NLP is a method of influencing
Neuro-Linguistic Programming often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change (or "programming") that is wanted.
So this fits in very well with the fact that I'm also a clinically qualified and registered hypnotherapist!
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, provides practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, view past events and approach your life.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming shows you how to take control of your mind, and therefore your life.
Unlike psychoanalysis, which focuses on the ‘why’, NLP is very practical and focuses on the ‘how’.
NLP works from the starting point that you may not control much in your life, but that you can always take control of what goes on in your head.
Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not things that are, or that you have, but things that you do. Their causes can often be very complicated, involving, for instance, comments or beliefs from your parents or teachers, or events that you have experienced.
NLP shows you how you can take control of these beliefs and influences. Using mind techniques such as visualisation, you can change the way that you think and feel about past events, fears and even phobias.
What you believe can be extremely powerful.
If you believe something negative it all too often comes true, for example if you believe you're ill it can certainly be counter productive.
Likewise, if you believe that you have been given something that will make you better, you often do get better. This ‘placebo effect’ is well-documented in clinical trials.
What this boils down to is that if you believe you can do something, you probably can. But you can also challenge limiting beliefs, and change whether you believe you can do something by asking yourself questions like:
We’re all familiar with the principles of goal-setting, but NLP suggests some interesting new insights, focusing on satisfaction, not dissatisfaction.
For example, it’s helpful to make your goals positive; focus on what you want to have, not what you’d like to lose or not have.
You should also think about what it is that you really want. For example, you don’t actually want to buy your dream house, you want to live in it. It’s much easier to get motivated about a goal that really satisfies you.
We can discuss how my NLP methodologies can help.