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Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs

Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs is a great article about helping you deeper understand the concept of presuppositions and the Milton Model. It helps you to quickly and easily change the perception of your client. In proper use of it, you are able to provide some kind of an embedded command to your client. It helps you presuppose something by using Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs. Take the following example: “You can continue to relax.”. It presupposes that you are already relaxing. Another one: “Are you still interested in doing business?”. It presupposes that you were at some point interested in doing business with me. Now we have provided you some examples already, let’s take a closer look on how to apply this technique. Here we go!

What are Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs?

Verbs and Adverbs that change or qualify the meaning of a sentence by telling us when things happen are defined as verbs or adverbs of time. An adverb of time is just what you might expect it to be – a word that describes when, for how long, or how often a certain action happened.

First of all, some Examples of Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs

The examples of Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs are not limited to it. Please do some research online and you will find a treasure of knowledge and information.

  • Begin
  • End
  • Stop
  • Start
  • Proceed
  • Still
So now you know what words to scan for, we continue to provide you more examples in the context of Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs.

Some Contextual examples

Where would you be without some examples to get you started right? Here are some examples in context of the Milton Model and Presuppositions:

  • “You can continue to relax”
This sentence presupposes that you are already relaxing, aren’t you?
  •  “You are in a deep trance, deeper and deeper still.”
Now the last example is a bit more complicated. You are still in a trance, going deeper and deeper. Maybe a little side-step, but we recommend you to read the book of Dr. Richard Bandler “Magic in Action” and lookup the pattern of “The More the More”. It is very powerful stuff and we do not want to withhold this information to you.

An exercise with Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs

Read the following article: “Meta Program Time” and discover how the Change of Time Verbs and Adverbs is being used in a Hypnotic Script. Have fun reading it!

Last but not Least

Going the way we will publish more articles about Presuppositions and the Milton Model. Come back often as we tend to post frequently! Remember, to increase your efficiency as a NLP Practitioner, know your positive intention for the message you want to convey, build rapport and pay attention on what and how you use language. Leave people and business in a better place that where you found them, every day! Put yourself to work and start making the NLP Meta Model part of your knowledge. The sooner you start, the sooner you benefit.

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