NLP Now – The META MODEL – Time and Space

TIME AND SPACE

The Meta Model looks at the language patterns we make, which are made at the surface level (click to read) to recover the deleted information.

We will often communicate our understanding of what we understand as being in respect of Time and Space.

We will use such words for time as:-

            “before, after, as, now, soon. first, firstly, second, secondly.” etc

            “Before you do this job, I want you to read this book.”

            “The first thing I want you to do is read this book, then tell me about it.”

The NLP Practitioner will challenge the time words, to chunk down to be more specific, to have a precise time frame.

            “When specifically will this be?”

For space words we may use:-

            “over there, here, behind, in front.” etc

            “The book is over there.”

The NLP Practitioner will challenge the space words, to chunk down to be more specific, to have a precise place.

            “Were specifically do you mean?”

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