Quantum Linguistics Tools
There are multiple tools that can be used to help people make a change, quantum linguistics are tools that can be used to reframe the brain into thinking new way, creating new neural pathways.
Linguistic parts integration, good for behaviours not non behaviours
Elicit unwanted behaviour and chunk up 1-2 levels by asking “for what purpose?”
Mind read or elicit opposite of the problem behaviour
Plug words into behaviour destroyer formula:
“Anything less than _____________________________(opposite of the problem behaviour)
Isn’t____________________________________(intention of problem behaviour), isn’t it?”
“it’s not just about ________________________(intention or other useful words), isn’t it?”
Break Through Boundaries
“I’m going to ask you a series of questions about this problem. I don’t necessarily need answers, just fully consider each question, and give me a head nod when you’ve considered it
What is the problem?
What is it not?
How do you know? (What it is not)
What were you pretending to not know in order to have thought that you had that problem?”
Conversational Decision Destroyer
“Where were you when you were deciding that?
And just before that where were you?
Now… as you think about your present situation in life, notice how many options you have now”
“Step out to some indefinite time in the future where in the past that old problem might have hindered you or held you back, and notice what new resources you have now.”
Choose the message that would offer the most resourceful alternative behaviour, state or course of action based on the client’s current stated problem
Create a statement or question which will cause the client to consider this positive suggestion
Associate them back into the problem, “A moment ago you said….”
Deliver the suggested resolution
Use tow steps to tell them how to do it
The last stem tell them what to do
Deliver the last step lower, slower and louder – as a direct command
Identity Expansion Pattern
Used for “I am” statements
“So you are _______________________________________________(their I am statement)
Is that all you think you are?
Aren’t you more than that?
What are you that’s more than ____________________________ (previous identification?)
And beyond ______________________________________(last words used), what are you?
Is that all you are? How much more are you than that? You do know you are more than that, don’t you?
How do you know?
So what were you pretending to not know in order to have though that you had that old problem?”
Identify the real problem in a nutshell statement by asking,
“How is that a problem for you now?”
Send client away
Identify the major presuppositions within their stated problem
Structure two questions that:
Takes into account the major underlying presupposition AND
Opens them up to new possibilities
Re-associate them into the problem by restating the problem
Ask the questions and calibrate the response
Directionalized questions to move from a problem to a solution
- What’s the problem
- What’s the root cause of the issue
- How have you failed to resolve this
- How can you overcome the solution to your problem
- What would you like to transform
- When will you stop it from being a limitation
- How many ways do you know you have solved this
- How are you changing and seeing things differently now
- How do you know
“What’s the problem?
How do you know it’s a problem?
When did you decide that?
When don’t you do it now?
What are you deciding then?
How is it different from how you were?
How do you know that now?
What other changes would you like to make?”
Used to incite internal change which can cause a client to:
Interrupt a habitual thought pattern
Dissociate from an issue
Imagine a new positive I/R
Encode and store the problem differently
Experience their own power to change in the present moment
“That was a terrible problem, wasn’t it?
That’s why you’ve made changes, haven’t you?
Now as you just stop and step out into the future, and turn and look back towards now seeing yourself having made that change now, do you like the way you look having made that change now?”
Rock and Roll
PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?