Procrastination is a Habit

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in NLP Introduction, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Training, Self Improvement | 0 comments

I have a Plan

I have a plan

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Plans and ideas are a dime a dozen. Everyone can come up with plans and ideas. Quite often these are nothing more than wishful thinking. Not that there is anything innately flawed about the plans or ideas – but because, these people don’t go beyond grandstanding.

“I want to exercise.”

Then, they complain about not having the time. But it’s so easy to exercise. All they have to do is to use the stairs, instead of the elevator, to reach their apartment. Alternatively, get off one MRT station or bus-stop earlier and walk the rest of the way home. Once home, they cool down, relax, take a shower and they’re done!

“I have a plan to lose weight.”

Good idea but that never takes off. There are many reasons why one cannot lose weight. Lack of exercise. Too much intake of food and/or the wrong type of food. It could even be one’s genes or a medical situation. Check it out. Identify the root cause and you’re nearer to attaining your goal.

“I have an idea on how to do that.”

Okay. Do it! Do something – anything! Even if you fail, you’re one step closer to success. Every successful person had traveled the path of failure.

And yet, most people – the vast majority, the ninety-nine percent – do not work their plans.  You know such people – people who always “plan” to do something “tomorrow” or “next week” or “next year”.

The root cause is Procrastination.

Procrastination has buried more great plans than bad luck, bad timing, or even incompetence. You see, even if a person is incompetent, if he did something and even if he failed miserably, he would still be one step closer to success than someone who never took that first step.

Here is a little secret.

Procrastination is not a disease – it’s a habit! It is a human condition born out of one’s environment, the company one keeps and one’s learned habits

Here is a second secret.

ALL of us can unlearn debilitating habits as surely as we can learn empowering habits.

You can discard the bad and acquire the good habits.

Moreover, ALL of us are talented beyond what we believe or even dare to believe. All we need to do is to discover what our talents are and exploit them for our benefit, our success.

Are you stuck in a rut and want to desperately pull yourself up?

Do you know someone who could do with some help to realize their potential?

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NLP SINGAPORE – Principles of Success in NLP

Posted by on Sep 7, 2009 in NLP Introduction, NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Techniques | 0 comments

Principles of Success in NLP

NLP is a fantastic technology which is all about expanding your life by giving you more choices, allowing you to learn quicker and become the person that you want to be.

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Principles of Success in NLP

By Rintu Basu

NLP is a fantastic technology which is all about expanding your life by giving you more choices, allowing you to learn quicker and become the person that you want to be. NLP is not magic however. There are certain principles that if you followed you would benefit from using NLP techniques. If, whenever you are using NLP you use the below principles then you cannot go far wrong.

1st Principle of Success

What is your outcome? Essentially why are you using the NLP technique? What do you want to achieve? It is essential that you have a very clear vision of what you want to achieve and why you are doing what you are doing. If you have only half formed hazy ideas then it’s certain that you will lack focus or worse still get all sorts of results that you were not actually looking for.

2nd Principle of Success

This one seems self evident. Take action. As mentioned before NLP is a fantastic technology but its not magic – its not going to aid you in achievement if you don’t take action. If you do take action then NLP will speed up your development and cut the time it would usually take.

3rd Principle of Success

You need to know whether or not your action is taking you closer to what you want. This is connected to the first principle – if you don’t know what you want then you will have no idea of whether or not you have got it. Take action then evaluate whether or not it is taking you in the direction that you want to go.

4th Principle of Success

If your actions and behaviour are not getting you any closer to what you want then you need to be flexible enough to change either your behaviour or the outcomes you are looking for.

5th Principle of Success

You can have a very clear idea of what you want, be taking action to get what you want and have the ability to evaluate whether or not your actions are taking you closer to what you want but if you don’t feel good about it then the chances are you will not reach your target. You need to ensure that you are operating from a state of resourcefulness when achieving your goals

If you want an analogy to remember the above principles by then consider a guided missile. First of all the missile will have been programmed with a target. It will then be launched and sent on its way towards the target. As it goes towards the target its internal computer will be constantly evaluating its height, speed and direction ensuring that it is heading in the right direction. Now the missile is a machine granted but nothing is going to stop it from achieving its target.

Sit down now and think of a goal – it doesn’t have to be big – it can be something very simple – one of those every day things that you never get round to doing. Go through the above principles.

