Over 40 years ago, the founders of NLP discovered that all of our experience of “reality” is dictated by the pictures, sounds and feelings that run like movies in our mind. Not so much what they are, but how they're stored.
If you take a distressing thought (for example standing on the edge of a cliff representing a fear of heights), just thinking of that thought can cause fear. But it's not the thought itself that generates the fear, it's how it is stored that triggers that feeling.
For instance, take the image of something that scares you in your mind and push it far away from you, so it becomes small. Drain some of the light and color from it. Put a frame around it so it looks like a Polaroid. This will dramatically change the feeling.Read the rest of this entry »
Many people ask me how to create change that lasts.
As the new year approaches, people will begin making those New Years resolutions.
But how long do they last?
For most people, only a few weeks – or worse – only a few days.
One of the things I teach students in my NLP courses is that there is one layer of the subconscious mind that is so powerful, that it trumps everything else...Read the rest of this entry »
There are an abundance of NLP techniques that have been created, but probably the best known is the one with the funny name. The Swish Technique.
The Swish Pattern is one of the more powerful of all NLP techniques. The reason for that is that the Swish pattern literally goes to the deepest levels of the subconscious mind to create change.
It helps you to repattern your thinking so that those "automatic thoughts" that used to drag you down, no longer do.
For instance let's say you want to use NLP for confidence (NLP is great for increasing confidence!). The Swish pattern, allows you to take a trigger for something that makes you lack confidence, and automatically convert it to confidence using the programming language of the mind.
Let's dive deeper into the Swish Pattern...Read the rest of this entry »
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