Time lines; Time is one of the major controlling influences of our lives. This book explores the very many different meanings that time has for us and its impact on the way we run our lives. However, perhaps the most important aspect presented in this book is how we can use our internal representations of time to empower us.
The concept of time lines is a simple one. All of us have some spatial representation of where the past, present, and future lie in relation to our own individual view of the world. Most of us, if we close our eyes and think of a past experience, will often find it is to our left or behind us, and our future is in front of or to the right of us. This is our time line. We hold different representations of time, and there can be many variations. However, our past, present, and future memories always form a continuum.
Timezones in Timelines
As human beings, we live in time in a way that no other creature does. Time is one of the primary matrices of our mind. As temporal creatures, we have to cope with time —with the past, present, future. With living in these time zones, travelling back and forth through time, sequencing time, getting lost in time, and with managing our time, etc.
Co-founder of NLP, Richard Bandler, created the domain known as “time lines”. From that we have evolved a number of time line patterns. In Time Lines (also titled, Adventures in Time) discover how to use the metaphor of “time” and many of the basic NLP patterns of time-lines. Time-Lining is the first and only book published in the field of NLP on time lines since the original 1988 Time Line Therapy by Woodsmall and James.
Systemic Time Lines
This advanced book on time lines offers many new ideas and time line patterns. It introduces numerous new time line patterns that integrates many of the valuable contributions of General Semantics with the NLP model. It also explores “time” from other perspectives than just using the metaphor of a “line.”
In Time Lines, explore time as “a nominalization of a nominalization” which makes it a multi-ordinal term (Korzybski). Then, using the Meta-States model, Dr. Hall has modeled “time” to distinguish 16 different kinds of “time” thereby giving the Meta-NLP Practitioner a much broader understanding of this whole dimension of experience.
Who is this book for?
Style and Audience: This is an advanced book that requires a minimum NLP knowledge.
“This book is a must for anyone who wants to stay current in the field of human development, and especially for those who work with time and Time Lines.”