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The Mediator as Conductor Part 3

  • 1.  The Mediator as Conductor Part 3

    Posted 11-06-2021 06:09 PM
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    The third article in the 'Mediator as a conductor' series involves three of our five sensory mechanisms and their effect on thinking, behaviour and communicating .

    The average human 'looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odour or fragrance, and talks without thinking.' ( Leonardo da Vinci)[1]

      In the early nineteen seventies, Richard Bandler, a linguist, and John Grinder, a mathematician, searched for a common code or set of rules that eminent psychoanalysts in USA used in their work: Virginia Satyr, a family therapist, Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt therapy and Milton Ericson, a hypnotherapist.. Bandler and Grinder found there was a code, a similarity in language, communication and interaction used by each of their therapists that /mirrored  that of their clients. B&G found that 'an internal mental disturbance would change a person's balance in sensory perception and communication' and that under stress or duress, most people would communicate via their dominant sensory representative speech or linguistic mode (e.g. using words to match a visual ( I see..) or auditory (sounds like…) or senses/emotions  (feels good/bad …) mode. From this came two books (the Structure of Magic Vols.1 & 2)[2]  and a new form of psychoanalysis and therapy was born: Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). 

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    [1] The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci- Complete. Project Gutenberg Ebook  2004 Translated by Jean Paul Richter 1888. Downloaded:

    [2] Richard Bandler and John Grinder Structure of Magic Vol.1 & 2

    David Mitchell
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