NLP Jargon Simplified:

GenerationThe process of creation, innovation.
RapportTo 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.
ReframingDefining and redefining the set of sensory information to be kept available in a specific context or frame.
AnchoringAn 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.
NeuroThe process of thinking linked specifically as a operating system of the hardware brain and body where our neural network exists.
LinguisticThe language of our mind which regulates our thinking and behaviour in various contexts.
BeliefsWhat we think is true for us and our own generalizations of the world inside of us.
CalibrationComparison between a benchmark and the current state and behaviour.
Chunking upMoving up to an abstract level of thinking example city, state, nation, universe and so on.
Chunking downMoving down to a specific level of thinking example galaxy, to solar system, to planet earth, to nation, to state, city, and so on.
Complex EquivalenceWhen 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.
CongruenceMeans complete synchronization between two processes, Example Language and Behaviour.
ConsciousOf which we are aware, now!
Content ReframeChanging the focus or frame of the meaning by adding more content.
Context ReframingChanging the context of certain behaviour.
CriteriaThe “parameters” or “value” in respect of specific task or work.
Crossover MirroringMatching the behaviour of another person through some other sensory more or act.  Example tapping of shoes to tapping of fingers.
Deep StructureThe deep structure of the unconscious mind where our beliefs, values, attitudes, memories, time, space, energy and matter, etc.are stored.
DeletionWhen we delete some portion of our experience through sensory apparatus or when we delete some information through speech through our surface structure.
DissociatedOur indirect experience, i.e. watching our own selves in picture or movie doing something or showing certain behaviour. Seeing your ownself in the picture.
DistortionMaking the meaning of the outer world as per our inner understanding or our own model of the world.
DriversIn submodalities, driver submodalities are called drivers.  The driver submodalities are the ones with which the entire set of submodalities can change.
EcologyIn NLP ecology means the elements in the universe around you viz. You, your family, society, nation, etc.
ElicitationInducing a state in a client, or gathering information by asking questions or observing the client’s behavior.
Accessing CuesIdentifying exactly what do we do on a specific sensory input through our sensory apparatus or body or physical gestures and postures.
Eye Accessing CuesMovements of the eyeballs in certain directions which indicate visual, auditory or kinesthetic experiences being accessed from the brain.
EpistemologyThe systematic knowledge of our understanding, or to know what we know, how we know!
First PositionWhen you are witnessing the world with your inner model of world, it is used in Perceptual Positions in NLP.
FrameA 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 PaceMentally rehearsing a future result to install a recovery strategy so that the desired outcome occurs.
GeneralizationMake a Meaning of one experience which is unique in nature as universal experience.
DeletionsThe 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
DistortionsInterpreting the perceptions as per the internal reference and not noticing the actual reality.
Generating AwarenessWhere the cause is greater or equal to the effect.
Generating ChangeWhere Perception is equal to Projection.
Generating ResultsEmotions are greater than the logic.
Generating GrowthWhere you must realize that context is greater than the content.
Generating WholenessWhere Potential is always greater than the Performance.
IncongruenceWhen the behavior (external verifiable) does not match the words the person says.
IntentThe emotion behind any behaviour.
Internal RepresentationsThe movie in our internal thinking which includes Pictures, Sounds, Feelings, Tastes, Smells, and Self Talk.
VAKOGVisual = 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 VarietyA person with maximum flexibility will rule the system in this physical world.
Selfie of the MindThe process meditation introduced by Ashvin in NLP.  It involves deep process of OACCC i.e. Observation, Analysis, Comparison, Control and Change.
Lead SystemThis is a part of our brain where we go to access information. The Lead System is discovered by watching Eye Accessing Cues.
Logical LevelsThe elements which impact human interaction with the universe.
MatchingDeliberately 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 ModelMeta 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 ProgramsIn NLP, These are unconscious, content-free programs we run which filter our experiences. Extrovert & Introvert, Thinking & Judging are examples of Meta Programs.
MetaphorA 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 ModelThe 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 OperatorModal 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.).
ModelIn 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.
ModelingModeling 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 WorldA person’s values, beliefs and attitudes that relate to and create his or her own world.
Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingNLP 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.
NominalizationA process word which has been turned into a noun, often by adding “tion”.
OutcomeDesired result.
PacingPacing is matching or mirroring another person’s external behavior so as to gain rapport.
PartsParts are a portion of the unconscious mind, which often have conflicting beliefs and values.
Parts IntegrationAn 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 PositionsDescribes 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 SystemThis is the representational system that someone most often uses to think, and to organize his or her experiences.
PresuppositionsPresuppositions literally means assumptions.
Presuppositions of NLPAssumptions or convenient beliefs, which are not necessarily “true,” but which if adopted can change our thinking as resourceful NLP Practitioners.
Primary Rep SystemThis 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.)
ReframingThe process of changing the frame or context of a statement to give it another meaning. In selling this process is called, “Answering Objections.”
RepresentationA thought in the mind which can be composed of Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), and Auditory Digital (Self Talk).
Representational SystemOne of the six things you can do in your mind: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), and Auditory Digital (Self Talk).
ResourcesResources 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 StateThis 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 AcuityHaving Sensory Acuity means noticing things about our client’s physiology that most people would not notice. This also means observation skills.
StateMeans mental, emotional and physical state.  In NLP states play a vital role in our behavioural display and achieving our outcomes.
StrategyA specific sequence of internal and external representations that leads to a particular outcome.
SubModalitiesThese 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.
SynesthesiaA 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.”
TranceAny altered state. In Hypnosis it is usually characterized by inward one-pointed focus.
UnconsciousThat of which you are not conscious, or which is out of awareness.
Unconscious MindThe part of your mind that you are not conscious of right now.

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