Conversational NLP

The above video is a very small sample of the in-depth principles outlined in my book Waltzing with Wolverines Tale of the Day: Responding to Defiance in Teenagers During the time I spent as a trip leader for a wilderness therapy program for troubled teenagers, I learned first hand how to...

Tale of the Day: Flex Cop & The Dork Police Below is a holiday gift of two stories from my book “Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree.” Just yesterday the second story got a request from Macmillan Learning to be included in a popular text book...

I want to be sure you know that the Kindle edition of my new book is on sale today for only $0.99 (a 90% discount). Each day the price will go up by a dollar until the end of the month when it's back to the regular price of $9.97....

Tale of the day: “Why” with ourselves, and responding to “Why?” In my last blog post I focused on many of the difficulties that can arise when we ask others “why.” In this post I’ll explore how these principles play out when we ask “why” of ourselves....

Tale of the Day: Deserving Jan was sad over the loss of her long-time friendship with Hannah. Hannah was still pleasant to Jan, but after a period of being much less available, Jan asked Hannah what was up. Hannah explained that while she valued their friendship,...

Tale of the day: Working with Troubled Teens Not many people realize that before I started my private coaching practice in NLP, I worked for two years as a counselor and trip leader for at-risk and troubled youth at a wilderness therapy program in Colorado. During those...

Tale of the Day: Sometimes all that’s needed is the right kind of listening Last month I taught the Meta Model in the Real World NLP Practitioner Training in Winter Park, CO. For those of you unfamiliar with the Meta Model, in a nutshell the Meta Model...

Tale of the Day: One of my favorite mini-metaphors “But the fear keeps me safe!” “I can’t let go of the anger or I might get hurt.” This is the kind of thing I hear again and again from clients experiencing anxiety, anger, fear or other emotions causing...

Welcome to what will now be my monthly blog "Tools & Tales of Change." You can also sign up to receive these monthly posts as an email newsletter by entering your name and email in the green box (upper right). This blog/newsletter is: Short and...

I want to share a story of conversational NLP that took place in just a few minutes, and almost no words. For me it was a lovely experience of how simple change can be sometimes… In 2008 I was up in Winter Park Colorado, taking the...