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Welcome to this NLP Practitioner Certification training program with Matt Barnett. In this course you will learn how to take control of your results in whatever context you desire using Neuro-Linguistic Programming. You will discover how to perform at your best at work, achieve your true potential, hit your ideal weight, have the perfect relationship, and live the life of your dreams. You are going to learn the amazing, effective and powerful tools for doing this both for yourself and for working with clients.
The Certified NLP ( Neuro Linguistic Programming ) Practitioner Certification training program that takes you from beginner to advanced NLP
One of the big concepts in Neuro linguistic programming. The NLP communication model, is an eye-opening model that will effectively describe and show you HOW it is we unconsciously create our states, behaviors and emotions, and how we as an NLP Practitioner can take full control of them, so that we can operate from a position of massive personal power. By the end of this lecture you will have a good understanding of the workings of your mind, and I’m going to share something with you that could well change the way you look at, consider and evaluate everything from this point forward.
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The NLP Communication model showed how we only ever process a tiny fraction of our experience. The tiniest part of what we experience, to form our internal representations, the illusions that we consider to be real in fact it could be argued that nothing is real at all. I you are Looking for proof of that… you will find that proof in this lecture
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In this lecture I want to show you and talk to you about what I believe NLP is REALLY, we will get to the official definitions a little later on that you will want to know as an NLP Practitioner, but this lecture is a bigger picture look at what this amazing tool for personal development, NLP is.
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Towards the end of this lecture Matt will share with you an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) principal which, if you are like most people, will start a little soul searching and no doubt a few ‘aha’ moments. And it will certainly help you to understand ‘those’ people that you have met that maybe annoy you, get on your nerves, or wind you up a little and what you are about to learn might just surprise you! This lecture covers quite possibly the most important principal in personal development the awesome cause and effect equation.
In this Lecture Matt digs a little deeper into one of the core principals of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and takes a look at the concept of perception is projection which Is fascinating. During this lecture you will learn a real gem, which will increase your effectiveness if you are working with other people 10-fold. AND something that will assist you in increasing your own influence, effectiveness and personal power as well.
In this lecture Matt discusses how the mind influences the body and vice versa, we are going to talk about the mind body connection and more specifically Neuro transmitter which is the foundation of this NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming ) principal. And we will dig into this so that you will be able to instantly spot change and make changes within yourself and help others to do the same as you work as an NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming ) Practitioner. The concept of Neuro transmitter is amazing as you are about to find out. During this lecture Matt shares with you an incredible story as well so let’s get to it.
In the previous lecture we looked at neuro transmitter, that mysterious entity that is a medium for communication between the mind and body. In fact you could say that it IS the mind body connection and shows us quite clearly why, and how, it is that our thoughts can have an impact on our physiology and behavior.And in this lecture Matt moves on a step from the cause and effect equation, that we looked at a couple of lectures back and looks at the concept of responsibility for change.
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In the previous lecture we looked at Responsibility…. Specifically responsibility for making changes in your behavior and results. This is a fundamental principal in success with NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming ) and as an NLP Practitioner And in this lecture, Matt digs a little deeper into responsibility and how it relates to value. In addition Matt shares one of the secrets for, attracting money to you, so stick around for that.
In this lecture Matt shares with you one of the most crucial aspects of personal development no matter what it is you do, and something that will quite literally catapult you forward, and increase the result's that you are getting. The concept of excellence. from an NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming ) Practitioners perspective
Beliefs influence behavior, and in this lecture Matt talks to you about just how powerful these opinions are and how you can use them to enhance your efficiency, so that you get better results at work, in your business or in your personal life. Towards the end of this lecture Matt shares a principal which is bound to stop you in your tracks and make you think… oh my goodness, so that is what has been happening.
Beliefs are self-fulfilling prophecies, that tend to prove themselves to be right to the person holding them, whether they are or not. It is important that people realize just how amazing they are. To truly understand the incredible potential that they have inside them. One of the ways I like to get this point across is by showing them just what goes on in their system at the unconscious level from moment to moment. And that includes looking at the brain.
