Articles

Listening Differently

Elena Ray

Listening Differently

What’s the difference between Symbolic modelling and counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, hypnotherapy or Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)?

Listening Differently.

We all need someone to listen to us when things get difficult, but we know from experience that not all listening is the same. Some people seem to be naturally good listeners, attentive and understanding, letting you know that you’ve been heard without pressure. Others, with all of the best will in the world, seem compelled to impose their views on us.

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What is Symbolic Modelling?

Elena Ray

What is Symbolic Modelling?


This article first appeared in the magazine “Therapy Network” in march 2009:


The first time I talked to a symbolic modeller we were just a few questions in to the session and I was struck by the strange realisation that I was talking to someone who could actually hear me. Possibly for the first time ever. This was strange because in all but the most one sided of conversations the person with whom you are talking can surely hear you? True, but this was something different.



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Telephone Coaching

Elena Ray

Telephone Coaching


With symbolic modelling, telephone coaching becomes a truly effective tool that really makes a difference.

There are several key advantages to coaching over the phone in preference to the traditional face to face meeting.

Of course, for most coaching practices from psychotherapy to business coaching, the drawbacks of not being in the same room have far outweighed the advantages of telephone coaching.


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Everyone needs to tell their story,

and when you do everything changes.

 
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