Abreaction The expression and emotional discharge of unconscious material (as a repressed idea or emotion) by verbalization especially in the presence of a therapist
Absurdity Frame The absurdity frame blows an experience or thing out of proportion until it becomes unrealistic or absurd. This is used, for example in the “compulsion blowout”.
Adjective A word that describes an object or a thing
Adverb A word that describes an action or a proccess.
Adverbial Clause This language pattern is very useful for introducing indirect suggestions which include a powerful presupposition element within the meaning being conveyed. This occurs in the form of a focus of attention being drawn to an event taking place which is tied to a temporal element that’s also suggested. [See also Implied Causative and Contingent Suggestion.]

1) ‘After the situation changes…’

2) ‘As things start to improve…’

3) ‘Before you go into trance…’

4) ‘During the changes…’

5) ‘While you get ready to improve things…’

6) ‘Since you’re getting ready to do something different…’

Agreement Frame The agreement frame, also known as the negotiation frame is a frame that seeks to find a level of agreement. It assumes that this is possible and that the issues are not diametrically opposed. To do this it is usual to chunk up to a common goal, and then establish ways of achieving this that works for all parties. We can assist this by using inclusive words (conjunctions) such as “and” or “also” as opposed to excluding words (disjunctions), like “but or “however”.
Analogue Marking Using a verbal or non-verbal cue to mark out words in a sentence.
Anchoring The process by which any representation, internal or external (the stimulus), gets connected and linked to and triggers a subsequent string of representations and responses (the response). Anchors can be naturally occurring or set up deliberately.
As-If Frame The as if frame is used when we get stuck, if we act as if we knew, what would we do? If we acted as if we were Einstein, (or whoever appropriate to the situation) what would he do? The as if frame allows our brain to use different patterns, (whatever we think becomes our reality). The “as if” frame allows us to shed our limiting beliefs by looking at it as though we were someone else. My son used to call it “the fake till you make it pattern!”
Associated The relationship you have with the memory of an experience. As if seen through your own eyes.
Attitudes Collections of Beliefs and Values around a certain subject.
Auditory (A) The Representational System dealing with hearing. It can be internal or external. Also known as Auditory Tonal (At)
Auditory Digital (Ad) The Representational System dealing with logic and the specific words used, also the way we talk to ourselves
Auditory Tonal (At) The Representational System dealing with Sound and Hearing, including tone, volume, pitch, cadence and other aspects of sound.