These are fundamental success principles and on any good NLP practitioner course you could seriously ramp up your skill levels in any of these areas. For example:

Imagine you had a goal setting formula that was so powerful that you just had to think of a result that you wanted and your unconscious mind was already solidly working to get you there creating behaviours, habits and beliefs that support your goal.

How about you had a process that allowed you to model and learn skills in half the time it normally took. If your goals involve new learning or skills development this could expand your results very quickly.

There is also a lot to say about having emotional control to feel motivated whatever the situation, stay focused whatever the distractions and feel good even if the results you are getting are less than ideal.

Any good NLP course will give you tools for all of these areas. If you had this skill set imagine what happens to your success formula when you put it into place.

Rintu Basu is the only NLP and Hypnotic Persuasion Trainer in the UK. Having worked with businesses, the police service and the financial sector. His latest venture is developing NLP in Scotland through good quality public NLP training courses.

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NLP Treatment Technique That Can Put Your Phobia In Its Place

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Techniques | 0 comments

NLP Treatment Technique That Can Put Your Phobia In Its Place!

Author: Karen Hastings, Hertfordshire

If you have a phobia that impacts significantly on your life, that leads to you avoiding situations, feeling overwhelmed or highly anxious, then you may be interested in this article about an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) technique. I have found this treatment technique, at my NLP and Hypnotherapy practice, Herts, very useful in helping people recover from intense and impairing phobias. It is also used to help people deal with memories from traumatic events.

What we know is that when someone has a phobia or has experienced a traumatic event which still bothers them in the present, they tend to regularly re-live or replay their phobia or trauma by seeing a picture and then getting all the bad feelings that go with that picture.

I have treated many people for phobias at my NLP and Hypnotherapy practice in Hertfordshire. For example, Sarah came to see me at my NLP practice Herts, because she was due to give a reading at her best-friends wedding and was terrified of public speaking. The wedding was six weeks away, and Sarah was constantly feeling anxious and dreading the event, which she felt guilty about. Sarah was also frustrated at how her fear was holding her back at work.

After carrying out a consultation with Sarah it became obvious that her fear began during childhood as she had several strong memories of feeling highly anxious in situations that required her to speak or be the centre of attention. For example, Sarah would often replay her memory of trying to make herself vomit in the toilets at a children’s party so that she could avoid helping a magician in front of the other children.

Sarah has many vivid visual memories related to her phobia that caused her anxiety but often people will have one image and associated feelings that they tend to replay. During our therapy sessions, at NLP and Hypnotherapy, Herts, I explained to Sarah about the Fast Phobia technique (also called the visual/kinesthetic dissociation technique). This process involves replaying the visual memory of the anxiety provoking incident but in a completely different way then Sarah had been used to. By replaying the memory in a different way, the loop of seeing a picture (V) and then experiencing unpleasant feelings (K) is broken. This enables the person to process and recode the event, to give it a new meaning, so that it is no longer a problem or is at the very least significant less anxiety provoking.

This technique works best with people who are able to visualize well and since this was the case with Sarah, we set to work on each of her events that she associated with her phobia and which still cause her anxiety. Prior to working on each of the events, Sarah was asked to rate how anxiety provoking each memory was.

In the first part of the phobia treatment, Sarah was asked to imagine that she was in a cinema sitting in a chair watching the screen. On the screen was a Black and White movie of a traumatic event she had chosen to work on. So Sarah would be watching a movie of herself in the event. Before she did this however, Sarah was asked to imagine herself floating upwards towards and into the projection booth, so that she was now going to watch herself in the cinema seat, watching a move of herself! The purpose of this part of the phobia technique is that is enables the person to review the movie but dissociated from the feelings.

These are very important changes that allow a new perception for the client. Changing the color image on the screen to black & white reduces the intensity of the movie being watched and suggests that it is old and in the past. By stepping into an outside observer position, Sarah is removed from the event, enabling her to watch the event with it feeling much less threatening. Sarah was then asked to play the movie through remaining dissociated. This enabled Sarah to think about the memory without having the fearful feeling for the first time.

