Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) began as a model of how we communicate with ourselves and others. It explains how we process information that comes to us from the outside. With different styles of communicating to the unconscious mind, visualization has been proven to be one of the most effective and transformative techniques for working through traumas and limiting beliefs. During an NLP session you can expect supporting reflective questions and to be guided through a visualization process.
When we go through an event, we make a internal representation (IR) of that event. Our IR includes our internal pictures, sounds and dialogue and our feelings (motivated, challenged, excited and so on). That IR of the event combines with physiology creates a state. A “state” being the emotional state of the individual. As we process the event we delete, distort and generalize the information that comes in and filter how we know best. With the unconscious mind driving the way we do most things. It is important to build connection between the conscious and unconscious things we hold onto.
Different techniques for reprogramming the mind include:
- Anchoring: Allows you to feel any state or emotion any time you want.
- Sub-modalities: Utilize the basic language of the mind to change the way we encode thoughts and ideas.
- Reframing: Separates intention from behavior and often causes obstacles, problems and objections to simply melt away.
- Part integration: Used when there is a conflict within the conscious and unconscious mind.
- Mental Emotional Release (MER) Therapy: clinically researched approach to help you release stress, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions.