Sunday, November 25, 2007

#13 Embodied Mythology series 01 - Stories of Our Lives

This podcast starts a series of presentations on mythology. Here we describe the basic structure of a myth, and show how it unfolds in three different (and well-known) stories.

  1. What is myth?
  2. Levels of understanding mythology
  3. Joseph Campbell
  4. The monomyth
  5. A quick overview of three movies
    1. Star Wars
    2. Lord of the Ring
    3. Lion King
  6. Applying the structure of the monomyth to the three movies
  7. Closing thoughts

[techtags: NLP, Mythology, Mythosphere, Monomyth, Joseph Campbell, Personal Mythology, Star Wars, Lord of The Ring, Lion King,]

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Two year old demonstrates what is possible...

She is two years old and could put many people if not most people to shame with her brilliance. Check it out, this is what is possible – if we allow our children to truly come alive and embrace the wisdom they already are

#12 Neurological Levels

The Neurological levels were proposed by anthropologist Gregory Bateson (1972, 1979). He defined a hierarchy of abstraction including beliefs, values and identity. He perceived relationships as having a higher abstraction than identity, and therefore influencing lower levels in the hierarchy, such as beliefs and behavior.

In Neuro-linguistic programming, they were developed by Robert Dilts into the Dilts’ Neuro-logical levels (also known as the logical levels of change and the logical levels of thinking) which are useful for assisting with or understanding change from an individual, social or organization point of view. Each level is progressively more psychologically encompassing and impactful. (Wikipedia)

  • Why neurological levels?
  • Definitions of neurological levels
    • The “pyramid” – traditional NLP definition
    • Levels of identification – our take on it
  • Description of each level in more detail
  • Applications
    • Self-alignment
    • Relationships
    • Top-down vs. bottom-up approaches
  • Calibrating the levels
  • Solving a problem with neurological levels in mind
    • Bottom-up
    • Top-down
  • Other model of alignment: Clare Graves, the levels of values & life conditions
    • Neurological levels at each level of the Graves model

[techtags: Neurological Levels, NLP, Gregory Bateson, Robert Dilts, Neuro Logical levels, Calibration]

Sunday, November 11, 2007

#11 Reality Tunnels

Reality tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental “filters” formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”. (Wikipedia)

  • What is reality? – Our own perspectives of realities & reality tunnels
    • Spiritual
    • NLP
    • Perceptions that we hold true – “Perception engineering”
  • Reality from the scientific & spiritual perspectives
  • Structure of subjective reality
    • NLP: reality strategies
    • Beliefs
    • Values
    • Imprints (response potential)
  • Expanding the definition of reality of NLP
    • NLP: reality of the past
    • Beliefs, Values, Imprints: reality in the now
    • Map of realities: reality of the future
      • Linguistic constructs of realities
        • Visualization
        • Future behavior generator (NLP)
      • Holding reality in the body
      • Submodalities (compare: hopes, dreams, desires)
        • Location, location, location
  • Epistomology – how do we know what we know, how do we know what is true
    • What our beliefs allow inside
  • Summary of perspectives on realities
    • Remembering past (NLP)
    • Beliefs and values
    • How do you return to what is true for you, and yet go through different tunnels of reality
    • The map is not the territory – once you change the map, the territory is transformed
  • How do realities evolve (models)
    • Stages of different realities – 8 circuit model, response potentials
    • Work of Dr. Clare Graves, and the derived work on Spiral Dynamics
    • The chakra system
    • Joseph Campbell: The Monomyth, the Hero’s Journey

[techtags: NLP, Reality Strategies, Beliefs, Values, Imprints, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Clare Graves, Joseph Campbell]

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes

Why do people succeed? Because they’re smart? Or lucky? How about: Neither. Richard St. John compacts more than a decade of research into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success. (Hint: Passion, persistence, and pushy mothers help.) Inspired by a chance encounter with a high school student who asked him how to become a success, St. John interviewed more than 500 successful people, then distilled what they told him into eight simple principles.

#10 Submodalities

A submodality in neuro-linguistic programming is a distinction of form or structure (rather than content) within a sensory representational system. Submodalities refers to the subjective structural subdivisions within a given representational system. For example, in visual terms, common distinctions include: brightness, degree of colour (saturation), size, distance, sharpness, focus, and so on; in auditory: loudness, pitch, tonal range, distance, clarity, timbre, and so on (Wikipedia)

  • Definitions of modalities and submodalities
  • Hypnotic induction – finding The Goal of Your Life, and exploring submodalities in the process (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
  • Amplifying the submodalities of the life goal
  • Explanation of the process and submodalities
    • Control knobs for the submodalities
    • Being the DJ of your life – what resonates the most with you
  • What is real, and what is imaginary?
  • Why visualization doesn’t work

[techtags: NLP, Submodality, Submodalaties, Representational Systems, Visualization, Change Work]