Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiday Announcement

The Radical Change Group is stopping the weekly release of podcasts for the holiday season, and will resume regular podcasts again on Sunday, January 13, 2008. We have some quite radical and far reaching topics awaiting you in the new year. Stay tuned…

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With that, we wish you happy holidays, and see (or hear) you again in 2008!

The Radical Change Group
Change Architects – Making Sensible Changes

Sunday, December 16, 2007

#16 States of Consciousness

  • What states are, and why we should pay attention to them?
    • Gestalt of neurology of the mind and the body
    • State change work in NLP – one of those all-purpose concepts
    • State control, especially kinesthetic
  • States are like a computer program
  • Why have conscious control over the states?
    • Different states have different intelligences imbibed in them. Learning is state-dependent, and there is a purpose for each state and intelligence
    • Learning to ride a bike
    • Relationships
    • Being a leader in business or politics
  • State Syntax
    • Definitions of a state:
    • Neurology of the body, position
    • Internal neurology – chemicals, foods
    • Kinds of thoughts, words, inner dialogue
    • Emotions
    • Submodalities
  • What we pay attention to – calibration
    • Feelings in the body and how they move
    • How your body is positioned and how it moves
    • Breathing
  • Exercise: map out a list of emotions
  • How to gain conscious control of the states
    • Anchor the states
    • The Swish pattern
      • Visual
      • Auditory
      • Kinesthetic
      • Combining all three
  • Designer states
    • Emotional bar – an equalizer deck for emotions
    • Guided exercise with 3 dimensions (three emotions)
    • How many more dimensions would you like to add to your mind?

    [techtags: NLP, States, State control, emotions, ]

Sunday, December 9, 2007

#15 From Fear to Excellence

  • Defining emotional states and goals
    • States – precursors of the life you’re living and the life you’re meant to live
    • Have a clear goal
    • Need both to achieve success
  • Specific NLP techniques
    • Circle of excellence
    • Time line: creating a compelling future
    • Using poetry and martial arts in combination: being in a state where everything is possible
  • Why some people fail to achieve their goals?
    • The two most important questions that must be asked in the correct order
    • The lack of connection between the big goal and the daily routine
    • Three things:
      1. You need to want to have a dream
      2. You have to know how to set goals and dream – it has a structure
      3. Follow your dream
  • How to set and achieve goals?
    • Now starting and end points
    • S.M.A.R.T goals
    • Time line way
    • The way of adventure
  • Personal examples
    • Programming a large system
    • Focusing on the inside
    • Walking your path

    [techtags: NLP, goal setting, goals, circle of excellence, time line, Rilke, ]

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dr. John Lilly: Through the Center of the Mandala

From “ECCO: Earth Coincidence Control Office”

Listen to this genius speak anytime you have an opportunity. This video is a great preview into the mind/ideas of John Lilly

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

#14 Introduction to Memetics

A meme (pronounced [mi:m] in IPA), as defined within memetic theory, comprises a theoretical unit of cultural information, the building block of cultural evolution or diffusion that propagates from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution.[1] Multiple memes may propagate as cooperative groups called memeplexes (meme complexes). (Wikipedia)

In this talk, we cover the following topics:

  • Definitions of memes and memetics
  • Why do we care about memes?
  • Meme dynamics (analogy to genes)
  • What makes a meme stick?
  • How these memes are programmed in us?
  • How NLP and Memetics work together
    • Memes as beliefs
    • Belief/meme change techniques from NLP
  • How do we dis-infect ourselves from the mind viruses (“bad” memes)?

[techtags: NLP, Beliefs, Belief work, memes, memetics,]