Your Home Is a Metaphor
Saturday 10th February - 14:00 (GMT)
Top Tip before attending Jan's session - Think about how you can make your home work for you...
Robert Stetson Shaw once observed, "You don’t perceive something until the right metaphor allows you to see it." This concept holds true in the practice of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), where we frequently employ language models and metaphors.
As powerful tools, metaphors possess the capacity to incite healing and change. Albert Einstein further underlines the potency of symbolic language, asserting, "Symbols hold the power to influence us not merely on an intellectual level, but on behavioural and emotional planes as well."
In this presentation, we will delve into the art of refining your language models and harnessing metaphors and symbols, drawing upon familiar examples from our daily environments – our homes.
As Eleanor Sandry remarked, "We anthropomorphise everything." Humans are innately predisposed to infuse intent, emotions and identities into a wide array of entities, from dolphins and houses to seemingly trivial objects like Microsoft's paperclips or LEGO blocks. We bestow everyday objects with profound meanings.
In this session, we will guide you through a journey of decoding your home using the lenses of metaphor and language. This exploration will not only augment your mastery of NLP but also enable a greater understanding of how your environment, one of the logical levels in NLP, can be optimised to yield desired outcomes.
This insightful presentation promises to be an enjoyable and illuminating experience, transforming the way you perceive your home and, indeed, yourself.
Participants of this workshop can expect the following learning outcomes:
Enhanced Understanding of Metaphors: Gain a deeper understanding of the role and power of metaphors in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and their capacity to drive change and healing.
Symbolic Influence: Learn about the influential potential of symbols on intellectual, behavioural, and emotional levels.
Mastery of Language Models: Develop the skills to refine and effectively use language models, incorporating metaphors and symbols in their practice.
Insight into Anthropomorphism and Semiotics: Obtain a nuanced understanding of anthropomorphism and how humans inherently assign human traits, emotions, and intent to non-human entities.
NLP Decoding Skills: Learn how to decode personal environments through the lenses of metaphor and language, leading to a greater understanding of their surroundings.
Application of Concepts to NLP: Understand how to integrate these concepts into their NLP practice, thereby enriching their skillset and enhancing their mastery.
Environment Optimisation Techniques: Gain knowledge of how to optimize and prime their personal environments (such as their homes) to better align with their goals and desired outcomes.
By the end of this workshop, participants will not only view their homes in a new light, but they will also have a transformed perception of themselves.
Jan Cisek is a spiritual health mentor, spiritual companion, and meditation instructor with over 40 years of experience in spirituality and wellness.
Jan has a diploma in Practical Spirituality & Wellness, the first UK, Ofqual accredited vocational diploma course in this evidence-based discipline. He’s also a certified counsellor. Jan is also an environmental psychologist (MSc) specialising in creating sacred spaces for working and living.