Your Unconscious Mind – NLP Practitioner

Discover Your Unconscious Mind

Discover Your Unconscious Mind

Before we discuss your……. Unconscious Mind; you probably know you have a Conscious Mind. And for some people reading this article they will have heard they have a Sub-conscious or Unconscious Mind as well. In our branch of NLP, we refer to this part of you as your Unconscious Mind rather than Sub-conscious because Sub-conscious tends to suggest it’s lesser than. In fact your Unconscious Mind is MAGNIFICENT, if they sold them in the shops you’d hope they had them on offer like Buy one, Get one FREE! Seriously though, your Unconscious Mind is amazing and does amazing things for you. So for that reason you should get to know the characteristics of your Unconscious Mind a bit better, so you have a clearer understanding of what he or she does for you.

The idea or concept of the Unconscious Mind isn’t new. Ancient civilisations knew and understood it and accepted it as just the way things were. They knew how to utilise the Unconscious Mind in their quest to achieve their goals and dreams. It’s easy to portray the characteristics of the Unconscious Mind because it’s like a 5 year old child, like your favourite niece or nephew, who loves you dearly and wants to please you. It is innocent, simplistic and requires clear, direct instructions.

We’ve been programmed to use our Conscious Mind in today’s modern society and for that reason, people don’t know about and don’t access the power that resides in their Unconscious Mind.

Yet the Unconscious Mind continues to perform all the many functions and duties that are required of it 24/7. It never takes a holiday and it never asks for a pay rise either!  So while the Conscious Mind is busy dealing with logic based matters and rationalising things. The Unconscious Mind is working in the background running the body, keeping the cardio-vascular system working, your digestion, healing any damage, releasing hormones etc etc Plus the Unconscious Mind has the job of remembering everything, from what you learnt at school, to phone numbers as well as to repress any memories that may have uncomfortable emotions attached to them.

In our branch of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis and NLP Coaching we respect the Unconscious Mind – as the ancient cultures did. We appreciate it’s contribution to the individual’s well being and understand that it play’s a vital role in our existence.

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NLP Practitioner – Understanding The Power of Beliefs Part 1

An important part of being a great NLP Practitioner is to understand the importance of values and beliefs.

This is a fact that we share at our NLP Practitioner training which illustrates how important beliefs are in terms of shaping people’s behaviour and ultimately their results.

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On May 6th 1954 there was a land mark event that occurred in the world athletics. Up to that point. EVERYBODY believed it was impossible for anyone to run a mile in under four minutes. The closest anyone had got to it was 4:01:4 and that was the barrier that no one had broken through it.  Roger Bannister on the other hand believed it was possible to run the mile in under a minute – or maybe it forgot that it wasn’t possible! and on the 6th May 1954 he crossed the finishing line in a time of 3:59:4.  Now from a NLP Practitioner’s point of view something very interesting happened. People’s perception of reality, about what was possible changed. Suddenly it WAS POSSIBLE to run the mile in under 4 minutes! Within 46 days, John Landy, ran it even faster than Bannister, recording a time of 3:57:9. These days it common place for people to run the mile in under 4 minutes. Why? Because they believe they can.

You can see from this example that beliefs are powerful and have a crucial role in shaping our lives. This is interesting from a NLP Practitioner’s perspective because what it demonstrates is that if we believe something is possible then we will endeavour to achieve it. If we don’t believe it to be possible we are unlikely to even try. Once Roger Bannister had proved the four-minute mile a reality, others were able to believe they could do it. They broke through their own psychological barriers and, literally, followed in his footsteps.

“Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, either way you are right!” — Henry Ford

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NLP Practitioner for Your Business

NLP is the Toolkit for Recruiting the right staff members in your business

In the current economic climate, it is more important than ever to recruit the right staff members for your business. This can increase productivity, profits and cause a lot less stress due to people leaving. Today, it is not enough to look at a CV for skills and experience – what you need to know is that they have the right attitude and motivation to fit in with your business organisation. Choosing the wrong staff members can be very expensive and time consuming, not to mention damaging to the business.

Using the skills from our NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner training give you vital tools to understand the  individual’s unique “motivational drivers”.  It’s essential for any business to recognise what they need from their staff members, helping them to identify the best applicants for the job.  The good news is that NLP provides you with a proven tool kit to best understand how to recruit right staff members for your business.