During the second half of the treatment process Sarah was asked to imagine leaving the projection booth and walking up and stepping into the movie screen. Once inside the screen she was asked to change the movie to color and told to watch the movie backwards as if on rewind. This time Sarah was associated into the event, seeing through her own eyes. Sarah was told to rewind the movie as quickly as she could. This part was repeated several times until Sarah was able to play the movie backwards faster and faster. This time we played music at the same time. The chosen music was from a cartoon and was quick paced and comical. Both parts of the process were repeated several times. Sarah found that the movie became light hearted and non-anxiety provoking. In fact when we worked on her wedding speech she found she imagined the audience warming to her and herself feeling confident and relaxed. She even had the audience dancing along!!!

Through using this technique Sarah was able to re-process all of her scary memories of speaking events and felt much more confident and ready to deliver her wedding speech. Other techniques such as anchoring were also taught to help Sarah on the day. NLP and Hypnotherapy Hertfordshire uses the Fast Phobia Technique to support people in overcoming phobias.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/medicine-articles/nlp-treatment-technique-that-can-put-your-phobia-in-its-place-164396.html

About the Author:

Karen Hastings is an occupational therapist, master NLP practitioner and Hypnotherapist. Karen uses hypnotic techniques alongside NLP and CBT to help people overcome emotional and behavioral problems. Karen is based in Hertfordshire and also offers home-visits. http://www.karenhastings.co.uk

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Studies show that NLP skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!

Cayden
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

——-
Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
Your Journey to Success Starts with NLP Singapore Blog

http://www.nlpinsingapore.com

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The Benefits Of NLP

Posted by on Aug 1, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction, NLP Success & Life Tips | 0 comments

The Benefits of NLP

In the belowe article, it explain the benefits of NLP.

“NLP is the use of effective techniques and strategies to create changes in your thinking and communication to achieve different and better results.

More and more people are realising the value of NLP in enabling them to become more effective in their chosen field .”

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!

Cayden
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BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

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The Benefits of NLP

by: Gemma Bailey

NLP was created by observing and modeling people who were exceptionally talented within the field of therapy. NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic programming. “Neuro” relating to the brain and “linguistic” refers to the language used, and how it is used. “Programming” describes the patterns and habits you create, learn and persistently follow. As we experience the world through our senses, the information is translated into thoughts/ words. The thoughts affect our physiology, emotions and behaviour which can be heightened or dampened depending on how you use language within your own brain.

Therefore, NLP is the use of effective techniques and strategies to create changes in your thinking and communication to achieve different and better results.

More and more people are realising the value of NLP in enabling them to become more effective in their chosen field. In fact, NLP techniques and models are now being used in a diverse range of areas including education, business and human resources, sport, personal development and health.

Business

NLP techniques enhance a variety of business activities. They are often present in courses about selling, presenting and team-building. Other applications of NLP in business include, teaching people to communicate more effectively and persuasively, public speaking and presentations, detecting decision-making strategies in others, making employee training more effective by working on beliefs, practical tools for employees to achieve peak performance and boosting motivation by aligning work with values. Instant rapport.

Education

NLP provides a model of how we communicate with ourselves and others. NLP can used in teaching to improve the ability to impart information in ways that makes learning easier. For example, identifying natural learning styles, use of presuppositions and language patterns and eliciting states in learners that are congruent with learning.

Sport

NLP is used by sport coaches to aid their clients in reaching and maintaining peak performance. Interventions include modeling and learning successful strategies from leaders in sporting fields, setting performance goals and overcoming plateaus and blocks.

Health

NLP offers a cognitive model and practical tools that can help you improve the health of yourself and others. It is becoming widely accepted within mainstream healthcare that there is a link between our thoughts, behaviour and health. NLP practitioners who choose to work within therapy can help individuals lead more satisfying lives in a number of ways. This may include, helping individuals to change limiting beliefs, habits and behaviour, facilitating people to manage states and emotions and helping individuals to find meaning in life by setting achievable well-formed goals.

About The Author

Gemma Bailey is qualified hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. She is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and has helped many clients and patients throughout South East England. For more information on Hypnotherapy, NLP therapies and Life coaching, visit http://www.gemmabailey.co.uk

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NLP Introduction

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction | 0 comments

NLP Introduction

The folllowing NLP article is a good introduction to NLP (Neurolingustic Programming). Basically, what NLP is a set of psychological tools increasingly used in many areas of life including business, therapy and personal development. In this article, it’ll explain what NLP is and why you’d want to use NLP.

Studies show that NLP skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!

