This NLP course “Informed and enriched my life”
I stated an objective for my learning from the NLP Practitioner course;
“I have every intention of going further (in NLP ) and that is because I want to inform and enrich my own life and be in a position to teach NLP techniques to others so that they may benefit”.
Yes, I have informed and enriched my own life through working with this NLP course material and I am embarking on the Master Practitioner course to deepen my knowledge, understanding and experience of NLP. Ultimately I can teach NLP techniques to others for their benefit. I have definitely met my objectives.
What have I learned?
I have learned how to take responsibility for my life experiences, past, present and future. I now know that I can fashion and design my life just exactly as I want it through NLP techniques, including timeline work, self-hypnosis, re-framing and goal setting. I can eliminate negative emotion and free my energy to focus only on what I want to achieve.
I have learned that others have their own model of the world. I have learned how and why that is. I now know that I am not responsible for the thoughts, states and behaviours of others but through language and rapport building skills I can now positively affect their model of the world.
I now know that I have mastery over my own life and I am not at the mercy of outside influences. I am able to be proactive in a productive, efficient and effective way through applying NLP techniques in my everyday life.
I can play! Life is no longer a serious, intense business full of dread and fear! Now I can laugh, be confident and sure that my life is in my hands and they are good hands!
This liberates me!
I always thought I had to work hard with lots of effort and it was just the way it was if I didn’t get anywhere. I now know that goal setting means that my efforts and work are productive. I reach my goals and I now know when I have achieved them.
I also know now that life isn’t hard work, it’s fun! Nothing has to involve the word ‘hard’ or ‘effort’ if NLP techniques are applied. This allows time and energy to enjoy the process.
There are many valuable tools in this training and picking just one is a challenge. On reflection it is that I have learned that I can calibrate, listen to, interpret and communicate effectively with others from a confident, compassionate place in myself. I have learned how to listen to, observe and build rapport with others. That skill is priceless!
I realise that NLP is an ongoing process of learning, understanding and applying the principles so to that end I am reading and re-reading my manual and completing my own notebooks on the material for on-going reference. I continue to listen to and watch the audio/ visual material so that I can keep learning. Repetition and practice make perfect. I feel that I have a working understanding of all components of the course and am developing from there.
I am starting my Master Practitioner course to extend my NLP knowledge and practice.
What changes have I made in my life?
One of the first changes I made was to cut down the working hours I had in a job that was draining me and giving little reward.
I now know that because I haven’t set goals in the past I have drifted in and out of employment and self-employment without any plan. This has resulted in spending time doing things I don’t value or believe in just for the pay packet. This caused me conflict and unhappiness.
I quickly learned that I could face the fears and limiting beliefs that were holding me back and I have been able to change my work life to give me more time and space to fulfill my potential and employ myself according to my values and beliefs. I now follow a work/ life balance that I enjoy.
The internal shift and the resulting changes in my reality have been an eye-opener. I have proved to myself that I can change my internal representations and change my reality. There is more work to do in this area and I am motivated to do it now.
My close, family relationships have changed. The metaphor work has removed anxiety and stress around my thinking about my children, grandchildren, parents, brother and husband!
I now see that everyone is fine and if they aren’t they will let me know!
I feel free to take responsibility for my own life and not everybody else’s now. This has improved the quality of these relationships by giving freedom to us all to live our lives as we choose.
I practice building rapport with others by matching, mirroring, pacing and leading them to create effective, enjoyable communication.
I am confident that I can handle communication with all types of people because I understand that each has their own model of the world, their preferred representational systems and internal representations. I now know that by building rapport, by using specific language and by talking directly to their unconscious mind I can elicit the response that I am looking for when I communicate effectively.
I apply these techniques at work and with my yoga students and at home.
I have changed my gestalts by releasing negative emotions through timeline intervention. This allows me to live a life free from anger,sadness, hurt, fear, guilt and conflict. Truly, what could be better than that! This has changed my inner life completely. My internal representations have changed so my state of mind and physiology have changed and that gives me excellent behaviours and outstanding results.
Setting goals in my future allows me to get excited and motivated about my day. I now know where I am going and why!
In the past my goals were hazy, unclear, unplanned, random, haphazard and ill-defined. The consequence of that was that even though I had achieved them I didn’t know it. I was unaware of achieving these goals therefore the satisfaction and sense of achievement was missing! Bizarre! It would mean that I would still be striving to achieve even though I had already achieved! I think this is an example of my unconscious and conscious minds not being in rapport!
I have self-hypnotised to embed resourceful suggestions in my unconscious mind. My conscious and unconscious mind are in rapport here so the results will be congruent with my desired outcomes, values and beliefs.
Applying NLP allows me to relax and live in the moment. I am now in control of my life and can institute changes whenever and wherever I need. This gives me freedom of choice, flexibility and motivation to make effective changes as needed without feeling I am stuck or in a rut. If something isn’t working I have the ability to change it.
There is more to do to perfect the life that I lead and now I’m confident that all I need is time. I now know that I can make it happen.
And for the future?
I am using this training going forward to craft the perfect life that I want to lead. I am also setting up a business as an NLP Practitioner to offer NLP services to those who seek help through NLP techniques. I am starting to advertise these services as soon as possible. Why wait? There are people out there who are looking for this help.
I am starting the Master Practitioner course as soon as possible. I am keen to learn, develop and build on my Practitioner training. I want to take this work forward and develop excellence at applying it for myself and others. I look ahead to training Trainers and making a career out of a subject that I believe works, is ecological and fundamentally straightforward that gives every chance of success.
The objectives I have set myself going forward are:-
- One month re-cap plan of NLP training material
- Ongoing study and practice of Practitioner training material to develop my NLP skill set
- Developing NLP programmes that will meet the needs of clients
- Set up my NLP business ‘Living Your Excellence’
- Advertise my NLP business and begin to see clients
- Study and succeed with the Master Practitioner course material
- Live the perfect life that I choose!
Thank you Anthony,
I have really enjoyed and felt the benefit of your NLP training course.