Coaching and Hypnotherapy combined using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!
Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who didn’t speak your language and they couldn’t understand you? The classic example of this is when someone goes out to a restaurant in a Foreign country and they think they ordered steak, but when the food shows up, it turns out they actually asked for liver stew!
This is the kind of relationship that most of us have with our own unconscious mind; we might think we are “ordering up” more money, a happy, healthy relationship, peace with our family members, and being able to stick to a healthy diet but unless that’s what showing up, then something is probably getting lost in translation.
In NLP, the saying is the conscious mind – the goal setter, and the unconscious mind is the goal getter. Your unconscious mind is not out to get you. Rather it’s out TO GET FOR YOU whatever you want in life. However, if you don’t know how to communicate what you want properly, it will keep bringing steaming bowls of liver stew out of the kitchen.
Neuro-linguistic programming combined with Hypnotherapy can be regarded as a toolkit for the mind. When used effectively and properly the results are both empowering and lasting. As standalone treatments they are both extremely effective but when used together one compliments the other.
This kind of treatment using NLP can be an effective method for fighting feelings of stress and anxiety because it identifies the thought patterns that may be causing the pressure. As soon as these unconscious thought patterns are recognised, they can be challenged.
NLP can help in many aspects of life. Some examples of this are:
Health and well-being
One of the most important ideas underpinning NLP is that the mind and body are closely connected. When exercising for example, people will experience positive mental and physical energy. By improving the way, we approach and think about the world, we can improve the health and well-being of our bodies.
Fears and phobias
NLP is well-known for its effectiveness in helping people cope with fears and phobias. Like with anxiety and stress, NLP can reveal the thought process behind the often ‘irrational’ fear. NLP can help to change how a person thinks and feels about what was causing them fear, so that they are no longer afraid.
Relationships are based on communication and problems often arise when people are not communicating or expressing how they feel. NLP can help a person become more aware of how they communicate. Understanding this can help people accept that others may have different views. One opinion is not wrong or right. With NLP coaching, practitioners hope that by developing empathy skills, a person will find it easier to build strong and long-lasting relationships.
It is common for people to see an NLP practitioner for relief from their own fears and limitations. The techniques used can help the person break the old habits and beliefs and gain new opportunities. NLP is effective in boosting an individual’s confidence by teaching them how to make decisions based on their dreams, rather than fears.
Hypnotherapy and NLP for psychosomatic conditions
Any illness that has physical symptoms, but has the mind and emotions as its origin, is defined as psychosomatic illness. A psychosomatic illness originates with emotional stress or damaging thought patterns, and progresses with physical symptoms, usually when a person’s immune system is compromised due to stress. Depression can indeed be a cause of psychosomatic illness. Hypnotherapy and NLP helps to change your prospective on how you see your condition which enables positive thought to make positive changes.