What is it about metaphor?

In The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist explores the relationship between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. And it’s no accident that he’s used a powerful metaphor as the title of his book. I’m still less than halfway through his book (after hearing McGilchrist speak at the NLP Conference last month) but…

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The 2 Lazy Jedi questions and the NLP Meta Model

If you’re familiar with NLP before you encounter the 2 Lazy Jedi questions (which are based on David Grove’s Clean Language) you might wonder about the relationship between these questions and an NLP questioning system, the Meta Model. The two systems are similar in a couple of ways: that they are questioning systems, for example,…

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Why use the 2 Lazy Jedi questions?

Want to easily, ethically and intelligently influence any human being – in any area of your life? Then get the 2 Lazy Jedi questions on the tip of your tongue. These questions help you to find out what someone really thinks and feels – while inherently developing and deepening the relationship between you. And one of the…

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The storytelling elephant

Working with a marketing consultant on my new product launch, I’m being encouraged to call myself “The Elephant Whisperer”. It’s a label I’m pretty happy to wear. It’s based on a  metaphor of the person as being like an elephant and its rider – the elephant represents the subconscious mind, the rider, the conscious mind.…

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Into hypnosis… and beyond

Just what is the relationship between hypnosis and Clean Language?   I’ve been going deeply into this question in recent days (…deeper and deeper… and noticing a certain sensation while drifting… floating… down…) and today’s video blog post by my good friend James Tripp has helped to crystalise my thinking.   He focusses on the…

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