The Meaning of the Communication is the Response You Get

Written by Lee Avery

Much of NLP deals with the theory and practice of great communication and this presupposition highlights one of the fundamental differences between NLP and just about any other discipline.

This presupposition turns communication on its head and puts the listener in the driving seat. Sometimes when we are misunderstood our response is “they took it the wrong way” putting the fault for the miscommunication on the listener, what this presupposition states is that what the listener hears and responds to IS our communication, and if the response we get isn’t what we were expecting then “we communicated it badly”.

As an NLP practitioner it is our responsibility for our communication, not the other persons. If what we say is lost in translation, we are at fault.


About the author

Lee Avery

Professional Therapist, Clinical Hypnosis & NLP Trainer with over 25 years of experience in training new professionals and treating clients. He specialises in Trauma related Psychological health issues. After years of running training classes Lee has decided to publish his training materials online to further the accessibility of NLP and Hypnosis. He is an advocate for Clinical Hypnosis Excellence and is constantly looking to improve the professional standing of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy within the medical community.

He also runs Achieving Greatness a software development company producing mobile apps for the mental health community.

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