NLP GLOSSARY

NLP Jargon Simplified:

Generation The process of creation, innovation.
Rapport To establish a connect with other person.  People like each other tend to like each other. In NLP Maintaining deep similarities with others by matching, mirroring, language as well as breathing, speech, gestures, postures, etc.
Reframing Defining and redefining the set of sensory information to be kept available in a specific context or frame. 
Anchoring An NLP Pattern where a specific stimulus is linked to a specific response.
Associated “Associated” means your direct experience of the world through your own sensory organs. 
Auditory “Auditory” means one’s sense of sound hearing.
Neuro The process of thinking linked specifically as a operating system of the hardware brain and body where our neural network exists.
Linguistic The language of our mind which regulates our thinking and behaviour in various contexts.
Beliefs What we think is true for us and our own generalizations of the world inside of us.
Calibration Comparison between a benchmark and the current state and behaviour.
Chunking up Moving up to an abstract level of thinking example city, state, nation, universe and so on.
Chunking down Moving down to a specific level of thinking example galaxy, to solar system, to planet earth, to nation, to state, city, and so on.
Complex Equivalence When two statements are put together without any significant connection with each other.  Example, she never listens to me that means she doesn’t love me.
Congruence Means complete synchronization between two processes, Example Language and Behaviour.
Conscious Of which we are aware, now!
Content Reframe Changing the focus or frame of the meaning by adding more content.
Context Reframing Changing the context of certain behaviour.
Criteria The “parameters” or “value” in respect of specific task or work. 
Crossover Mirroring Matching the behaviour of another person through some other sensory more or act.  Example tapping of shoes to tapping of fingers.
Deep Structure The deep structure of the unconscious mind where our beliefs, values, attitudes, memories, time, space, energy and matter, etc.are stored.
Deletion When we delete some portion of our experience through sensory apparatus or when we delete some information through speech through our surface structure.
Dissociated Our indirect experience, i.e. watching our own selves in picture or movie doing something or showing certain behaviour. Seeing your ownself in the picture.
Distortion Making the meaning of the outer world as per our inner understanding or our own model of the world.
Drivers In submodalities, driver submodalities are called drivers.  The driver submodalities are the ones with which the entire set of submodalities can change.
Ecology In NLP ecology means the elements in the universe around you viz. You, your family, society, nation, etc.
Elicitation Inducing a state in a client, or gathering information by asking questions or observing the client’s behavior.
Accessing Cues Identifying exactly what do we do on a specific sensory input through our sensory apparatus or body or physical gestures and postures. 
Eye Accessing Cues Movements of the eyeballs in certain directions which indicate visual, auditory or kinesthetic experiences being accessed from the brain.
Epistemology The systematic knowledge of our understanding, or to know what we know, how we know!
First Position When you are witnessing the world with your inner model of world, it is used in Perceptual Positions in NLP.
Frame A frame sets a context, which is a way we can make a distinction about something, as in As-If Frame, Backtrack Frame, Outcome Frame.
Future Pace Mentally rehearsing a future result to install a recovery strategy so that the desired outcome occurs.
Generalization Make a Meaning of one experience which is unique in nature as universal experience.
Deletions The default mechanism of our brain to delete information through 7+/-2 rule and also deleting some portion of experience while processing as well as display through language. This is an important filter in NLP
Distortions Interpreting the perceptions as per the internal reference and not noticing the actual reality.
Generating Awareness Where the cause is greater or equal to the effect.
Generating Change Where Perception is equal to Projection. 
Generating Results Emotions are greater than the logic.
Generating Growth Where you must realize that context is greater than the content.
Generating Wholeness Where Potential is always greater than the Performance. 
Incongruence When the behavior (external verifiable) does not match the words the person says.
Intent The emotion behind any behaviour.
Internal Representations The movie in our internal thinking which includes Pictures, Sounds, Feelings, Tastes, Smells, and Self Talk.
VAKOG Visual = The sense of vision
Auditory = The sense of hearing
Kinesthetic = This sense includes feelings, and sensations.
Olfactory = The sense of Smell
Gustatory = The sense of Taste
Law of Requisite Variety A person with maximum flexibility will rule the system in this physical world.
Selfie of the Mind The process meditation introduced by Ashvin in NLP.  It involves deep process of OACCC i.e. Observation, Analysis, Comparison, Control and Change.
