Meta-programs in general are programs that create, control or make decisions about programs, such as when and how to run them, preferred and unpreferred programs, and strategic choices of fall-back or alternative programs.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) uses the term specifically to indicate the more general pervasive habitual patterns commonly used by an individual across a wide range of situations. Examples of NLP meta-programs include the preference for overview or detail, the preference for where to place one’s attention during conversation, habitual linguistic patterns and body language, and so on. (Wikipedia)

Covered in this podcast:

  • Introducing Metaprograms
  • Definitions of Metaprograms
  • Distinctions between Metaprograms, Beliefs, and Strategies
  • Uses of metaprograms
    • Rapport
    • Motivation
    • Personal growth – expanding dimensions by embracing the paradox at each level
  • Towards – away from
  • Chunk size
  • Learning direction: Top-down – bottom-up – metaphorical (by analogy)
  • Options – Procedures
  • Making decisions – internal-external
  • Self – Other – Switch – Simultaneous
  • Match – Mismatch – Polarity
  • Environmental sorting: People – Information – Activities – Places – Things
  • Convincer strategy – automatic, few times, never
  • Active – Passive
  • Personal stories
  • Calibrating Metaprograms

[techtags: metaprograms, NLP, Rapport, Motivation, Growth, towards-away, chunk size, learning direction, options – procedures, match mismatch, sorting patterns, active passive, calibration]