DeConstructionism At Its Best

These deframing patterns hark back to the Meta-Model which we have used as we theorized about all this stuff in the first place. Actually, the Meta-Model operates as a reductionist tool par excellence. It does so because, as a neuro-linguistictool, it enables us to tear apart linguistic and semantic constructions. By asking for specificity, precision, and clarity, the Meta-Model questions coach a speaker to go back to the experience out of which he or she created the mental map in the first...

17 Identity Framing

When it comes to beliefs and the magical neuro-linguistic realities that our beliefs create, and which we then live in we seem so easily, naturally, and unthinkingly to use our formulas about reality to define ourselves. Korzybski (193311994) especially warned against this. He described identification on all levels as a form of primitive Aristotelian thinking that does not do us well in the modern world. Arguing from the General Semantic principle that The map is not the territory, Korzybski...

72 Eternity Framing

The mind-lines that arise in this move continue to conceptually shift a person's mind until it expands one's sense of time, outcomes and effects, and outcomes of outcomes. In this final move outward into the future, we even go to the largest time-frame possible so as to bring to bear upon our thinking of the formula our perceptions of eternity. This linguistic reframing utilizes what Covey (1987) described as starting with the end in mind. If we start from the perspective of designing the...

Eb Is

K.-> V A K V Exit The unexpected nature of the Chunking Down moves in the Mind-Lines Model, of course, further explains its power. We chunk down (conceptually) from a meta-level of awareness. As such, it generates more and more enlightment as we do. We become aware of several things Our strategy (the sequence of representations in response to the external stimulus and our own internal components that create the experience). . The component pieces in consciousness (submodalities) that...

Transforming Reality Through Reframing

Everything anyone ever says lies within some frame-of-reference. And usually, it lies within multiple layers of frames. These represent the presuppositions and paradigms of our lives. At a larger logical level than internal representations of specific visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components we have over-arching frames which drive those representations. The reframing process entails several things. First we identify the frames we use to process information that create our reality and the...

Introduction

We have deframed and we have reframed. Now we will begin some outframing, although we will distinguish this particularkind of outframing and call it Within this chapter, we want to offer five more conceptual and linguistic moves with mind-lines that you can make in shifting beliefs and paradigms in yourself or with others. In the previous chapter, we began by working within the box. We worked inside of the conceptual framework of our central formula EB IS. There we explored two ways to reframe...

Reversing Presuppositions As a Meta State Move

To provide another way to think about this reversing presuppositions, let's correlate it to the Meta-States Model. This will provide yet another way to understand and perceive how the reverse presuppositionswork. If we start with a statement of a belief and then make a move to a meta-level so that we bring to bear on that belief a higher level idea, belief, thought-emotion, state, etc., of the very reverse, then we frame (or outframe) the whole belief with its opposite. In terms of the...

Outframing

Beaming Up To Get a Heavenly Perspective What about the deeper magic Yes, what about the deeper magic (C.S. Lewis me Lion, The Wtch & the Wardrobe) Did you enjoy all of that de-framing and de-constructing of reality in Chapter Five We did. Did you like the switcheroos that we pulled in Chapter Six How about the time-traveling shifts of Chapter Seven What we did in Chapter Seven with the time frame of reference shifts actually involved a meta-level shift. Did you notice that We put it as if...

The World of Abstractions

World of Meta-Level Abstractions (the Kantian Categories) (The Meta Meta-Programs & Meta-St) What does that meaning mean to you What idea, example describes this For what purpose What intention do you have in this What does this mean to you T Wren mediating, chunk up to get agreement. Chunk-up until you get a nominalization. The Structures oflntuition. 'Deductive Intuition the ability to take a general principle 8 chunk down to apply & relate to specific situations. Iflductivelntuition...

Meta Stating Nancy

Another client that I (BB) saw recently came in with a list of things to fix. On the top of her list the fear of water. How does water pose a problem to you, Nancy I asked. For awhile, she talked about some past experiences with water that she didn't like. Finally she commented, I will drown and die. So, Nancy, you feel afraid of water because you fear you will drown and die repeated to make more overt the cause-effect structure of her subjective strategy. What would happen if you died to the...