Key Questions for Understanding Your Candidate

There are some key questions that you can ask at an interview that will give you some idea of whether the candidate is right for your business. You probably want to know whether the person will stay with you, or whether they are likely to leave after a short amount of time. At NLP Master Practitioner training we’ll teach you all about Meta Programs where one key question is: “What is the relationship between what you are doing this year and what you did at this time last year?”

Those who are doing the same thing (or who describe it as the same) prefer sameness and are likely to stay at the same job for a long time. Those who describe how different their lives are now prefer difference, and might get bored with the same job after a long time. However, there are different degrees of this – some people are “sameness with exception” (likely to stay in a job for 7 years or so) or “difference with exception” (who like to change jobs every 18 months or so). Only a small percentage of the population (5%) are “high difference” and like to change jobs frequently. That’s really useful to know.

As well as understand an individual’s Meta Programs – the basis of their personality. NLP gives you a number of other valuable tools that assist you to find the right candidate for the role.

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Improve your Communication with NLP

Picture the situation – a married couple meeting after a long day at work. The husband is tired, but tries to put on a smile for his wife. Making light conversation, he says “I’m starving!” She responds by getting angry and snapping at him. What happened? It turns out that his attempt to communicate light conversation was taken, by her, to be an impatient and sarcastic way of telling her that he expected her to cook for him. Feeling that he did not care about her own well-being, she got angry.
Has anything similar ever happened to you? Have people misunderstood what you were trying to say? If you are looking for ways to improve your communication, NLP can help.

The Importance of Body Language
According to research by Mehrabian and Ferris (1967), only 7% of the actual words that we say have an impact on an audience during a presentation – the other 38% is made by our tone of voice and 55% determined by our body language. So, anything you say – from “I’m starving!” to “Good morning” can sound like a greeting, a joke or a threat depending on your body language and tone.
Great communication happens when your intended meaning is picked up by the other person the way you wanted it to be. Spend some time in the mirror, or even recording yourself, speaking naturally. Do you really come across as friendly when you are trying to be? When people detect insincerity they will feel like pulling away from you, even if they don’t consciously realise it. NLP provides you with the skills to improve your communication by paying close attention to the postures, gestures, expression and tone that you use. If you want to sound friendlier, more professional etc, model your behaviour on somebody that you would like to imitate. Watch exactly what they do and practice copying them. It’s a skill set that you will find very easy to use having attended our NLP Practitioner training.

Creating Rapport
Rapport is the key to good communication. It is defined as “an especially harmonious or sympathetic relation”. When you have good rapport with somebody, you feel that you are on their wavelength. Creating good rapport can improve relationships, increase your chances of getting jobs and business deals, and generally make you a more likable person. When people have good rapport with somebody, they claim to like them more, even if they cannot explain why.

One of the first NLP techniques for creating rapport that we will teach you at our NLP Practitioner training, is how to watch the other person’s body language and mirror or match it. If they lean back in their chair, lean back in yours. If they reach for a sip of their drink, reach for a sip of yours. You’ll learn how to do this out of the other person’s conscious awareness, so it is subtle and natural. After a while, the other person might start to copy you in turn without realising it. This is a great way to improve communication, as you can slowly start to make your gestures and postures more open and friendly – then, the other person will follow your lead and start to do the same.

You can also improve rapport and communication by listening out for the words that people use the most. Do they use visual phrases (like “I see what you mean” / “It appears to me…”), auditory (“I’m hearing you loud and clear” / “Sounds good”) or kinaesthetic (“That’s a sticky issue” / “That doesn’t feel right”)? Everybody favours one sense over the others. Once you have found which sense the person uses most in their speech, you can match it. People will feel a stronger sense of rapport with those who share their preferred sense.

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NLP Practitioner – Improving Relationships with NLP

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These days it seems that everybody is searching for ways to improve and fix relationships. Hundreds of self-help books and websites offer to save your marriage, to give relationship advice or to improve your dating life. If you have ever felt frustrated with a girlfriend, boyfriend or even colleague, you might have found yourself wondering “What is he/she thinking?” It might surprise you to know that NLP Practitioner training can improve your relationships.

