Metaphors NLP Practice Group Manchester 2014
Last night we attended the Manchester NLP Practice Group session in association with The Coaching Support Service. Once again the group was fully booked and all the participants had a great time practicing NLP Metaphors and discussing ideas at the sessions end.
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The first set of questions are designed to help your client describe their goal as a metaphor.
1 Do you have a goal you want to achieve or something you want to change? Example answer: I want to be more confident in my workplace
2 How near are you to completing your goal or making the change? Example answer: really far away-I cant even see me achieving this goal
3 How do you feel about that? Example answer: I feel that if I did make an effort my colleagues would laugh at me.
4 When you feel that way, what image do you create in your mind? Example answer: I see my colleagues laughing and I’m sinking into the floor, like you would do in quick sand.
Gain details of the metaphor – don’t add your own details/images this is the clients metaphor not yours.
5 What kind of “client’s words” is that? Example question: is the floor made of quick sand, or is it a floor that feels like quick sand?
Example answer: Erm.. yep the floor looks like quick sand and I’m sinking into it.
6 Whereabouts are you/is “the clients words” example question: where are you and where is the quick sand floor?
Example answer: I’m at work, in the office and the quick sand floor is in the middle of the room.
7 Is there anything else? Example answer: No, just my colleagues pointing and laughing
8 Where did “client’s words” come from Example Question: where did the quick sand come form?
Example answer: It’s mine, I bring it to work.
9 Are there any connections between “client’s words” and “clients words”? Example Question: are there any connections between you sinking and your colleague’s laughter?
Example answer: Yes, if I wasn’t sinking they wouldn’t be laughing, they just get on with their work and I could get on with mine.
Give options – you need to go with what the client is telling you and test the different options.
10 What would happen if you changed “client’s words” Example Question: What would happen if left the quicksand at home?
Example answer: I would feel good-everything would be ok
11 What would happen if you “did something different”? Example Question: what would happen if you could make the floor solid?
Example answer: that would be good, I can see some strong cement in the corner of the room I could use that to stop the quick sand.
12 What needs to happen for you to achieve your goal? Example answer: Its funny but the company name on the cement is called “go for-it cement” I think I need to just be me when I go into work and not to worry about what people will think-this will make me more confident.
13 How would you feel if you made this change/“client’s words”? Example Question: How would you feel if you went into work being you?
Example answer: I think people would like me-I’m easy to talk to
14 Is there anything else you need to think about/look at?
Example answer: No, I just need to take a deep breath on Monday morning and “go for-it” I think people will really like me.
15 What are the consequences of you achieving your outcome?
Example answer: I would feel more confident, people would like me and I would enjoy going to work every day.
With the metaphor technique, you need to listen to what the client is telling you and ask questions that allow the clients unconscious and imaginative mind to work, as it is there subconscious that will give them the answers they need.
DOWNLOAD as a Word Doc Here: Metaphors I look forward to seeing you all next month.
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