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THIS WEEK May 6, 2020:

Today’s Language Pattern: Nominalizations Practice in Diads   [5-13-20]

Nominalization a word formation where a verb, adverb, or adjective or other part of speech is transformed into a noun.  The verb form is nominalized.  An ongoing process turned into an event or object.  A nominalization can be produced by adding a derivational affix, (e.g. ‘-ation’) to the end of an action word like ‘legalize’ to legalization, ‘generate’ to generation.  Other examples include: ‘-acy’, democracy, ‘-age’’,patronage,  ‘-ama’, panorama, ’-ana’, Americana, ‘-ism’, progressivism, etc.)  The use of nominalizations tends to disassociate people from their experience. Test: “Will it fit into a wheel-barrow (or bread box)?” If not, the verb is nominalized.  Notice whether, “Is it an action or is it a thing?”  

  • Adjectives turned to nouns: applicable/applicability, careless/carelessness, difficult/difficulty, intense/intensity.
  • Verbs turned to nouns: fail/failure, nominalize/nominalization, investigate/investigation, move/movement, react/reaction, refuse/refusal, swim/swimming, run/running, edit/editing.
  • Zero-derivation words are verbs and adverbs that can be used directly as nouns: “I need a change.” (Change = noun) “I will (change – verb).  And “The murder was tragic.” (murder = noun)  “He will murder his partner.” (murder = verb)

Combine the two chemicals.”  “She experimented with a combination of chemicals.”

  • Other Examples: “You may experience certain sensations…” “You may sense a presence (or awareness).”  “There is a satisfaction your unconscious mind knows…”
  • Examples of verb form versus nominalized form:

I relate to him well.                             Our relationship is great.

You are learning.                                The new learnings have integrated.

I aggravate him.                                  The aggravation caused him anger.

I understand clearly.                           The understanding is clear.

                        I decide.                                              The decision was made.

                        She is speeding.                                 We experienced a lot of speed.

 Challenge: Change the noun form pattern back to its verb form action.

NLP Change Pattern of the Week:  Parts and Positive Intent

Parts are the aspects or qualities of personality that run our behaviors.  We all have parts that are responsible for specific behaviors.  For example, you have parts responsible for driving your car, doing your job, shopping, getting you up and ready in the morning, waiting in line, etc.  When given the suggestion, most people can identify a creative part, a rebellious part, a child-like part and other parts. 

Parts sometimes outgrow the positive intent and purpose for which they were created.  For example, a part responsible for the behavior of cigarette smoking may have been created to protect a person from peer pressure or to appear more attractive like the old movie stars.  Smoking was once considered attractive and, you know, that is not true anymore.  The reasons for starting to smoke are gone, but the decision to be a smoker is in place years later.  Decisions made at a deep emotional level become identity level programming. 

  1. Make a list of your parts. Include roles your part fulfills in life (family, work, and social life) and list emotions you experience regularly.     
  2. Go back over your list and notice which ones you like or do not like.
  3. Ask yourself what each part is trying to do for you. Note: You would not have created the behavior if it was not trying to do something for  What is the intention?

Positive Intent:

  1. Think of a behavior or thought that you do not like about yourself.
  2. Separate the behavior from the intention and find the positive intent. What is the part or behavior trying to do for you?  What is it trying to tell you about yourself or your life? Let the answers come spontaneously and write them below.
  3. Put the list away for a few moments: and then look at it again to see what positive intentions you can find.

Remember: “Every behavior has a positive intent and purpose and it serves me.”