Referential Index – NLP
The Referential Index is the subject of the sentence. Eg He did it well. ‘He’ is the referential index.
Referential Index Shift
Making a change in the referential index through modelling. This occurs when the subject of the sentence shifts from one perspective to another. It is finding someone else who has a way of thinking or a resource you wish to model, entering their model of the world and noting from their perspective and in all modalities the process and results of their thinking and/or action. Also making a change in the referential index (subject) of a sentence to create overload at the conscious level.
- ‘I can juggle, what I’d like you to do is review with vivid detail in picture and sound and feeling what I do. Consider those possibilities’
- Demonstrate board breaking, get them to consider as above
- Demonstrate how to drive a golf ball. Consider as above