Creating Rapport

The first step to making a relationship better is to step into their world. Everybody thinks differently, and unless you can start to understand the thinking patterns of others, you will find that your relationship issues remain unsolved. There is a common saying that we talk about at our NLP Practitioner training– “the map is not the territory”. This means that we all navigate the world differently – to one person, a problem might mean the end of the world; to the other, it might be a challenge.

The path to effective communication involves matching people’s preferred way of thinking. Listen to the expressions they use – do they use a lot of ‘visual’ phrases like “I see what you’re saying”, ‘auditory’ ones such as “that sounds good” or ‘kinesthetic’ ones like “something feels wrong”? Effective listening means paying attention to these small things. When you match your own language to the other person’s preferred language, they feel a stronger rapport with you.

Another way to make a relationship stronger is to mirror or match the other person’s body language. As an NLP Practitioner this can make potential clients feel more at ease with you; it can also improve long relationships. When your body language is in sync, the person feels closer to you, even if they can’t explain why. Of course, make it subtle – copying somebody’s movements like a robot will probably make them feel uncomfortable.

Mind Reading

Good communication is key to healthy relationships. Remember that you are not a mind reader. When you assume what another person is thinking, you risk damaging the relationship. Telling yourself things like “She is angry” or “I can tell that she doesn’t like me” will create problems, as you are likely to act as if this is true. As a NLP Practitioner you will learn you that require hard evidence to support your ideas. Ask yourself “How exactly do I know that this is true?”

The reverse is true – other people cannot read your mind. You can avoid arguments by being honest, yet calm, about what you are feeling. Saying or thinking things like “You should know how I feel” or “I can’t believe he didn’t consider my feelings” will bring unnecessary tension into your relationships.

Taking Another Perspective

The saying that before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes, is appropriate here. One of the key beliefs behind NLP is being able to understand the world from another person’s point of view. Try to imagine the situation from your friend, boyfriend or family member’s point of view. Even if you don’t agree with it, try to understand it.

The ability to take this second position is vital to good relationships. You can also adopt a third position – imagine the situation from an outside perspective, so that you are “watching” yourself and the other person interact. You might learn something about your own behaviour. Learn more about taking another perspective here.

Finally, one of the core beliefs of NLP is that everybody acts with good intentions. When your husband or wife got angry and jealous, perhaps it was just because they didn’t want to lose you. When your boss was too strict with you, he/she might just have been trying to motivate you. Think of what good intentions people might have when they act towards you, and don’t assume that they are trying to attack or hurt you.

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Increase your Motivation with NLP

Most problems appear when there is a big difference between the way things are and the way we would like things to be. When you decide to make that gap smaller, you start setting goals. Sometimes, however, your motivation runs dry – you feel that you don’t have the energy to do anything, you procrastinate, and you can’t focus. You might be wondering – how can I increase my motivation? You might want to increase your motivation at work or at school. NLP offers some ideas on how to deal with a lack of motivation or will power.

Create a Motivation Trigger

Think back to a time in the past when you felt really motivated and passionate about something. If you can’t, imagine something that you would really like to do. Make the pictures as big, bright, loud and real in your mind as you can. Focus on your feelings of determination, pride, passion, whatever motivated you at the time, and let the feelings flood through you.

Let this build up in your mind until it gets stronger and stronger. When the feeling is at its strongest, create a physical anchor. This means that you do something with your body that you might not normally do – rub a hand on your thigh, grab your finger, pull your earlobe. Distract yourself to break state, then do it all over again. You are creating a trigger. Now, when you perform the same action, those feelings of motivation will rise up inside you.

Next, while bringing your feelings of motivation and achievement into focus, think about your current goal – the thing you wish you had more motivation for. Use the sense of motivation you felt from your first memory or imagined event and imagine how great you will feel when you achieve this next goal. By doing this, you are increasing your self-belief and flooding your body with good feelings of motivation. The next time you’re feeling down, just perform your physical trigger (it’s good to make it something other people won’t notice) and you will feel motivated again.

Creating New Behaviour

Sometimes we are not motivated because we don’t really believe in ourselves, or we forget why we are working towards a certain goal. Visualization is another popular NLP method for increasing motivation. Close your eyes and imagine yourself doing the thing that you want to do – getting a new job, starting your own business, scoring a winning goal or whatever it is that you want to do.