7 Counter Example Framing

When we counter-example, we not only run a reality testing function, we also bring undeniable evidence to the contrary up against a belief. The strategy here sometimes involves tracking a person backwards to the experience out of which the learning arose. Behind counter-examples also lies the presupposition that people almost always demonstrate the very thing they claim they cannot do. (A) Saying mean things makes you a bad person. So you've never said a mean thing to anybody in your life...

14 Criteria and Values Framing

With this magical mind-line shift we move to the meta-level of Criteria or Values the standards and rules that govern our meanings, and the things to which we give significance. Here we do a meta-move via our conversation to access and appeal to values our own or another's. This reframing move enables us to organize and re-organize ourselves regarding the priorities that we deem important and ecological. Or, using the language of the Meta-States Model, by going to the meta-level of values, we...

Identifying Beliefs

If beliefs offer us such a port of entry into our reality (and the reality of others), how do we go about identifying an operating belief How do we develop an awareness that can enable us to spot them Would we know one when we see or hear one Again, consider the magic box. Here we have taken representations and connected them in a frame of is, causes, equals, etc. These words map out a conceptual reality about how the world works, what things are, and what leads to what. And when we not merely...

About Meaning

Without doubt, when it comes to understanding, detecting, and . working with neuro-semantic meaning in people, we deal with a atopic of much complexity. Throughout the Mind-Lines Model, as presented in the previous chapters, we have described how i ineaning emerges from representation, linkage, linguistic mapping, From this we have described the transformation of meaning via Conversational reframing. Can We Simplify the Complexity Even More Il We think so. '.J s-...

Refraining Meaning In The

The Magic of Changing Reality 'Those who control language control people's minds. Sloppy language invites sloppy thought. (George Orwell) I could have had a moment of restructuringmy neuro-semantics (Michael Hall) Reflexively Apply EB to Self Listener Reflexively Apply IS to Self Listener Do you feel ready to do some basic reframing Do you feel up for it While we gave you lots of theoretical stuff in the first three chapters (and if you need more for your addiction for understanding, check out...

Reframing Meanings Beliefs

There is nothing eithergood orbad, but thinking makes it so. (William Shakespeare) If a belief exists as a set of representations or thoughts to which we then say 'Yes , then as soon as we begin to say Well, maybe (questioning doubt) to it, or No, no way (disbelief), or bring other sets of representations or frames to bear upon it the reframing process has begun. Reframing simply refers to putting a different frame-of-reference around a thought. Yet when we do something as simple as put another...

Into The Fray Of Mindlining

In Mind-Lines Teasing section at the beginning of this book, we ran a mind-lining on the theme of not accomplishing a goal meaning 'failure.' Now with your fuller acquaintance with the Mind-tinesModel, feel free to revisit that original tease. We believe you will find it much richer and impactful. Here we have added numerous other examples of mind-lining. In the year since Mind-Lines first appeared, people from around the world have used these as a model for creating all kinds of new...

Reversing Presuppositions as Therapy

I (BB) recently had a client who 'just couldn't relax. This person felt that he just had to be in uptime in business meetings, because, after all, I'm a serious person, but I've been too serious lately. . I said, What would happen if you became too serious about relaxing and being in uptime That did it. By the time the session ended, the gentlemen walked out singing a different tune. He took the phrase as his theme, Totally and completely serious about relaxing Imagine moving to the place where...

Language As Magic

You don't need to take drugs to hallucinate improper language can fill your world with problems and spooks of many kinds. Magic is hidden in the language we speak. The webs that you can tie and untie are at your command if only you pay attention to what you already have (language) and the structure of the incantations for growth. (Bandler and Grinder. 1975) The field of NLP (Neuro-LinguisticProgramming) began, In 1975, with the appearance of the book, The Structure of Magic. The subtitle that...

11 Outcome of Outcome Framing

Since shifting a person into the future (conceptually, of course) works so well (and it did, did it not ), then let's do it again This conversational reframing pattern simply, but magically, sends one even further into the future, to not only consider the immediate outcomes and consequences of the EB, but to consider the outcome-of-the-outcome. Here we linguistically directionalize consciousness to do more consequential thinking and more long-term thinking so that the person gets an even...

