Rolling Disney-method

the rolling Disney-method is used in neurolinguistic programming and is to serve the creative solution of problems. This method can be used both by an individual, and by a group. It is to be concretized particularly helpfully, if it concerns, goals and visions andto arrange everyday life suited.

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application of 3,1 places

history of the development

this method goesactually on roll Disney back. This is in particular impressing, there it not on the knowledge of the modern system theory and/or. Ecology to fall back could. And its strategy nevertheless fulfills their defaults for an ecological system to a large extent. The Disney method was compiled by Robert Dilts, described and becomes today forwardseverything in NLP - training in a scholarly manner.

the method

the rolling Disney-method is a creative cycle. The participants slip thereby successively into three different roles.

  1. The dreamer (vision acre, idea supplier)
  2. the Realisierer (materialist, Macher)
  3. the critic (quality manager, asking plate)

this repeats itself so long to an acceptableResult is present. An acceptable result of a creative process is present exactly if it is judged of a group of specialcompetent and critical humans as original or uniquely, functionally, adequately and formal-aesthetically or beautifully. In the rolling Disney-method this means concretely that the “critic” no relevant questionsmore to place can.

The use of the roles comes to meet the need after role security and ensures for the fact that all roles in a positive light are seen. This makes an optimal ecology for the feedback possible (feedback or feedback).

the dreamer

by the dreamer can we use our right brain half. The dreamer thinks in pictures. It paints visions and goals figurativy. It permits the chaos, thinks future-oriented and cannot not by rules be limited. Crazy people, completely illogical and unusual ideas and connections are not only permitted, but desired.They are the substantial basis of the creative idea identification. Restrictions are not permitted in this phase. It is open for the visions of the others (do not listen forgotten) and spinnt it, in the double sense.

  • What do I wish myself?
  • What would be possible (case best scenario)?

the Realisierer

of the Realisierer concentrates on concrete and present practical doing. He imagines as life near as possible the conversion of the ideas of the dreamer and places themselves to questions as

  • as can I that convert?
  • What do I have to do or say?
  • Which needsI in addition (humans, knowledge, abilities, material)?
  • How do I feel thereby?
  • What is already present?

The Realisierer has thus the task “to try out” the ideas of the dreamer only, before they are examined by the critic. Thus it is prevented that ideas are excluded, before their actual Potenzial toorecognize is.

the critic - of " better " - the Optimierer

the task of the critic is it to place constructional questions. The basis is the analysis of the conversion of the Realisierers. It places itself to questions (internal dialogue) like

  • which could is improved?
  • Whichare the chances and risks?
  • What was surveyed?
  • How do I think of the suggestion?

and formulates from the results the questions, which it passes on to the dreamer.

practical application

natural knows this method, how of roll Disney practiced, also of an individualare used. Here however the practical procedure in the group is pointed out briefly. The rolling Disney-method can be accomplished with or without moderator. It ensures for the fact that the individual persons do not leave its respective role, dreamer, Realisierer or critic. At a brought in and therein experienced teama moderator is not compellingly necessary therefore (self organization).

places determine and impregnate

alleged had roll Disney three chairs in its office. One for the dreamer, one for the Realisierer and one for the critic. It is very important that thesethree places to be created. It is not easy always, and at first very unusually to slip completely into the different roles. A local change facilitates this uncommonly. Ideal way the places are selected in such a way or arranged that they fit the role. With the dreamer may do probably-smelling flowers, green plantsstand and beautiful multicolored pictures hang. The Realisierer can have calmly its implement around itself. The critic place should be against it rather simple and cleared up. Instead of pictures diagrams and Zahlenreihen can serve as “decoration”. If the places are fixed, they become with suitable feelings, pictures and conceptionsimpregnated. So: The group goes through the three places once, without dealing with the actual topic. With the dreamer place everyone makes itself the participant a picture of a situation, at which it had once correctly good ideas or visions. With the Realisiererplatz everyone places itselfa situation forwards, in which a particularly practical conversion of an idea succeeded to it. With the critic place he can imagine a situation, in which he analyzed somewhat very well or in which he able was to place very constructional questions. Between thatA short break should be made for local changes (a so-called separator for the clear separation from conditions). It should be accomplished if possible at a fourth place, in order not to destroy the “impregnation” of the three places. The procedure can be repeated if necessary. The proceeding likes at first habituation-needilyits. Everyone should try nevertheless simply and ungezwungen themselves on it to in-permit. The results will convince, but in addition only which must be present…

the creative cycle

now follows the actual creative process. The group goes to the dreamer place. Visualisert itself again thosePictures from the first passage. That before as difference between actual and specified condition formulated problem now to the dreamers will hand over. One dreamed enough gesponnen and, a short break follows. The group changes to the Realisiererraum. Think briefly the situation from the first passage. Thenthe ideas of the dreamer “are tried out”. Are all ideas through? Then again a break follows. The group changes now to the critic place. Situation from the first passage in memory call, and then the suggestions of the Realisierers analyze and concrete questions formulate. The questions become as positive as possibleformulated. Thus “as you do not imagine such a cost-intensive conversion? ”, but “there is a possibility the conversion costs to lower?”. These questions will then hand over again to the dreamer.

It is relatively easy to recognize, if no new run is more necessary. Either there is really relevant questions more openly, or it is not foreseeable that a further circulation promises no more further optimization of the result.


the sequence of the individual phases can be varied. The start of the process should however always take place from the dreamer position,in order to have at all only once ideas available, which in the following then to become further “worked on” to be able. From greatest importance is (particularly in “preloaded” context, like e.g. to get straight a Business Meeting) that 3 is equally important the steps. Each of the 3 phases represents a substantialQuality in the creative cycle and carries with for the successful solution of a task.

Exist a multiplicity from variations to the described method. So can e.g. a team the process as described continuously, in that all involved ones together in the dreamer phase start and then into thoseCritic and Realistenphase change. Alternatively also the 3 roles in the apron can be divided and be referred at the same time to a giving up or a question position, whereby to a certain time the roles change.Importantly with it is above all one: To know, in which phase itself a teamor an individual straight finds and/or. from which role someone expresses an idea, a comment or a suggestion.

Also to the topic of the “local change” there are different variations. Beside different chairs or even the premises (with roll Disney for this process were present) can alternativelyalso 3 separate wall posters or Flip Charts to the employment come.

Fazit: An high-effective and very simple process, which can be accordingly easily adapted in addition to the respective needs. Good resuming information for this is with Dilts: Know-how for dreamers and Luther green thunder: King way creativity.

See also: Creativity techniques, similarities with the future workshop neurolinguistic programming of criticism


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