NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is really a communications model. As an NLP practitioner, using NLP Therapy, I will use certain conversation styles and tools to help you gain excellence in all areas of life. So, really NLP is the study of how you communicate with you! It’s about how your mind, emotions and behaviour work together to create your subjective experience. That may sound a bit vague, but NLP therapy is really a very concrete way to understand yourself better. You may have arrived here by googling ‘NLP practitioner near me’ or by hunting around the internet. Either way I hope this article will help you understand more about NLP and what an NLP practitioner does. For more information about NLP sessions in London, get in touch today.
NLP therapy – What is NLP?
The unique advantage of NLP is that it teaches you how to work with and make really positive changes in your attitude, emotional responses, communication styles and your relationships. Why would you want to do that? As an NLP practitioner, I can help you achieve a greater level of success through self-actualisation of your potential. In a nutshell, NLP can bring more personal excellence.
NLP therapy and your goals
NLP therapy is for you if you are interested in developing yourself and your communication skills for better results personally or professionally. For example, by using NLP or an NLP practitioner, you will learn countless new and different ways to actively listen, both to yourself and others. Listening means active listening to tonal changes, presuppositions in speech, changes in breathing rate, eye accessing cues, beliefs, values, identity structures, Meta programmes and the list goes on and on. The benefits of discovering how to listen at a deeper level include more intimate conversations, deeper levels of trust, rapport and greater influence. NLP therapy can really help your relationships and an NLP practitioner can be a real ally in this for you. As mentioned I use NLP at my hypnotherapy clinic in London and also online, so happy to talk more about how I can help you reach your goals.
Areas supported by coaching typically carried out by an NLP practitioner:
- Professional Coaching
- Sports Coaching
- Leadership and Business
- Marketing professionals
- Therapy & Counselling
- Human Resources
- Learning and Development
- Training and Public Speaking
- Banking and Finance
- Personal Training and Athlete development
Why use NLP therapy?
Many people gain from the support from an NLP practitioner because they aren’t satisfied with the results they are getting. Often people are fed up of habitual ways of being and how they deal with mindset, emotions, and behaviours. They want to achieve more, do more, have the skills to connect more deeply with others. Sometimes people want NLP to help them be more confident, motivated and self-assured. Maybe in business or dating, for example, they would like to be more influential with others and have more impact in the world. I find that my clients in London come for so many different and varied reasons.
It can be tough as we feel we aren’t where we would truly like to be and unfortunately, we don’t always know how to change our mindset, eliminate distractions or feel better about ourselves. NLP therapy can give insight to make that happen. It’s true that we also fear the results, fearing success or fearing failure. They say that less than 5% of people regularly set and take action on their goals and perhaps that’s largely due to a fear of failure. NLP can help shift that mindset. When you googled ’ NLP therapy’, you took your first steps to a success shift.
How an NLP practitioner helps mindset shifts
It’s often those beliefs that hold us back. Many people don’t know what they want, let alone what they have to do to get it. Or if they know what they want, don’t have the motivation. And if they do know, often unconscious patterns of emotion, thought and behaviour get in the way of success and hold them back. I help so many people in London with NLP therapy and change, get in touch for more details.
Five NLP tools that can actively help you today
To end this article, here are some common and super helpful NLP tools. As an NLP practitioner in London, I use them often.
Changing the Limiting Beliefs
With time, we can arrive at conclusions based on a misreading of our life experiences. These conclusions are embedded one over another to form a strongly held belief, even a ‘core-belief’. Many of us are without a clear awareness of all our limiting beliefs. During a coaching conversation, these beliefs may emerge and you may hear yourself say something like this, “I have been hurt before, so I’m never gonna trust people again.”, “I’m not gonna go for the new job, as I might fail.” These are limiting beliefs and we are all influenced by ‘limiting beliefs’ unless we notice them and take some time to rethink them.
An NLP practitioner using this NLP therapy technique can help you connect with emotions that have been blocked in the past by creating an anchor to the stimulus. For example, take someone who may have undergone some emotional distress in the past and is now lacking enthusiasm and daily joy in lie, which in turn is affecting their overall growth. To use an anchor, an NLP practitioner might ask the client to remember and explain the moment when they felt immense joy and satisfaction. Once they identify the moment, it is about having them anchor to that feeling, the emotion, just like the touch of a fingernail. A strong anchor is made by adding multiple memories to the same stimulus. I use this tool often with clients at my London NLP therapy and hypnotherapy clinic.
NLP serves as a perfect ingredient to create a sacred and trusted space with mirroring and rapport. Mirroring involves copying others’ actions and this brings a sense of rapport. For example, cross your legs when someone else crosses their legs or smile when they do. Mirror neurons are pleasure centres of our brain. Mirroring as an NLP technique is perfect for breaking the ice.
Next time you are at a job interview or date, subtly mirror the other person’s body language and expressions. This can subconsciously give the message that you understand and are listening intensely.
Reframing thoughts and phrases
NLP reframing can change the mindset from ‘I CAN’T’ to ‘I CAN’. This technique can help you into a positive frame of mind towards life. For example, I DON’T WANT TO FAIL can be changed into I WANT TO SUCCEED. ‘Reframing’ the thought from negative to positive. Reframing can help you think more positively about goals and work towards them instead of constant procrastination.
Visualisation is a powerful technique used for life-changing scenarios. A positive feeling can be inculcated in the minds by visualising what you want to achieve. This done by firstly getting into a state of meditation. Then visualise your goals, and the thoughts and feelings around them. So, NLP can really help you understand the language of the mind in-depth. These techniques can help you move away from limiting beliefs, which hold you back from achieving desired goals. An NLP practitioner can help you connect your inner voice and achieve the life you truly want to have.
At my London hypnotherapy practice I use my NLP therapy skills to help clients achieve personal growth. Get in touch to day to find out more about NLP sessions.