Neuro Linguistic Programming is an alternative approach to self-improvement that attempts to draw connections between the neurological functions of the brain to the function of language socially and the way people behave subsequently. In human terms it means that if you change the way you communicate, it will affect the way you perceive things and react. Similarly, when you change your thought patterns, the way you express yourself socially will also change.
In a nutshell, NLP is an incredible effective tool that an individual can use to change the patterns of their thoughts, negative attitudes and behavior, and social disorders simply by focusing on how they communicate. Here are five techniques that enable you to channel the power of NLP to transform your life.
Rapport is the most important strategy in NLP simply by how effective it can be if used properly. Rapport is the art of empathizing and getting along with other people. It encompasses a blend of body language, tact and listening. An individual that is able to build rapport with those around them is more likely to feel more fulfilled and happy with their lives. Human beings are social creatures; we need close bonds amongst ourselves so as to feel complete.
Naturally, we are all prone to feelings of negative energy. Maybe it’s a certain person that you just don’t like; it could be something that someone does. Negative emotions hinder your development and are toxic to your physical and emotional health. Dissociation means cutting the links between those emotions and the events that cause them. You consciously decide that you will no longer feel that way about a particular thing. This technique can be used to heal from psychological issues that are entrenched deep within you. It will solve issues that you may be having at work or home.
Content reframe is a NLP visualization technique. It encourages you to step outside of the situations that cause you to have stress and look at them from a broader perspective. Whenever you are in a situation that makes you feel vulnerable and out of control, accept what is happening and then try and see whether you can derive a positive outcome out of it. You could choose to see a failure as a lesson learnt, a failed relationship as a sign of things you need to change about you or accepting that you did the best you could and maybe your partner wasn’t the right match for you. Content reframe will help you find hope in the bleakest of situations.
Anchoring involves associating certain things as positive indicators of your growth. An example of this is whenever you are feeling down, remind yourself of your successes. These successes serve as your anchors. Write down a note to yourself whenever you accomplish a goal. When the hard times come, read that note and you will certainly feel your spirits rise.
From childhood, we acquire beliefs from those around us or even create some of our own. Some are lucky to have had positive influences in their lives since birth and this most likely reflects in their lives. Some of us may not be so lucky and thus we may have acquired negative or self-depreciating beliefs about ourselves that are deeply engrained. When you decide to take control of your life, this has to start with your beliefs and values. Do an honest analysis of your beliefs and decide which ones you want reinforce and those that you need to discard. Re-programming your belief set will change how you view the world.
Self-improvement is the key to living a successful, happy, and fulfilled life. After all, isn’t that what we all want?
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