NLP Glossary - Definitions and Terms

NLP Glossary – E – Definitions and Terms


Embedded Commands
Milton Model: An indirect command embedded within a larger statement.
Embedded Questions
Milton Model: Questions embedded in a larger sentence. A graceful way to gather information – less confronting.

  • I’m curious to know what you would like to gain from hypnosis
  • I’m wondering what you would prefer to do today
  • I wonder if you know which hand will rise first
Emotional States
A type of state critical for motivation.
Meta Program: MBTI: Sociable, Inspiring Leadership, Warm, Responsible
Meta Program: MBTI: Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative, flexible
Meta Program: MBTI: Frank, like to lead, logical, decisive
Meta Program: MBTI: Outspoken, resourceful, analytical, like variety
Epistemology in general is the accumulated knowledge in an area. With a person, it’s their past history. In NLP, it includes the works of Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls, Carl Jung, Gregory Bateson, Noam Chomsky, Moshe Feldenkrais and Edward T Hall. By studying the basis for a subject, we can acquire a depth of understanding. It is easy to spout superficial rhetoric without knowing the limitations of the research. Either we end up with bumper sticker philosophy or the research gets twisted and distorted like a game of Chinese Whispers.
Meta Program: MBTI: Loyal, action, warmhearted, conscientious
Meta Program: MBTI: Outgoing, realistic, friendly, accepting
Meta Program: MBTI: Practical implementation, realistic, logical, decisive
Meta Program: MBTI: Action, pragmatic, focus on results, flexible
Eye Accessing Cues
NLP Model: Eye Body Language Patterns – know how people are processing by their eye movements.

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