NLP Well Formed Outcomes

Well Formed Outcome. Help your partner to come with end goal or direction, or something on the way to get there.

You may want to write the well formed outcome down, if you do so make sure you write it down precisely as they say it – don’t be tempted to paraphrase or restate it. Always use other people’s words, especially when their dreams are involved!

Ask your partner the following questions and notice how they respond.

Notice also any changes in processing or physiology that take place. You don’t need to worry about the answers that they come up with, pay more attention to them.


Is that something you want, as opposed to want to avoid?

Evidence – Sensory based:

How do you know when you’ve got it?

What will you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell? What will do you see yourself doing differently as a result of achieving this?

Initiated and maintained by the individual:

What is the first, smallest next step that you will take? What resources do you have?

Ecology check:

Offer your hand, palm, up, to your partner and offer them their goal, right now, in the palm of your hand. If you were offered this right now, would you take it?

ps in addition you may also ask

Preserve the positive intention: (Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater)

What will happen if you get this result?
What won’t happen if you get it?
What will happen if you don’t get this result?
What won’t happen if you don’t get it?

NLP Outcomes

NLP Outcomes