It’s a matter of opinion

How do some of our opinions remain constant while others change without us noticing, and sometimes it is such a shock that we are left temporarily disorientated?

It takes two to tango

From a systemic perspective both parties in a relationship (often unwittingly) perpetuate recurring patterns. What needs to happen to initiate and maintain a new behaviour?

Learning from a Master

Reflections on David Grove’s mastery published in Carol Wilson’s The Work and Life of David Grove: Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge


Part 1 reviews theories about how we make (or take) decisions. Part 2 is a practical process for how to ‘nudge’ ourselves to beneficial behaviours.

Coaching in the moment

A model of Vivian Gladwell’s method of in-the-moment directing of trainee improvisational clowns, adapted for developing Symbolic Modelling skills.

Proximity and Meaning

The significance of adjacency, next to-ness, how to recognise it and how to work with it for ourselves and our clients.


Using Aristotle’s four causes and a Cognitive Linguist metaphorical perspective to model causation.


What and how we like: Distinguishing between different kinds of perceived preferences.

Body Awareness

Exploring the mind in the body and the body in the mind with Julie Driver

The Jewel of Choice

Annotated transcript of two sessions using Symbolic Modelling
and the client’s view of changes that occurred. Published in ‘NLP News’


Part 4 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.


Part 1 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.

Endings and beginnings

Thoughts and activities on a universal way of punctuating experience into starts and finishes.


Part-whole relationships – a process fundamental to language and cognition.

Perspectives to model by

Where and how we perceive makes a difference to what we perceive. Where do Symbolic Modeller’s perceive from?

Clean Language Without Words

How to use your voice and body to utilise clients use of space, their body and non-verbal sounds. Published in ‘Rapport’

Meta, Milton and Metaphor

Sensory and abstract are different kinds of subjective experience and there is a third kind not coded by Bandler and Grinder.