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In this lecture we discuss the incredible human brain in more detail. And as we do we discover in a very general overview the structure of the Human brain and by doing so you will understand from a physical perspective how our nonlinear unconscious mind interacts with each physical part of the brain to build up this whole system of self.
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In this lecture we discuss a phenomenon known as the learning state. This is a state where information pours into our unconscious mind and we soak it up like a sponge. If you’ve seen the Matrix then you will recall Neo’s ‘I know Kung Fu’ moment, well it’s a little like that when you are in the NLP learning state. And the good news is that the state is really easy to go into, and you already know how to do it. In this lecture you will learn how to put yourself in to that state at will so that you can absorb huge amounts of information easily and effortlessly.
Peripheral vision is a core skill of an NLP Practitioner and you already know how to do peripheral vision, you have probably just been unaware that that is what you have been doing, so, we have turned it into a simple process that can be taught and learned. And one that you can use whenever you are in a situation when you want to take on board a lot of information quickly.
It is a simple fact that you will get on better in NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming ) if you take an approved and certified training from a recognized trainer that has been evaluated and is highly knowledgeable and skilled in NLP. In this lecture, we are going to go through how the rest of this training will progress and the topics that we will be covering. So, let’s get to it.
In this lecture I want to show you some of the history of NLP and you will soon see that NLP has its roots in some well-known and serious psychology.
Some big players in the field have either contributed or at the very least inspired and influenced some of the developments in NLP so in this lecture I want to show you and talk through the key definitions of NLP so that you can get a feel for how NLP fits together as a whole system for personal development. In this lecture you will see how NLP as an overall concept is so useful for creating lasting change as the go to set of tools for producing results.
These simple concepts that I am going to share with you are really very powerful, empowering, and powerful, yet simple as they are, are so often overlooked by people in their lives. And if you take on these 5 principals and commit to them you are going to see significant changes in your life, greater results, and faster results
In this lecture, I am going to share with you the foundation of the 5 Principals for success. This key point is what everything else builds on, so you might want to really take the time to fully understand this. Because as you are about to find out it, isn’t perhaps what you might think.
In this part we are going to look at Taking Action and how that is going to add rocket fuel to your goals and see you achieving results really quickly. This is a fundamental aspect to goal achievement and one that so easily misunderstood.
Imagine, if you had an NLP machine that you could carry around with you that told you whether things were going to plan? Imagine if you could use that NLP machine to make small corrections to your path so that you avoided obstacles and maintained a steady progress to your ideal life. How good would that be? Well the good news is that you already have one and, in this lecture, I am going to show you how to put it to good use
In this part we are going to be looking at concept of flexible behavior or having behavioral flexibility. And if you are one of those people, that gets really stuck in, and goes for it when you start a new goal, then you might want to pay special attention to this one - because the fact is that we as human beings are creatures of habit and naturally or the most part are not comfortable with change. In this lecture we diuscuss a key principal for success so that you can adapt, and respond to your world and still maintain steady progress towards your goals.
In the previous 4 key principals for success we covered quite a lot of big stuff, however without this final key you’re going to make hard work of achieving your goals. All of these keys need to be present for you to easily achieve your goals. Yet it’s this one, operate from a Physiology and Psychology of excellence that is the one that will let you know just how serious you or your client are about achieving your goals as an NLP Practitioner.
In this lecture, I want to talk to you about an important aspect of goal setting that I see people getting wrong so many times. And it is so common that you really want to understand this lecture to be able to spot it in others when you are meeting or working with them. And this is the distinction between State and Goal
When you combine the keys to an achievable outcome with what you have learned already in the 5 Principals for success, you will be in a really good place for setting your goals and knowing that you will achieve them. The process we are working through in this Section of the NLP Practitioner training is the same process that you want to use when working with NLP clients as well. In this lecture we are going to go through the keys to an achievable outcome and then we will be well positioned to actually construct SMART goals.
