Present State Vs Desired State

Easily glossed over early in Practitioner training the Present State/Desired State is an essential piece of NLP. We focus on state rather than the outcome because it is presupposed that we have all the resources we need. Another way to describe the present state, in comparison to the desired state, is a state of lack or scarcity, something that is keeping us from feeling whole. By connecting with not just the object, material, or achievement

Transforming Your Self

Your identity gives you a sense of stability, which is one of its important characteristics, but it is also fluid and changeable. For example, no matter where you go, there you are. You walk into another room or you fly to another country and you’re still you. When you were born you were, were in a sense, the same you you are today and yet you’re not the same person you were then or when

Why Persuasion and Influence?

by Damon Cart
The idea that we can become more persuasive and more influential through practice attracts many people to NLP. It also turns others off and some NLP institutes hardly bother with teaching it anymore. Perhaps the reason it’s not being taught in many NLP institutes has more to do with few people really mastering it and doing it with strong ethical principals. In other words, it’s much easier to leave persuasion out of

Supercharging Influence Through Sensory Acuity

When a NLP trainer stands before a classroom full of students with a demo subject by their side and does a process that seems to work magic; creating a sudden and obvious transformation in the subject, we marvel over the speed and simplicity of it. Unfortunately many of us focus on the process or technique used as if it is the source of the magic. What is often overlooked are the skills the trainer is

Engineering the Quality of Experience Through Meta Programs

The Meta Programs Mixing board was created by imagining Meta Programs on a sound mixing board, the kind a sound engineer in a recording studio slides up and down adding more treble or decreasing the treble, adding more bass or lowering the bass, etc. to balance the qualities of sound while recording a song. Instead of balancing qualities of sound I wondered what it would be like to balance qualities of information sorting (Meta Programs)


By Damon Cart
I heard Tim Hallbom speak the words of the title of this article once during one of his trainings. I don’t know if he was the first to say it or if he heard it from someone else and was just repeating it, but it was something I already knew deep down and had experienced. I just hadn’t put words to it so concisely.
How I had first come to this understanding

A Useful Approach to Learning NLP Faster Than You Thought Possible by Damon Cart

I often hear the question “What’s the best way to learn NLP?” or “How can I learn NLP quickly?” The answer I often start with and the answer I was often told is practice. It’s an answer that does not satisfy most people but it is the difference that makes the difference when it comes to people who are okay at NLP and people who are great at it. There’s just no way of getting