How NLP Can Change Your Life
NLP is a collection of tools and techniques. It is usually taught in a training format since the power of NLP is not in its theory but in its direct practical applications. We teach NLP together with Time Line Therapy®, NLP Coaching and Hypnosis. They can be learned individually to achieve control over our own behaviors, belief systems, emotions and ability to think our ways out of the problems with which we are confronted on a daily basis – be in it careers, relationships, health and fitness, family or in any other area of life.
Here is a little tidbit — just one little way in which NLP can be significantly helpful in changing one’s life. We are all positive thinkers, are we not? At least this is what we are told – “Think positively!” and we are doing our best to do just that: “Think positively!”
However, not many people are aware that “thinking” is a composite of pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells and the internal dialogue we (more or less) continuously have inside of our heads.
Since this is the case, there are 6 different things we do, all of which are extremely important.
When we “think positively” and we choose positive words, we complete only one sixth of the whole package. What about the other five? Many people are not even aware of them! When we have a problem to solve and we focus on how to get rid of it, what pictures are we holding in the mind? What inner conversation do we run? What feeling do we really experience when we use positive words? Are we even conscious of what goes on inside the Unconscious Mind at all times?
There is only one way of being able to (1) become aware of what runs unconsciously in the background of the mind and (2) to have these 6 processes under complete control. This one way consists in learning to direct the focus of attention inward, and to notice the mental activities. This process is facilitated by educating yourself in NLP, Time Line Therapy®, NLP Coaching and Hypnosis.
In order to take control, first you have to “take stock”. Each of these four technologies promotes the “awakening” process. Many people discover for the first time how much un-useful “stuff” is active in the background of their minds. And yet, this inner mental discovery is the gate to freedom and inner power. Freedom and inner power to achieve, to create and to change anything you desire in your life. This is the difference between people who “make it” and people who cannot find their way home without being told what to do.
We constantly receive sensorial input from the world, input which creates in turn the fundamental opinion we hold as true about the world. Let’s say we have a situation where two people are involved in a stressful situation. These two people, are equally intelligent, equally educated and of similar backgrounds and social status. Most of the time, when asked to describe the situation the two, will not agree. The question is then, how come that two people subjected to the same experience describe it so differently? How is it possible that maybe one of them makes a drama out of which s/he cannot emerge for a long time and the other makes the best out of the situation? What makes the two so different? Obviously inside their minds they do different processes. These processes (which can be first discovered and then tweaked to suit your own needs during the NLP training) make the difference. Once discovery is complete then you can address the actual sources of your problems and resolve the true underlying cause of their presence.
What do you think happens when you focus to inhibit the negative thinking by forcing yourself to “think positively”? What pictures are associated with this task? Do you think they are of a positive nature? Do it yourself! What do you think of when you say “I will make as much money as I want”?
NLP is different from traditional approaches who try to push any true mental and emotional problem sources further into the background, making them much more difficult to address at a later time with a more legitimate approach. NLP, Time Line Therapy®, NLP Coaching and Hypnosis feel easy; they feel natural and not forced in any way because they take advantage of the processes naturally occurring inside your mind. In this way they are neutral, and have no inclination as traditional therapy, counseling, family, support groups or religion. Once a person learns how to be responsible for his or her own mind and emotions, life becomes easier and happier.