In this lecture, we are going to look at the first of the keys to an achievable outcome and that is that the goal needs to be stated in the positive.The goal is to get you to a point where you can start creating your own goals correctly as quickly as possible. This is a process that as an NLP Practitioner you will want to get used to doing
This lecture is a stand alone brief discussion on Motivation as far as NLP is concerned and why that is useful to you as an NLP(neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner and it follows on nicely from the Stated in the positive key we just looked at when we have discussed towards and away from motivation we will carry on with the keys to an achievable outcome.
Key number 2 - Specify present situation.Part of successful goal setting and achievement is not only knowing where you want to get to but also knowing where are currently. This is really important in determining whether or not a goal is realistic or not. You will hear a lot of personal development folk yelling ‘anything is possible’ that you can do anything if you put your mind to it etc. etc. And I tend to agree with that. However a lot of those guys miss the point a little.
Specify your outcome. The simple fact of the matter is, if you don’t know where you are going, you are unlikely to arrive there. You have heard it said in many different ways before I am sure, and it is so true, imagine a game of soccer with no goals, archery without a target. Imagine getting in a car and just driving, with no destination or map and see how you get on. The point is, that in order to move forward you must have a goal to achieve and you need to be able to specify that goal clearly and concisely. In this lecture we take a look at how we might do that.
Ok, so onto the 4th key, - Specify Evidence Procedure so what does that mean? Well the question that you will want to be asking yourself and indeed any client that you are working with. ‘How will I know that I am achieving my goal or have achieved my goal” what evidence will there be along the way, and when you have achieved your goal that will make it absolutely undeniable. Lets take a look.
For you to be successful in achieving it the outcome or goal must be congruent with your entire system. In NLP when we talk about congruency, we are referring to the physiology that accompanies our externalized dreams or goals. So lets discover what that means.
In NLP we ask ‘Is your goal self-initiated or self-maintained'. This is so very important when you are seeing goals and I confess that I have made a number of mistakes around this key over the years and have kicked myself each time for doing it. The point is that you must take full and complete ownership of your goal. And that means that for a goal to be truly achievable and viable, it must be initiated by you, so it must be YOUR goal and not someone else’s.
Is your goal appropriately contextualized.This requires you to run out in time and try on the achievement of your goal. Only this time, we are approaching the outcome or goal in the context of meaning. Does the goal you have and the picture of it in your mind tick all of the correct boxes, and does it make sense in context so lets take a look at how we do that now.
The next key in the list of keys to an achievable outcome is to identify the resources that are needed. There are many different types of resources, for example time, money, material things like equipment, software, machinery etc. and there are less tangible items as well such as a positive attitude, confidence, creativity etc. So to give your goal the best chance of success this key is crucial if you want to really get things going in the right direction.
Ecology is the study of consequences. It links also to the cause and effect equation and responsibility.Whether you like it or not, everything you do, affects something else, physically mentally spiritually, energetically. And The study of ecology gets you to consider the consequences of the pursuit of your goal and its ultimate achievement.
Something that is going to make sure that you cruise towards success in achieving your goal is if your entire system is working in harmony. If there is congruence if your physiology matches your words and behaviors etc.
So that’s what I want to show you now logical levels or neurological levels describes the areas of our being that all need to be in harmony if we are to achieve anything easily. So let’s get to it.
In this section, we are going to be looking at goal setting and achievement as an NLP Pracitioner. You may very well have heard of SMART goals before,.In this section I am going to share with you the ultimate way of writing goals that engages the unconscious mind, works with your motivation and creates such a compelling, exciting and empowering goal that your unconscious mind will chase after it and get it for you. As an NLP Practitioner it is this process that you will be using when working with others.
When we are learning any new skill or topic there are a number of stages that we go through before we can say that we are fully competent. You have probably heard the phrase practice makes perfect and that is of course true. In NLP we can use modeling to model the skills, thought patterns and values and beliefs of another person so that we can fast track the route to competency. And whilst this improves our performance massively these 4 stages of competency as we refer to them in NLP still need to be gone through before we are totally competent in a specific area.
