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Behavior Modeling NLP Workshops

Learn the Patterns of Successful Behaviors with NLP Modeling

Modeling Extraordinary Behavior & Modeling Strategies of Expertise

Attend a 4-Wednesday Evening Workshop or 2 Day Weekend

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Behavior Modeling is the core technology that makes Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) possible. In the late 1970's, John Grinder and Richard Bandler, the co-founders of NLP, started wondering what might be possible if they could model "expertise." Expertise, after all, is exceptional ability.

A potent belief system in the co-founder's exploration of possibilities was that 'if anyone could produce a result, then the component parts of that ability can be taught and installed in others.'  Another belief system or 'presupposition' in NLP is that 'anyone can achieve any outcome as long as they can break the task down into small enough pieces or chunks, and sequence it properly.' (Grinder)

Behavior Modeling is a primary way that humans learn. Children "model" or copy the behaviors of the people in their world. School children, for example, emulate their heroes.  As adults, people tend to identify with people at their own economic level or the one just above them.  In business, you may look for mentors or coaches to guide your career path. You 'model' behaviors from people whom you perceive as possessing the qualities and abilities you want to emulate.  NLP offers specific skills and methodologies to accomplish that result.

John Grinder and Richard Bandler "modeled" what they had learned from cognitive psychology, Gestalt Therapy, systems theory, cybernetics, computer science and other fields, to develop the foundational pieces of what became Neuro Linguistic Programming. With a set of skills and elicitation questions, they were able then to model excellence among some of the most successful people of the time.  They modeled Virginia Satir the family therapist and her "systems" approach to family behavior.  They modeled Gregory Bateson who contributed important foundational pieces of NLP from his Anthropological background. They modeled Fritz Perlz, the Father of Gestalt Therapy, and they modeled Milton H. Erickson, M.D., the foremost Hypnotherapist of our time and the primary contributor to the practice of Brief Therapy.  A student of the co-founders, Robert Dilts modeled Albert Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Sherlock Holmes, Jesus of Nazareth, and others in his books Strategies of Genius 1 & 2.  See the Modeling Strategies of Expertise workshop below.

When an expert is asked how they do what they do well, the typical response is "I don't know, I just do it."  At some level an expert does know how they do what they do, but these skills and abilities tend to be held at an unconscious level.  We do what we do automatically (unconsciously) once a level of proficiency is acquired with regard to a specific ability.  With Behavior Modeling technology, a Modeler has access to protocols for asking the right questions in an order, or syntax, that is useful in eliciting the critical elements of an expertise.

Now, the wonderful thing about Behavior Modeling is that it is amazingly empowering to the person being modeled.  What is your favorite topic of conversation?  For most people, it is themselves.  And, when an expert or 'exemplar' of an ability is modeled, she learns more about how she does what she does well in the process. When she can understand at a conscious level how she does what she does well, she does it more consistently.  Doesn't it follow, that If you do what you do well more often, you will naturally be more successful?  So, even the expert being modeled can improve on his or her own ability, and universally, people who have been modeled, report being incredibly enriched from the experience.  People love to be modeled.


In a private NLP Success Coaching session, I not only want to know what outcome you want to achieve, I will also model your present behavior. When I have done public Stop Smoking, NOW! seminars, I get really curious about the behavior of smoking.  I want to know, "How do you do that?"  Some people laugh nervously at this question, but I say, "No, really, I am really curious.  If I wanted to do this behavior the way you do, what would I be doing?  What would I do first, and then second?", and so on, until I have elicited a specific strategy for how the person achieves the specific outcome of being a smoker.  I am interested in modeling the unwanted behavior so I will know exactly where to intervene and interrupt your ritual of smoking.  In addition, we will do some belief change work to make sure my client adopts the identity of being a non-smoker, tobacco free.  With NLP you can help you change old unwanted beliefs, easily, effortlessly and with relatively no pain or discomfort.

You can just imagine that if you were working with an overweight person, and you would find out specifically 'how' they produced the result of being overweight, and simply change the behaviors or strategies that were producing the old unwanted result.  We may also need to install patterns of excellence for that individual.  For example, when you have fully explored and considered what non-smokers do differently than people who have had a smoking behavior, it gets easier to make a new choice.  When I can help that person experience what it looks, sounds, tastes, smells, and feels like to be a non-smoker, right now, it gets easier to imagine your new life as a non-smoker.  When you can imagine a new way of behaving, your unconscious mind can assist you in achieving the outcome you say you want.  The neurological pathways have already been created.

