Presuppositions are things that are taken as true without further proof. As far as NLP is concerned, however, they are simple statements that have proven to be useful. In effect, they are the belief system of NLP.

Presuppositions originated from the contributing elements of NLP, for example systems theory and cybernetics.

Rather than deal with them as a group here, I have liberally doused relevant sections with them so that they appear in context, but for summary I present them here in the form of a mind map. (I adopted mind maps as they have the ability to satisfy both ‘big picture’ and ‘detail’ predispositions in one view, and are also excellent for co-creation by a team.)

Figure 2.4 The presuppositions of NLP

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