Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP – London
Neuro-Linguistic programming is about communication and about learning the language of our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind communicates through feelings, pictures, and internal dialogue just below the surface. How good is your communication with your subconscious, or is something getting lost in translation?
By using NLP processes we can improve our communication with our inner selves and with our family, friends and colleagues.
Old Memories and New Learnings
We can enhance the positive feelings and memories that may at present seem too remote or distant. We can re-frame memories so that we can learn from them and lessen any negative impact.
We do all this by learning to notice and interpret the visuals that flash through our mind. We learn to pay particular attention to the clarity, the framing, even the angle of the picture. We learn to tune in to our internal dialogue, listening to the tone, volume and even direction of that internal voice.
When we learn to communicate with our inner selves effectively our subconscious mind can become our new best friend, instead of our own worst enemy.
This all sounds academic, so I’ll let some of my clients explain their experience in their own words.
In their own words…
“Neuro-Linguistic Programming sounded terrifying. No one wants to be programmed or de-programmed, and if I was reticent it was because I had always taken a great pride in the sanctity of my own mind. I needn’t have worried. The work we did only looked at what was damaged, it was like treating a wound, it only changed what I wanted to change.
I often took great solace in my thought processes. I had always been someone who thought a lot but, lately, many of these patterns were turning me into a prisoner. I felt trapped inside my head and clueless as to how to think clearly. I’d keep playing and replaying decisions I’d made or injustices I’d suffered along the way. I became angry and unkind.
I was asked to highlight a few areas that I thought were important stumbling blocks in my thought processes. We then decided to work on them one by one – I had two sessions in total, two weeks apart. This was all done conversationally, sitting down. It was quite artful, there was an open atmosphere of creative exploration; it was almost like saying “so let’s see what your thoughts do in a given situation, let’s map it and then let’s play with it.”
Often I’d notice myself, as I talked, how negative patterns emerged.
Now for the re-programming: This tended to be done standing up and creating a three-dimensional space in front of us. Interestingly the very stubbornness of character that had created so many cul-de-sacs and hopelessly trailing thought patterns was now used creatively to try and avert them.
There was a real onus on imagination in the sessions – I was asked to imagine myself in given situations. Sometimes I would be asked to quantify the way I saw things, or imagine them visually on a scale. Did I see certain aspects of my past as being as far away as the wall, or just as far as my arm outstretched? In many ways it was re-compartmentalising my thoughts, repackaging them in new and exciting places.
It’s been several months since the sessions and the effects have been tangible. My mind feels uncluttered. The difficult situation I am in in my life still holds true, but I am able to look at it in a way that does less damage both to myself and others around me. NLP asks you to be creative about your thoughts rather than destructive. It allows you to organize and build thoughts rather than suffer from, what Stephen Fry calls ‘the disease of thinking’.”
N.P Tutor, 2 sessions
“Roisin made me feel totally at ease during my first NLP session. My inhibition of speaking in front of an audience was starting to have a real impact on my career progression and reputation. Prior to the NLP my voice and hands would shake even talking in front of small groups. I had turned down several invitations to speak at conferences for this reason. Finally my boss gave me an ultimatum and I was forced to speak in front of more than 1000 people and television cameras with no way out! I was extremely, pleasantly surprised when I felt I could speak confidently at the conference (and have done several since then) after only one NLP session with Roisin! The effect of her fantastic work has stayed with me ever since.”
RMR, Senior Strategist and Portfolio Manager (Hedge Funds), 1 session
Below are just some examples of how NLP can be put to use.
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Time Line, Phobia Cure, Belief Change, Decision Making
NLP is a fast track way of helping with personal issues. For instance, how do you know that what you believe about yourself is true? Are limiting beliefs, whether about yourself, your capabilities or the world around you, holding you back?
Are you regularly experiencing the whole range of human emotion in a healthy way, or are you stuck in one particular emotion?
Are your reactions and behaviours versatile and appropriate or do you keep repeating the same mistake?
You can use NLP to sort through mental and emotional processes, to improve clarity and help with decision making. Create realistic and attainable, inspiring goals for your life. Learn how to negotiate with the nay-sayers within. Make sure that your heart, your head and your gut are all in agreement.
Chronic over-eating, binge eating, anorexia nervosa and anorexia bulimia are some of the more extreme forms of disordered eating. There are also many other sub-clinical manifestations such as repeated pursuit of fad diets, severely restricted diets due to beliefs, and exclusion diets based on certain links people make between food and various digestive complaints such as bloating or IBS.
Trauma is most usually the result of a threat to the self. It can be from a threat to the physical self, for example, through accidents or through violent abuse from another person. Or it may result from a threat to the sense of self and ones identity, or core values and beliefs about life, the self and others. This can happen after exposure to long term verbal and emotional abuse, which is often reinforced by physical abuse or violence.
A phobia is an automatic (neurologically mediated) adverse feeling response to a specific ‘trigger’. Most phobias are triggered by visuals – the sight of something you are afraid of, even in your mind’s eye. Or the trigger might be auditory, that is the sound, or the words, or even the name of the thing that frightens you. Your phobia may even be triggered by something kinaesthetic (feeling), or by a taste or a smell..