“Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)”, created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in the 1970’s is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
Neuro – Our amazing nervous system through which our experience is processed via five senses: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory.
Linguistic – Language and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning. Includes: pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells, words (Self Talk).
Programming – We have a number of ‘apps’ running in the background of our minds that we are unaware of, which influences everything we do.
NLP is a synthesis of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology.
The uses of NLP are widely varied and very relevant to our busy lives. NLP techniques have many applications in the fields of Sport, Education, Wellbeing, Business and Coaching.
In “wellbeing” for example, improving “confidence, concentration relationships, removal of self doubt, stress, changing negative habits, anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs (imposter syndrome, passing tests) and overcoming fears and phobias”.
Examples in sport around improving concentration, resetting the mind and focus.
In business, mindset, stress, resilence, confidence, giving presentations, communication, building rapport, developing relationships, negotiation and sales.
Whilst clients come with a variety of challenges they wish to work on, for those who want to work on being their best self we normally find barriers to “self love”, “self acceptance” and / or “self identity”.
This varies depending upon what work is required, however the average amount of time is around eight to ten hours of work which can be held over eight sessions.
You will have already experienced the feeling of “trance”, for example that moment in the morning just before you wake up or when you drift off in a meeting.
“Hypnosis” is “…a process which produces relaxation, distraction of the conscious mind, heightened suggestibility and increased awareness, allowing access to the unconscious mind through the imagination. It also produces the ability to experience thoughts and images as real.” A.M. Krasner. PhD
Hypnotherapy is a trained Practitioner of Hypnosis who uses the process of hypnosis to assist a client to make desired and positive changes to their lives.
Will I be in control when in “trance”?
This is a common concern. You are in full control.
Your senses are more heightened than if you are in a fully awakened state.
You are the only person who can decide to, and go into trance.