23 Jan 2020

‘Values’, i.e. what is/are important to us in any specific area of life or situation, is an invaluable tool to improve our results and satisfaction in life. As you’ll see in the next sections, having a knowledge of how to use Values can save you a huge amount of time, effort and energy, and make you more financially satisfied.

Why is this Topic so Useful?

Being able to work with Values can help you when you are selling, managing and motivating staff, coaching (whether as a professional coach or as a line manager using a coaching approach), recruiting, making choices, team-building and dealing with conflicts.

Indeed, leading HR specialists have said that if every manager used this,...

23 Jan 2020

The Final Piece in the Jigsaw

I have worked in the field of mental and physical health for 30 years with my career spanning fitness programming, nutritional therapy and NLP. In recent years I have specialised in the emotional state of our brains, how this is intricately linked to the physical health of our bodies and how focusing on healing our gut can address many of the health concerns facing society today. I now understand that gut health is the final piece in the jigsaw when it comes to optimising our mental and physical wellbeing.

The Micobiome

The bacteria, fungi, viruses and archaea which live in your gut and on your skin is called your microbiome. A natural ecosystem totally cu...

Success Factor Modeling™ (SFM) is a methodology developed by Robert and John Dilts in order to identify and apply the critical success factors that drive and support successful people and organisations.  By examining successful businesses, projects and ventures and observing the behavior of high performing individuals and teams, SFM™ helps people and organisations to distinguish the factors that have created a particular pattern of success and to identify the appropriate strategies, tools and support necessary to extend that legacy into the future.

One of the strengths of the SFM™ process is its integration of effective business practices with key behavioral skills. Modeling beh...

29 Nov 2019

Do you know that the most harmonious and generative families on Earth have 10 habits in common? What if I tell you that these families, in order to get there, just had to answer a single question?! A question whose answer becomes a flashlight to illuminate this wonderful and simultaneously challenging journey of parenting.

The Power of the Heart

In NLP and Generative Parenting, we believe in the power of the heart to see the essence, to accept and respect, in freedom. The same heart that knows the way to deconstruct our beliefs and, in turn, generates new behaviors, creating a positive impact on the world around us, which has repercussions throughout the planet. The latest scientific...

When it came for the field of NLP to start modeling in a mindful and conscious way, they took the TOTE model from Miller’s The Plan and Structure of Behavior (1960) and created the NLP Strategy Model. That gave them a way to map the step-by-step process description for how an expert does what he or she does. That structure gave us the foundational steps regarding how to achieve a specific performance. As a linear strategy it established the essential steps and stages of the expertise - the bare-bones understanding of how the expert achieves peak performance. And while it is essential, it is also usually insufficient.

We need more. We need to detail more about what’s happening in...

26 Feb 2019

The recent CIPD Annual Learning and Talent Development survey highlighted coaching as one of the top five talent management activities.  Of the companies that took part in the survey, 51% offered coaching to managers.

When I saw that, I couldn’t help wondering how varied that ‘coaching’ might be and how much value it added to the managers and the businesses.

‘Coaching ‘is one of those words that means different things to different people.  It’s often confused with Mentoring and sometimes means little more than giving feedback. But, what is the role of a coach?

Here’s my take on what it means and why it’s useful…

One of my earliest experiences of coaching was with the late Sir John Whitm...

One of the most important assumptions of NLP states, “the map is not the territory.” This sentence is part of an original paper by Alford Korzybski who wrote in 1931 and then in 1933, “A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.” (Farrow, B., 07/03/13)

The use of this assumption at the core of the NLP practice, helps to understand that every individual has a unique “map” which is useful for “finding your way around.” Some maps are better than others, but none of them is exactly “the truth”, as they are only representations that depend on the accuracy of many different perceptions.  These pe...

7 Dec 2018

“The art of negotiation is to get others to do what you want because they want to.”  In order to increase your influence in the workplace you need to identify the motivations and aspirations of others and manage your own emotions and behaviours in a way that gets them to support your goals.

Emotional intelligence is the ability of an individual to understand her/ his own emotions, to be able to recognise the emotions of others, and to appreciate the impact those emotions have on what is happening around them.

NLP provides practitioners with a suite of knowledge, skills, and techniques that enable them to be better able to understand and influence their own, and others, emotions and be...

6 Nov 2018

We all have difficult situations where we need to persuade someone to do something but they just won’t do what we want. Some of these situations are extreme – does anyone here have teenagers?!

Hostage negotiators – world class persuaders

But are your situations as tough as those that hostage negotiators find themselves in? These really are extreme. Life and death situations, emotions running at 11 out of 10 and polar-opposite desired outcomes – one demands a million dollars and a flight to Cuba and the other says, “Er, no and can you put your gun down and come out with your hands above your head?”

And yet, their results are exceptionally good. In the early days, there was no negotiatio...

30 Oct 2018

In this age of rapid technology growth and digital advances, more and more events are becoming available virtually. Whilst this is wonderful and offers a range of great benefits, there continues to be thriving face to face conferences across a range of industries. Why?

Now, we don’t have the answer per se, yet what we do know is why hundreds of NLP professionals flock from all corners of the world to attend the NLP International Conference each year.

Through feedback gathered it has become clear that there are some distinct themes as to why NLP trained individuals attend and what tangible outcomes they get as a result of doing so.

Why others attend

The top spot goes to those seeking pra...

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