Playing an instrument is a perfect example of how we transition through the different stages to the ultimate unconscious competence that we are aiming for. In this lecture I am going to share with you what I have called the expert paradox which is something potentially negative that you may have to deal with when people achieve unconscious competence
I thought this would be best as a standalone lecture because you may find it useful, and in fact I have taken this lecture pretty much straight of one of my instructor coaching programs so let’s get started and see if you recognize the expert paradox at work in your life. vThe Certified NLP Practitioner Certification training program that takes you from beginner to advanced NLP
By now you are well ready now to get all of your goals rocking and rolling and if you stop and think about it pretty much everything we do is based around the setting and achievement of goals and we already set goals in every area of our life, in our relationships, our businesses the work or job that we do, our health and fitness, everything.So lets look at this in a bit more detail now.
Ask yourself is your goal really specific? For example, If I was going to take on your goal, if I was to go and achieve it for you, would I know precisely what it is you want with the way you are describing it to yourself. Would you be able to outsource your goal to me, leave it, forget about it and wait for me to deliver it up exactly as you want it? Well maybe although my experience tells me probably not. So let’s see why in this lecture.
In this lecture, we are going to look at how to take a top-level goal and turn it into something really specific and in doing so we will further increase our chances of completing the goal successfully. Remember later in this section I will be sharing with you an example of a well written goal, and what you are doing now is building up all of the components of that goal so that you can stitch them all together in to one all-encompassing goal at the end of this section.
In this lecture and the next few coming up, we are going to dig a little deeper into how to make your goals more specific. Staring with setting the scene. And if you recall one of the most useful ways of doing this is to float out to a time in the future and actually experience the successful conclusion of your goal.
In this letcure I want to reinforce the point here that whilst you need to have full responsibility for your goal and your goal needs to be 100% for you and maintained by you. That doesn’t mean you have to do everything alone
In this session, we are going to go a little deeper into the concept of why you even want to achieve your goal in the first place from an NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming Perspective.. And it’s really important that you know this clearly and that you understand the real reasons. And this will then conclude this part on getting specific about your goal and we can then move on to the M of the SMART goals process which stands for measurable and I have a few little tricks for you to keep you on track with your goal in there as well so let’s get going.
The fact of the matter is that if you have set your goal up correctly then in truth you don't really need to measure it. However it can server as a useful tool for boosting motivation and you might find it interesting to see how the whole thing unfolds. And in fact I have a slightly different take on the measurement of your goals that is much more cause oriented so let’s take a look.
This lecture follows on from the previous session on control variables sub goals. As we have already determined. To reach a goal there are a lot of things that need to come together before that system delivers up the result. The completed goal. And often times… we are told that we need to break a big goal down into smaller component parts. However, as you are about to find out, many of these sub goals, might not be sub goals at all and could be individual goals that run concurrently with others.
What I am going to share with you now is something that I do every day to get stuff done and keep on moving towards may goals, and I find it really useful not least as it is a repository for ideas which ultimately become new goals in most cases anyway. And I think it’s something that will help you very much as well. Especially to be able to spot those control variables that I mentioned to you earlier. And that is to keep a journal.
In this lecture I am going to share with you now is a different way of managing your tasks and your to do list. This is something I started doing a few years ago and its stuck and it’s what has helped me to get a whole load of my goals achieved in good time and without burning out. And it goes against a lot of things you may have heard as the first thing you need to do is bin task lists. Let’s take a look.
In this session I want to share with you something that I picked up from Steven Coveys 7 habits of highly effective people and has really helped me in determining what is important and what isn’t and how to measure the effectiveness of my efforts so I guess in this lecture we are beginning to cross over into action a little however, what you will find from doing this process is that you will very quickly get a feel for what is working and what isn’t and how effective you are being in achieving your goals.
In this lecture carry on now through to the next lecture and look at the A of the smart model which actually stands for a number of things and I tend to mix these up based on my intuition when I am working with other people however for this course lets go through each of these as they are all highly relevant.
In this part, we are going to look at Taking Action. Look what I am giving you now is not rocket science, however, it is often easy to mix up being very busy with real focused action that is going to drive you forward towards your goal. So lets take a look so you will understand how all this fits together.
