The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman speaks on how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization’s performance. Or try to access it here if the above screen doesn’t load and work for you. Daniel Goleman reinforces that one of the most critical skills is building rapport. We train for building rapport in the first module of our NLP Practitioner training and this is [Read more...]
Essential NLP/NLP Foundations
This is a fascinating study of a sever epilepsy patient, who had his left and right brains surgically disconnected, and the expeirments they were able to do with him revealed a lot about the way our two hemispheres normally interact.
The original mirror-neuron concept, involving observation in another of an intentional, meaningful, goal-directed action, is clearly motor, unlike synaesthesia for touch or for pain, and may play a key role in action-understanding and imitative learning, even perhaps the acquisition and evolution of language, skills, and tool manufacture and use. Thus, to understand the goal of another person’s behaviour, we must not only match it against our own motor system, but also covertly imitate the other’s action. Indeed, forty years ago, the Motor Theory of Speech Perception proposed that we understand another’s speech by covertly and subvocally recreating, in real time, the speaker’s likely mouth movements, rather than by merely following the speech sounds. This year dramatic support came from the finding that what you hear when listening to ambiguous samples like ‘head’ and ‘had’ is influenced by externally-induced experimental deformations of the skin around your lips; you almost literally hear with your mouth! The old motor theory of speech perception clearly anticipated features of the mirror neuron hypothesis. It is also compatible with the widely-held belief that verbal language evolved from gestural communication, rather than from earlier primate patterns of vocalisation.
Do you know you have a choice to be calm rather than feel stressed? Professor Albert Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy & Philosophy, just like NLP, had demonstrated this choice. We often live by many rules in our life. These rules express themselves
Harvard psychiatary research – 20 minute video where Jill Bolte Taylor gives a very good description of the right and left hemisphere function… as it relates to her own experiences too. YouTube – How it feels to have a stroke Alternative, shorter version: