Real change begins in your mind. Our thoughts and feelings impact every aspect of our lives, from our relationships to our work. Learning how to control your thoughts will change your life, but it is easier said than done. Neuro-linguistic programming teaches you different techniques that help you reprogram your thinking, and we will be looking at some of them below.
This technique originates from a Russian scientist, Ivan Pavlov, who conducted experiments with his canines by ringing a bell as they ate. He later discovered that his dogs started salivating every time he rang the bell, even when there was no food. In this context, anchoring helps you associate positive emotions with a specific physical action. You can anchor a feeling of confidence in the act of squeezing a finger. When you feel shy, doing this will generate a neurological stimulus-response that will prompt feelings of confidence.
Rapport and mirroring
If you wish you were more charismatic, these two techniques can help you. Mirroring triggers pleasure sensors in the brain, making it easier for you to get along with virtually anyone. It is pretty simple as it only requires you to do what the other person is doing, but it requires subtlety. If the other person consciously notices the mirroring, the rapport will break immediately.
We are always encouraged to practise positive thinking at all times, but it is not that easy. Reframing helps you see the positive in a bad situation. For example, if you do you not get the results you expected from a funding proposal or consultation, then instead of dwelling on the negative consequences, think of how this situation can help you develop a business idea further or how you will be able to use your time more constructively.
Influence and persuasion
Learning how to persuade and influence others ethically can come in handy, especially when dealing with children. These techniques utilise conversational hypnosis, which allows you to speak to the subconscious mind of other people. You can use it to help your children overcome their limiting beliefs and fears.
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