About Neuro Linguistic Programing – NLP

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP approach states that there is a strong connection in the neurological processes, language and behavioural patterns learned through our experiences.

NLP is identified as “An art and science of personal excellence”. NLP understands your behaviour patterns, and what influences behaviour. NLP is well-liked by salespeople because it helps them in communicating more effectively and persuasive with others. NLP helps a lot with social workers, therapists and businessmen because of its way of gaining sensitivity to others in conflict resolution.

Let us consider some examples; if someone tells you “Do not think about blue bus” you would start thinking about a blue bus. This is because your brain isn’t capable of processing the word “don’t”.

If you put up a notice saying “Do not litter”, you would make a person think about litter which can influence him to increase the amount of litter in the area. So “Keep the premises clean” would have been a more appropriate statement to avoid people from messing the area.

Saying “Jim is a nice guy but he is short” places emphasis on Jim being short whereas saying “Jim is a nice guy even though he is short” places emphasis on Tom being a nice guy. Both sentences are grammatically similar for they are both two clauses joined by a conjunction but, linguistically, they create different ideas.

With NLP you may also change your state “Feelings” through Anchoring.The technique of anchoring can be done at work. Actually you can practice anchoring everywhere i.e. at work, home, social places, where you want to bring good change. Anchoring is one of the ways where NLP can help you change the way you think, act, and feel. Once you start practicing different NLP anchoring techniques it will become your second nature.

NLP techniques help particularly by making it possible for you to:

Set clear goals and define realistic strategies
Coach new and existing staff to help them gain greater satisfaction from their contribution
Understand and reduce stress and conflict
Improve new customer relationship-building and sales performance
Enhance the skills of customer care staff and reduce customer loss
Improve people’s effectiveness, productivity and thereby profitability
NLP includes a set of powerful approaches for rapid and effective behavioural modification, and an operational philosophy to guide their use. It is based on four operational principles.

1. Know what outcome you want to achieve.

2. Have sufficient sensory understanding to know if you are moving towards or away from your outcome.

3. Have sufficient flexibility of behaviour so that you can vary your behaviour until you get your outcome.

4. Take action now.

NLP is all about learning how to think of things differently; particularly negative things that drag you down. NLP teaches you how to think differently and change yourself and others effortlessly.


Meditation for Self Confidence

Here are some suggestions for improving your self confidence:

“Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Now relax completely. Do not concentrate. Just take it easy. Calm and quite……………..

Just let the words drift in your mind, without any focus on any of them. Accept yourself completely. Whatever kind of person you are, just accept yourself as you are. You are capable of achieving a lot of things and you are a worthwhile person. You can handle all the problems that come your way because you are a strong person…. You are…. a good person…… an okay person.
You are able to remain happy even in difficult circumstances because you deserve to be happy. You’re aware about the truth that worth cannotbe measured by appearance, looks, achievements, wealth or any other external things. You are worthwhile as the way you are”

Remember one thing that you’reunconscious is always aware, in whatever state you are. It always listens to your comments, thoughts and brings them into reality. So instead of thinking anything (good or bad) unknowingly it will always be better to keep on practicing positive affirmations. It automatically moves the negative thoughts out of your mind and sticks the thoughts (affirmations) chosen by you for your betterment, releasing attachment to all negativity in your mind and body.

Let your mind to drift, as you just relax.

Keep repeating these affirmations to enhance your self-confidence.

I am likable and it is okay to like myself.

I appreciate my uniqueness and I am a worthwhile person.

I accept support, love and help from others and I take care of others.

I deserve to be happy always and I deserve all good things.

I like myself and I approve myself.

I am confident and I hold myself in high regard.
Let your mind to drift to all these words…. relaxing. Allow these affirmations for self-confidence to enter into your subconscious. Let it become true for you. You are completely filling with a sense of confidence and self-assurance.

You are slowly making positive changes within you…. This way you are increasing your self-confidence….

Completely relax now; notice the feel good factor about yourself…. allow yourself to feel confident and firm.

Hold these feelings of self-confidence for a while. Visualise it in your own way. Remember and believe the affirmations for self-confidence. Let them percolate in your unconscious mind.”

“We possess within us a force of incalculable power. If we direct it in a conscious and wise manner, it gives us the mastery of ourselves and allows us not only to escape and to aid others to escape, from physical and mental ills, but also to live in relative happiness, whatever the conditions in which we may find ourselves” Emile Coue.

