Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) is a state-of-the-art technique of communication and behavioral change. It’s one of the tools I use in my practice in Albuquerque, NM to enhance the effectiveness of hypnosis.
NLP can be described as the science of reprogramming the subconscious mind to overcome previous programming that is contrary to one’s own best interests. The core of NLP is the idea that you have to change your belief systems in order to change your life.
All your memories are stored in your mind as pictures, sounds and feelings. Using NLP techniques it is possible to change the representations of those memories in your mind, therefore change your emotions about them and your behavior.
Most of us have a lot of subconscious belief systems that we are not even aware of. These beliefs have been programmed from early childhood, many times before we were able to reason, put things in a sensible context and decide for ourselves.
NLP provides a means to reevaluate our beliefs and decide for ourselves as rational adults whether those beliefs make any sense and whether they are beliefs that help or hinder us.
Beliefs are central to NLP.
They have a powerful influence on how we feel about ourselves, about others and about situations. They motivate the decisions that we make. Everything that we see, hear and experience is filtered through perceptions that are founded on hidden beliefs.
If we can discover what drives us and change the beliefs that cause difficulties, we can change our whole lives for the better.
Some of the techniques of NLP, therefore, aim to help you discover your hidden beliefs. After all, you can’t change them if you don’t know them.
Here’s an example.
What are your most deeply held beliefs about money?
A fairly simple technique used in neuro linguistic programming is to write down all your feelings and fears about money. Add to those all that your parents said to you about money when you were growing up. For example, “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “do you think I’m made of money?” or “I can’t afford it.”
Hearing these sorts of statements about money when you were growing up can cause you to develop negative beliefs about money. You may think you should have money, but subconsciously you believe that you will never be able to have it. This can influence your behavior and prevent you from achieving financial affluence.
NLP ‘anchors’ new beliefs with positive emotions so that they become established in the mind and even the body. Other techniques used in NLP include interrupting thought patterns, reframing memories, and swishing – a technique that helps you enlarge your vision and break through limitations.
Neuro linguistic programming offers life-changing strategies based on the awareness of the massive power that subconscious beliefs have over our lives.
If you are not happy with any aspect of your life, NLP could provide an effective pathway to change.
Higher Choice Hypnosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anat Weinstein C.Ht., Higher Choice Hypnosis,
12101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112