What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)?
Some people are confused about what NLP actually is. In simple terms, it is a model that therapists learn to help themselves and their clients to overcome negative and habitual thinking patterns. By using the right language, it allows clients to go deeper into the unconscious to come up with new resources.
NLP has enormous benefits
There are techniques that change the way we think, feel and behave. Hypnosis in itself is an incredibly relaxing feeling, and the suggestions that are used during hypnosis can make huge differences in your behaviours.
NLP, when used correctly, and by a qualified practitioner, can add enormous benefits to a change in behaviour, much more quickly than by using hypnosis alone.
If your therapist has only read a book about NLP, they will not be qualified to use the techniques successfully. In reality, it takes month, or even longer to master the techniques and to be able to use them confidently and be familiar with them.
Sometimes the language we use with ourselves perpetuates the negative behaviours. A skilled NLP practitioner can uncover the language patterns you are using and help you to become aware of what you do and how you do it. You can then begin to re-learn how to use even more positive language with yourself, and do it more easily.
Thinking differently with NLP
NLP is not simply making affirmations, but a way of allowing your brain to think differently. Many people don’t realise how we make sense of the world, not only externally as we see, hear and feel, but also internally as we make pictures, have thoughts and ‘feel the feelings’.
Who hasn’t said to themselves internally that something may go wrong with what you are doing or going to do, and then experienced an unpleasant feeling in the stomach, chest or head?
NLP takes all the suggestions of how you want your life to be, and helps you to create more beneficial ways of being, which then in turn help you to become even more resourceful.
When therapists only use hypnosis with clients, the client is not getting the full benefit that NLP can bring. Being an NLP practitioner allows the therapist to use as many tools as they can to bring about faster change, which continue to happen long after you have finished your sessions.
Most of my clients have only 3 or 4 sessions, (obviously with some exceptions) and that means it can be more cost effective than longer-term therapy.
NLP changed my whole attitude to life,..and it can change yours too!