8-1 Disney Creativity Process

You first discovered the value of the Outcome Frame in Chapter 2. Now you have moved on to using it with groups. In working with groups, whether internal or external, it can be really helpful to have an understanding of Meta-Outcomes, or the “outcome behind the outcome.”

Here’s Jan Prince from the NLP Comprehensive “Portable Practitioner Training” with a demonstration and explanation for you.

Introducing Meta-Outcomes and the Outcome Frame

Demonstration: Meta-Outcomes

Meta-Outcomes Exercise Guide

Review of Meta-Outcomes Exercise

Here’s a refresher on the Meta-Model that you learned about in Section One, and Introuducing Charles Faulkner, Senior Trainer and Program Designer for NLP Comprehensive.

Mostly involved in the design and delivery of advanced and specialty programs, Charles also has a wealth of knowledge of the origination and development of NLP.

Meta Model History and Purpose s8-d3-c4

Brief Review of the Well-formedness Conditions of a Well-Formed Outcome s8-d3-c5

T.O.T.E. — A Model For Effective Change s8-d3-c6

 

Disney Creativity Strategy

This process uses perceptual positions and is helpful when you want to create something new or solve a problem. This process can be done individually or as a group.

Get ready: Establish a benchmark of your current state.

  • Identify what you want to create or the problem you want to solve.
  • If there is some discomfort associated with the innovation or problem, using a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most uncomfortable), assign a rating to this feeling.

Step 1: Envision every piece of aspect of the solution.

  • Think of a time when you easily solved a problem or created something. Perhaps you can recall several examples when you were creative.
  • Now, invite your inner Dreamer to join you and have a seat in the imaginary chair that’s reserved for the Dreamer.
  • Tell the Dreamer what you want to do. Explain that you are open to new ways to accomplish this goal – encourage the Dreamer to run wild with possibilities.
  • Allow the Dreamer to dream. Notice what pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes come up as the Dreamer dreams. Make note of these things.
  • Thank the Dreamer for sharing these ideas.

Step 2: “Try on” different aspects of the solution to create a practical plan.

  • Think of a time when you were easily able to identify ways to implement an idea or solution.
  • Now, invite your inner Realist to join you and have a seat in the imaginary chair that’s reserved for the Realist.
  • Tell the Realist what you want to do. Describe what you want to create or what problem you want to solve – include ideas that the Dreamer shared with you. Invite the Realist to “try on” the different aspects of the solution.
  • Allow the Realist to consider anything that’s critical to implementing your idea. Notice what new pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes come up as the Realist considers different aspects of the solution. Make note of these things.
  • Thank the Realist for sharing these ideas.

Step 3: Stand back and take second “look” to identify what’s still needed.

  • Think of a time when you were easily able to thoroughly review a solution or idea and find the holes in it.
  • Now, invite your inner Critic to join you and have a seat in the imaginary chair that’s reserved for the Critic.
  • Tell the Critic what you want to do. Describe what you want to create or what problem you want to solve – include ideas that the Dreamer and Realist shared with you. Invite the Critic to evaluate the solution and identify any loose ends that need to be addressed.

Step 4: Integrate input from the Realist and Critic and refine the solution.

  • Invite your inner Dreamer to join you and have a seat its imaginary chair.
  • Present the solution – including feedback from the Realist and Critic. Ask the Dreamer to “try on” the new information to see how it fits with their initial vision.
  • If the Dreamer is completely satisfied, the process is complete. Simply thank the Dreamer and get ready to make the solution a reality.
  • If the Dreamer imagines new things to enhance this solution, notice what new pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes come up. Make note of these things.
  • Thank the Dreamer for sharing these ideas.
  • Repeat steps 2-4 to make sure the process is complete.

Evaluate:

Recall the feeling that you had when you began this process; notice how it’s different now.

 

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