The engagement and holding of the unconscious, willing attention. When individual people or animals, or groups synchronize their behaviour, whether deliberately or unconsciously, they are said to be in rapport. Rapport can be established either by design, in which case one person matches another's behaviour, or it can arise spontaneously in response to a person's interest in the other. In this case the person matches the other unconsciously, through expressing their interest.
That which the individual believes to be so in the external world. A state in which a person's map is a close enough approximation to the external world for the individual's impact on the world to produce evidence of well formed outcomes.
The act of making external checks periodically to ensure ecology is in place during internal processing.
A pattern found within some scientific models of the world, where everything is 'chunked down' into smaller elements during analysis
Putting a different frame or perspective on one's thoughts about a situation or example of behaviour. Eg The half full/half empty glass. If you want more, it is half empty; if you have had enough, it is half full.
The reorganisation and alteration of primary, significant core representations from which individuals derived limiting beliefs, and which act as templates for behaviour within present contexts.
A basic principle of cybernetics which states that in any system of humankind or machines, the part of the system with the greatest range of variability in behaviour is the controlling element.
A picture, sound or feeling generated from within to represent a concept, or a historical or future event.
The internal use of the senses for thinking. We can represent the world in mental images, internal sounds and feelings.
A piece of knowledge, an understanding about the world, a belief, a behaviour, a skill, a person or an object, which contributes to the achievement of an outcome.
A psychological state that presupposes adequate information, choices, flexibility in behaviour and self reference in directing oneself in the world.'
A stylised sequence of activity designed to anchor and elicit a particular state or series of states in the participants, with reference to the leader's beliefs and values. Eg the use of coloured pens, mind mapping and slow music to elicit optimal learning states is a ritual expression of the pattern of learning in all three main representational systems.