So treasure your self confidence and confidence within you.

Road to Stress Release Tip #13: Don’t Mind the Nay-sayers

You need not worry what other people say about your work or whatever you do. If you have applied yourself to your best ability and you put in all the hard work, then you can ignore any unnecessary comments. Remember that when you perform as well as you reasonably can, good people are likely to respond well. But in case people are not fair to you, then understand that this is out of your control. Never get stressed because of unfair comments. If you pay attention to them, you will magnify your stress level unnecessarily. If you feel that the comments are really of worth, use them to make correction in your task and never consider those personally. Taking such unfair comments personally can increase your stress.

Read more: http://www.meditationtoday.com.au/road-to-stress-release-tip-13-dont-mind-the-nay-sayers/

Quit Smoking with NLP

Smoking provides a temporary relief together with high in the form of nicotine. You may smoke in the car, with a cup of coffee, during breaks at work or after a stressful situation. But this time you can stop smoking and feel the satisfaction to become a healthier you.

Congratulations! Yes, you deserve it. You have made an important decision. You’ve decided to be a non-smoker forever. There is someone inside you who always wanted to quit smoking. It is exactly what makes today a very special day.

You’ve finally chosen listening to your body. Your body wants you to be able to breathe freely. Your body has a bitter experience whenever you smoke. Smoking actually hurt one’s body and mind. You are now deciding something better than smoking for yourself.

You have chosen a decision to quit smoking for your own reasons. You have taken great efforts for this. This really is a big achievement for you. You’ve done a great job. Your new life will bring more respect, more love, more time, more money and more happiness. Now onwards your life has filled with full of confidence and energy, health and wealth.

Many of the detrimental health effects of tobacco get eliminated up to the great extent once you quit smoking.

Positive and healing suggestions can sink deeply into your unconscious mind faster. NLP helps you to develop your own strategies for quitting. Once you learn from an NLP expert you can use it for quitting smoking whenever you need in your life. Let us see a small example of NLP technique.

Keep on repeating calmly and quietly to yourself, “I am a non-smoker and I will be a non-smoker forever in my life.” You can do this as many times as you can during a day and night. You can write it down on your desk or above your bed.

‘Take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Relax completely and listen……….

Right from this moment you are a non-smoker. You have never felt better as you are feeling now. You are going to feel better and better now onwards. This is because your lungs continue to be healthier day by day. This is just because you have stopped inhaling the poisonous smoke of tobacco.

You can enjoy the feel good factor once you’re away from all the worries and tensions. It is nice to feel free…… Free from smoke…..Free from foul smell…… free from poisonous smoke… totally free.

You are far away from the poison and the smell. Someone within you was there who always wanted to get rid of smoking. That real inner you have always hated smoking as it stinks and makes you ill. Now you have finally made up your mind. You can now refuse smoking at any situation, anywhere or any time. When you think or something reminds you about cigarettes you will never ever do that mistake again. Never ever……”

This ‘quit smoking’ efforts not only bring health and peace in your life but it also enhances your self confidence and you understand the truth thoroughly that, ‘Nothing is impossible’!

How NLP can help

By identifying what triggers you to light up and assisting you to reprogram those triggers to become a more productive recourse for you.By letting your unconscious mind to assist you in the process of quitting, remember your conscious mind is the goal getter and it is your unconscious mind that is the goal getter.
By interrupting your internal patterns of being a smoker.

For those who have tried other ways to quit why not give NLP a go

Road to Stress Release Tip #12: Build Strong Relationships

Stress may lead you to the feelings of depression and even isolation, keeping a network of social ties can help to reduce those negative feelings and boost your mood. Building strong relationships and developing new relations often curb stress. Good relationships allow you to share your concerns honestly and provide a means for you to solve your own problem. You can trust and discuss your problems if there is a strong bond of relationship available with someone. It gives you moral support, a different perspective of a problem and a secure feeling that eliminates your stress.

Read more: http://www.meditationtoday.com.au/road-to-stress-release-tip-12-build-strong-relationships/

Focus In Meditation

Focus is having a central point of attention or activity. What you put your focus and energy will materialise, you can make a new world through focus. It is concentrating 100% on the object with your senses. Focus does not allow you to deviate from the object. Focus needs immense alertness.

