In this article I wanted to share with you my favorite NLP tricks that have had a significant impact on my life. To do this effectively. First of all I will give a brief introduction of what is Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP (NLP) and what it works for.
Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP is a method to communicate with your subconsicent created in the 70s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Basically it is based on identifying and using models of thought that influence the behavior of oneself or other people as a way to improve the quality of life and be able to fulfill what we set out to do. This is something that can be applied in business or in any aspect of personal life.
That said, let’s go with the “tricks”:
Rapport: Rapport is possibly one of the most famous NLP techniques. Rapport is basically a way to empathize and connect with other people; and it is a mixture of touch, body language and listening to the other. A person who is instinctively able to establish a good relationship with fellow human beings will be more likely to be happy at home and at work, have more friends, be more Healthy and live longer. How to use it: make a reflection of your body posture, your tone of voice, the speed with which you speak and try to copy your words or part of your dialect. All in a way, say, disguised
Rethinking the context is another great NLP technique: It’s about visualizing the situations in which you feel disempowered, out of control or victim of something. The technique invites you to look at negative situations from a new perspective and, therefore, understand that positive results can come from seemingly ugly and frustrating situations. This NLP technique can be beneficial for people who have suffered serious trauma in their past, such as the stress of a war or child abuse, suffering from chronic diseases or putting their lives in danger or a loss of employment or love.
Change your negative beliefs: Since we are born we are being programmed, we gather around ourselves a complex network of beliefs, assumptions and opinions that guide and affect our daily lives. Many of these beliefs are so deeply rooted in us that we spend most of our conscious time ignoring them completely. Some of these beliefs are inherited from the society in which we are formed and others are from our own idiosyncrasy. We are often not aware of some of these mistaken beliefs until we find them challenged, that can be seen when we get angry and become defensive in an inexplicable way when someone questions that belief. When taken together, the beliefs of an individual constitutes the unique worldview of a person, a network of assumptions in which we filter and interpret the events that occur around us. All beliefs limit our behavior in some way and many have a positive effect. However, some beliefs reinforce negative behavior patterns that have a detrimental effect on the way we think and interact with other people, so the NLP offers a set of effective tools to reprogram your set of beliefs and review the way in which See the world to act more positively within it. The main way to discover those beliefs is to attack every topic of our life that we want to improve and thinking about all the negative things that we were told about the issue since we were kids and all the bad experiences we had about it in business, with the money, in the couple or any other aspect of your life.
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