Sunday, June 29, 2008

#41 Language Series 05: Sleight of Mouth Patterns - part 1

From Wikipedia: Ultimately, Sleight of Mouth focuses on influence by challenging, and thus changing, beliefs. […] in Sleight of Mouth the concept of belief is built on a more specific set of definitions, as follows:

  • Complex Equivalence: X=Y, or X is equivalent to Y
  • Cause-Effect: X causes Y, X results in Y

In this episode, we define the sleight of mouth patterns, introduce our own classification, and show the first group of these patterns – the “logical” SOM.

  • What are SOMs?
    • Verbal Aiki – Flowing, harmonizing
    • If meta-model is about getting information, SOM is utilizing and directionalizing it
  • Our categorization of SOM
    • Logical SOM
    • Neurological SOM
    • Alogical SOM
  • History of SOM patterns
    • Robert Dilts modeling and codifying Richard Bandler
  • How do we use SOM in life
    • The structure of humor
    • The structure of transformation
    • Personal relationships
  • Logical SOM patterns
    • Counterexample
    • Paradox, or apply to self

[techtags: NLP, Language, Sleigh of Mouth]

Sunday, June 22, 2008

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#40 Embodied Mythology Series 04: The Hero's Journey with Paul Rebillot

We are continuing our conversations with our dear teacher and friend Paul Rebillot on the topic of the Healing Theater – the combination of acting and drama, mythology, gestalt therapy, and rituals. For more information about Paul and his work, please visit his website – Direct Impact Creativity.

In this segment, Paul describes the cornerstone of his work – the Hero’s Journey.

  • The story of Cรบ Chulainn – the Hound of Culain
  • The rite of passage
    • The “mini-schizophrenic episode”
  • The call to adventure
    • First level of resistance: The world, people around you
    • Help from a peer, a friend
    • Moving into the non-linear, circular path
    • The daemon of resistance
    • Magical help, magical object
    • Hero and Hera
  • The Threshold – the Demon of Resistance
    • The personal, inner level of resistance
  • The Land of Miracles
    • More tests on the way
    • The Supreme Ordeal
    • Place of the reward
  • Return to the real world
    • Hero cannot stay in the land of miracles – has to come back
    • Cannot take your gift back; you can only take the awareness or knowledge of the gift.
    • Leave the magical powers behind, and takes the knowledge.
  • Alignment of the three centers
    • Body (movement), Heart (feelings), Head (symbol, word)
  • Interpretation of Myth
    • Myth as a symbol for the mind; the mind finds the meaning in symbol that resonates with the heart and the body
  • On Oriental traditions
    • Becoming conscious of one’s gift – often comes from the spirit guide
    • On spirituality
  • Origins of the Hero’s Journey process
    • A “mini-schizophrenic episode” for doctors and nurses in a mental hospital
  • Separation from the archetype – returning home

[techtags: Myth, Mythology, Hero’s Journey, Paul Rebillot]

Sunday, June 15, 2008

#39 Rapport series 03: Rhythms of Rapport, part 2 - Somatic, orPre-Verbal Rapport

We are continuing our conversations on the rhythms of rapport, and this time we address the somatic – or pre-verbal – aspects of rapport.

  • Focus on aspects of the body:
    • Breath
    • Eyes (brain states)
    • Overall body gestures and posture
    • Large group dynamics
    • Idiosyncracies
  • Areas:
    • Dancing
    • Business meetings
    • Martial arts
  • Name of the podcast: somatic or pre-verbal?
    • Somatic – anything related to the body
    • Pre-verbal – at the primary level, before the language kicks in. Circuits 1 and 2.
  • Eye accessing cues
    • Traditional NLP way – up, straigth, down
    • Spacial locations
    • Leading: shifting the locations, moving into different modalities
    • Dance (5Rhythms) – eyes “language”
  • Body proper
    • Tracking the impulses that move the body, and replicating that in yours
    • Martial arts (aiki jujutsu) – tracking body as a whole; breathing patterns as expressions; pacing – flowing with a punch, leading – becoming a center and taking control
    • Business meeting face to face – track tentions, match / mirror those, then lead to relaxation
    • People with schizophrenia – enter their world and change it from there
    • Rapport in dance
  • Large groups – rapport as a sense of belonging; track how space and time is treated
  • Idiosyncrasies – personal signatures, unique self-expressions

[techtags: NLP, Rapport, Language, Verbal, Tracking, Pacing, Leading]

Sunday, June 8, 2008

#38 Rapport series 02: Rhythms of Rapport, part 1 - Verbal Rapport

We are continuing a thread that we have started a long, long time ago on Rapport, reconsidering some of the aspects of rapport in a way that is not traditionally taught in NLP – by turning it from a nominalization into a process – a rhythm. Today we start by (re)defining the structure and dynamics of verbal rapport:

  • What is a rhythm?
    • Pattern
    • Resonance – as in physics (pendulum) and music (groove)
    • Deeply felt somatic phenomena
    • Matching and mismatching a rhythm
  • Tracking, pacing and leading
    • words (backtracking)
    • value words and predicates
    • intent
  • Using meta-model to build rapport – not to destroy it
    • Turning a “Meta-Monster” into a “Meta-Friend”
  • What to track
    • One on one – words, language patterns
    • Small groups – ocean of rapport, waves
    • Large groups – myths, group fears and hopes

[techtags: NLP, Rapport, Language, Verbal, Tracking, Pacing, Leading]

Monday, June 2, 2008

Philosophy at the matrix

The Matrix

The Matrix is a film that astounds not only with action and special effects but also with ideas. These pages are dedicated to exploring some of the many philosophical ideas that arise in both the original film and the sequels. In the upcoming months we will be continually expanding this section, offering essays from some of the brightest minds in philosophy and cognitive science. News about updates to this section can be found right here. (Scroll down to read about the latest update, or just click here.)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

#37 The 8 Circuit Brain Model, part 3 - conversations with Antero Alli

Antero Alli

We are continuing our conversations with Antero Alli.

This series of conversations is on the topic called the 8 Circuit Brain model. It is something that Timothy Leary first brought into the western consciousness. Later, Robert Anton Wilson in his book Prometheus Rising gave it a more wide spread appeal, and Antero in his book AngelTech provided a more hands-on approach to the same model.

This conversation covers the following topics:

  • Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, and Antero Alli – comparing approaches
  • Language as a magical act – evoking experiences through the use of language
    • Writing of Robert Anton Wilson
  • Interactions of lower and upper circuits
    • 1 & 5: anchor / stabilize your survival needs before you can safely experience bliss, and experience it longer. Get high, but remember to pay rent and stuff the fridge.
    • Each upper circuit contains a specific shock to the system. The shock of circuit 5 is the shock of ecstasy. Circuit 6 – the shock of freedom.
    • 2 & 6: develop emotional connections before opening up circuit six. Vision without compassion is cruelty.
    • 3 & 7: the rational mind has a need to come up with new words and symbols to convey the experience of the shock of unity of the 7th circuit.

[techtags: 8 circuit brain, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Antero Alli, consciousness, imprint, response potential]