Cayden
Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
Your Journey to Success Starts with NLP Singapore Blog

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Neurolingustic Programming (NLP) – A Brief Introduction

By Phil Mattingly

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a body of knowledge made up of two parts. The first is an attitude or philosophy, the second a set of tools and techniques created by that philosophy.

The simplest definition of the attitude is that ‘subjective human experience has a structure that can be usefully manipulated.’

What does that mean? Well, ‘subjective human experience’ refers to each human’s unique and personal experience of reality. For example, if three people are on board the same aircraft flying from London to New York, one might find the experience exciting, another very dull and the third terrifying. Even though each of them is doing roughly the same thing, they have their own unique and personal experience of it.

NLP takes the approach that this experience has a structure; it is not random but governed by rules and the law of cause and effect. If these rules are understood, then the experience can be usefully manipulated – turning fear into excitement for example.

Given this attitude, it is possible to experiment with the rules to see if a particular change in a person’s experience will produce a particular effect. Once you discover that changing one thing systematically changes another, you have a technique that can be repeated. This is the second part of NLP – all the techniques and tools that have been created by experimentation with the structure of subjective experience.

An example of NLP

To experience NLP for yourself, try the following experiment. Read the instructions first, memorise the steps and then try them out.

  1. Close your eyes and think about someone that you love. Notice what image comes to mind when you think of this person. Pay attention to the feelings this image evokes and be aware of how intense they are.
  2. Pretend that you can push this image away into the distance until it looks small and far away. Be aware of any change in the intensity of your feelings about it.
  3. Pretend that you can bring the image close to you and make it larger and brighter. Again, be aware of any change in the intensity of you feelings.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times and check whether they consistently produce the same result.

For many people who do this experiment pushing the picture further away decreases the intensity. Bringing it closer and making it larger is equally reliable in increasing the intensity of feeling. It does not matter if your experience is the same – each person’s experience is different – but you should at least notice that changes in the way you see the image consistently and predictably affect how you feel about it.

So, your subjective experience – the image of the person you love – has a structure (it’s size and distance from you) that can be usefully manipulated (varied to increase the intensity of pleasant feelings).

NLP Techniques

Since its beginnings in the 1970s, the attitude of NLP has been adopted by many people who have used it to conduct experiments. As a result, many techniques or patterns have been identified which predictably and usefully affect a person’s subjective experience.

For example, the fast phobia cure is an NLP technique which predictably and usefully reduces the fear a person experiences when exposed to something that frightens them. This could be anything from a spider to an enclosed space to the experience of driving on a busy road.

There are many such techniques and they can be broadly classified into two groups.

Personal techniques allow a person to affect some part of their own experience. For example, NLP can be used by presenters and performers to put themselves in a confident and energetic state before going on stage. Other personal NLP techniques can help a person be more effective in setting goals, thinking clearly, motivating themselves and much more.

Communication techniques allow a person to affect how they interact with others. NLP includes techniques for building rapport and trust with other people, for persuading them and for hypnotizing them.

A brief history of NLP

NLP was first developed in the 1970s by two men. John Grinder was a linguistics professor and Richard Bandler a computer scientist. Much of the development came from studies the two men made of successful people. They identified various patterns and structures that were present in the way these people behaved, thought and experienced the world. That process of studying or modelling formed much of the attitude of NLP, and the resulting patterns formed many of the techniques.

Among the first group of successful people studied were several outstanding therapists. These included Fritz Perls, the gestalt therapist, Virginia Satir, the family therapist and psychiatrist and hypnotist Dr.Milton Erickson. As such, many of the early NLP patterns had a significant therapeutic element and many of the early adopters of NLP were therapists.

Over time however the technology has advanced and is now increasingly popular with all kinds of people include salespeople, managers, trainers and those interested in self-development.

In Summary

NLP is both an attitude and a collection of techniques created by that attitude. It centers on that belief that subjective human experience has a structure that can be usefully manipulated. Experiments based on this belief have created many techniques. These allow a person to influence and affect themselves and others more effectively. From early beginnings in the 1970s, NLP has grown to be accepted and practiced worldwide.

You can learn much more about NLP by signing up to my regular newsletter – Phil Mattingly’s Brain Voodoo.

You can also visit a complete archive of my personal development articles.

Phil Mattingly specializes in coaching and training people to be happier by increasing their emotional intelligence. Using powerful and effective tools from a wide range of psychological disciplines, he helps people all over the world feel more content, happy and satisfied with their lives.

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