Lead System This is a part of our brain where we go to access information. The Lead System is discovered by watching Eye Accessing Cues.
Logical Levels The elements which impact human interaction with the universe.
Matching Deliberately imitating portions of another’s behavior for the purpose of increasing rapport. (E.G.: If we both raise our right hand, then I am matching you.)
Meta Model Meta Model means “Over” Model. A model of language, derived from Virginia Satir that allows us to recognize deletions, generalizations and distortions in our language, and gives us questions to clarify imprecise language.
Meta Programs In NLP, These are unconscious, content-free programs we run which filter our experiences. Extrovert & Introvert, Thinking & Judging are examples of Meta Programs.
Metaphor A story (analogy or figure of speech) told with a purpose, which allows us to bypass the conscious resistance of the client and to have the client make connections at a deeper level.
Milton Model The Milton Model has the opposite intent of the Meta Model (Trance), and is derived from the language patterns of Milton Erickson, the father of hypnotherapy.  Richard Bandler and John Grinder the co-founders of NLP modeled his linguistic skill sets to create this model. 
Modal Operator Modal Operator of Necessity relates to words, which form the rules in our lives (should, must, have to, etc.). Modal Operator of Possibility relates to words that denote that which is considered possible (can, cannot, etc.).
Model In NLP, a Model is a description of a concept or a behavior, which includes the Strategies, Filter Patterns and Physiology so as to be able to be adopted easily.
Modeling Modeling is the process by which all of NLP was created. In Modeling we elicit the Strategies, Filter Patterns (Beliefs and Values) and Physiology that allow someone to produce a certain behavior. Then we codify these in a series of steps designed to make the behavior easy to reproduce.
Model of the World A person’s values, beliefs and attitudes that relate to and create his or her own world.
Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP is the study of excellence, which describes how our thinking produces our behavior, and allows us to model the excellence and to reproduce that behavior.
Nominalization A process word which has been turned into a noun, often by adding “tion”.
Outcome Desired result.
Pacing Pacing is matching or mirroring another person’s external behavior so as to gain rapport.
Parts Parts are a portion of the unconscious mind, which often have conflicting beliefs and values.
Parts Integration An NLP technique, which allows us to integrate parts at the unconscious level by assisting the client to maintain congruence in thought, language and behaviour.
Perceptual Positions Describes our point of view in a specific situation: First Position is our own point of view. Second Position is usually someone else’s point of view. Third position is the point of view of a dissociated neutral observer.
Preferred Rep System This is the representational system that someone most often uses to think, and to organize his or her experiences.
Presuppositions Presuppositions literally means assumptions.
Presuppositions of NLP Assumptions or convenient beliefs, which are not necessarily “true,” but which if adopted can change our thinking as resourceful NLP Practitioners.
Primary Rep System This is how we represent our internal processing, to the external world through the language and body language. (It is discovered by listening to Predicates and looking at Physiology.)
Reframing The process of changing the frame or context of a statement to give it another meaning. In selling this process is called, “Answering Objections.”
Representation A thought in the mind which can be composed of Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), and Auditory Digital (Self Talk).
Representational System One of the six things you can do in your mind: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), and Auditory Digital (Self Talk).
Resources Resources are the means to create change within oneself or to accomplish an outcome. Resources may include certain states, adopting specific physiology, new strategies, beliefs, values or attitudes, even specific behavior.
Resourceful State This refers to any state where a person has positive, helpful emotions and strategies available to him or her. Obviously the state implies a successful outcome
Sensory Acuity Having Sensory Acuity means noticing things about our client’s physiology that most people would not notice. This also means observation skills.
State Means mental, emotional and physical state.  In NLP states play a vital role in our behavioural display and achieving our outcomes.
Strategy A specific sequence of internal and external representations that leads to a particular outcome.
SubModalities These are distinctions (or subsets) that are part of each representational system that encode and give meaning to our experiences. E.G.: A picture may be in Black & White or Color, may be a Movie or a Still, may be focused or defocused – these are visual SubModalities.
Synesthesia A two-step strategy, where the two steps are linked together with one usually out of awareness, as in “I want to see how I feel.”
Trance Any altered state. In Hypnosis it is usually characterized by inward one-pointed focus.
Unconscious That of which you are not conscious, or which is out of awareness.
Unconscious Mind The part of your mind that you are not conscious of right now.