Neuro Linguistic Programming:
- Neurology of your brain
- The Language that we use
- How we have been Programmed by what we do and what we have learned
It is about understanding more about why we do the things that we do so that we can make the changes that we want to make. Our subconscious (also known as unconscious) mind runs our lives based on habit and learned behaviour. Hence the saying, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.”
It is also about understanding how our mind focusses on the language that we use and why when we ask people to do something it can have a negative impact on one person and a positive impact on another person. About how our thinking or ‘self-talk’ can make a difference as to whether we are going to have a good day or a bad day, whether we will achieve what we set out to achieve or not irrespective of what happens during the day.
The subconscious mind is a powerful tool, which stores information as it hears and sees. It remembers what has been said, and is always keen to remind you of what you have seen and heard. Sometimes those memories are not helpful, and they make you uncertain about moving to new and exciting possibilities. There will be things that have been holding you and your team back, assumptions that have been made, uncertainties and comments that have been heard which have transferred the reservations of others to you.
Using language in the right way can make a significant positive change to businesses if you know how to use it effectively. It is not about hedging round difficult messages, it is about being able to give the right message, in the right way at the right time, using language to give a message that though it may not be good news can still be received in a positive light.
For staff who are stressed and who have so much going on in their lives that they cannot see the wood for the trees, it will help them to understand why they do and say the things that they do, and why things are not falling into place at that time. Knowing what is actually happening means that you can make a change, but when you don’t understand then change becomes very difficult. It is sometimes like having a conversation with someone who speaks a different language to you and who you cannot make understand what you need.
Your conscious mind is the goal setter, your subconscious mind is the goal-getter. If both are not on the same page then you will not achieve your goals and life will turn itself upside down.
A session of this length can be anything from 1 to 2 hours. With two hours, the information is more in-depth, but it can be effective in 1 hour. Typical session covers:
– Understanding the brain and how it works.
– Understanding why you do the things you do.
– Understanding ‘clean language’ and how to use it effectively and effortlessly.
– Understanding your beliefs and values system and how this impacts on what you want and do and your relationship with others.
– Knowing how to set goals for yourself and others. How to make change happen.