“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

Albert Einstein

This chapter covers one of the most powerful tools for NLP coaches, the Meta Model. This gives the coach a comprehensive questioning methodology: the client uses specific words that alert you to the possibility of a limiting belief that they hold about themselves or the world, and you have a range of questions you can use to challenge that belief.

Using this model effectively and easily, you can learn a huge amount about the client and – most important of all – help the client rid themselves of all kinds of unhelpful ideas.

To make sense of the model, let’s take a step back and consider how we process information.

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