You are the director of your own inner movie – edit the soundtrack and the image you see until you are happy with it. You can use this technique to imagine yourself being motivated and excited about a task that you might not really want to do. Pay attention to your own feelings and the imagined responses of people around you – keep editing until it feels right. You can add an anchor or trigger to this type of behaviour, too.

Why Aren’t You Motivated?

Finally, it’s worth asking yourself what might be stopping you from feeling motivated. If you are stuck in a job that you hate, trying to make yourself care about tasks that you don’t care about, then forcing yourself to feel passionate can feel wrong. Deep down, you might know why you don’t really feel motivated. Is this your own goal, or someone else’s goal for you?

When you set goals that are authentic – that is, they come from what you truly want and feel passionate about – motivation will come more naturally. Trying to get excited about something that you find boring can be like trying to fit into the wrong shoes. Look at yourself and ask yourself whether this is something that you really want to focus your time and energy on.

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NLP for confidence

Boosting Your Confidence with NLP

Why is  it that there are millions of people across the planet, searching for effective ways to boost their self esteem and improve their confidence?

It appears that in society today, people aim for unrealistic and impossible standards – they compare themselves to “beautiful”, rich celebrities, for example,  this chips away at their confidence and can make the person wish that they were somebody else.

The great news is that with NLP you can rebuild your damaged confidence, or enhance it if you just want an extra boost of self-esteem.

How to Create a Positive Confidence Cycle

A lack of confidence can be a destructive cycle. For example, let’s say that you are meeting new people. You start to worry about what you will do and say, and you remember that last time you met new people, it was a disaster. The result is that you start to over-analyse everything that you do and say, attacking your own confidence. Your body becomes anxious and so it becomes harder for you to relax. People can sense that you are tense and might think that you are shy. You take their reaction to you as a sign that they don’t like you. And so the cycle perpetuates itself.

How can you change this negative cycle? It’s easy! The first step is to remember that confidence is attainable. You do have it. You have experienced confidence in the past. All it takes is a shift in how you think. Instead of recalling times when people didn’t like you, remember all the positive encounters you have had. Tell yourself that you are likeable and confident. When you believe it, you will act like a confident person. To help you make this even easier employ the following techniques:

Boost Your Confidence with Visualisation

Think of a confident person that you know and would like to be like. Picture the way that they move, talk and act. Imagine how it feels to be that person. As you do, move your body to match their posture. Copy the way that they talk, walk and sit. You can even imagine that you are that person while talking to other people. It can help to imagine that it is not really you having this conversation or making that speech, but that you are acting the part of a confident person doing so. Your brain doesn’t know the difference – when you act confident, you start to feel more confident.

One powerful technique for improving confidence is to imagine that the confident person has a white light around them. Imagine that light is their confidence. Close your eyes and imagine yourself walking into the white light. The light will protect you, and it will make you confident. Step into that light and feel the confidence surround you. Thousands of people use this tip to help them with public speaking, for example.

Create a Confidence Anchor

In our NLP Training you will learn about Anchoring. Another powerful way to boost confidence is to think back to a time when you felt very confident. If you can’t, imagine that you are a confident person that you admire. Picture exactly how you felt – how people reacted to you, how happy you felt, how brave you were. Let the feelings fill your body. When you have done this a few times, add a physical trigger to the feeling. For example, rub your hand on your thigh or rub your earlobe (something that won’t attract too much attention).
Keep recalling those confident feelings and performing the same action over and over again. You are creating an anchor. From now on, when you need to feel more confident, you can perform your anchor. You will feel a surge of confidence as your self-esteem rises.

NLP Practitioner – Self Motivation

Would you benefit from some more motivation? What do you need to do to get motivated? How do you help someone else get more motivated? How do you get motivated in the first place, what process do you go through?

Having belief in yourself and motivation to go out there and make it happen are key elements to your success.

The truth is that YOU are the one that can make it happen. It’s wonderful having people around you who support and encourage you to do you best. YOU are the one that has to find the energy within yourself to step up and take charge of your life and your results.

You can learn how to tap into your ability to make things happen at our exciting NLP Practitioner Training, plus we’ll share with you how to help others do the same.

