NLP is the study of how our mind interprets the information it receives through our senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste) into a ‘language’ that it can understand.
We were not born with low self-esteem, tendencies to over-eat, or suffering from compulsive behaviours – these are all habits we have learned and practised so often that they become part of ‘who we are’.
For example, someone might be overweight and wants to be slimmer and healthier, but their brain still suggests food when they feel uncomfortable, because eating for many years made them feel better about themselves. It is an ingrained pattern of behaviour.
NLP techniques may be used to assist the individual to adapt whatever it is they are doing into behaviours that could give them the results they want. NLP aims to increase the choices available in any situation, and remove the limitations which currently prevent sound choices being made.
The techniques can be used alone or in conjunction with Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help with many issues. They may be used to eradicate phobias, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief and guilt; improve performance – sports, business or academic; and improve any aspect of your life where communication, (whether internal or external) is a factor. NLP’s potential application is almost unlimited.
Experts believe that NLP enables us to become more aware of our thoughts and how we translate those thoughts into actions. As we now know, the mind and body are inextricably linked and affect each other, the quality of our thoughts impacting on our bodies’ stress levels. Negative thoughts, by placing a strain on the immune system, are also believed to create conditions for disease and ill health. Replacing these negative thought patterns with positive ones might assist good health and speedy recovery from illness. Please note- this does not replace traditional medicine but is complimentary to it.
Doing something well, consistently, is not an accident, it is a process. NLP might help you learn that process and put it into action in your everyday life.
The Clerkenwell Group was founded by Darren Stamford and Gordon Matthews. We use cognitive HYPNOTHERAPY and NLP with the aim of helping our clients with a range of issues, from self-confidence and stopping smoking to weight control, phobias and relationship problems.