Client Session: Integrating Either/Or Polarities
Beryl expressed a strong polarity which she variously described as: moving forward vs. receiving and allowing, risk vs. stability, doing vs. being, confidence vs. fear, masculine vs. feminine, “everything else” vs. love. The task in this 48-minute session was to transform these “either/or” opposites into “both/ands,” so that she could become more integrated, and draw on all her abilities simultaneously. In a second 44-minute session, Beryl processed her mother’s suicide when she was ten years old. Two unedited NLP client sessions with follow-up.
Steve Andreas, M.A.
Steve Andreas, M.A., was introduced to NLP in 1977, and was one of the first in a small group to be certified as NLP practitioner, master practitioner, and trainer by the co-developers in 1979, along with his partner, Connirae. He and Connirae co-edited four of the early classic Bandler/Grinder books, Frogs into Princes, Trance-formations, Reframing, and Using Your Brain—for a CHANGE. Steve and Connirae together wrote Heart of the Mind, and Change Your Mind—and Keep the Change.
Steve has also written Virginia Satir: The Patterns of her Magic, modeling how Satir used NLP principles in her work with families, and Transforming Your Self: Becoming Who You Want To Be, modeling the submodality structure of self-concept and how to change it quickly and easily.