John Grinder (co-creator of NLP) on New Code NLP
“The New Code is a set of patterns developed in the mid - 80s by myself John Grinder with contributions initially by Judith Delozier and subsequently by Carmen Bostic St. Clair. The motivations for the creation of the New Code are multiple and include a recognition that the coding of patterning I accomplished with Richard Bandler in the creation of NLP contained a number of serious coding flaws.
- 1. The unconscious of the client is explicitly assigned the responsibility for the selection of the critical elements - the desired state, the resource, or the new behaviours.
- 2. The unconscious is explicitly involved in all critical steps.
- 3. These are precise constraints placed upon the selection of new behaviour(s); more specifically, the new behaviours(s) must satisfy the original positive intention(s) of the behaviour(s) to be changed.
- 4. The manipulation occurs at the level of state and intention as opposed at the level of behaviours.
Further, experiences with these patterns of unconscious access seem to lead to what we have come to call the disciplined know-nothing state.
One of the fundamental strategies behind the new code was to develop a set of activities or games which lead naturally to the activation in the player of a content free, high performance state
In the classic code patterning, the new code takes the design variables of the classic code format to the extreme for example the resource state in the New Code are created by a game or task that activates a content free high performance state which has no historical experiences attached. A fundamental aspect of New Code NLP is creating choice in your own life to freely have access to high performance states."