Educational point: in each human being, language engages them
The predicate is a word or group of words apparently poorly contextualized.
Example: “I eat your words”. Apparently, because in reality, this interlocutor is at the restaurant where he is a cook, his biological consciousness is, in fact, in his stomach. The predicate informs us of the biological location where our interlocutor is located. This is how, for many years, I have observed how our way of speaking is intimately connected to our cells: we speak with our organs, our lungs, our intestines, our pancreas, etc.
A patient uses ovarian terms to talk about her difficulties: “I LOST the best part of my husband.” It is as if his unconscious, that is to say his biological consciousness, was located very precisely at the level of the ovaries. “It’s inconceivable! “, told me a woman who also happens to have pathologies of the ovaries, the organs of conception.
This way of hearing, of decoding, effectively accelerates the therapeutic consultation. Sometimes this is said in a covert, phonetic way:
“I want to go green (ovary)”. NLP has long since discovered the sensory aspect of language, that is to say visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory. She unfortunately confuses the tactile and what she incorrectly calls kinesthetic. She noticed that certain terms of the language were not sensory: “this upset me”, “I am completely devastated”, “I am angry”, “this touched me a lot”, etc. She places these terms in a large bag that she calls: kinesthetic.
I subdivide this beautiful intuition into two groups: tactile predicates and organic predicates.
Here are some examples of tactile predicates:
“It touched me a lot,”
“Your words caress my soul”,
“He’s a contact person.”
And now, examples of organic predicates:
“It shook me”: the arms or the colon,
“Annihilated, lost, I am without reference points”: the kidney,
“I’m pissed”: nerves.
Being able to hear this, to recognize it in our patients, is essential. This allows us to assume where their biological consciousness, their unconscious, is. And guess what needs to be worked on first, where the injury is.
Example of an email received from a patient:
“A short email that I hope you will have time to respond to. The emotion – organ correspondence is clear to me. I bought your book in the hope of finding help in getting rid of hemorrhoids. I couldn’t find anything about this there. Could this be a manifestation of healing as my therapist suggested to me?
In the hope that you will open a door for me to relieve me of this embarrassment,