Beginning in the 70’s Steve and Connirae Andreas started modeling and codifying
NLP patterns. As common as it is today, in the 80’s they were the first to create
video recordings as teaching tools for NLP.
Over the decades of developing and refining some very advanced NLP patterns, a few
of the recordings were lost.
One of those lost recordings was of the “Last Straw” threshold pattern. Steve wanted
to make this available again, and pestered me enough that eventually we did find
one old VHS copy of this lost pattern.
The original recording itself was not so great – 80’s quality, and the tape itself
may have degraded over the years.
So be aware: if you are a real NLP aficionado and want to add a unique NLP pattern
to your portfolio, here’s one for you! Here is Steve’s description:
When someone says emphatically, “Never again!” or “That’s it!” or “I’ve had it!” (usually accompanied by some kind of definitive slicing hand gesture) that indicates that they have reached a threshold, and are ready to take action to make a change in their lives. However, they may reach this threshold, take action, and then continue in the same habit, relationship, or other behavior. But after doing this repeatedly a certain number of times, they may go over the threshold, which is very different than reaching it. After that, the habit, relationship, or other behavior becomes “A thing of the past,” and “There is no turning back.”
This pattern, which we described in chapter 6 of Change Your Mind—and Keep the Change can be used to help someone congruently make a significant change in their lives when other patterns have not been successful. It was modeled by Richard Bandler in the early 1980s.
This demonstration of eliciting these patterns for a client by Connirae and Steve Andreas was conducted in a Master Practitioner Training in late 1986. The technical quality is typical of recordings made at that time, but the content is excellent. 60 minutes.
Get this classic NLP video for $39:
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