The Meta Model – The structure of Madness


Universal Modelling Process

The Meta Model was first published and described in detail in 1975 in ‘The Structure of Magic’ by Richard Bandler & John Grinder.

The Meta Model identifies patterns in our language (Our ‘Linguistic Maps’ of the world) that when explored, can significantly enrich our understanding of ourselves and each other.

As useful in our own thoughts as it is in therapy, business, education and development. Understanding how to recognise and respond to the unconscious processes that influence the words we use can lead to incredibly clear thinking and communication.

This online course is primarily for students studying the INLPTA Accredited NLP Practitioner Certification. As such, some assumptions about previous learning have been made.

It has been designed to support the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the face to face modules, and offers insights, exercises and examples to integrate them further.


“…involve the client in recovering the deep structure – the full linguistic representation. The next step is to challenge the deep structure in such a way to enrich it.” – Richard Bandler – The structure of Magic.

“Never believe anyone’s B.S., especially your own” – Robert Anton Wilson



What Will I Learn?

  • Develop your skills and acuity with language
  • Understand the principles behind the Meta Model
  • Understand and identify classes of Meta Model definitions
  • Learn to spot and respond to Meta Model violations
  • Guided exercises and tips for easier learning
  • Further integrate your learning and practise your skills

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40 Lessons20h


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Why Learn the Meta Model?

Language and Experience

The Meta Model

Some Principles behind language




Integration Exercises

Developing your learning

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Material Includes

  • Video lessons & Resources
  • Audio recordings
  • Written handouts
  • Exercises
  • Quizzes


  • Previous study in NLP (Recommended Practitioner level)

Target Audience

  • NLP Students
  • NLP Practitioners