Sunday, September 30, 2007

#5 The Power of Language - and Going Beyond

Communication – Using Language and Going Beyond

Communication is a process that allows organisms to exchange information by several methods. Communication requires that all parties understand a common language that is exchanged. A language is a system of symbols and the rules used to manipulate them. Language can also refer to the use of such systems as a general phenomenon. Though commonly used as a means of communication among people, human language is only one instance of this phenomenon. (Wikipedia)

This introductory podcast spans a range of topics:

  • What Is Language?
  • The Structure of Language
  • Communicating with Others
  • Weaving Spells (Who is Milton Erickson?)
  • Breaking Spells – Meta-Model and Modeling
    • Uncovering lost meaning, disambiguating language
    • Resolving conflicts in relationships
    • Modeling excellence
  • Sleight of Mouth – the Language Patterns
  • Communicating with Self
    • Negation
    • Congruity
    • Shame
    • Metaphors & Stories
  • Communicating with the Universe
    • Manifesting thoughts
    • The power of intent
    • The higher purpose

[techtags: NLP, Language patterns, Milton Model, Meta Model, Sleight of Mouth, SOM, Communication]

Sunday, September 23, 2007

#4 Learning to Listen - Literal, Structural & Mythical Listening

Main Entry: 1lis·ten From the Webster Dictionary
Pronunciation: 'li-s&n
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): lis·tened; lis·ten·ing /'lis-ni[ng], 'li-s&n-i[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English listnen, from Old English hlysnan; akin to Sanskrit srosati he hears, Old English hlud loud
transitive verb, archaic : to give ear to : HEAR
intransitive verb
1 : to pay attention to sound <listen to music>
2 : to hear something with thoughtful attention : give consideration <listen to a plea>
3 : to be alert to catch an expected sound <listen for his step>

The topics we cover in this podcast are:

  • Three ways of listening – literal, structural, mythical
  • Bohmian Dialogue
  • Our stories about listening
  • Organ Language
  • Metaphors
  • Modality Words
  • Backtracking
  • Somatic Listening
  • Facial Expressions
  • Autism
  • Listening Strategies
  • Beliefs about Listening
  • Cultural Listening

[techtags: NLP, Calibration, Listening, Bohmian Dialogue, Modality words, Somatic, Tracking ]

Sunday, September 16, 2007

#3 Waking Up to Your Senses - Systemic Calibration

Sense noun 2 a : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs b : a specialized function or mechanism (as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli c : the sensory mechanisms constituting a unit distinct from other functions (as movement or thought)
3 : conscious awareness or rationality (from Merriam-Webster dictionary)

See also Sense(s) , Representational systems, and Philosophy of perception (Wikipedia)

In this podcast, we take several different perspectives in approaching the following questions:

  • What does it mean to wake up to your senses?
  • How is it useful?
  • How to start learning it?
    • Changing habits
    • Paying attention to what people do or say
    • Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone (martial art approach)
    • Linguistic exercises (backtracking)
    • NLP exercises (eye accessing cues and spacial marking)
  • What are the limits of our perceptions?

[techtags: NLP, Calibration, Tracking, backtracking, eye accessing cues, spacial marking, change work]

Sunday, September 9, 2007

#2 Rapport series 01 - the Art of Getting in Sync

Rapport is one of the most important features or characteristics of unconscious human interaction. It is commonality of perspective, being in “sync”, being on the same wavelength as the person you are talking to. (Wikipedia)

Today’s topics include:

  • What is Rapport?
  • Why is Rapport Important?
  • Mechanisms of Rapport
  • Levels of Rapport (body, language, values & beliefs, symbolic)
  • Neuro-biology of Rapport – mirror neurons
  • Rapport with Groups
  • Breaking Rapport
  • Rapport Exercises

[techtags:  NLP, Rapport, Influence, Communication, Language, Beliefs, Values, Symbolic, Iconic]

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Podcasts Are Here...

Today we have started a steady stream of weekly releases of our discussions and dialogues on various topics such as NLP, Business, Leadership, Mythology, and Spirituality. As podcasts are published, they will appear under the corresponding sections.

Keep coming back each week to listen to a new edition. Or, better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed (using iTunes or any other podcast reader), and be on top of all our latest releases!

#1 Introduction to NLP

Hello, World!

The Radical Change Group presents a series of weekly conversations andinterviews on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Business, Leadership,
Mythology, and Spirituality.

This is the first podcast in the series, introducing you to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP for short.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to psychotherapy and a “model of interpersonal communications”[1] based on the subjective study of language, communication and change. It was co-founded by Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder in the 1970s as a method of personal development. They developed a set of practices and techniques based on modeling successful psychotherapists of the time. (Wikipedia)

In this podcast the discussions focuses on:

  • Introducing your hosts
  • What is NLP? And our approaches to it.
  • Genetic limitations – or are they?
  • Brief history of NLP
  • On using canned NLP techniques
  • NLP and Science
  • NLP Presuppositions
  • Benefits of NLP
  • Learning NLP
  • Concluding remarks


[techtags: NLP, Presuppositions, Communication]

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