3.11 DEVELOPING FLEXIBILITY IN APPROACH AND STYLE

‘Insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting to get a different result’

—Albert Einstein

One of the presuppositions of NLP, based on the field of cybernetics, is ‘The person with the most flexibility in a system controls the system.’ Another presupposition is that ‘Choice is better than no choice.’ By becoming more flexible, we are increasing our range of choices, not taking established behaviours away. As another presupposition states, ‘All behaviours are useful in some context’, otherwise we would not have adopted them in the first place. When we have problems with behaviour, it is usually that we are transferring a strategy that was successful in the past to a context where ...

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