Designing Change

Developing your Ability to Develop Yourself

Sensory Accuity

Ian Bracegirdle NLP therapy and hypnosis


Ian Bracegirdle

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Week ten

Eye Access Cues

Sensory acuity

You have now reached the last part of this brief course in NLP. There is so much more exciting information to learn after this is completed. You can take courses introducing the basic concepts with several providers and also take certificated courses leading to Practitioner, Master Practitioner and beyond. See the address of the ANLP at the end of the page.

All NLP trained people have the ability to tune into the ways in which other people are operating. You cannot read minds, but you can collect information from their behaviour.

Whilst you have been following this brief course you have been developing your own sensory acuity, in relation to yourself and others. This final stage takes this one further step. Most people who have heard of NLP are aware of Swish Patterns and Eye Accessing Cues. We will finish with Eye Accessing Cues.


The diagrams below give you some clues to each type of eye movement. There is a need to be careful with this, as only about 50% of people are wired this way. Some people, including left handers, are wired the other way around. The up and down movements are always the same.


What does this all tell you? It tells you from where the person is either collecting information in their mind or creating new ideas. It also helps you understand a persons preferred type of communication system. e.g. if someone is always looking down and talking about how things feel their preference is dealing with feelings. We each have a preference for communicating in either Auditory, Kinaesthetic (feelings) or Visual ways. Watching people in close-up on TV is a good place to observe and develop this skill. eye cues02

Keep watching and developing your sensory acuity.

Keep practising all the other NLP skills and you will notice that there are positive changes in your life. Good luck. Thanks to all my NLP teachers for their content in this page.

I hope you have enjoyed this brief trip into the world of NLP. There are many books that you could read on the subject. Just pop into Waterstones and look on the popular psychology or personal development shelves. If you do have questions you can address them to me at e-mail ian or by post. I run Designing Change Courses, basic NLP and tailor made course. I am also available for personal therapy work and one to one Breakthrough coaching. I am a qualified Master Practitioner of NLP and a member of the ANLP.


Useful books and addresses

NLP at Work by Sue Knight Pub Nicholas Brearley Publishing

Introducing NLP by J. O’Connor and J. Seymour Pub Thorsen

The magic of NLP Demystified B. Lewis and F. Pucelik

Another source of books is by mail order from the Anglo American Book Company,

Crown Buildings, Bancyfelin, Camarthen. SA23 5ND. Ask to be put on their mailing list.

Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming, PO Box 5. Haverfordwest SA63 4YA

See the web site

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