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Kumlaish appears as radio guest on New Jersey station
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Running time: 35 mins
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Times: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tel: 07790 299 009
Location: New Jersey
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What is Neuro-linguistic Programming?
NLP is a set of insights and skills with which you can actively use your mind and your emotions and your body to run your own life more successfully and to communicate with other people with extraordinary effectiveness.
NLP is a bit like an 'owners manual' for your brain and has been described as the technology of the mind, the science of achievement and the study of success. It helps you to understand and change your beliefs to empower yourself.
Learning NLP techniques will mean that you can take control of the links between your mind and your body, develop ways of setting well formed goals and outcomes that you can achieve.
Neuro refers to the neurological connections that allow the brain to function properly and our five senses; sight, hearing, touch, smell, feeling.
Linguistic refers to the language that we use; we explain our interpretation of reality through language. It also, recognises the importance of the intimate link between thoughts and words; words are the expressions and exact representations of our internal thought patterns.
Programming is the systematic process of learning through repeated sequences of behaviour. It is internal programmes we run in order to operate our bodies and make sense of the world. The word programming has been borrowed from computers.
What does the practitioner do?
Through understanding how a patient interprets the world, coupled with personal history, a practitioner helps the patient discover how and why he or she feels the way they do about memories, situations and other people. Once this has been uncovered the practitioner can help the patient linguistically re-programme the brain to bring about personal change, growth and development.
A Brief History of NLP
NLP was developed in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler, a mathematician; and John Grinder, a linguistic professor. Together they studied several psychotherapists, always looking for which techniques were the most successful. This is one of the fundamental principles of NLP, to take what is useful and disregard what is not. Put simply, NLP is whatever works. From studying Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, NLP began to take shape as a system of beliefs centred on effective communication to assist people with a shift in perspective for the better.
Experiment with yourself
Every time you catch yourself saying "I can't..." try saying, "What if you could?" Notice how you HAVE TO consider doing the very thing you said you couldn't do!
An excellent example of its use can be demonstrated with the 20 minute ‘fast phobia’ cure for which NLP is becoming famous. When a person experiencing arachnophobia sees a spider in front of them, they do not usually appreciate that it is small and harmless; instead, they ‘believe’ they are seeing the automatically created internal representation of a huge, scary man eating monster in their mind’s eye – and it is this image that creates their irrational fear. NLP, by using a technique called a ‘cinema screen’, can enable the patient to disassociate themselves from this image and allow them to see the spider in front of them for what it really is.
Finding the right neurological level for treatment is important to achieve the desired result. Changing the environment to a part of the world where spiders do not exist is impractical and will not change the patients fear. However, people of varying identities can all suffer from arachnophobia. Therefore, the appropriate neurological level is to change the ‘belief’ from the spider in the bath being scary, to a harmless living creature.
Being able to tap into the mind’s unconscious in this manner not only gives us the ability to change our thought processes; but also the opportunity to discover how we do things that we are good at, without normally being able to explain it at a conscious level. Once we appreciate how we do something well, we can then take these resources and apply them to other tasks and areas of our lives.