EYE ACCESSING CUES
VC – Visual Constructed
VR – Visual Remembered
AC – Auditory Constructed
AR – Auditory Remembered
K – Kinesthetic
AD – Auditory Digital
Also known as lateral eye movements in neurological terms, eye accessing cues allows the NLP Practitioner to observe how people are accessing different parts of their brain as they think and process information. This will allow us to communicate in the same modality, the same language as the people you observe. It is also a good way of telling if you are being told the truth.
If you ask someone to think of or visualise the face of their mother, they will probably look up to their right. See the diagram above. VR
If you ask someone to think about or visualise a pink elephant, they will probably look up and to their left, as the diagram above. VC
If you ask someone to recall the sound of the school bell, they will probably move their eyes to their right, neither up or down as the diagram shows above. AR
Ask the person to imagine a Martian speaking, (a sound they have never heard), they will probably look to their left, as the diagram. AC
Ask a person what it is like to feel a bar of soap in their hands, they will probably move their eyes down towards their right. K
When people are having an internal dialog, talking to themselves, they will probably look down to their left. AD
The movements will be very slight and an unconscious movement, by asking questions of a person to remember or construct a memory so you can observe their processing modality, V,A,K, will result in the person being very conscious of their own eye movements, so do not let them know what you are doing, just observe.
The movements can change direction, the remembered can move to their left, and visa versa. You will have to calibrate to the eye movements, by asking questions that you know the answer to. There is a theory that left handed people will reverse the pattern, but I have not observed this in all the courses I have run throughout the world.
By observing and modifying the communication you have with people, so that you converse in the same modality, will have a big impact on how they respond to you.
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