only to find you unconsciously repeated the same old habit?
NLP is a method of influencing brain behaviour through the use of language and other types of communication to enable a person to “recode” the way the brain responds to stimuli and manifest new and better behaviours. Neuro-Linguistic Programming often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change that is required.
Unwanted behaviours and beliefs have been learned and stored at an unconscious level, and these may no longer serve you. For example, as a child you may have ‘learnt’ to become afraid of spiders, this may have been because the first time you saw a spider the adults in the room showed you how to ‘behave’ by running away from the spider. This is then stored at an unconscious level and every time you now see a spider you react automatically in the same way. It becomes an automatic unconscious response which you are unable to change consciously, this is the same for phobias and fears and they can only be changed at the unconscious level.
This is also true of limiting beliefs, you may be letting a belief that you formed at a young uniformed age hold you back today, like ‘I am not worthy’. This is only a belief, it is not true and therefore can be changed at an unconscious level to a belief that will empower your life.
NLP’s popularity has grown rapidly within the coaching and therapy fields and is frequently referred to the “instruction manual for your mind” as it focuses on ‘how’ we do things and the way we store our experiences in our mind. By understanding how we create our experiences we can then choose to enhance or change them to bring about positive changes as well as modelling others that already excel in the area we wish to change.