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1) Framing and Reframing                                   

2) Tasking                                                           

3) Cheerleading and validating            

4) Holding Accountable/ Monitoring           

5) Pattern Detection                                                

6) Stepping Back

7) Profiling moments

8) Modeling                                                           

9) Benchmarking

10) Lightening up and humorizing

11) Storytelling and metaphor-ing

12) Recognizing coachability

13) Tracking a client's experience


1) Framing - Reframing

Inviting a client to see or perceive something in terms of some classification.  Setting a boundary for a perception. 


5    Creating New Empowering Levels of Awareness

Asking about empowering beliefs, values, decisions, etc. (see Meta-Questions) and using induction skills (see Inducing States) to set new categories.


4    Exploring Higher Levels of Awareness

Asking about layers of categories, asking challenging questions about such.  Giving space and time to explore the higher embedded layers of awareness.  Reminding client that all perceptions are just maps.


3    Questioning Classification

Asking or calling attention to the classification of the details and asking about awareness in client, providing menu list of other filters, quality control questions about filters and categories.


2   Imposing Either or Thinking

Speaking as if there is only one other classification and imposing that upon the client by rhetorical questions.  Using either/or expressions.  Tone of judgment, right/wrong, talking more than client to impose the other way of seeing things.


1     Acknowledgment of Structure - As the Details of the Story

Talking about the classification, pattern, or structure of the details as if that map is the territory, as if no other classification is possible.  Using universal quantifiers (all, nothing, always, etc.) and absolute terms.   Speaking and feeling from perspective of being inside the box of the client's story, problems, and challenges.


0     No Distinction Between Content & Structure

Talking about and asking questions in the very words and details of the story without giving evidence of the classifications or categories of the details.  No distinguishing between content and structure

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