Goal-setting and achieving are prerequisites to success in most areas of life. Yet sadly 95% of people do not set goals! NLP helps translate our dreams and desires into reality.
We live in a world that is constantly changing and evolving. Often, outmoded patterns of behavior and thinking are all that keep you from reaching your aims. If your life is not all that you had hoped for, personally or professionally, you may simply be lacking the practical skills and tools to help you achieve goals and address challenges in your personal and professional life. Gaining new perspectives, strategies and resources for success with NLP can break the cycle of limitation and allow you to accomplish what you have only dreamed of until now.
NLP or Neuro Linguistics - a new cognitive science, based on scientific analysis and research was introduced to the world by Dr John Grinder and Dr Richard Bandler from the USA, in 1970s.
The NLP approaches explore the inner workings of the human mind - how we think, how we develop our desires, goals and fears; how we motivate ourselves, make connections, and give meaning to our experiences. Using the proven methodology like a 'user's manual' for the mind, one is able to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
NLP explained :
Simply put NLP connects our words, thoughts and behavior to our goals. Neuro refers to the thinking process; linguistic is language and how we use it/are influenced by it' while programming is our behavioural pattern. Knowing what you want and finding means to get it are an important part of NLP.
Inspired by three well known psychotherapists - Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, the NLP model deals with the way we filter our experiences through our five senses to get what we want. We are always in some psychological state and that state affects our behavior. When we learn to alter our state, we take control of our feelings and have choices.
Our brain codes information about the world around us through the five senses - Visual(sight), Auditory (hearing), Kinesthetic (feelings), Olfactory (smell) and Gustatory (taste). In processing the information, our brains create an internal program. A representation model is born and percolated into our beliefs, value systems and perceptions. We react to the world through these beliefs and values by either using verbal or non-verbal (body language) mode of communication unconsciously but controlled by the subconscious mind.
NLP describes how the human brain functions and is governed by a set of presuppositions that are held to be true. Over time these presuppositions become a way to live and respond to life around us. One of the most common reasons for people not achieving the results they want is 'limiting beliefs'. The basic NLP structure works to undo this code, explores how we program our mind and wherever needed seeks to install new powerfully positive beliefs in place of the earlier ones. For instance, 'every person has required resources to achieve desired outcomes'; 'there are no un-resourceful people, only un-resourceful states'; 'If one person can do it, anyone can learn to do it'.
Emotional states are possibly another major area that impacts personal performance and effectiveness. A depressed, anxious, sad and de motivated person would fail to garner energy required to accomplish a task. Using NLP, you can align your conscious and unconscious, manage your physiology and psychology to achieve excellence.
NLP anchoring techniques change the emotional state; and bias a person towards taking action. Using timeline to help visualize a future goal with affirmations cements your goal and gives you real actionable points to work on.
Archana Law is a Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst, NLP Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence and Performance Coach and a Psychometric Practitioner.