Vol. 44 – November 6, 2005

Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns

Reverse Meta Model
In NLP the “meta model” is Bandler and Grinder’s name for the wellformedness conditions of the surface structure of the English language*. (*See their book “The Structure of Magic.”) In Hypnosis we sometimes chose to deliberately violate these wellformedness conditions (“reversing the meta model”) in order to be purposefully and artfully vague.

Volume 44. “Structure of Magic” Presuppositions 11 – 15.
Bandler and Grinder’s book, “The Structure of Magic” is a treasure trove of incredibly useful presuppositions. We are bringing them to you in summary.

11. Comparative As

I don’t know anything as powerful and profound as Ericksonian Hypnosis.

12. Repetitive Cue Words

(too, also, either, again, back)
After completing one swish pattern, you do it again.

13. Repetitive Verbs and Adverbs

(verbs and adverbs beginning in re, like repeatedly, return, restore, renew)
And you’ll discover that trance helps you restore and renew your whole body.

14. Quantifiers

(only, even, except, just)
It’s not just about smoking, it’s about exploring a whole world of possibilities.

15. Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs

(begin, end, stop, start, continue, proceed, already, still, yet, anymore)
As you start to apply my teaching, you’ll begin to learn even more.

If you have been writing out your own examples of these language patterns we’ve been doing every week and practicing using them with real people, then you know it’s the best way to gain proficiency, and you don’t need me to suggest it. Enjoy doing that with this week’s additions.

See you next week.

Have fun!