NLP Submodalities for Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (NLP learning difficulties) on 01-08-2015

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How can you use NLP submodalities for learning difficulties? If you stumbled upon this article and do not know what NLP submodalities are, you can learn here

First of all, learning difficulties are behaviours that a person learnt wrongly. You will most effectively help a person with them if you adjust the NLP submodalities of their learning difficulties to the most comfortable levels for them.

An example of how you can adjust NLP submodalities for someone’s learning difficulties

is when letters and words move around the page to a person with dyslexic tendencies.  To this person no amount of breathing or physical balancing exercises, nor dietary adjustments [as some theories suggest] will change their moving words.  All these approaches can work in synergy and will certainly develop the whole person or other aspects of his/her life. But they won’t change the letters or words moving when the person is presented with a reading material.  The fact that the words or letters are dancing around the page is a product of the person’s brain.  So to stop this we must change the visual submodality of movement to stillness.  Hence we must freeze the movement and the person will start seeing the letters instead of a blur produced by the movement.

Another example of using NLP submodalities for learning difficulties

is when people have trouble spelling [or speling?] words with double letters.  When I asked some people to spell the word balloon, they were confused about whether there were two Ls or two Os in the word.  This type of “learning difficulty” is quite common, but easy to unlearn!  So let’s work with balloon.

Firstly a person must see the word in his/her imagination still  [=not moving], at a comfortable distance from the face [not too far, but not so close that the person can only see part of the word], and written on some plain background in a colour that nicely contrasts to the colour of the background.

Next the person can comfortably read the word in his/her imagination [=photographic memory].  When a person finds the double letters confusing, s/he can distinguish them by seeing them in a different colour.  If s/he sees the word written in navy blue, s/he can make the double L yellow if the double L causes confusion and if the background colour is not yellow.  Once these Ls are yellow and still confusing, why not make the yellow Ls flash?

My NLP coaching for learning difficulties is based exactly on work with submodalities…

…and I trust that by now you have an idea of how and why my work is effective.  For absolute clarity I’ll summarize all the visual submodalities mentioned in this article:

  • color
  • contrast
  • distance = near / far
  • size = small / big
  • movement / stillness
  • flashing

Do you have learning difficulties? Or does someone you know? How could you use NLP and submodalities for unlearning difficulties? Let’s talk about it.

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