OK so its’ SnOw and lots of it. Its freezing and that orange mime ( spiral dynamics ) president of the united states has just confirmed his isolationist, supremacists and circling, U Turn ideas on gun control in America. How much of this is fake news? How much are you inferring and what are your judgements? NLP Meta Model is a tool to touch your reality as real, made up or somewhere in between.

This Trance Cafe, Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be focusing and clarifying how we as people respond and react emotionally and ‘critically’ to our own biases, inferences and judgements. Our biases, inferences and judgements are how we make our Map of the World. Which may be wildly inaccurate at worst or at best help us create and shape a more connected and relational way of being to all of our human race.

The March Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be exploring the kind of personal Maps that are supporting and maintaining problems in our life. By rigorously exploring the differences in what happened, what is being inferred and rules this seems to maintain we are exploring how to change perceptions.

Since December last year I have been re-reading many of the books that were the beginning of my NLP journey, which began around 2002. One of the gems is Language In Thought And Action by Sam Hayakawa originally published in 1939. This in some sense accurately describes ( based in Korzybski General Semantics ) the ideas that support the NLP Meta Model.

Hayakawa’s chapter on Report, Inference and Judgement is close to the NLP version I was introduced to as Description, Interpretation and Evaluation. You could also use the words, very carefully as fact, personal-societal meaning and the law.

The way I understand the NLP Meta Model is that the model provides tools to re-connect with an actual description of events and makes clear the interpretations and evaluations, based on personal experiences, beliefs and interpretations that have in some sense solidified and experience into a personal story.

I have been describing the NLP Meta Model as a double edged sword with a sharp handle for well over a decade, closer to two decades but who is counting? As James Pennybaker has demonstrated, the stories we constantly describe and tell have the power to totally transform our life and the lifes we connect with.

Moving on from the NLP Meta Model into the worlds of reframing as in the NLP world as Sleight of Mouth ( Dilts ) and one of my mentors Christina Hall ( patterns of reformulation ) we can begin to respectfully challenge our beliefs and explore a deeper and more profound meaning in our life.

If you re-read that first paragraph, you will see, judgements, interpretations and what could be described as verifiable facts. This may be how you are categorising you own map of your territory. The possibilities are vast, what if you can genuinely update your maps to reflect ore of what you would love to be sharing with this world?

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday March 7th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE


tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!