In this lecture we continue on with Action. Now when you have a goal in mind, there is always a whole load of stuff to get done. And so far, we have spoken about a number of things that you can do to keep a track of your goal and to measure how effective your efforts are. And what I want to share with you now Is a bit of a stretch for most people, and I truly believe it is how you manifest your goals in the quickest way possible. The Certified NLP Practitioner Certification training program that takes you from beginner to advanced NLP
In this session, we are going to look at a common ‘issue’ that people say they have when working with goals and that is that simply get afraid when it comes to taking action and again, that doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with someone because they feel that way, it simply means that they are a human being. However, fear of any kind is going to hold you back and prevent you from realizing your potential. So what can you do about it. Let’s take a look.
The very best person to be accountable to is yourself. To be at cause for everything that happens in your life. AND there is no harm especially in the early days of putting yourself out there and making yourself accountable to other people. In essence this is why coaching works so well… or at least one of the reasons it does. A coach will hold you accountable for the things you state you are going to do and will provide encouragement along the way as well. Of course they can’t actually do the work for you though and so at the end of the day it’s down to you. Now if you are like a fair amount of people out there. That sentence… it’s all down to you… can be a bit scary. And again that’s normal, remember if you are like most folk out there, you probably haven't been looking at things through this lens or at least haven't for a while. The Certified NLP Practitioner Certification training program that takes you from beginner to advanced NLP
In this lecture, we are going to look into the concept that a SMART goal needs to be timed. That is that there needs to be a definite time for completion or achievement of that goal. And I promise you there will be no more sporting analogies. So lest get into it.
In this lecture, we are going to go look into a little more detail the time frame that you set for your goal and why it is so important. Now to recap on this, it you don’t know where you are going you are to go to get there and that includes the by when date. So what I would like to show you is the importance of how you define the due date for your goal. And the distinction between a fixed date and a by then date.
In this section, I am going to be showing you the Presuppositions of NLP. Now you may remember when we were discussing what NLP is I referred to it as an attitude of curiosity. And that is true, and I think it’s fair to say that as an NLP practitioner attitude is an important part of being successful in your work. If you remember we went through the ‘What is NLP really’ lecture earlier in the course well that opinion of what NLP is really comes from these Presuppositions. There are much deeper more philosophical explanations of what NLP is all about really. These are beliefs for the most part that if you take on board will assets you in your life and assist you in becoming a great NLP Practitioner.
I like to say that one of the things we all have in common is our uniqueness. And it’s true, we may share a lot of similarities with the people that we meet, we may well get bunched into groups of people and get labeled as British, European, White black, Asian. And a whole load of other labels as well. But the fact of the matter is. You are a one off, and there is no one the same as you anywhere on the planet. So lets look a little deeper into this whole idea of respecting the other persons model of the world.
Next up, number 2 Behavior and change are to be evaluated in terms of context and ecology. As NLP Practitioners, we need to be careful when we are working with our clients that they don’t inadvertently cause themselves additional issues. So lets take a look at how we do that.
The next presupposition states that Resistance in a client is a lack of rapport, In NLP we say, there are no resistant clients, only inflexible communicators. So What do we mean by that.? Well, to be a really effective communicator involves, assuming responsibility for the communication. And by that, I mean 100% responsibility for the communication, how it is received, how well it flows, and whether or not it reaches the goal of that communication.
In this lecture I am going to offer my own addendum to this presupposition which is how I have been able to accept this presupposition and work with it. As I confess it is the one aspect of NLP that I have wrestled with over the years. So as I say some people may find this a little tough to get their head around and the thing is this, behavior is what people do, not who people are, and very often we will hear people being labelled with a behavior, equating the behavior with the person as if the two things are the same. And of course they are not
5 - Everyone is doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them. And again this presupposition needs to be considered fairly carefully to understand it. As on the face of it it can seem to contradict another presupposition which states that everyone has the resources they need to be a success and achieve their goal. So you might be thinking to yourself, well if everyone has all the resources they need, and they are doing their best with this resource they have - well how can that possibly make sense…
When we are working with someone using NLP the only thing that we have as an indicator or barometer to what is going on in a client’s thinking, the internal representations they have is the outwardly noticeable behavior that they are producing in that moment. And as an observer, we can’t without communicating or specific questioning understand the client’s filters, values and beliefs, so all we have at this point is their behaviors as a reference. Which is why of course it is so important to have sensory acuity, why it is so important to get into Rapport with the client and essential to have a real connection to the client that we are working with, we want to be able to try on the client’s model of the world, to shift our perspective so that we view the world through the client’s lens and try on their values and belief systems so that we can fully guide them where they want to go.
