Have you ever wondered how those few, select individuals in the world tend to be so much more successful at what they do than the many? By success, we mean a tool to measure what one has accomplished and mastered, whether it be mowing a lawn, riding a motorcycle, or being the CEO of a major corporation. Success in one particular subject may be of high favor to one, while another might prefer something completely different. This is where the studies of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy come into play.
NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is a study of how the structure of how we, as human beings, think, react and experience the world around us, as well as how we communicate what we know to others. NLP creates and uses models of many of the most successful minds to “map out” how the few think, act and communicate while comparing and contrasting it to the many. By doing so, methods and techniques have been developed to change the thinking process as well as the behaviors of those who practice.
For example, let”s say that you have an underlying phobia of snakes and you have no idea where it came from. For as long as you can remember, the mere thought of a snake makes you cringe, or maybe even scream. Why, then, is it that there are those few individuals who have a pet python that they take out of its tank and play with on a daily basis? This is how the models are created, by getting deep into the subconscious of
the select few and finding out how their mind works regarding snakes so that the many with the phobia can be helped.
NLP also relies heavily on “presuppositions” in which one who practices repeats to himself in order to help change their own, personal attitude and a bit of the world around them. Much like affirmations, they are simple, positive reinforcements that focus on the basics of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, such as communication and the thinking process. “There is no such thing as failure-only feedback” is one such presupposition.
Another belief of NLB is that all humans have within them the power to heal and avoid, to combat sickness and disease. The ability to tap into this portion of your subconscious can be a bit trickier, thus the reason for the use of Hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is so much more than putting yourself or someone else to “sleep” by dangling a pocket watch in front of them. In fact, modern day Hypnotherapy can be relayed through storytelling and/or symbolism to help you communicate with your unconscious mind, allowing different, powerful options to come and go freely. By tapping into your own imagination, you will be able to utilize your positive strengths to get past where you are, ending up where you want to be.
Both NLP and Hypnotherapy are yielding positive outcomes for many when they are used separately, and even greater results when practiced concurrently.