What Is NLP and How It Can Change Your Life?
By: Beth A. Snyder, CCHt
NLP or neuro-linguistic programming is a mechanism or tool in which a person can fine tune or program their thoughts and mind to match their language, goals and desires. NLP provides practical ways and tools to help a person change the way they live their life. NLP influences and directs the way we think, remember past events and memories and can change our overall approach to life and happiness. NLP is similar to the software of a computer. It is like the software of the mind. It is an extraordinary, innovative and inventive approach on how to develop, improve and perfect human communication skills to achieve excellence in all areas of one’s life.
The principle behind NLP
The main and basic principle of NLP is that you can change the way your life works and the way you live your life by changing the way your mind works and the way you think. NLP focuses on programming thoughts and behaviours towards reaching high levels of motivation and positivity. Employing NLP techniques allows us to overcome barriers and obstructions in order to reach our goals and dreams in a more focused and directed manner.
The discovery of NLP
NLP shows you how you can take control of your life by taking control of your mind. It focuses on the ‘how’ aspect more than the ‘why’ aspect. It was discovered by two people – one a mathematician named Richard Bandler and the other a linguistic named John Grinder. Both of them were fascinated by the fact of how some people were able to excel at a particular skill and how some people were merely average or good at a particular work or task because they didn’t have the same skill. They were curious to learn the difference between these two kinds of people and what it was that made them so different from one another intellectually. At its core NLP is the study and duplication of excellence.
How can NLP change your life?
NLP has proven to be extremely effective in a number of areas. As a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotist creating excellence in your life is my passion. With NLP you can improve your life in the following ways.
• Work or business
• Sports and physical activity or fitness
• Health, well-being & personal happiness
By learning and incorporating NLP into your life you can drastically change the way things work in your life. Achieve your personal best and enjoy life more. NLP also uses techniques like attracting positivity and the power of belief. Learn more today at www.bethsnyderhypnosis.com
Ever wonder why you just can’t stop a habit or why you do things when part of you wants to and part of you doesn’t? Well that is because you are already hypnotized. What? Yes, you have already been hypnotized. That is to say that you are most likely carrying beliefs about yourself and others in your subconscious mind that where placed there long ago. In fact, your subconscious mind was formed long before you had the reasoning skills or resources to do anything about it. Doesn’t that just seem pretty unfair? Yep, it sure does, but the good news is that it can be changed and quickly with a trained and qualified Hypnotherapist.
As an infant you come into being in this human form and you are all light and love and you poop probably poop often. But at your heart, your core the essence of your being, you are pure, unimpressed upon and trusting. Then things begin to happen to you, the Doctor slaps you, your dad yells and your babysitter burns your sweet little lips because the milk was too hot. Certainly, these are just examples and fairly minor ones of events that happen to us all, but these events create beliefs and that is where it gets sticky. Literally, these beliefs start to stick in your subconscious. So now as it is the utmost duty of your subconscious to protect you, it starts to modify your behavior to do just that but without your conscious knowledge. What? How can this be? Can’t I just “get over” this stuff and forget about it? Sure you can try to do that consciously but the truth is your subconscious is running the show 90% of the time so you are simply outgunned.
Based on the above examples of unfortunate events we may start to believe, “we are not safe in this world” or “we are not loveable”. Now, if that belief continues to be reinforced as you grow through additional poor treatment, traumatizing events or outright abuse then it solidifies as a core belief and now it is driving your behavior even more. Even though you may say, I am over that and you can’t cry over things that happened so long ago, your subconscious doesn’t buy it. If you carried a belief you are not safe, well that can drive your behavior in all sorts of maladaptive ways that often leave you puzzled and less than joyful.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I work backwards to help you discover what the core belief is that may be driving your behavior and holding you back and then we correct it together, realign you with the truth about who you truly are. Through my extensive training and focused discipline in Hypnotherapy, together we discover the issues and move you through a truly transformational process. It is at this point the “reprogramming” can begin and it is immediate and powerful.
So before you look to a Hypnotherapist to hypnotize you, the first step very well may be to dehypnotize yourself from the years of repetitive self-talk that is reinforcing a negative and non-productive core belief. Then the reprogramming begins and peace and harmony are restored. A delightful added benefit is your mind chatter begins to quiet down as you are dehypnotized from the false beliefs that were buried in your subconscious. Abundance, joy and freedom once again rule the day and you are restored to a place of light and love of your infancy but without any of the diaper drama.