You will hear this a lot in the work of NLP and that is that the Map is not the territory. It’s an awesome statement which if you think about it for a while will start to have some real meaning to you and it’s something that we can apply to the world of NLP coaching really easily. Now The map is not the territory, is a phrase coined by Alfred Korzybski, in his book science and sanity. So what do we mean when we say that the map is not the territory.
Next on this list of NLP presupposition states that you are in charge of your mind and therefore your results. Now This makes good logical sense if you stop and think about it for a moment. When you consider this it is fairly clear that No-one can control the way you think, no one can form the internal representations you have for you and therefore the behavior and results you produce are created by you, they are yours and yours alone.
People have all the resources they need to be a success and to achieve. The simple fact of the matter is that there are no limits, with the exception of the limits that are self-imposed, to what you can achieve, and you have inside of you all of the power, resources and energy - everything you need to be success in whatever you choose to do in your personal life, your work or business and your relationships health and fitness and so on. Within each and every single person, young or old, male or female, is an abundance of energy, an unlimited potential, a boundless creativity that when it is awoken will enable anyone to achieve absolutely anything at all.
In this lecture, I want to talk to you about how all procedures should increase wholeness.
When a client is operating with internal conflicts or self-imposed limiting beliefs, by default they are not operating at their best or operating in alignment with their true innate purpose in life. They are not striding forward to the life of their dreams, not living the life they deserve and not attracting the abundance of wealth, success and happiness that is there just waiting for them.
There is no Failure only feedback. As human beings we are incredible, unlimited learning machines, we start from a very early age like a sponge waiting to absorb as much knowledge as can be thrown our way, and over a few years, and with very little help from anyone else we learn to walk and talk, reason, argue.... In fact we learn a lot and very quickly. and one of the things I love to do it to remind people of a couple of the most incredible things they have already achieved. And of course if you are taking this program, then you have also, already achieved so much, so many amazing things, things you might not even attempt today, and maybe you didn't even realize just how amazing you were and are till now.
These presuppositions are coming together to create an incredibly powerful set of beliefs that if you take on board will help anyone to be the best they can be and will help an NLP practitioner to pull out the best in their clients? This to me is where NLP has its power, when you combine these presuppositions with the cause and effect equation then you have the foundations of Success with NLP
The Law of Requisite Variety - This law states that the person or system with the most flexibility will control the system. Now when we talk about control, we are not talking about forcing people to do things they don’t want or manipulation in any way. What we are referring to is the person who is most flexible in their communication will control the level of effectiveness of that communication.
In NLP we are not interested in telling people how to run their lives, and I think it’s important to remember that as That would in itself be dis empowering. I have come across a lot and I do mean a lot of NLP practitioners, coaches, mentors who believe that they can ‘fix’ people. In fact there is a very famous stage hypnotherapist who believes he can ‘make you’ one thing or another. Well I don’t believe that is the case at all.
In this section we look at the powerhouse that you have at your disposal to shape your life, see yourself achieving greatness and begin to live with an abundance of personal power. Now Whether you know it or not you are in possession of an amazing piece of kit. Your unconscious mind, and it is responsible for way more than you probably realize.
The unconscious mind is where we are looking at the moment and if you recall the unconscious mind operates in accordance with a set of prime directives to the first of the prime directives of the unconscious mind. That being that the unconscious mind stores all of your memories. And as we are about to find out, you store a lot more memories, vividly accurately and with immense detail than you might realize.
The incredible unconscious mind diligently stores every single memory across our whole system and I trust that you now have a feel for how it is possible to quite literally and even physically change your past and your perception of it so that it creates new feelings and emotions. And on that subject, we are going to in this lecture look at the second prime directive of the unconscious mind and that is that the Unconscious mind is the domain of the emotions.