Focusing is a deep, interactive technique for personal growth that draws upon the wisdom of your real self. Focusing is a way to pay attention to, and understand the process of the meditation. It is a tool which helps in order to follow the thread of truth. Focusing is a way to discover, on the deep level of inner experiencing, what is right. The quieting concentration like the clearing a space of focusing, sweeps away the usual mind/body activities that stand in the way of this still quiet voice, which is felt in focusing. Focusing takes you to an experiential “knowing” of your evolving self, of the arising, transforming, and passing away of the many steps of the complex activities in day to day life.

Though there are many ups and downs in life, focus comes from understanding that you should remain level headed during those ups and downs. Focus never looks back. Focused person always remains creative. At every second to contribute virtue to the journey, not just to make the best of things, but to make them beautiful. Focus is tireless. Focus is when you can stand still in a particular mental position and give whatever you are doing the undiluted strength of that stillness.

Focusing on an object takes you above now, above barriers, above relationships, above the senses and above even your own body. Focus takes you to the sheer truth. Focusing attention is dependent on top-down processing while automatic attention is more focused on bottom-up processing. Bottom-up processing is mainly triggered by the presence of environmental stimuli, while top-down processing is dependent on information in memory, including expectation of what might occur while engaging in the task.
To enhance your focus there are various techniques available in meditation. These methods are Symbol meditation, Candle meditation, Chakra meditation or Color meditation etc. Focusing on any object consistently for 15-20 minutes improves your focusing power. Candle meditation is recommended meditation for those who are unaware of anything or not done any type of meditation ever. It also helps in improving alertness, confidence level and capacity to remain stable in any situation. Changes occur in our consciousness level by gazing steadily at the glowing flame. This meditation technique magnifies and induces single pointedness.

Meditation enhances serotonin level which balances your behavior and mood. It keeps control on your irritating thoughts. All of this leads in enhancing your overall concentration and focus. This automatically enhances your creativity. Meditation also enhances coherence in brain waves. It improves your memory as well as learning ability.

What Is NLP and How Can You Benefit From It?

NLP is the study of how humans think, communicate, as well as their patterns of emotions and behavior. This behavioral self-help technique is composed of guiding techniques, attitudes, and principles based on studies concerning communication, behaviour, and experience.

NLP can capture the structure of behavior, thus making it easier for those that study NLP to know the different motivations behind people’s actions helping them modify their own behavior accordingly.

It’s hardly a surprise then that NLP is used by many individuals, educators, sportsmen, and organizations to enhance performance in different fields. NLP based leadership coaching, in fact is a very popular form of corporate training.

How exactly does NLP Work?

Neurolinguistic Programming is centered on changing an individual from within. For instance an individual with low self-esteem and confidence. Now, this person may often be overlooked to get promotions and major projects. Why? Because, the world sees us the way we project ourselves. So, when you act and behave as if you have no confidence in your abilities, nobody will acknowledge your abilities or talents either.

NLP works by making us conscious of the main causes of our self-limiting beliefs, helping us get rid of the same, and adopt new and more constructive beliefs/thought patterns.

There are guidelines that you need to follow to be able to train the mind to let go of old ideas and accept a new one.

From a coaching perspective, NLP helps you bridge you Current Reality (where you are now) and the Preferred Reality (where they want to be) of an individual.

Benefits Of NLP

Neurolinguistic Programming can help us transform our lives and set us on the path for achieving whatever goals you want. Listed here are a few examples:

Enhancing communication skills.
Improving relationships with family, colleagues, and friends to give you a sense of fulfillment.
Enhancing self-esteem.
Awareness of true potential.
See challenges as opportunities for growth.

As you go through the Power Training and Coaching Institutes NLP Certifications, you will learn the various techniques to overcome any obstacle that you may encounter, and also the skills to utilize NLP in all areas of your life business, career, relationships and much more.

Can I Benefit From NLP?

Yes, you can if you believe that you have the ability to take charge of your life and change it. Additionally you must have an open-minded approach and be willing to learn new concepts and adopt new beliefs.

In addition to that you’ve got to be aware that it is hard to let go of patterns and though entrenched deep into our unconscious or psyche. Having said that, with regular practice of NLP, you will learn effective ways to re-program your unconscious and embrace new ideas.

Change, after all, always starts from the inside. It’s only when you change yourself for the better, that you can transform your life.