NLP Explained Simply

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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) sounds complex but is just about the way that words affect us. NLP is a fantastic way of helping people achieve whatever they want. Based on “modelling” (studying) people who are the best in their chosen field, sifting what they do and reducing it down to all the elements that are productive.  The intention is that it should be analysed and shared so that others can quickly follow their example and get similar results.  To me NLP stands for “No Longer a Problem”.



Q, So what is NLP all about?

A, NLP is another “tool” for accessing the programs you run unconsciously, those automated processes you were born with or learned through repetition. NLP does not require the same depth of state change as hypnosis and still effectively brings about changes and improvements.


Q, Does Hypnosis and NLP work?

A, Yes, it only requires that you really want what you came for and are doing it for yourself (not just to please others)!  These are tools to help you change physically, emotionally and personally.  The quality of improvement is dependant on your desire, the ability of the practitioner and their intent. Where ever possible I carry out the work in one session.


Q, What can NLP help me with?

A, It works with any mental process you want to remove or enhance. I have helped people with a wide range of issues, from anger management to hoarding to physical pain and unfortunately quite common – sexual abuse at an early age.


Q, How do I choose a practitioner?

A, Rapport is the main thing.  Choose someone who you can quickly feel at ease with, someone who explains everything well, who is interest in you and your issue.


Q, How come I don’t know anyone treated in this way?

A, People don’t mind telling others, things such as stopping smoking.  However more personal things that go quite deep tend not to be spoken of.  NLP in particular does tend to make it less of a memorable problem once it has been removed therefore not so likely to be raised by the person it helped.


Q, I know someone where Hypnosis didn’t work. Why?

A, If that person wasn’t adequately informed about what to expect then they might have gone through the experience thinking they had not been “under”, therefore they resist the intervention.  This is why I am careful to clarify what to expect and prepare you for what can be a very pleasant experience.


Q, What qualifications or awarding bodies should I look for.

A, This is an unregulated industry. Membership of any particular body only relates to paying an annual membership and meeting their entry criteria. Individuals vary in abilities even with the same qualifications, so personal assessment based on your discussion with them is the best determiner. Look for someone with a wide experience of life and who has characteristics that shows their own commitment to self development.


Q, Will I be treated using NLP or Hypnosis?

A, It depends!  I use whatever I feel is best suited to you and your needs.  I often use both in one session and other related “tools” as necessary.


Q, What if it doesn’t work?

A, We will agree at the outset what we are working on together.  Where possible I will always seek out the root cause and fix that as the priority.  When a problem and the outcome are simply defined and reachable I will offer a fixed price outcome and do whatever is necessary until that outcome is achieved.


Q, Will I have to “re-live” the problem.

A, No. I use techniques that allow you to see the situation without being drawn back into it.


Q, Can it be undone?

A, If you want it to, if you don’t follow instructions or if you deliberately test it. For instance: Smoking is a repetitive learning experience, if once you have stopped you try a smoke you risk reconnecting to all those repetitive actions, connections and associations and could relearn the problem.


Q, Do I have to tell you all the details?

A, No.  I work better and faster with the bare bones of the issue.  I don’t need details to help you, I will only ask for what I need and you must be as honest and open as possible or tell me when it is something you don’t want to talk about.


Q, How confidential is this?

A, Everything you tell me is in total confidence.  Should I need to research or discuss your case with others it will be done with total anonymity.


Q, What if I have blotted out the cause or don’t know how it started?

A, At an unconscious level you do know! It is my job to get the “gatekeeper” of your unconscious to release it and help you be released from it.  I pride myself in being very good at this! Sometimes your gatekeeper doesn’t want to let either of us know, in which case I get it to remove and disconnect the issue in its entirety.


Q, Why would I need to clear out something I have deliberately blotted out.

A, Well it must be affecting you. Holding bad things in a compartment in your brain is a bit like throwing the remains of a fish in your kitchen bin, whilst you can’t see it, over time it does stink the whole kitchen out and it doesn’t get better until removed!


Q, How long does a session last.

A, Between one and two hours.  I could tell you a more accurate time when you book. The session takes as long as it takes to see that it has worked or has started the changes required.  You will know it is starting to work before leaving and should experience progressive improvement.


Q, How long does it work for?

A, Changes are made at a neurological level.  In effect you are wired differently and it will remain so. This is why I always seek out the core issue and work on that.


Q, Will I need repeat sessions.

A, When I have dealt with the core issue it should also resolve many other related connections.  As things settle you may then wish to deal with any other minor issues that become apparent.


Please see my blog ten pin theory for further clarification.

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