NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Psychology)
I became certified in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology in 2015. The focus of this work is communication and perspective. I had already been incorporating much of the principles of NLP without an awareness of the background or clarity of why the principles provided relief to my clients. With a greater understanding of the "tool" of NLP, I am able to create and blend the techniques and enhance the opportunity for each client.
There is so much in this world we do not understand. So when I work with my clients I like to start with what we DO understand. In this reality, we have the elements of time, space, matter and energy. Make a change to one or more of these elements concerning an issue and you will change the outcome. My techniques are focused around these elements to facilitate positive change.
Let me give you a quick example of what I am talking about.
When you are "faced" with a challenge, that issue does not exist 100 yards away from you. No, you feel it in your face. Right smack in front of you! And when that issue is so close, what it does is block everything else in your life. You MUST deal with it in order to see anything else. With NLP I help clients to use perspective (space) to move the issue farther away which opens you to see solutions. When an issue is farther away it's not as big or powerful.
Time is also an important factor in our challenges. I love working with time because it is a known element of this reality but it's also an illusion. When you are doing something you enjoy, time passes quickly. But when you are doing something you don't want to be doing, time drags by slower than a turtle crossing the street. And the funny thing about thoughts and time is that most fear uses old thoughts and projects them into the future, only to have time send it back to slap us...again and again. You can stop this cycle!
Thoughts become things (matter) when they affect your emotions and response to Life. Stress is the number one preventable factor which contributes to health issues. Learning how to deal with a stressor can change your perspective, open you to enjoy the time during your day, and offer you the ability to feel safe to stretch yourself and try new things.
When you feel good you have more energy to motivate you to evolve and move forward.