What is NLP?
I often get asked what is NLP?
My answer is, NLP is the most powerful methodology in Applied Psychology. NLP is the only method I know of, which generates rapid, measurable, and verifiable results.
NLP is an extraordinary methodology allowing us to “dive deep” into the subconscious mind, and make rapid changes at that level. These changes lead to powerful and immediate results.
The changes happen really fast, and mostly without the conscious awareness of the person. A person suddenly feels a deep relief from emotional problems, negative behavioral patterns, and habits.
People often report a sudden feeling of lightness and ease which comes from releasing an emotional baggage.
How Does NLP Work?
NLP works at your deep subconscious level. where rapid change is possible.
When we work with you, we use NLP to rapidly “dive” into your subconscious mind, to facilitate powerful emotional breakthroughs, by rearranging internal subconscious patterns.
This often leads to greatly and suddenly increased levels of skill, improved memory, and many other significant changes you will immediately experience.releasing of depression, anxiety and fear.
Your subconscious mind is the most powerful engine driving all your results.
It is very powerful, and the changes made at this level happen rapidly. You may suddenly find yourself astonished at how your results change, even with only one NLP breakthrough session.
NLP is a methodology that allows us to reverse engineer any problem into the process that led to its creation, and use the same process to achieve a different result.
In other words, NLP is like an AIKIDO of the mind. We works with the opponent’s power and strategy, and always stay one or two steps ahead.
We use your own process to create something new, which makes us totally different from traditional therapists and counsellors.
Where traditional psychology focuses on the WHY, NLP focuses on the HOW.
As NLP Practitioners, we are interested in how you are generating your results, which regardless of whether you are happy with those, are successful. You have done something well in order to arrive at those specific results.
This clearly demonstrate you already have a perfect strategy for success, except you have used it to generate results you don’t want.
As NLP practitioners we are the students of success.
To help you, we first need to understand your unique expertise that was needed for you to have been able to create a successful problem. We then help you apply that same expertise to create something new – at the subconscious level.
When we translate this approach into therapy, your painful past’s impact upon your life exists only in your successful mechanism by which you keep on bringing that past into the present.
Your subconscious mind is continuing to operate as if the events were still happening. You have mastered the subconscious pattern. The pattern has served a useful purpose, but now its hindering you from deep within.
Changing these subconscious patterns is relatively easy IF you know how to strategically apply NLP. A good NLP training will address the strategy, as well as the techniques we have at our disposal.
The biggest mistake NLP Practitioners make, is making wrong initial assumptions about the problem.
Your ability to reverse engineer the problem correctly is key to your success with NLP. If you make wrong initial assumption, even the most powerful NLP technique won’t help you.
NLP principles can be also used to generate genius results. Generating such results requires being able to step outside the box, employ your imagination, and reverse engineer what you have created. This ability is what separates genius from an average human, who lives his or her results to chance.
How are NLP and hypnosis related?
Neuro -Linguistic Programming is hypnosis. It is a purely hypnotic model, created upon the framework of Ericksonian hypnosis, and in many instances, a shortcut to Ericksonian hypnotic protocols.
The principles underlying NLP are Ericksonian principles
In order to be effective with NLP, you must understand the mother framework of Ericksonian hypnosis, and vice versa, to be a good hypnotist, you must be good with NLP.
I dare to say, in the absence of understanding Ericksonian hypnosis, you cannot be effective with NLP. I have observed many practitioners coming from various NLP schools, completely unable to use the NLP method. They memorized a bunch of techniques but failed to understand the complex strategic approach needed to reverse engineer the problem into its inherent process.
Neuro-linguistic Programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis are about accessing the full power of your unconscious mind.
NLP IS THE logical model allowing therapists to reverse engineer the client’s problem. As such it is an indirect hypnotic elicitation method.
“Precise vagueness” is Ericksonian genius, used to elicit transformation at an unconscious level, while resulting in conscious transformation.
This can happen only when you have used NLP to reverse engineer your client’s problem.
Both methods assume the existence of the conscious and the unconscious mind.
Is NLP Hypnosis?
NLP is hypnosis. NLP empowers a formal therapeutic process with structure. It is the logical underpinning of hypnosis, allowing the therapist lead client to a resolution, quickly and strategically. It is also a shortcut for many hypnotic protocols, facilitating rapid transformation with measurable results.
Your attention determines your reality. Your attention also determines your results.
Here is the synopsis of how your mind works.
If you are curious, and simultaneously emotionally involved, your attention is fully absorbed.
Hypnotic protocols to resolve your issue involve all your attention, much in the same manner as if you were in an interesting and emotionally engaging movie.
The assumptions beyond these protocols is that your unconscious mind knows whats best for you, and the healing mechanisms are well in place. All you have to do is access these mechanisms.
To do that you must silence the inner voice of doubt, which has been learned and which is the only barrier to your well being.
Your unconscious mind remembers every breathing moment of your life and has the ability to heal you, resolve your issues or answer your questions.
This is where good hypnosis is so useful.
Hypnosis works at the level of your subconscious mind which contains habituated patterns and beliefs you have adopted at an early age.
Because these patterns are unconscious, you may not understand why you feel stuck, or why do you repeat the same negative behavioral patterns in your life.
Typically you will assign power to an external event as a causal agent of your suffering, without recognizing it was always you who has been creating these problems.
Once you recognize that it was you, you are on your way to recovery.
A good NLP practitioner can help you reprogram these assumptions and help you become accountable for your own experience, independent of anyone else’s.
NLP is about empowering you to accept full accountability for your own experience, and helping you take control of your emotions.
You are in control, and you have always been in control. Even when you have felt you were out of control, you were still fully in control. This may be a tough truth to digest, but it is the truth. You may have been under an illusion you were out of control.
It’s just that your mind was directed in wrong way.
NLP is a powerful methodology allowing you to restore your control and empower you to help others achieve the same.