signal Words, SW)
Over/ Under Defined Terms (O/U)
Delusional Verbal Splits (DVS)
The MM of Language-Extended Chart
Chapter 9 – Hypnosis-Part I – The Misunderstood Nature of So-Called “Hypnosis”
The Conscious/Unconscious Mind
Altered States and Trance
Trancing Ourselves to Face the Inner Darkness
The Feeling of Trance
“Hypnosis” As Poetry
The Six-Step Reframe Extended
So How Does “Hypnosis” Work?
Chapter 10 – Hypnosis – Part II – The Milton Model
Pacing Current Experience
Selectional Restriction Violation
Adverbial Clause or Implied Causatives
Summary Page of Milton Model Language
Steps In Communicating
Chapter 11 – Hypnosis – Part III – Storying, Metaphor, Analogy
Displacing Referential Indexes
Transforming Meaning Using Metaphor
Connecting Present State with Desired State
Utilizing Reframing within Metaphors
Unspecified Verbs, Nominalizations, Embedded Commands & Analogue Marking
The Attractiveness of Metaphors
Boiler Factor Metaphor
Constructing a Metaphor
The Basics Steps in Generating a Metaphor
Chapter 12 – Satir Categories: Adding Variety to your Communication
Example of Replies
Satir Categories in Public Speaking
Part III: The NLP Neurology Model
Chapter 13 – Anchoring: Managing Neurology
The Stimulus-Response Concept
What do we mean by “An Anchor?”
Warning: “Negative Anchors Present”
Consciously Anchoring in Therapy
Developing the Art of Anchoring Effectively
Four Keys to Anchoring
Five Steps to Anchoring
Explain the Process
Elicit and Anchor the Desired Response
Anchoring States 1
Anchoring States 2
Transderivational Search (TDS)
TDS and Limiting Feelings
Circle of Excellence
Collapsing Anchors: Integrating Parts
Change Personal History
Change Personal History Through the Eyes of The Meta-States Model
Collapsing Visual Anchors: Overcoming Doubt
The Visual Squash Pattern
Chapter 14 – Introduction to Submodalities
Therapeutic Interventions Using Submodalities
SBMD Exploration Exercise
“The Cure” for Headaches and Other Uncomfortable Feelings
Mapping Across with SBMD
Time Line SBMD endspan –>How Your Brain Tells Time
Time Line SBMD Exercise
Godiva Chocolate Pattern
The Swish Pattern
Belief Formation Change Pattern
Part IV: Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Chapter 15 – Strategies – Part 1 – Identifying the Pieces of Subjectivity
NLP — A Model of Models
The Philosophy/Epistemology of NLP
The Components of Subjectivity
Map-Making: Creating Maps for Charting Territory
Modeling that Creates Strategy Maps
Strategies – Part 2 – The NLP Strategy Model
“Once Upon a Time There Was a Stimulus- Response Model . . .”
“And then the S-R Grew Up Into a T.O.T.E.”
NLP Enriched the TOTE and Created “Strategies”
Mastering “The Strategy Model”
Unpacking Strategies as They Zoom By
Designing New and Better Strategies
Installation of Strategies
Strategies – Part 3 – More on Strategies
Eliciting Decision Strategies
Strategy Elicitation through Backtracking
Potential Problems with Decision Strategy
Pointers in Elicitation
The Spelling Strategy
Chapter 16 – An Introduction to The Techniques of Time Line Therapy™
Anglo-European and Arabic Time
Difficulty Eliciting the Time Line
Through Time and In Time
Memory Management: Experiencing Your Time Line
Deleting Memories with the Fast Phobia Cure
Replacing Memories with the Swish Pattern
Steps Into The Techniques of Time Line Therapy™
Going From Effect to Cause
Dissociate From the Problem
Scramble the Strategy
Discover the Root Cause
Letting Go of Negative Emotions: Using The Techniques of Time Line Therapy™
Experiencing Your Time Line: Letting Go of Negative EmotionsWhen the Emotions Won’t Let Go
When the Emotions Haven’t Disappeared During Testing
Glossary of Terms
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