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The Presuppositions of Slimming Easy

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The Presuppositions of Slimming easy are assumptions that can be possibly used as useful principles. They are named ‘presuppositions’ because you can pre-suppose them to be true and give yourself permission to act as if they are. People who are successful believe presuppositions to be true and use them to drive their behaviour and actions to achieve thier goals.

  • The map is not the territory.

  • What does this mean?

    All of us have different experiences that have led us to where we are now. These experiences create beliefs about our lives. Our beliefs drive us to what we want or drive us away from what we don't want. Also our beliefs create a map or maps of what we consider to be achievable or not.These are maps and like all maps, they can be changed.

    The map is not the real thing (territory). The map is a representation of the real thing.

  • The mind and body affect each other.

  • Think of your favourite food, now in your mind's eye make your favourite food black and white, also make the image of your favourite meal the size of a stamp. Now in your mind's eye pour engine oil all over your favourite meal. How does that make you feel? You have now created a new representation of your favourite meal. Which one do you prefer? The mind and body affect each other

  • There is no failure, only results.

  • Whatever goal you consider you did not achieve, go back in your memory and find the exact place where you think you failed. Now think of what you could have done differently, or consider other options. Once you have looked at those options, you have given youself a result which will lead to a more positive outcome, rather than failure.

  • If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

  • This presupposistion goes hand in hand with "there is no failure, only results".

  • People do the best they can with the resources available to them.

  • Resources are what people think they have inside themselves to achieve their goals. For example, to climb a mountain some people may think they need courage, will-power, and self-confidence. You may have the best equipment, maps and guides to help you, but if you have not got those inner resources, your chances of success will be slim.

  • We already have the resources we need, or we can create them.

  • If one person can own certain resources that enable them to achieve their goals, then this means that most of us have the ability to create the resources we need to attain the same results. Resources are not 'things'.

  • A person’s behaviour is not who they are.

  • Eating is a behaviour, and we are all made up of different types of behaviours. I am a father of five children, but I am only a father when I am in the company of my children, or when I am thinking of them. I am also a trainer, but I only think of myself as a trainer when I am writing, training groups, or seeing my clients. So when it comes to who we think we are: "whatever you think you are... you will always be more than that."

  • All behaviour has a positive intention.

  • All of our behaviours have a positive intention, when you think of that statement it may make you ask "all behaviours?". Yes, all! Even though the behaviours we observe in other people do, at times, make us question their sanity. Overeating has a postive intention, otherwise we would simply not do it. Drinking too much alcohol has a positive intention for some people, as does taking drugs.

  • What causes someone to overeat?
  • what causes someone to drink too much?
  • What causes someone to want to take drugs?
  • All of these examples of behaviour have something missing: we don't know what map these people may have of their pasts.

  • There are no unresourceful people, only unresourceful states of mind.

  • We are all doing the best we can do with the resources we have at the time.



    Cliff Partridge
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    NLP Master Practitioner

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