The Unexpected Benefits of Neuro Linguistic Programming Training
As NLP trainers we’ve noticed that most people are drawn to Neuro Linguistic Programming training for a specific reason. Therapists and life coaches are interested in learning NLP training to help their clients achieve their goals. Business owners and entrepreneurs want to enhance their leadership and communication skills. However, by the end of the training, most of our participants have experienced unexpected new ways that NLP enhances their lives.
In a previous post, we introduced the basics of NLP and how it works. Neuro Linguistic Programming training enables you to dig deeply into mental processes you use to create specific internal states. When it comes to your thoughts and your emotions – can you think of an area of your life that isn’t affected? So when you master NLP techniques, you can apply them to endless areas of life.
One far-reaching benefit of Neuro Linguistic Programming training is the power it gives you over limiting beliefs. When you zero in on the specific area of your life that you want to improve, NLP helps you detect your current thought patterns so you can uncover any self-limiting beliefs that are hindering you from achieving your goal.
You may not even be aware of your limiting beliefs, nevertheless they do exert a powerful influence over you. Deep down you may believe that you’re not as good as other people or that you don’t deserve happiness or success. With NLP training you expose these limiting beliefs and better yet, learn to transform them into more positive, affirming beliefs.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming training empowers you to realize that most situations aren’t either good or bad, it’s only our thinking that makes them so. When you focus on the negative aspects of what happens to you, you start forming a limiting belief. This, in turn, causes you to attract the experiences that affirm this limiting belief. For example, if you’ve been in a bad relationship, you may start thinking that you’re doomed to only have bad relationships. So what do you attract? Bad relationships!
NLP allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors, as you desire. It’s a powerful tool you can use to create real and lasting change in your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. For example, Maria used to have the limiting belief that she “wasn’t cut out for tough workouts”. However, by using NLP she’s now a 6am-workout-enthusiast doing hardcore CrossFit!
Another major benefit of Neuro Linguistic Programming training is how it improves every relationship in your life. We all have a tendency to think that our way of seeing things is the right way, which can create communication breakdowns at every level. However, NLP helps us to appreciate that everyone, including ourselves, uses different maps or models of the world. We all see things through different lenses, and so we behave differently. Once you understand this, instead of defending your own map, you seek to understand and learn from the maps other people use to navigate through the world.
This ability to empathize and understand other people’s choices, beliefs and actions will have a profound affect on your relationships. For example, Nando not only uses NLP in his psychotherapy practice, but learning NLP prior to the birth of his first child, he has applied these skills to parenting for the last 22 years as well.
We’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to all the ways you can apply and benefit from NLP. In our upcoming trainings we’ll dive into powerful NLP techniques such as dissociation, reframing, self-anchoring and more. The truth is learning NLP techniques require time and effort. But if you commit to practicing them they’ll become second nature and you will reap many beautiful and unexpected benefits.
We’ve designed our upcoming Neuro Linguistic Programming training to be highly experiential so you get hands-on practice, guidance and feedback. Take a look at our training calendar to learn about our upcoming trainings – for beginners all the way up to masters. If you have any questions, contact us and feel free to ask us anything.