Sunday, November 18, 2007

#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]

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