Modelling Excellence

The GB olympic cycling team employed the NLP approach of ‘modeling excellence’ – i.e. taking the way that the best in a field perform a certain action, analyse what they are doing and what the result is, and turning it into a skill which can be taught to other athletes to improve their own performance.

“The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together”.

Question such as ‘how do good readers read’ underlies The International Association’s approach to learning difficulties (or rather, as we like to think of it, learning differences which don’t fit the current system).

Good readers visualize words. People with dyslexia etc. are amazingly creative, visual learners who aren’t learning how to visualizing words.  The focus in our education is on phonics which doesn’t work to their strengths.

It is amazing how quickly people learn to read and spell once they are taught this simple skill – enhanced by learning how to get grounded at the same time.

In health we look at how and why people are healthy and again teach simple skills to enable people to return to a state of wellness as quickly as possible.

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