Neurolingistic programming: break down your inner walls

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Neurolingistic programming: break down your inner walls

What if you could control everything? Not just what you do consciously, but also what happens unconsciously? That sounds too good to be true, do you think? Then you've come to the right place, because with NLP you can also positively change and actively influence unconscious processes.

Read here what exactly neurolingistic programming is, how it works and how you can apply it in your everyday life.

What is Neurolingistic Programming (NLP)?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Let's take a closer look at the components. "Neuro" stands for nervous system. Its job is to pass on all the information that your organs receive to the brain. It is therefore responsible for how you perceive things and how you feel and behave accordingly.

"Linguistic" means linguistic. Language is what sets us humans apart from other mammals. No other species is able to pass on information in such detail through oral communication.

Last but not least, we have the term "programming". It describes the basic idea behind the system. Behind it are targeted exercises that are intended to change structures that you have already learned. The aim is to enable new developments with which you can also change your personal reality.

How does Neurolingistic Programming work?

The first step is to analyze your current patterns of thought and behaviour. Only when you are ready to break them down can you establish new structures. You overwrite your outdated patterns with new ones that are more appropriate for the respective situations and enable you to think and act more efficiently.

This opens up completely new perspectives on problems that previously seemed unsolvable to you. Your scope for action increases and the solution to the puzzle is suddenly obvious. In the long term, you can become happier and more satisfied with your life thanks to neurolingistic programming.

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3 Areas of application of neurolingistic programming

Neurolingistic programming is particularly popular in professional life. Efficiency is particularly important here. Many people stand in their own way in their professional development. They are unable to develop their full potential because patterns of thought and action that they learned in their childhood work against them. These prevent them from achieving their personal goals. It is therefore important to break these patterns.

Another important area of application is personal development. Do you want to become the best version of yourself? Then you need to get rid of bad habits. But first you have to recognize them. The same applies to insecurities and fears. By analyzing your current patterns of thought and action, you can uncover them and recognize which patterns you are stuck in. In this way, you create the basis for working on them. You awaken all the skills that really lie within you and create space to establish them.

It is similar with learning coaching, because Neurolingistic Programming is not just for adults. Neurolingistic programming helps you to uncover the thought patterns that prevent children and young people from understanding and comprehending certain things. Once this obstructive pattern has been uncovered, it can be overwritten. Learners open their minds and look at problems in the classroom from different perspectives. In this way, issues become more transparent and mental blocks are removed.

Neurolingistic programming and its models: a deeper insight

There are various techniques with which you can implement Neurolingistic Programming and use it for your personal development. You can use them both as an exercise and directly when interacting with other people.

Refraiming

Reframing forms the basis for all your future successes. It involves consciously remembering negative experiences. You deliberately put yourself back into the negative emotions that you felt. In this way, you can also succeed in recognizing the positive aspects of these events.

In this way, you can put the situation that you initially classified as negative into a new, positive framework. This will completely change the way you look at things and you will be able to overcome the fears that came with it.

Swish method

The Swish method requires your wishful thinking. First, you put yourself back in a situation that was unpleasant for you. As it plays out in your mind's eye, you think about how you would have liked it to be. And that's exactly how you let it play out now.

In this way, you overwrite the negative experience and associate it with positive emotions. The more often you practise this, the more you internalize the desired behaviour and actually act in this way in the relevant situations.

Neurolingistic programming and coaching: a strong team

You want to surpass yourself so much, you even have very clear goals in mind, but there are blocks inside you that you just can't overcome? That can be frustrating. But don't worry, you're not alone. There are countless people who fail to reach their full potential because there are invisible barriers that they can't break through. They don't know why this is the case either.

With professional help, you can finally break down these walls. Your experienced coach will show you how to use NLP techniques in a targeted way. They will help you to tailor them precisely to your personal experiences and individual blockages. Together you will get to the bottom of these barriers.

You analyze situations in which you have had bad experiences so that you can visualize them as realistically as possible. Your coach will show you how you can see them from a different perspective and make positive associations with them. You overwrite all the negative aspects and emerge from your coaching stronger.

Neurolingistic programming: 5 steps to successful application

Our 5 steps will teach you how to successfully integrate Neurolingistic Programming into your everyday life. We will show you how to implement the principles skillfully and push your own boundaries.

1. define your goals

Do you actually know what exactly you want to achieve? Do you want to become more communicative? Do you want to be braver? Do you want to come out of your shell more or boost your self-confidence? And what exactly will that bring you? A promotion at work, a wider circle of friends or simply fewer arguments in your private life? Define what you hope to gain from neurolingistic programming.

2. name your problems

What exactly is the problem? What is stopping you from achieving the goal you have just defined? Try to define what barriers are inherent in you. What negative experiences underlie them?

3. find reasons for your problems

Why did the negative situations arise? What exactly prevented you from acting the way you wanted to? Were you too insecure? Did you not communicate enough? Were you unable to assert yourself? Did you display behaviors that you had learned but were not appropriate? Find out what caused the negative emotions.

4. find ways to overcome the problems

What exactly would have been the best way to handle the situations you remember negatively? How would you have liked to have acted if there hadn't been a wall inside you stopping you? How do others behave who see similar situations in a positive light? Would these behaviors also be an option for you?

5. overwrite negative experiences

Visualize how negative events could have turned out positively. Bring them to life in your mind's eye and internalize them. Repeat them over and over again and overwrite your negative experiences with the pure power of your thoughts.

Neurolingistic programming: Your path

Neurolingistic programming is all about overwriting negative experiences. With the help of various exercises and techniques, you break down patterns of thought and behavior that limit you. You break down the barriers within you that prevent you from reaching your full potential. This opens your eyes and mind to different perspectives and approaches. Outdated patterns can no longer prevent you from achieving your personal goals and becoming happy.

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Reviewed by Dr. med. Stefan Frädrich

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