by Stacey Lane
Can Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) change your life? Yes. NLP can direct you to access the best states, beliefs and strategies, moving you towards achievement of whatever is important to you.
It is all about bringing changes in perception, using responsible communication for clarification and realizing the choices of responses or communication in a given situation. NLP works with the principle that everyone has the resources they need in order to make positive changes in their lives.
NLP integrates the way the body and mind interact along with linguistics, the words we choose to use. It has been used in business, education, law, medicine and psychotherapy for people to be able to better regulate their environment and themselves.
Working together, I help my clients better understand the best way to move forward in new ways in their daily lives. I love to see them actualize their goals. NLP is used as a method of personal development through promoting skills such as self-reflection, confidence and communicating the facts with clear and concise expression.
If you have experienced something that gets you down each time you experience it, or perhaps you get nervous speaking publicly or become shy when you approach that “special someone” you’ve had your eye on, NLP techniques can help you immensely.
Reframing is a great way to look at a situation that you may feel negative or helpless about. Reframing will take any negative situation and empower you by changing the meaning or perception of the experience into something positive.
Anchoring is another useful tool used in NLP. It originates from Ivan Pavlov who experimented with dogs by ringing a bell repeatedly while the dogs were eating. In time, he found that the dogs would salivate simply by ringing the bells, even if no food was present. These conditioned responses can also be used as a stimulus-response in order to anchor yourself, with you in the driver’s seat.
Much of NLP is dedicated to helping people eliminate limiting beliefs, bad habits and negative emotions. Another part is dedicated to ethically influencing and persuading others. NLP continually asks the question; “What do you want?” The array of responses offers great opportunities to affect deep changes in your life. Be informed; not influenced.
As a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, I am able to help my clients overcome negative habits such as quitting smoking, achieve weight loss, or overcome anxiety or insomnia.
Also an educator, I teach at the University of New Mexico, Continuing Education. Three NLP courses are offered in July. Introduction to NLP, Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated, NLP: The Meta-Model, an analytical tool, and Manifestation and the Power of NLP. See Community Events for more information.
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