Your self motivation comes from the knowing inside of self that tells you, “you can do it” partnered with the feeling of knowing that you can do it. You depend on yourself to provide that drive to keep going.

Your self motivation (or lack of it) is important because it influences everything that you do. At work, in your relationships, in your health and fitness, your mood, your income levels and your determination and results.

At our NLP Practitioner Training you will learn effective and powerful techniques to improve your levels of self motivation and you’ll be able to access a positive emotional state at will. You will be able to change any negative beliefs so that you can align all of your energy and focus onto what you want. That will provide you with resolve and a renewed inner strength to go out and make it happen!

We will also teach you how to monitor and change your self talk, so that you can talk yourself up and boost your energies. This provides you with focussed and effective action towards your goals.

That means you can dramatically increase your belief that YOU CAN DO it and you will prove to yourself that you can achieve your goals. Of course when you discover you can do it, you will also feel even more motivated to move towards your next goal and thus your results keep increasing.

At our NLP Practitioner we will share with you information that is useful for motivating others as well as useful for motivating yourself. You need to know that your process is different from others and that means you need to understand their way, because your way probably won’t work as well.  When you utilise it you get results and that’s exciting!

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NLP Practitioner Training – Getting Rid of Emotional Baggage

Let’s face it, throughout our lifetime, human beings pick up emotional concerns in some shape or form during our development. Most of these concerns, we will eventually resolve for ourselves as we continue to grow in life, some we try to learn to live with and then there are the ones that continue to have a negative impact on our lives.

At our NLP Practitioner Training you will discover the benefits of releasing this emotional baggage for the purpose of living a happier life where you can move forward in achieving all of your goals and dreams.

As a NLP Practitioner you will learn how emotional baggage influences a person’s perception of what’s going on in their world. They delete, distort and generalise information and react in certain ways because of the negative emotions that are acting as a filter of their experience.

It’s possible to change your perspective on your reality by letting go of your emotional baggage from the past. Have the freedom to see the world in a new, clearer way. This is now an easy, quick and painless process when you use Time Line Therapy®  which we will train you in at our NLP Practitioner Training. There’s a double benefit because you will then be able to use these techniques for yourself AND you will be able use these skills to assist other people as well. That means you will be able to release negative thought patterns and replace them with positive alternatives to create a new way of being.

Release your emotional baggage for more positive and realistic ways of thinking, feeling, acting and reacting to other people, to yourself and to life in general!

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NLP Practitioner Training – Reasons for You to Attend

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There are many valid reasons for attending our NLP Practitioner Training. By investing in this exciting 7 day live training and utilising the NLP techniques that we are going to share with you, your personal happiness and your professional success will be will be much more consistent.

From taking our NLP Practitioner Training, you will also realise how much more effective you are working with other people. You will be in the position where you will be able to tap into your personal power for optimum results.

One of the most useful things you need to learn to improve your results in life is how to get in control of your emotional state.

At our NLP Practitioner Training we’ll share with you exactly how to generate resourceful and empowering states in yourself, when you choose, to get the best results in any given situation.

Plus we will also be training you in Time Line Therapy™, because this is a complete NLP Practitioner Certification Training. That means you will have the skills to be able to get rid of any negative emotions or limiting decisions that is stopping you from achieving what you want. You will know exactly how to identify and then change any beliefs that are limiting and how to motivate yourself with a bright, compelling future.

These are important life skills that can be used in your personal and professional development. Whether you are already successful in your career or you want to find a way to get ahead or you are looking for a springboard into a new career – our NLP Practitioner Training is for you.

For Managers and those who are Entrepreneurs – this training will show you have to build and develop relationships and strong bonds within teams. NLP Practitioner Training also assists you to develop positive interpersonal skills. We’ll also show you how to effectively negotiate and solve problems in an approach that creates a “win-win” situation.

For Sales Consultants – you’ll learn how to develop your rapport skills to a whole new level of excellence. Plus we’ll teach you how to elicit and utilise your customers values to increase your sales. And you’ll learn some proven strategies for overcoming objections and the secrets to handling buyers remorse to dramatically increase your results.

For Coaches and Trainers – you will discover exciting new concepts at our NLP Practitioner Training for engaging your students and clients, for inspiring them and motivating them to take action.

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