Category Archives: NLP

Neuro Linguistic Programming & Neuro Linguistic Psychology

Releasing negative thoughts to make room for positive ones

  I wonder if you ever have the same experience as me around negative thinking. Sometimes something small can trigger me into thinking negatively. For example, Spam! There are a number of spam emails I receive regularly, some three or … Continue reading

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What is being happy?

 The emotion of being happy is something we experience in the moment. Think about it for a moment. Emotion, and I mean all emotions are short lived bio-chemical reactions created by the focus of our thoughts in any moment. Consider … Continue reading

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A Layperson’s guide to basic brain structure!

Following on from last week I thought it would be useful to start with a basic look at the “geography” of the brain and what is currently thought of as an overview of function. I include here an image I … Continue reading

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Preparing for the future by visioning the outcome

There is an element used in all NLP techniques that also forms the basis of some complete processes. This element is called future pacing.  We can use this element to motivate us to achieve our goals, remind us of behaviours … Continue reading

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Breaking habitual patterns of thinking

Last week I talked about how some of us have the habit of catastrophizing future experience and how I had noticed this pattern in myself. So what have I been doing about it? The first step in all personal development … Continue reading

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How to remember the good old times! Switching perspectives

I think I’m in heaven! I’m sitting in the garden next to the pond, the sun is blazing down but I’m in the shade of the rose trellis. I can see the fish swimming around and I feel good. What … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air, time for a change

I’ve decided I’m ready for a change of topic now. I have decided to run a series over the next few months looking at Positive Psychology. I was part of the very first cohort to study Positive Psychology in Europe. … Continue reading

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Getting back in the driving seat of your life!

Last week I wrote about positive intentions and how these can keep us stuck if we do not find a new way to satisfy these important intentions. This week I want to build on what you need to do to … Continue reading

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How can we stay safe if we let go of our fear, hurt and anger?

Following on from last week.. From an NLP perspective whenever we help someone tackle a personal issue we look at how to preserve the original “positive intention”. For example when we talk about letting go of either fear, hurt or … Continue reading

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Why do we hang onto our hurts, fears and anger?

This week’s blog follows on from my thoughts about forgiveness last week. In NLP we use a term “positive intention”. This is the understanding that for every behaviour there is a positive intention that drives it. Sometimes this positive intention is … Continue reading

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