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FAQ


What happens in an NLP session?

Together we identify exactly what it is you want to change i.e. the problem. Attention is payed to any purpose or learning that the problem may have.
Then I help you to explore the detail of how you want to be different i.e. thought process, sensory details, beliefs, self talk.
Then, using an NLP processes or language patterns the problem is 'collapsed' or 'deactivated' and the new way of being is in place.

Išve heard people say NLP is fast.

Because NLP focuses more on how we think and less on what we think, the behaviour or experience that isn't working only needs to be identified; it doesn't need to be 'unpacked'.
This means the change happens more quickly plus it makes the process comfortable.

Can you give me an example of how NLP works?

Spider phobia: Imagine seeing an enormous spider dangling directly in front of your face? Not so nice.
Now clear your mind of that because it's much more comfortable to think of a field of sunflowers or gently breaking waves. A common way for people to have a phobic reaction to spiders is to picture a spider completely oversized and far too close in their minds.

NLPers ask the question, "If another person feels neutral about spiders, what can we learn about them that we could teach the phobic person so they can feel 'relatively' neutral about spiders, too?"
Usually people who feel neutral about spiders have an image representing spiders that is proportionally correct and at a reasonable distance.
The phobic person is then taught to create an image of spiders that appears in the same way (i.e. proportionally correct and at a reasonable distance) as it does to the person who feels neutral about spiders.

Medical doctor David Muss studied the NLP brief treatment for phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 1991, he worked with 70 police involved in the Lockerbie aeroplane bombing. He reported in the British Journal of Counselling Psychology that the treatment worked successfully in every case, requiring a maximum of three brief sessions.

Where does NLP come from?

Most information in the field of psychology has come from studying people with problems. NLP's genius comes from its core principle - studying success. Because success, even when it appears 'magical,' has a discernable structure which can be copied or modelled.

It began in California in the 1970's with the 3 innovative and highly successful psychotherapists, Virginnia Satir, Fritz Pearls and Milton Erickson.
Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the co-founders of NLP, spent months recording and studying the work of these therapists with the aim of learning and coding the structure of their 'magical' work.
This initial modelling project provided a wealth of detailed information about human thought and behaviour and the processes involved in healing and development.

Could this be helpful for physical health problems?

There is at present an explosion of scientific knowledge in the field of neuro-immunology and it is proving conclusively that people can influence their mental and physical health by changing their thought processes.
The mind and body directly affect one another. We are one whole.

A one-year study (May 1993-May 1994) run with approval of the Department of Health in Denmark gives a good example of the effectiveness of NLP in physical health care.
The results of using NLP methods to reverse the physical effects of asthma were studied.
After an average of 13 hours of NLP work, the subjects increased their lung capacity by 200ml (healing several years of damage in the one year of the study), dropped use of inhalers to nil and reduced sleep disturbances to nil. Other studies show similar results with disorders such as high blood pressure.

How long will it take?

  • Individuals or couples usually experience significant change after one or two sessions. Other people take 4-8 sessions to make the changes they need.
  • Sessions can also be ongoing during periods of change.
  • Consulting for an organization or business depends on the size and needs of the group.
  • Courses, seminars and workshops are run both in-house and public.
  • In-house workshops are tailored to the organisations needs.
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