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5. Appendix- Associations with other models

The feedback loop model can be mapped on to the Kolb learning cycle:

 1. Action = Active Experimentation
 3. Notice Reaction = Concrete Experience
 4. Internal Change = Reflective Observation &
 Abstract Conceptualisation

And mapped on to Robert Dilts’ Neurological Levels:

 1. Action = Behaviour
 2. Reaction = Environment
 3. Notice Reaction = Behaviour
 4. Internal Change = All the higher levels

And mapped on to Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrants:

 Left-hand half =Interior individualI
 Upper left
 Right-hand 1 & 3 =Exterior individualIt
 Upper right
 Right-hand half =Exterior systemIts Lower right
 Background of 4* =Interior systemWe Lower left

* The lower left quadrant, culture, is the shared background values, norms, schema etc. within which both system X and the system Y operate.


Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life (in particular Chapter 4)
Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline (in particular Chapter 5)
Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind (and any of his later writing)
Steven Johnson, Emergence
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Humberto Maturana and Fransisco Varela, The Tree of knowledge,

Penny Tompkins & James Lawley
Penny and James are supervising neurolinguistic psychotherapists – registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since 1993 – coaches in business, certified NLP trainers, and founders of The Developing Company.

They have provided consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center and the Findhorn Spiritual Community in Northern Scotland.

Their book,
Metaphors in Mind
was the first comprehensive guide to Symbolic Modelling using the Clean Language of David Grove. An annotated training DVD, A Strange and Strong Sensation demonstrates their work in a live session. They have published over 200 articles and blogs freely available on their website:
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