Time Line Therapy™

CONSIDER YOUR TIME LINE –

In this article, we are going to give some thought to your time line, how you store time and your communication patterns.

You may not have thought about this before but you have a certain way of arranging your past and your future so that you can tell the difference between them both. Think about it, otherwise how would you know what was a past event and what is a future memory? You intrinsically do know the difference and how you know is based on how you encode your memories of the past and future and how you store that information in your brain. Almost everyone on the planet stores time in a linear way and how they store the information makes the difference.

HOW YOU STORE TIME AND YOUR COMMUNICATION PATTERNS –

Lots of the language patterns that we utilise Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) or that are used unconsciously by masters of communicators are as a (conscious or unconscious) result of understanding how people organise time in their mind.

Expert communicators, people who know how other individuals store time also find it very easy to create change unobstrusively during conversation by utilising temporal language shifts. It’s almost like being able to navigate in someone’s mind, so you can quickly and effectively take them from inside the problem to outside the problem which is where the solution exists. This is an extremely useful skill in business, in management, in coaching and therapy. It produces fantastic results.

You may have noticed that as people talk, they will often give you clues as how they think and  a description of what they
are doing in their mind. The question is are these description of literally what they are doing mentally or is it metaphorical? Have you ever said or heard someone say, “Yes, time is on my side…” or something like, “You know when you look back on that situation you are going to laugh about it” or “Oh, I’ve put that all behind me…” So what does that mean? In NLP and in Time Line Therapy ® we know that when people speak, they are choosing words to describe the Internal Representations or pictures that they have in their mind. They are labelling with words their internal experience of time literally as it’s an integral part of the experience.
When people are using language temporally ie talking in relation to time, this is in fact a description of how they store time.

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