What is the Axes of Change model? Briefly each axis refers to one of four core meta-programs which govern how we think-feel-and-respond when we encounter new information or challenging events. Each axis offers a continuum on which two polar perceptual filters exist which informs how we think about and code a trigger that invites a change. In terms of change, these deal with a person’s motivational energy and direction, response style and readiness to change, and the reference structures that a person uses in creating the map for change and then translating it to the real world. By modeling how change and transformation actually occurs we have designed these axes of change so that a Coach (or anyone working with transformation processes) can dance with a client and follow his or her energy through that person’s unique Matrix of frames. This enables the Coach to find and use the most effective leverage points in that client’s mind-body (or neuro-semantic matrix system). The Axes of Change not only apply at the individual level, but also for organizations and groups and so provides a dynamically practical tool for Coaches as change-agents. In this presentation, Michael goes into in depth detail about the Axes of Change model’s structure and use.
About the Author:
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. is an entrepreneur who lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Colorado where he had a private therapy practice for many years, operated an NLP Training Center, and from where he began trainings in Meta-States and Neuro-Semantics.
Regarding NLP, he studied originally with Richard Bandler in the late 1980s and became a Master Practitioner and Trainer. His notes of the Bandler’s trainings eventually became the books The Spirit of NLP (1996) and Becoming More Ferocious as a Presenter. He worked with Bandler on the Society of NLP and edited two books, Time For a Change and Applied Neuro-Dynamics….
As an author, Dr. Hall is known as a prolific writer with 30 some books to his name, more than 100 published articles and is recognized as a leading NLP Trainer and developer of many models, most notably the revolutionary Meta-States model and more recently the Matrix model. In 1996, Michael co-founded with Dr. Bob Bodenhamer Neuro-Semantics? as a field of study and as an International Society.