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Presuppositions of NLP

  • Behind every behavior is a positive intention.
  • People always make the best choices available to them.
  • Communication is redundant.
  • The meaning of the communication is the response you get.
  • People work perfectly to produce the results they are getting.
  • Every behavior is useful in some context.
  • If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
  • People already have all the resources they need.
  • There is no such thing as failure, only feedback.
  • The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our communications.
  • Positive change always comes from adding resources.
  • Experience has a structure.
  • People are map makers.
  • People's maps are made of pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes (symbolized V,A,K,O,G).
  • People respond to their maps of reality, not to reality.
  • The map is not the territory.
  • If you change your map you'll change your emotional state.
  • Choice is better than no choice.
  • The most flexible element in any system can control that system.
  • The mind and body are parts of the same system and affect each other.
  • If what you are doing isn't working, do something else.

Pati McDermott, CHT
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© Steve Andreas, Charles Faulkner, Robert McDonald 1996
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