Updated: May 23
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) focuses on HOW language and behaviour influence the mind and body to achieve specific goals.
As a personal trainer and a professional coach, I have always been fascinated by the power of the mind-body connection.
In fact, it's why I became a coach in the first place - to help people (re) connect their mental, emotional, and physical states and achieve success.
If you're ready to create some "aha" moments, check out my top 5 favorite NLP techniques and the practical steps to put them into action.
The 5 Techniques are:
Technique No. 1: Visualization
How can you tap into the power of mental rehearsal? Create a vivid image of yourself, as athletes do:
Identify a specific task you want to achieve.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a great detail.
Use all of your senses: you can see it, smell it, hear it, feel it and taste it.
Anchor your feelings of confidence.
Technique No. 2: Reframing
It's all about perspective. It allows you to see the opportunities in hardship, opposed to dwelling on the negatives.
Ask yourself, "How can I approach this situation differently?"
Look for the opportunity for learning instead of focusing on the problem.
Replace negative self-talks with positive affirmations.
Technique No. 3: Modelling
It is based on the Law of Attraction: the idea that whatever you consistently think ab out you move towards.
Identify people you admire who have achieved the success you want.
Look for ways to incorporate their habits and mindsets into your own life.
Practice modeling regularly to develop a new habit.
Technique Number 4: Mirroring
Mirroring is used to find a common ground with other people, to enter their world and to build a bridge to them:
Mirror the body language: Posture, Gestures, facial Expressions
Match their tone of voice and energy level.
Match their language patterns: Similar language and vocabulary to build trust.
Technique Number 5: Anchoring
Do you know the psychological concepts of conditioning?
It is when a stimulus triggers certain responses. Anchoring helps associate a positive memory with a deliberate gesture, image, word = an anchor.
Start by thinking about an emotion.
Recall the moment and the feelings in detail.
Create a reminder in your nervous system (that involves touch) that says when I do this, do that.
Repeat "this" signal ="that" response.
Make your brain think and feel the same way you want with NLP Techniques.
🧠Which one is your favorite?