Imagining is an important skill and lots of people have forgotten what they naturally knew how to do as children.  The same thing works for people who want to achieve natural body shape and weight. (NLP views any outcome as an achievement, even if it is not the outcome desired.) Part of the 'how' may include thinking and imagining in new and different ways and even moving your body in new and different ways.

Best-selling author, Anthony Robbins reports being depressed and gaining more than 30 pounds in only a few months while living in his 600 square foot bachelor apartment in Venice Beach, California. When Tony got enough clarity to realize that he had achieved an outcome that had specific behavioral components, he simply changed the components of his strategy for gaining weight and being depressed and started doing the things necessary to get a result he actually wanted in his life. 

For Tony, realizing the significance of understanding that he had accomplished something caused him to wonder what else he could change in his life.  Tony studied with Richard Bandler and John Grinder to learn the specific skills of their technology for personal change and that led to his becoming the #1 motivational speaker in the world a millionaire who flies his own helicopter, has owned a castle in Del Mar, California, and an island in the South Seas.  Touted as a leading self-help guru, Tony has appeared on CNN and innumerable news programs about coaching and recently on how to prosper in hard times. Anthony Robbins is a exquisite Modeler of excellent behavior.


Two workshops with BILL THOMASON:


In this 4 Wednesday evening (or 2-Day Weekend) workshop you will learn how to elicit information specific to any particular ability you want to install in yourself or in others. Imagine the powerfully enriching experience of being modeled. Install patterns common to the world's most successful people. You will learn a specific model for eliciting and installing behavior patterns of successful people.  Reference: David Gordon and Robert Dilts.

NLP has modeled successful behavior (expertise) in many fields over the years. If you want to be more successful in business, relationships, academics, teaching, counseling, coaching, physical, emotional, or mental wellness, music, sports, or any successfully helping a friend or relative, then doesn't it make sense to find the people who are excellent in that area of expertise you want to model and do what they do?

This Modeling Extraordinary Behavior seminar will give you a specific model that will be like a lens through which you can easily achieve rapport and elicit language and behavioral patterns, beliefs and values, perceptual system cues, life metaphors, and more as you map out the components of expertise from the experience of another person.  Human brains do well with models.  When we can make a model of something, we can simplify even complex systems and create an easier to grasp idea that can be tried out in different ways to explore usefulness. 



In this fun-filled 2-Day Weekend or 4 Wednesday Night workshop you will learn to model specific behaviors and creativity of experts including Albert Einstein, Leonardo DaVinci, Nicola Tesla, Sherlock Holmes, and more.  You will learn to find the difference that makes the difference as you participate in creativity games and get out of your habitual processing modes and into your right brain. 

NLP is founded on the search for an answer to the question, "What is excellence?"  This is the purest pursuit of that question. Behavior Modeling is the technology that has unfolded into NLP.  Exceptional ability, expertise, and genius are labels that have long thought to be innate talents of those who have exhibited the behaviors that led to achievement.  What was thought to be only available to these genius personalities becomes available to anyone with a desire to learn in this 4 week night evening series or 2-Day weekend workshop.

Bill Thomason will be your trainer. Bill is a certified NLP Trainer and NLP Success Coach who has been teaching NLP and related technologies to people, like you, for more than 25 years.

Call Bill Thomason, 602 321-7192

Bill Thomason is available for coaching, speaking engagements, and training programs worldwide and has worked extensively throughout the US and Canada.


Refund Policy

Although full refund within 30 days of return is offered on damaged or non-functioning products including CDs, DVDs, manuals and other books, due to the nature of the work, no refunds are offered on deposits, registration fees, or other charges with regard to NLP coaching or hypnotic sessions, workshops, seminars, certification programs, teleseminars or webinars, or for other services.  All payments for these are final.  In addition, no refunds are offered for internet delivered products such as downloads, email products including text pages, or for eBooks, audio as in MP3s, video or subscription products