There is also an emphasis on ways to change internal representations or maps of the world in order to increase behavioral flexibility."Modeling" in NLP is the process of adopting the behaviors, language, strategies and beliefs of another person or exemplar in order to 'build a model of what they do..know that our modeling has been successful when we can systematically get the same behavioural outcome as the person we have modeled'. The founders, Bandler and Grinder, started by analysing in detail and then searching for what made successful psychotherapists different from their peers.This teaches that people perceive the world through the senses and store the information from the senses in the mind. When people are processing information they see images and hear sounds and voices and process this with internally created feelings.
The Milton model has three primary aspects: Firstly, to assist in building and maintaining rapport with the client.
Secondly, to overload and distract the conscious mind so that unconscious communication can be cultivated.
Einspruch & Forman 1985 state that "when modeling another person the modeler suspends his or her own beliefs and adopts the structure of the physiology, language, strategies, and beliefs of the person being modeled.
After the modeler is capable of behaviorally reproducing the patterns (of behavior, communication, and behavioral outcomes) of the one being modeled, a process occurs in which the modeler modifies and readopts his or her own belief system while also integrating the beliefs of the one who was modeled." Modeling is not confined to therapy, but can be, and is, applied to a broad range of human learning.
Another aspect of modeling is understanding the patterns of one's own behaviors in order to 'model' the more successful parts of oneself.
The Milton model is a form of hypnotherapy based on the language patterns for hypnotic communication of Milton Erickson, a noted hypnotherapist.
When involved in any task, such as making conversation, describing a problem in therapy, reading a book, kicking a ball or riding a horse, their representational systems, consisting of images, sounds, feelings (and possibly smell and taste) are being activated at the same time.
The practitioner could ascertain this from external cues such as the direction of eye movements, posture, breathing, voice tone and the use of sensory-based predicates.
which teaches that people are only able to directly perceive a small part of the world using their conscious awareness, and that this view of the world is filtered by experience, beliefs, values, assumptions, and biological sensory systems.
NLP argues that people act and feel based on their perception of the world and how they feel about that world they subjectively experience.
Other training exercises develop a person's ability to move around internal images, change the quality of sounds and find out how these affect the intensity of internal feelings or other submodalities.