NLP Glossary N-Q

NLP:

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of excellence, which describes how our thinking produces our behaviour, and allows us to model the excellence and to reproduce that behaviour.

Nominalization:

A process word which has been turned into a noun, often by adding “tion”.

Olfactory:

Sense of smell.

Outcome:

Desired result.

Overlapping:

Using a preferred representational system to allow us to gain access to another, E.G.: “Imagine walking (preferred rep system) along the beach and hearing the birds. Now, look down at the sand and feel the cool wet sand beneath your feet.”

Pacing:

Pacing is matching or mirroring another person’s external behaviour so as to gain rapport.

Parts:

Parts are a portion of the unconscious mind, which often have conflicting beliefs and values.

Parts Integration:

An NLP technique, which allows us to integrate parts at the unconscious level by assisting each one to traverse logical levels (by chunking up) and to go beyond the boundaries of each to find a higher level of wholeness.

Pattern Interupt:

A Pattern Interrupt in NLP is a series of interruptions that break a habit or state. So much so, that the interruption becomes part of the pattern. If you think of strategies, where to make a behaviour work it needs 1,2,3,4 to be firing in the right order, or A,B,C before it works, think of interrupting A,B,C. When you keep interrupting the behaviour or state as it’s trying to work itself, the pattern can’t fire off and eventually the person experiences the intervention you are using as part of the process and therefore can’t successfully do the old pattern anymore! This is not the same as a breaking state.

Perceptual Positions:

Describes our point of view in a specific situation: First Position is our own point of view. Second Position is usually someone else’s point of view. Third position is the point of view of a dissociated observer.

Phobia:

A Phobia is a severe, associated, unwanted, irrational response of fear regarding some person or event in the past.

Phonological Ambiguity:

This is the representational system that someone most often uses to think, and to organise his or her experiences.

Physiology of Excellence:

This is the representational system that someone most often uses to think, and to organise his or her experiences.

Predicates:

Predicates in NLP are words and phrases (primarily verbs, adverbs and adjectives) that often presuppose one of the Representational Systems.

Preferred Representational System:

This occurs when there are two words, which sound the same but have different meanings.

Presupposions:

Pre-suppositions literally means assumptions. In natural language the presuppositions are what are assumed by the sentence. They are useful in “hearing between the lines” and also for communicating to someone using assumptions that will have to be accepted by the listener so that the communication makes sense.

Presupposions of NLP:

Assumptions or convenient beliefs, which are not necessarily “true,” but which if accepted and believed will change our thinking and improve our results as an NLP Practitioner.

Primary Representational System:

This is how we represent our internal processing, externally. (It is discovered by listening to Predicates and looking at Physiology.)

Punctuation Ambiguity:

Ambiguity, which is created by changing the punctuation of a sentence by pausing in the wrong place, or by running-on two sentences.

Quantum Linguistics:

Ambiguity, which is created by changing the punctuation of a sentence by pausing in the wrong place, or by running-on two sentences.

Quotes:

Ambiguity, which is created by changing the punctuation of a sentence by pausing in the wrong place, or by running-on two sentences.