In the previous lecture we saw how the unconscious mind is the domain of the emotions, which builds on the memory storage of the unconscious mind so let’s look at how the unconscious mind organizes memories now and then we will get to an important lecture on memory repression and a strange phenomenon that occurs when people start to achieve amazing things.
This next lecture, and the ones following are very important if you are going to be working with clients because it will help you to understand a very common situation with clients, and that is the situation when a client says to you ‘I just don’t know what’s wrong with me I just feel so. X y or z’. When you experience this then there is a very strong chance that the unconscious mind has chosen to repress memories.
In this lecture I am going to share a phenomenon with you that I can pretty much guarantee you will come up against when you are working with clients at some point in your career. And if you are not aware of this seemingly strange phenomenon it can come as a bit of a surprise to both you and your client. So the unconscious mind presents repressed memories for resolution What exactly is all that about
In the previous lecture I showed you and we talked about how the unconscious mind may represent negative emotions to you consciously precisely when everything seems to be going really well. And sometimes this can be with a short space of time after your client has been to see you. So if you get the situation where your client rings you sob and says, ‘I don’t understand it, after our session I was really fired up and then boom out of nowhere This issue came up from years ago which I thought I was over.’ Then you will know why.,
As we build up this picture of the unconscious mind and the incredible power that it and you have within you, it’s well worth taking a moment to consciously acknowledge all of the things that the unconscious mind does. Because by its very nature the unconscious mind is out of our everyday awareness and as such it is easy to take it for granted and not use it to the best of its ability. In this lecture we dig a little deeper into some of the other physical things your unconscious mind controls for you.
In the previous lecture we discussed the incredible way in which the unconscious mind runs the body and looked at some of those unconscious processes that we take for granted, such as breathing and pumping blood around our system and of course, within the body as I mentioned before there is a whole load of physical stuff, all the component parts of the body that make up the whole system of a human being. And you can think of the unconscious mind very much as the maintenance manager of your physical body.
In the last few lectures we have looked at the physical aspects of our system that are controlled by the unconscious mind and I am sure you will agree it is quite amazing just what goes on without our conscious knowledge. Well the unconscious mind also manages the way in which we create the internal representations that we have been referring to. And in this lecture, we are going to discuss how the unconscious mind is a highly moral being.
In this lecture, I want to show you an important concept when working with the unconscious mind and that is that the unconscious mind needs clear instructions to follow, and by that, I mean very clear instructions to follow. Because the unconscious mind operates very differently to the conscious mind, the unconscious mind doesn’t like to deal with logic or reason and very much prefers to do as it is told. So for that reason we need to be very careful what we say to the unconscious mind.
If you hadn't realized the previous lecture was a very important one. To operate at our peak we must always be very aware of the things that we are saying to the unconscious mind, the unintentional instructions that we may provide it with. So you know on those days when things are not quite what you had hoped, be careful what you say to yourself because whatever you say, your unconscious mind will take as an instruction and do everything it can to bring about that instruction as a reality. Serious stuff. Ok so let’s now look at how the unconscious mind actually controls and maintains perceptions.
In the previous lecture we spoke more about perceptions and how the unconscious mind manages these perceptions for us. And next up is the concept of energy. Now at first encounter this might sound a little bit out there however the unconscious mind has the ability to tap into the energy within us and direct it in a way that will ultimately benefit us.
In the previous lecture we looked at the mysterious topic of energy, and did you do the sub modality work on your core body temperature. I find that is a good convincer for people as they get that wave of heat across their body Now a lot of people when they hear the word habit, often associate that with bad habits, and things that they want to change. But habits are a vital part of getting what you want in life. So let’s take a look at how the unconscious mind maintains and generates new habits.
Number 14 of the prime directives of the unconscious mind Your unconscious mind needs repetition until a habit is installed Now when you think about it This makes good sense, and of course the more you do something the more likely it is to become a habit and that includes engaging with your unconscious mind, living at cause, having personal power etc.
There is a saying that you may have heard before and that is. ‘neurons that fire together wire together’ and, neuro plasticity as it is known states that the more you think something or do something the more hardwired the behavior or thought pattern becomes, creating new neural pathways in the neurology and allowing old ones to become redundant.