4 Reframe the IS by Redefining It Content Reframing

We can not only give different meanings to external behavior, we can also suggest for any given internal state (IS) or meaning other behaviors that would more appropriately fit as a description of that internal state. In doing this, we thereby redefine or reframe the IS of the equation. (A) Saying mean things makes you a bad person. Bad, huh If you want to know what really makes a person a bad person, think about the kind of things Hitler did Executing people makes you a bad person (B) Cancer...

The Magic of Language

A Theoretical Overview of the Magic of Language and the Meta-Model As languaged beings, we move through the world using symbols to make sense of things. Without language, we would experience only an animal consciousness. We would not live or process the dimensions that uniquely set us humans apart time, space, purpose, destiny, self, morality, relationship, etc. Animals obviously think and feel. They do so at a primary level of consciousness. They know things and experience the meaning level...

Getting Into A Magical State

Why can't I fly, Tinkerbell To fly, Peter Pan, you've got to find your happy thoughts. What kind of a state does a person have to access in order to operate optimally in using this Word Magic model Due to the nature of neuro-iinguistic states, the state we begin with when we want to do some conversational reframing makes all the difference in the world. In fact, a person could have a mastery level of this model and yet not have the ability to use it at certain times. State plays that much of a...

Meta Model

J Mw-fit> tram fraction ta II Miai-UnoT The Magic of Reframing Technology That Drives Mind-Lining The mental, cognitive, and conceptual shifting of meaning that we've described can take seven basic directions. Each direction (backward, forward, down, up, counter, etc.) provides us a different way to directionalize consciousness. By sending (or swishing) someone's mind-and-emotion in one of these different directions, we open up space for them (or ourselves) to experience new...

The Formula

The Magical Meaning Formula in the Box That Summarizes & Controls Neuro-Semantic Reality Every belief is a limit to be examined & transcended. (JohnC. Lily) Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give anotherthe greatest happiness or bring about utter despair by words the teacher imparts his knowledge to his students by words the orator sweeps his audience with him and determines its...

16 A11 Other Abstractions

As previously noted, when we chunk up, we move up to higher level principles, understandings, and meanings that the belief system containing the magic meaning formula (EB IS) may suggest, imply, or create. Accordingly, all of the meta-moves (Mind-Lines 13- 17), with regard to the belief system itself, have moved us up one logical level. We have moved up and set a new frame-of-reference. This has affected, qualified, tempered, and modulated the belief system. In doing so, we thereby test the...

2 Reality Strategy Chunk Down

As we chunk down from the belief systems and paradigms that people offer as the magic that runs their meaning box, we will not only discover the parts and pieces of their subjective experience, we will find their strategy for it. Strategy refers to how we sequence our internal representations (VAK and A in such a way that when you add all of the ingredients together it creates a formula for cooking up a particular soup of human subjectivity the process for generating that experience. Consider...

Epilogue

AND NOW YOU MAY LET THE MAGIC BEGIN You know about reframing, you know about the nature and functioning of meaning, you know about how we meaning-makers structure our net ro-semani 'c,meanings, , . , . you nave explored seven directions in which to shift and re-direct consciousness, and you have learned about twenty ways to conversationally reframe meaning. Now as an apprentice magician you only need to get out there and get some real-life hands-on practice with the mind-lines. we would love to...

1 Chunking Down on the Chunk Size

In this move, which we call Chunking Down, we reframe by becoming more specific about the details that make up either the EB or the IS of the formula. In doing this we here test the reality of the belief and simultaneously employ the basic meta-modeling process itself (i.e. we keep asking, specifically how). Meta-model the language of the belief itself. Make it your aim to index its referents (i.e. find the referential index) to person, place, time, event, etc. As we chunk down to the component...

Thinking Like A Magician

When we use Mind-Lines to work semantic magic, we only need to keep a couple of things in mind. First, and foremost, we need to keep our outcomes positive and respectful. A person could use these reframing patterns destructively. These patterns have much potential to make a smart ass out of us if we don't keep focused and oriented in a positive and caring way about the person. Used wrongly, Sleight of Mouth patterns can alienate people. Conversely, when we establish a strong, positive, and...

