There are many methods that have been explored when it comes to altering the behavioural patterns of the brain and mind. NLP is a practice that revolves around doing exactly that. The focus of this method, however, is altering behaviour through language. The ultimate goal is to create better habits and behaviours through recoding the way the mind reacts to certain stimuli. The founder of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler, describes the method as “a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them" and "a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour."
Although the practice may sound somewhat daunting and almost like altering the mind completely, this is not the case. The NLP method is essentially a practice that aims to fix communication barriers between the subconscious and the conscious mind. Often we believe that we understand what our subconscious is telling is and even more often, this isn’t the case. NLP aims to create an understand between the conscious and the unconscious mind, allowing the patient to have control over their mind, life and emotional well-being.
Benefits of NLP.
- Helps to Reduce Anxiety
Like most therapeutic practices, NLP is effective when it comes to easing anxiety and unnecessary worry. The combination of relaxation and guided imagery is perhaps the biggest reason NLP helps to relieve anxiety.
2. Supports Weight Loss
It isn’t an unknown fact that most bad eating habits stem from an unbalanced emotional state. Many of us turn to over eating in times of sadness and frustration or we turn to foods that are void of nutritional value. As such, psychological behavioural modification can be helpful for reducing how much a person eats and increasing how often they exercise.
3. Removal of Bad Habits
One of the best ways to end bad habit is to replace it with a new, good habit.NLP has proven to be a sought after method when it comes to taking on a healthier, more wholesome habit to replace a bad one. Since NLP has no risk for side effects, it is a great tool for anyone fighting off habits that are not beneficial to your personal growth.
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