Sunday, March 30, 2008

Meaning of Life

This is an interesting video – interesting insight into how ppl think of the all important questions and also how it will get you to think

#28 Perceptual Positions

Perceptual positions is a neuro-linguistic programming and psychology term denoting that a complex system may look very different, and different information will be available, depending how one looks at it and one’s point of view. (Wikipedia)

  • Defining perceptual positions
    • Different points of view
    • Points of reference, different perspectives, way of shifting your outlook, thus changing your experience and understanding of the event
    • The more perspectives you master, the more objective your view of reality becomes
  • Four different perceptual positions – more detailed definitions
  • Give 3 different frames:
    • Martial arts
    • Relationships
    • Coaching
  • Uses of the perceptual positions in NLP: conflict resolution technique
  • Expand the frame of perceptual positions
    • – Finding your element, and your life story. Parallels Colin Wilson’s idea of dual consciousness: worm’s eye view and bird’s eye view
    • Perceptual positions as roles: Walt Disney creativity strategy
    • “Board of directors” for your life
  • Fun games to develop your skills in perceptual positions
    • Shadow walk exercise
    • Any contact sport

[techtags: NLP, Perceptual Positions, Conflict Resolution, Walt Disney Creativity Strategy]

Sunday, March 23, 2008

#27 Designer Swishes

Swish is a novel visualization technique for reducing unwanted habits. The process involves disrupting a pattern of thought that usually leads to an unwanted behavior such that it leads to a desired alternative. (Wikipedia)

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • Definitions of swishes
    • Binding a new response to an existing trigger. Most popular NLP way: by changing pictures in your mind.
    • Neural pathways – digging a new “trench”, new circuitry in the brain
    • Triggers can be in different modalities; doing a swish in the driver modality
  • Uses of swishes – personal examples
    • Martial arts: practicing movements at inappropriate times
    • Not being able to take praise
    • Building social confidence
  • Guided experience of a visual swish
  • Discussion of the NLP swish
  • Expanding the frame of the swish
    • Dance, 5Rhymths by Gabrielle Roth
    • “Fool’s dance” – a series of movements in monomyth workshop
    • Movement towards our highest potential

[techtags: NLP, Swish, 5Rhythms, Dance, Monomyth]

Sunday, March 16, 2008

#26 Advanced Anchoring

This episode assumes familiarity with the basic ideas of anchoring. For the initial introduction, please first listen to the earlier podcast on anchoring (episode #6).

In this podcast, we cover the following advanced anchoring topics:

  • Sliding anchors and their uses
    • Increasing or decreasing an anchored state
    • Creating “emotional cocktails”
    • The Circle of Excellence technique
    • Auditory sliding anchors in dancing
    • Public speaking
  • Stacking anchors
    • Circle of excellence: putting different states into the same place (anchor)
    • Stacking anchors at a family dinner table
    • Stacking anchors in a business setting
  • Chaining anchors
    • Typically for transitions between very different states, breaking it up into smaller steps
    • Setting up one state to be the anchor for triggering the next
    • Examples:
      • Confusion to clarity
      • Loss of a loved one – from denial to acceptance
      • Denial of knowledge – from frustration to curiousity and commitment / learning state
  • Spatial anchors
    • Martial art forms
    • Arguments in relationships
    • Addressing groups
    • Dictionary of anchors
  • Borrowing, or stealing anchors
  • Weaving it all together

[techtags: NLP, anchoring, sliding anchors, stacking anchors, chaining anchors, spatial anchors, borrowing anchors, stealing anchors]

Saturday, March 8, 2008

#25 Belief Systems

Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true. (Wikipedia)

Relevant meaning of Belief System refers to World View (Wikipedia). It refers to the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world and interacts in it.

In this podcast, we cover the following topics:

  • The three perspectives we are taking:
    • Knowledge engineering
    • Perception engineering
    • Intelligence engineering
  • Defining what beliefs are
  • How beliefs are useful
    • From learning specific skills to a more general discussion on morality and ethics
  • Tracking beliefs
  • Constructing new beliefs
  • Deconstructing and changing beliefs
  • Specific NLP tools for changing beliefs
    • NLP “reimprinting” process
    • Swish pattern
    • Submodalities

[techtags: belief systems, changing beliefs, NLP, world view, knowledge engineering, perception engineering, intelligence]

Sunday, March 2, 2008

#24 The Way of the Warrior, part 3

We are continuing our conversation with our honored guest Sensei Srinivasan Sastri, a MenkyoKaiden in the art of Kaze Arashi Ryu. He is graciously offering us his insights into what it means to lead one’s life as a true warrior.

In today’s podcast, sensei Sastri touches upon the following topics:

  • Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The whole unit
  • Being in the moment
  • Spirituality
  • Search for beauty – ideals
  • Choosing what’s meaningful
  • Ethics – making decisions
  • Morality
  • Acceptance
  • Being true to yourself
  • Learning from mistakes

[techtags: martial arts, morality, ethics, spirituality]