Can You Learn NLP From A Book (Or Online Course)?

A question that often comes up on NLP forums, especially those open to people who are just curious about NLP as well as NLP Practitioners, is: “Can you learn NLP from a book?” Often this gets a snarky reply, along the lines of “How dare you ask such a question, you ignorant newbie? Of course […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 4: How To Set A Resource Anchor For Yourself

Let’s set a resource anchor. Here are the step by step instructions (if you haven’t read the previous articles in this series, you may want to read those first). Step 1: What resource state would it be useful to you to have, any time you choose? Is it confidence, calmness, determination, curiosity, or what? Choose […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 3: How To Set An Anchor, Plus Key Success Tips

Four steps to Anchoring This is the overall outline of the anchoring process, without specifying any particular context, purpose, state, or stimulus. Step 1: Elicit a powerful desired state. Actually the best time to anchor a state when working with someone else is when the person is in that state naturally, but otherwise, or if […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 2: What Is Anchoring?

In which we find out how and why anchoring works, and look at some commonly occurring natural anchors you might find in everyday life. Definition of Anchoring “Anchoring refers to the tendency for any one element of an experience to bring back the entire experience. You have all had the experience of walking down the street and smelling something, and then suddenly you are back in another time and place. The […]

Introduction To NLP Anchoring 1: Identifying States You Want To Change

Let’s 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, and then go on to consider how you can use it to inspire, evoke, and manage emotions in others. Emotions change from moment […]

An NLP Exercise To Increase Your Emotional Self-Awareness

To be able to use your NLP skills wisely, you need to be aware of your own emotions. If you are not in touch with your own emotions, you will not be able to manage them or to recognise emotions accurately in others. In turn, without these competencies, you will not be good at managing […]

NLP Techniques: Key Factors That Make The Swish Pattern Work

Following on from my previous article about the Swish Pattern, let’s look in a bit more detail at the critical factors that make the Swish Pattern work. You might want to read that first anyway, as I’ll be referring to bits of it throughout this article. Let’s start with the ‘trigger picture’ of the stimulus […]

Respect For The Other Person’s Map Of The World – Interview With Andy Smith part 2: Practical NLP Podcast 84

This week we have the second half of an interview that we did about how to apply the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP to improve your life and work. In the first half we explored the principle that “The map is not the territory”. In this interview we look at another principle that flows naturally […]

The Map Is Not The Territory – Interview With Andy Smith: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 83

This week’s episode is something a bit different. Instead of me interviewing a prominent member of the NLP community, it’s someone interviewing me – about the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP and how you can use them to be more effective in your life and work, even if you’re not NLP trained. My interviewer is […]

A couple of special offers, one of them free…

I don’t want to make a habit of this, but here’s a couple of special offers for Practical NLP Podcast listeners – and one of them’s free!. The first is me being interviewed by success coach Deb Johnstone about how to apply NLP principles for more success in your life and business. You can only […]

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