NLP PRESUPPOSITION 12: There are no incapable people, only unhelpful states.

By Manuel Matos / April 17, 2021 /

This is an important one and we already start with the powerful Title that it has. In life we can either choose to get in panic and depressed due to the current situation we are in life, or, we can ask ourselves what is that we need to learn, or do, or think, to improve…

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PRESUPPOSITION 11: People have all the resources needed for change.

By Manuel Matos / April 15, 2021 /

Alright, this is a short one but quite nice: People have all they need for the change they want or need! Change is always only one step, one decision away and we all have ‘free will’. Our goal as NLP practitioners is to help our clients to become more aware about their potential, help and…

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PRESUPPOSITION #10: Accept all people, influence their behavior when needed.

By Manuel Matos / April 13, 2021 /

Unconditional acceptance is not as easy as it seems, for some is easier to give than others, especially if they are close or relatives. Now, unconditional acceptance for those with who we are not directly related might be even harder. For example, some parent struggle to accept their children for who they are unconditionally. And…

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PRESUPPOSITION #9: People make the best choice they can at the time.

By Manuel Matos / April 11, 2021 /

Every single one of us has the chance to take many different options every moment of our lives, but people can be very judgmental of those who choose to engage or behave in different ways they would. A good example is that you may have the chance to make an investment, and for you, that…

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PRESUPPOSITION #8: Everyone does their best with the resources they have.

By Manuel Matos / April 9, 2021 /

The basis of any behavior is a positive intention. People don’t consciously go around harming and sabotaging themselves. Everyone is trying to do the best they can with the current resources they have. Even though we may never really understood certain people’s motives, it is important and more mentally beneficial, assuming that there is an…

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PRESUPPOSITION #7: Evaluate behavior should in light of the intent behind it.

By Manuel Matos / April 7, 2021 /

The metric that we use to evaluate ourselves is completely different than the one we use to measure other people. We are very quick judges regarding the intentions of other people, but we need to be aware that the same is for others, even if they haven’t taken the time to understand our true intentions.…

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NLP PRESUPPOSITION #6: The map is not the territory.

By Manuel Matos / April 5, 2021 /

Semiotics is the study of sign processes, Ferdinand de Saussure was one of the founders and the 1st to create a division between words and the object they represent. Saussure’s theory has taught us that the word which holds significance, is not the same as the entity that it represents. Saussure taught that when the…

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NLP PRESUPPOSITION #5: People respond more to their experience than reality.

By Manuel Matos / April 2, 2021 /

We already talked a bit about this one in the previous presuppositions. Kain Ramsay describes it as the following: Our experiences inform the assumptions and conclusions we arrive at in life. A teacher who tells a child they aren’t clever enough at mathematics or history may arrive at the assumption that they are unintelligent. This…

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NLP PRESUPPOSITION #4: People respond more to perception than reality itself.

By Manuel Matos / April 1, 2021 /

This one is a powerful one and it goes along with the previous presupposition. Read it slowly: People respond more to perception than reality itself. Our reality is process internally by our brain by what our senses are able to perceive, but our senses are extremely limited, I mean, we are only able to see…

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NLP PRESUPPOSITION #3: The mind and body operate in tandem with each other.

By Manuel Matos / March 31, 2021 /

So, the 3rd presupposition talks about mind & body, as our mind can be extremely powerful and completely change our reality. Health is a quite complex subject. Even though we have professional that study and know how the body works and are able to prescribe certain medication to treat ailments, our mind can be powerful…

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