Monthly Archives:May 2009

What is New Code?

31 May 09
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New Code NLP

It was great to have Elsie and Marc able to attend the session with Dr John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair a few weeks ago, and I’m hoping to post a review from them here shortly.

The training was focused on “New Code”. While there are many forms and styles of NLP training in the world, New Code is the one most closely associated with NLP Co-Founder Dr John Grinder. As highlighted by this article from Michael Carroll (from NLP Academy in the UK), New Code focused more on personal congruence and the connection with your unconscious mind, developing “high performance states” and “content free” work. You can also find more information on New Code with Chris and Jules Collingwood’s Inspiritive in Australia.

We had a session in China NLP in January focused on New Code, but after reading Michael’s article, I thought it was worth mentioning again!

Creating Therapeutic Change – Richard Bandler in April 1989

21 May 09
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In Neuro-Linguistic Programming, “the techniques are an outgrowth of a technology that is about asking questions.”

I just came across a set of classic Richard Bandler videos. 11-and-a-half-hours of Richard actually, recorded in a training with NLP Comprehensive in Colorado. With an array of topics covering layering responses, propulsion systems, attitudes, perceptual grids, nonverbal amplifications, playing with problems and weaving complexes, I really appreciate Bandler’s insights and the sheer entertainment value of his style.

One of the things that always stands out to me when I spend time watching or listening to Richard is the deep similarities to John Grinder. It’s easy to get lost in the wonderful techniques, but despite their overt differences, Bandler and Grinder’s approach and focus on the underlying technology rather than the superficial techniques is remarkably similar.