October 20th, 2005

breaking bad

How do you think?

In the hypnotism course there is an emphasis on using terms and metaphors which match the client's own natural mode of thought. That makes obvious sense doesn't it? You are supposed to be guiding a person through a self directed process - the idea is you speak their language, literally.

One concept they use is 'modality' or 'preferred representational system' (might be familiar if you have studied NLP). This is the idea that people's internal thought processes are predominantly visual, audial, kinaesthetic (touch-oriented) or verbal/digital (that's like a stream of internal words). I'm not sure about this. Many people think it's unscientific or over-simplistic.
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