the specific elements and precise order of the steps that make up a thought process or behaviour. Can include any and all of the following in limitless combinations: all representational systems, internal and external information, internal state, internal process, external behaviour, and utilises the phases Trigger, Operate, Test and Exit (known as the TOTE). A strategy is what let's you know when to start, what to do first, what to do next, and how you know when you are finished. Individuals have many different strategies for different contexts. Some strategies are very effective and useful, others are less so, but it is possible to change a strategy if a more efficient or effective one is desired.