Thank You NLP for Teaching Us Not to make THIS Mistake
This will be a very brief blog. The picture below – although cropped to bare essentials – was taken recently by a traveler in one of our airports.
For those of you trained in NLP this will be glaringly obvious, but for those of you who don’t understand what’s wrong with this picture here it is in a nutshell: your Unconscious Mind does not process negatives in consciousness. If I were to tell you “do not think of a blue tree” first you would immediately think of a blue tree and maybe after that you could negate the blue tree picture and think of something else instead.
I am sure that the intention of this poster is exactly the opposite: the eradication of cancer and the finding of a cure. Nevertheless at unconscious level you accept suggestions whether they are positively formulated or whether they contain negations.
In the picture below the text says: One goal: cancer. There isn’t even a negation.
But you may say, the word cancer is crossed with a red line and I will tell you that it makes no difference at all. The suggestion you’re receiving (unless you can negate it immediately in your mind by thinking of perfect health with the pictures and sounds and feelings associated to it) is negative. Now imagine how many travelers see this big billboard. I wonder what the effects are for some of them?
Now for you the reader of this article please make a picture of your body perfectly healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally. Add to that picture the sounds of pleasant voices around you or the sound of your own voice saying the words “you’re totally healthy”, and also the feeling of how good it is to be completely and happily healthy.
Be careful with your words – it makes a colossal difference.
Until next time, be well.