The first presupposition is that the following ideas
are presuppositions about reality.
NLP presuppositions form the basic attitude of NLP Practitioners. These NLP presuppositions are
considered to be
useful ideas, the NLP basics.
All distinctions use our senses
There is a distinct sense that this is plainly obvious. How else indeed,
you do experience reality with your senses of sight, sound, touch / feel,
smell and taste. It only makes sense.
Experience is not reality.
Reality is the physical environment which you are subjected to every moment
of everyday. You interpret whatever of it has meaning for you to create your
experience. Interpreting reality in a different way changes your experience
Changing experience of reality,
Thought is the cause of what we experience now, so what we think now
will be the cause of the reality we experience in the future. Having choices
about how to think about reality now, changes your experience of it.
The meaning of your communication = results
Your intended communication is not always what is perceived. What
you intend to communicate, or what you actually communicate, which is more
important? You can change your communication until your desired results
Results are feedback not
Feedback sets direction.
Feedback = food for thought. Failure produces results
that allow you to improve. Results are the means by which you measure your
progress and adjust your behavior to achieve your worthy ideal. Feed-forward.
All behavior has positive intent
One of two reasons; anticipation of pleasure or avoidance of pain.
Not everyone has the same idea of what is pleasure and what is pain. Find
alternate ways to achieve the positive intent of inappropriate behaviors.
Individual value constant. Question behavior.
The value of any behavior is dependent upon the context and environment
that it is occurring in. The individual is always valuable, sometimes the
individual's behavior is inappropriate for the context and should be changed.
Change labels that label behavior as identity.
You already have it in you.
Everything a person needs to effect a change is already in them,
nudging it in the right direction will get the ball rolling. The most
basic resource is the ability to learn.