"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates
So, what exactly is NLP? NLP is a set of tools and techniques that allow you to create quick, effective change.
NLP stands for 'Neuro-Linguistic Programming'. 'Neuro' refers to how we process our experiences through our five senses. 'Linguistic' is the language we use and our inner self-talk. 'Programming' refers to our unconscious habits and patterns of behaviour and how these influences our lives.
From our life experiences, we have each developed our own 'map' of the world which determines our values, beliefs and feelings about things. As we grow older, our map of the world may contain unhealthy or destructive patterns of thinking that may have served us at one time but now hinder us and hold us back. NLP can help to modify or replace these patterns with more helpful and empowering ones. We are not often consciously aware of our 'map' and why we do the things we do. The NLP techniques help to access the unconscious mind and make changes at the root of the problem.
Benefits of NLP Coaching The sessions focus more on the future. You will not need to talk to me about your past or your childhood, although sometimes this is helpful.
You do not need to talk to me about the problem in detail, you just need to be able to create a picture of it in your mind as a lot of the techniques involve visualisation.
The results of NLP coaching tend to be very quick. This is because the process is participative and people tend to learn and adopt new habits more easily when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
It takes place over an extended period of time to allow you time to implement the changes discussed and is it not something that you need to commit to attending weekly.
The sessions will be helpful if you have specific goals, such as, losing weight, starting your own business or they can be helpful if you simply feel stuck. They will help you to find direction and set appropriate goals to help you to find your way again. The techniques can help with specific anxiety provoking situations, such as delivering presentations, interviews and communicating with difficult colleagues.
NLP helps to remove unhelpful beliefs you have about yourself and help to increase your self-worth and confidence.
It can also help you to get rid of unhelpful patterns of behaviour that lead to unnecessary stress, such as, pressing the snooze button repeatedly and then being late for work!
"Coaching has helped me to find clarity and work out how to move forwards. I was surprised that I already had the answers though! Talking everything through with Claire helped me to make sense of everything. I am excited about the changes I need to make!" Coaching Client
Are you looking for clarity and a way to get unstuck?