Try some basic NLP
by W. Keppel
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) utilizes the way your brain naturally works to improve your results and your life. Want to try it? Here are some exercises that use very basic NLP.
The power of pictures
Try it now, before you read on.
For most people, making a picture big, bright, intense, and close makes their feelings stronger and more positive. And making it small, dim, black-and-white, and far away makes their feelings weaker and less positive.
People who feel chronically depressed often have a pattern of making their pleasant experiences into small, dim, gray, far-away pictures. When they look at their memories, nothing makes them feel good, and life seems joyless. Such a simple thing can make a profound difference … since most of us look at internal pictures hundreds or thousands of times a day, this gives thousands of opportunities to feel good, every day.
Dealing with an inner critic
Do you have an internal voice or voices that makes you feel bad? Maybe it nags … or criticizes … or reminds you of the dumb things you did, or might do, or the things that might go wrong in the future. It doesn't seem very friendly … and even when it has good advice, it's hard to listen because of the way it speaks.
Believe it or not, you can change your relationship with internal voices, make friends with them, and achieve inner harmony. An internal voice that supports and encourages you, and gives you good advice, can do a lot to make your life better.
The book NLP: The New Technology of Achievement contains an excellent series of exercises for making peace with critical inner voices. Short review.
Going beyond the basics
As you've just learned, even little changes in the way you process information internally can make a big improvements what you experience.
If you'd like to try more do-it-yourself NLP, I suggest any of EasyChangeWorks's recommended introductory NLP books.
If you plan to get professional help, you may still benefit from getting some do-it-yourself experience first. Once you get used to paying attention to your inner pictures, audio, and feelings, you can work with an NLP professional faster and more easily.
Imagine how good you will feel after you have fine-tuned patterns you use dozens or hundreds of times per day! When you like what you see and hear, you can feel really good inside as you successfully achieve your goals.
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