Master NLP Practitioner & Gestalt Therapist
How to do modeling?
Identify a model
This first step requires that we choose a top performer.
Here's your most important criteria: choose someone who produces outstanding result or results consistently.
Assimilate their behavioral patterns unconsciously
NLP Modeling demands that the modeler actually step into the shoes of the outstanding performer. Through repeated imitation and practice, you will unconsciously absorb his or her behavioral patterns. This is the crux of NLP Modeling.
When using other modeling methods, you'd be constantly trying to consciously figure out how the top performer is achieving those results.
When modeling the NLP way, you imitate the genius without trying to figure out what's going on.
Focus on their physiology, values, beliefs, intentions, strategies, representational system used , submodality preferences, and energy level.
Produce results similar to those of the top performer
You know you've unconsciously assimilated the behavioral patterns of the top performer when you produce similar results in roughly the same amount of time. Depending on the modeling project, this may take minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or even years. It all depends on the complexity of the skill you're working on acquiring.
Clean up the pattern
In anyone's behavior, even that of a top performer, there will always be "white noise". This simply means that certain parts of their behavior will not be necessary to produce outstanding results. In this step, after you've demonstrated that you've absorbed the pattern by producing outstanding results, you start testing what actually needs to be included in the pattern and what can be left out.
Code the model
Once you've cleaned up the pattern, it's time to figure out what's going on and to create a description of what you and the outstanding performer are doing. The key here is to describe this in a way that anybody truly committed to mastering the pattern can do it.
Pass it on
The last step and master purpose of the modeler's job is to transfer or teach the pattern to someone else. In this step, you'd take the model you created in Step 5 and transfer it to a new person. If this proves difficult, you might find it necessary to modify the description you created of the pattern until transferring it becomes easy.
The most elegant models can be absorbed very quickly by a committed learner.