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Neuro-Semantics is a model, a model about how we create and embody meaning.

What does a red octagon mean to you and how does your body respond when you are driving towards one?
What does it mean for you when you get caught in traffic and how does your body respond to that?
What does it mean to you when it starts raining? Do you love it when it rains or does the rain get on your nerves?


It is easy to see how the meanings that you ascribe to the above experiences will ultimately determine how your body responds. Whether you are responding positively or negatively to any experience in life, your emotional state is an expression of the meanings that you have ascribed to that event! The way we create and embody meaning determines our sense of reality, our competencies, and the overall quality of our experiences!

Neuro-Semantics is a more scientific term for mind-body. As a field, Neuro-Semantics utilizes the “Meta-States Model” for understanding our unique kind of consciousness — self-reflexive consciousness. Neuro-Semantics is also an international association of men and women leading out in coaching and training regarding leadership, management, business, and self-actualization.

Neuro-Semantics is designed to enable you to wake up to the Matrix of the frames of your mind (layers of embedded meaning) so you can discover how to manage your mind, take charge of your life, and make your dreams for greater effectiveness, success, health, and happiness come true as you self-actualize.


What is Neuro-Semantics?

Neuro-Semantics is first about performing your highest and best meanings. This means taking your highest values, intentions and beliefs and embodying them!

Secondly, Neuro-Semantics is about adding richer and more robust meanings to your performances. This means taking the everyday tasks of your life and making them more and more meaningful!

Thirdly, Neuro-Semantics is about transforming and upgrading the embodied meanings you are now performing but which do not enhance your life or facilitate your resourcefulness. This means transforming and upgrading the habits that are not aligned with your highest vision of yourself!

The Semantic part of Neuro-Semantics refer to our inner games. This is where we create our inner matrix of meaning frames, layers upon layers of meanings that define our inner world.

The Neurology part of Neuro-Semantics refers to our outer games. This is where we actualize our inner meanings. As meaning-makers, we first make meaning and then we perform that meaning in what we do.

All of this means that Neuro-Semantics is about unleashing our potentials by mobilizing our best resources. If you are interested in becoming more resourceful, running your own brain, taking charge of your own life, and actualizing all of your incredible latent potentials, you will find the models and patterns of Neuro-Semantics to be powerful tools and processes.


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Where do the Neuro-Semantic models come from?

The models come from the field of the cognitive-behavioral science, then from developmental psychology, the neuro-sciences, General-Semantics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), cognitive linguistics, cybernetics, and system dynamics. As such, Neuro-Semantics is an inter-disciplinary field. The first and core model of Neuro-Semantics is the Meta-States model developed in 1994 by L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. As a newer development of NLP, Neuro-Semantics has added a new level of professional ethics and taken NLP to new levels of development.


For those familiar with NLP the following chart begins to offer a set of distinctions between Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuro-Semantics:

NLP Neuro-Semantics
  • Linear Processing of the Structure of Experience
  • TOTE Strategy Analysis
  • Linear Flow Chart Tracking Consciousness
  • Separate Models for various meta-phenomena (i.e. Values, Beliefs, etc.)
  • Confusion of All “States” as the Same
  • Lack of how Meta-Model & Meta-Programs Relate & Interface
  • “Sleight of Mouth” Patterns
  • Confusion of Orientational Metaphor— up and down: depth (core) and height
  • “Submodalities” — Patterns, Technologies, etc.
  • Meta-Level Processing
  • Vertical Logical Levels Analysis
  • Recursiveness/ Reflexivity
  • Systemic & Holistic Model embracing all of the Meta-Phenomena
  • Distinction between Primary States, Meta-States, Gestalt States
  • Clarification about the three Meta-Domains as
  • Interactive & Redundant — The Systemic nature of the 3 Meta-Models
  • Mind-Lines— Conversational Reframing ordered in a logical level format that includes deframing, reframing, outframing, etc.
  • Clarity about the Orientational Metaphors— Recognition of the representational distinctions as actually Meta-Modalities
  • Introduction of Meta-Detailing as the heart of genius
  • Meta-Programs revitalized as early formations of Meta-States
  • Canopies of Consciousness and Attractors of Self-Organizing Systems


What is the Neuro-Semantic community?

Neuro-Semantics has now spread into over 40 countries around the world as it has been inspiring people with a Vision about unleashing human potentials and modeling excellence.

First and foremost those who make up the Neuro-Semantic community apply to self. This comes before working with others. We first learn to access our own personal mastery states so we can walk our own talk. Embodying our meanings empowers us to be congruent and authentic in working with others. The inner games we create in our own mind and then facilitate as we take our performances to new levels of excellence and productivity in the outer game.


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