What do Neuro-Semanticists do? Chiefly, they are change-agents. As modelers of experiences, detectors of meanings, and framers and re-framers of meanings, they teach, train, coach, and facilitate change. When you contact a trained Neuro-Semanticist, you have someone who can help you with your frames, someone who can empower you to win the inner game. And, of course, when you win the inner game, then winning the outer game becomes a cinch! You can now win the game of being a great lover, mastering fear, becoming fit and slim, becoming a business expert (to quote the name of four Neuro-Semantic books). You can also win the game of learning, leading, coaching, writing, being resilient, mastering your emotions (to mention the theme of a few of our key trainings).
How can Neuro-Semantics help you? If you are reactive and have “buttons” that people or events can push and “get you,” rattle your cage, and trigger a reactive response in you, then these semantic reactions “have” you instead of you “having” (choosing) them. So if you want to change that, a Neuro-Semanticist can help you detect your meaning frames that set up the structure of this semantic reaction and provide you patterns for changing it.
If you have semantically over-loaded something— given something too much meaning— so that it controls you, and you want to change that, then a Neuro-Semanticist can facilitate your discovery of how you have created that structure. If you have over-loaded food so that you eat for psychological reasons, you can change that. Then winning the fit and slim game will become a piece of cake!
If you have semantically over-loaded dysfluency and given “speech” that does flow easily limiting meanings like “I am inadequate,” “Others will reject me,” “My future is doomed,” then you will probably develop a semantic reaction such a “trying hard not to be dysfluent” which as a “command negation” will make it much worse. The result will be stuttering and blocking. Then using your self-reflexive mind, you will jump logical levels and set even more limiting frames about the stuttering that will lock it in. Then live in that distressful state for a period of months or years and your meaning frames that govern this will drop out of conscious awareness and become embodied. And because this creates the semantic reaction of fear, sense of threat and danger, it will become a phobia in your throat and breathing. The problem is not you. The problem is your frame. [Dr. Bob Bodenhamer has detailed all of this in Mastering Blocking and Stuttering, a very powerful Neuro-Semantic book].