Learning Mindlines Stepbystep

You know a great many of the secrets of the magic. You have committed yourself to playfully practice your magic. Just a quick summary. And a quick demystifying of the magic. Here we pull apart the magic of conversational reframing and formulate it into a step-by-step process. Doing this will specify a strategy for learning the Mind-Lines Model. In simplifying it in this way, you will first walk through the pieces consciously and intentionally. You will...

Storying Restorying Framing

In this final conversational reframing shift, we move to tell a story that uses a different content and or context. And yet we use one which stands structurally isomorphic in the sense that it has the same form (hence iso-morphic) as a vehicle for embedding another meaning. Accordingly, we can use this format of a story or metaphor in order to communicate any of the previous reframing or mind-line patterns. In so creating and designing a story, we again directionalize the brain of the listener...

Identifying Framesof Reference

Given that we process information through various frames, the problem in finding these frames rests in that most of them lie outside conscious awareness. Once we put our thoughts in reality boxes, and say 'Yes to them, we live out of these frames, and get used to them as our models of reality. They then filter our very perspective. They function as our sense of reality. Comprising our beliefs, learnings, and decisions, these frames also establish our identity. To identify a frame-of-reference...

10 First Outcome Framing

In the previous move, outside of the magic belief box we shifted back in time to the intention that gave birth to the formula of belief. Then with Positive Prior Cause we moved back in time to attribute a causation to pre-frame a person into a place that allows them to become more resourceful. Now let's move in the other direction, again, outside of the box. This time let's move into the future, to a time when the formula itself gives birth to outcomes and consequences. Directionalizing our...

5 Reflexively Apply EB to Self or Listener 6 Reflexively Apply IS to Self or Listener

In the Meta-Model, we call the person or thing doing or receiving the action of the verb the referential index. (Don't you love the terminology that Linguistics has bequeathed us ) So when we switch the referential index, we apply the statement (the action of the verb) from one object to another one. Consider the statement, The dog bit Tim. Here Tim received the action of the verb (bit). That makes Tim the referential index. In saying, the dog bit we refer to Tim. We switch the referential...

3 Reframe the EB by Redefining It Content Refrarning

Here we create new meanings and frames about the behavior by redefining the EB of the equation. We simply give it a new and different meaning. We redefine the external behavior by linking it up with a new frame of reference. (A) Saying mean things makes you a bad person. Actually I'm not uttering mean things, rather I'm attempting to express some of the truths and understandings that I have. This isn't mean talk, but expressive and assertive talk. (B) Cancer causes death. Actually, cancer does...

73 Model of the World Framing

In this conversational reframing pattern we move to a high level, a meta-levelto the magical box wherein lies the belief construction. We designate this one as Model of the World. In chunking up to this level, we thereby identify the overall mental map that a person, uses in negotiating the world's territory. As we recognize and consider it as but a map, we then bring that awareness to bear on the belief. Hey, it's just one way of mentally mapping the territory As with all of these meta-moves...

9 Positive Prior Cause Framing

Just as we can move backwards in time conceptually and linguistically to identify positive intentions that drive a behavior and a person's meaning formula that creates his or her semantic reality, we can also go back in time to identify a positive Prior Cause. Now why in all the world would we want to do that For the same reason that we would want to attribute positive intentions to any and all behaviors. Namely, we want to frame behaviors, experience, emotions, etc. so that it allows a person...

Three Facets Of Iseurolimuistic Magic

Neurosemantic Scale

To really getgoodwith Mind-Linesyou need to understand the magicthat lies within them. And to understand the magic of mind-lines, you need to have a pretty clear grasp about neuro-linguistic magic. So to make sure you have gotten up to speed on this we here offer you three facets of neuro-linguisticmagic. Use To Cast Spells For Precision and Clarity When You Want to Deframe Remember what we did with the sensory-based illustration earlier, the rebuke that I imagined a mother might say to a child...

Mind Lines

Reframing Techniques

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