NLP: How To Improve Your Anchoring Skills

If you’re an NLP Practitioner, you’ll know how important continued practice is to keep your skills fresh and improve them. Here are some ideas for practicing anchoring and sharpening your anchoring skills: Make a list of the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and olfactory and gustatory anchors in your life. Use associated recall for resource anchors, dissociated review […]

‘Mapping Across’: A Simple NLP Technique To Change Unwanted Responses

‘Mapping Across’ is an example of what computer geeks call a ‘brain hack’ – a simple tweak that you can do to make your mind run more effectively. This time we’re working with visual submodalities. You can use this mapping across process to transition from one internal state to another. For example, you can move from […]

Five Ways To Relax Instantly Anywhere

Sometimes you need to relax when you’re out and about and it’s not convenient to take twenty minutes to lie down and relax totally: maybe on your way to a crucial appointment, in an interview, giving a presentation, or any other situation normally regarded as highly stressful. Here are five ways to relax that my […]

NLP Techniques: The Swish Pattern

If you have read my previous articles about submodalities and how to use submodalities to increase your personal effectiveness, it’s time to try out another of the most widely known NLP applications – the ‘Swish pattern’. It’s called the Swish pattern because… well, you’ll find out why in a moment. The Swish is great for defusing the […]

NLP: Submodalities and Your Personal Effectiveness

The previous article introduced submodalities, one of the most powerful concepts in NLP, and contained a little thought experiment using visual submodalities which I hope you tried out and got the benefit from. The logical next step would be to write an article about auditory (hearing) submodalities, and how they can help you to, for […]

Introduction to Submodalities (+ how they are useful)

One of the great discoveries of NLP, and one of the things that sets it apart from any other kind of changework, is Richard Bandler and John Grinder’s realisation that process is more important than content. To put it another way, the way you think about something is more important than what you’re thinking about. […]

Practical NLP 30: Chaining Anchors and Practical Applications of Anchoring

The longest ever podcast this week, as we get a step by step guide to chaining anchors, suggest some real-life practical applications for anchoring in business and elsewhere, review the material about anchoring covered in the last few podcasts, and suggest some ways that you can practice and sharpen your anchoring skills. Includes: How to […]

Practical NLP 28: How To Set Up Your Circle of Excellence

Are there situations that you find challenging? Where you don’t respond as you might, and consequently don’t perform as well as you could? Maybe giving a presentation, or speaking at an important meeting, or maybe job interviews? Luckily, there’s something you can do about it. With this NLP technique called “The Circle of Excellence”, you […]

Practical NLP 26: Give Yourself A Resource Anchor

In this episode we look at how the NLP method known as ‘anchoring’ can help you manage your emotional state so that you can respond more appropriately and successfully in situations where you face challenges. We also guide you through a simple exercise where you can set yourself up a resource anchor so you can feel […]

Practical NLP Podcast 20: Dealing With The Inner Critic

This week’s podcast looks at, or rather listens to, ‘auditory submodalities’, and shows you a powerful and easy way to apply them to defuse an inner critical voice (also known as the ‘chatterbox’, ‘Self 1’, or ‘the monkey mind’, depending on which school of coaching you went to or which self-help books you’ve read). Featuring […]