When Conflict Can Upgrade Our Mental Maps

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When Conflict Can Upgrade Our Mental Maps

To orient ourselves in life we use mental maps. And when we bump into some conflict it is often because we interact with one or more people who are using a different mental map. The notion of mental map, that is central to the NLP approach, can also be very useful if you are involved in a conflict and you …

The Power of Positive Purpose

In my conflict resolution work around the world, I came soon to realize that for lasting change to be possible, finding an agreement around interests was not enough. Especially in the most seemingly intractable conflicts, fundamental shifts at a personal level had to happen. That’s when I realized that NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis were powerful tools that would help me …

If Everything is “Awesome,” Then What?

Using Language as if it means something. A moment of Awe… A few years ago I was visiting the red-rock buttes and deep canyons of Sedona, Arizona. It might sound silly to some of you but I was particularly drawn to exploring certain formations that were said to be “power vortexes.” These are kind of like acu-pressure points for the …

Rapport Magazine article on Doug O’Brien

RAPPORT magazine is published by ANLP International. It is part of membership benefits and also available by subscription. Individual issues can also be bought. www.anlp.org/Rapport. Written by  Andy Coote Doug O’Brien carries his experience with a light touch From Carnegie Hall and Studio54 to Sleight of Mouth, by way of Tony Robbins and Robert Dilts, our interviewee this issue carries …

The story of stories

Stories are everywhere. Dr. Milton Erickson’s enduring legacy is his unique approach to psychotherapy and hypnosis. Within the scope of that approach his use of anecdote and story telling is arguably the most famous element. Steven Spielberg is widely regarded as one of the premiere filmmakers of his generation. He has repeatedly said that telling the story is the most …

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