Another reason for being very careful about how you choose to communicate with your unconscious mind is that you give your unconscious mind instructions all the time, and your unconscious mind will look for as many ways to back up the instructions you give it, seeking out evidence that is otherwise wouldn’t have even considered. However it doesn't stop there as we are about to find out.
So far, I have been talking very much about integrity and wholeness. And by that, I mean everything working in harmony together to produce an outcome that it positive and empowering. And here is the thing the unconscious mind is extremely powerful, and you will be able to craft the life of your dreams when you fully harness the power within you, AND you can still do more to ensure that your unconscious mind operates at its peak and part of that is understanding that the unconscious mind works best as a Whole integrated unit.
In this lecture, we will be looking at symbols and why they are important to the unconscious mind OK so in NLP you will very often here practitioners saying ‘do you have a picture ‘and this is a fundamental aspect of how we form our internal representations. Now if you are new to NLP and certainly if you plan on working with others, when you do so I pretty much guarantee that at some point you will meet someone who says that they can’t create a picture. So what are you going to do if and when that happens.
This next prime directive states that the unconscious mind takes everything personally. Now this prime directive on the unconscious mind is if you like the basis of the concept we spoke about earlier in the course, that of perception is projection. And if you recall perception is projection states in its simplest terms that whatever we see externally is a reflection of ourselves at some level. So let’s take a look at what that means.
In this lecture, we are going to be looking at the last of the Prime directives of the unconscious mind and that is that the unconscious mind does not process negatives and first of all well done for sticking through all twenty of the prime directives of the unconscious mind. These are really important if you want to truly assist people in being the best versions of themselves, so I applaud you for taking all of these in. And in our final lecture I want to show you something that a LOT and I do mean o lot of people get confused about including NLP practitioner and NLP trainers, however I am going to show you this in a way that will be easy for you to remember
Welcome to this section on Rapport and in this section, we are going take a look at what Rapport is, we will look at how to get into rapport with someone you are communicating with and we will look at how to gauge whether or not you are still in rapport and how to maintain that rapport with whoever it is you come into contact with be it at work or in your personal life. We will also look at some really neat tricks with rapport such as crossover mirroring and I will share with you a way of building rapport on the telephone which works every time, so if you use the phone a lot for your work, then you are going to get a lot out of that part as well.
In the previous lecture I gave some of the great reasons to learn about building rapport, and you know, rapport is such a wonderful tool that if you learn it will serve you so well in all areas of your life. It has certainly got me out of a few situations in the past and I know for a fact that it has helped me to win a lot of work over the years. So let’s carry on now and look at Rapport as the basis of all meaningful communication.
A massive 93% of our communication is conducted unconsciously. And that the actual words we use make up only 7% of that communication. And that may have come as a bit of a surprise to you which is fine. And I hope that you have started to notice these things in other people as you go about you day to day. I also eluded to the process of matching and mirroring which is the NLP process that we will use to instantly establish rapport with anyone at all quickly, easily and effortlessly so that you can, become more popular, have your messages really well considered and become known as a great communicator. SO that is what we are going to be looking at in this next lecture.
In this lecture, I am going to show you how you can use this newly established rapport to influence the person you are communicating with, become more persuasive, and ensure that your message gets across to them in the best possible way. So let’s take a look at Pacing and leading and towards the end of the lecture I am going to share with you a little trick for testing whether the person you are communicating with is in the optimum state for being influenced or persuaded by your communication.
In the previous lecture we looked at how you can lead a client to influence, persuade and communicate more effectively with them so you now know how to build rapport and I hope you have been trying out your new skills to match and mirror someone so that they unconscious get the feeling that we share a common ground with them. So how do we know we have successfully built rapport, what are the indicators of rapport and how can we spot them
Next up lets now walk through a fairly typical scenario and see how all this could come together to result in you getting int a good rapport with someone. And in this case, we are going to take the example of walking into a business meeting and establishing rapport with someone.
Next up we are going to look at how to build rapport on the phone. Now this lecture is a bonus lecture in many ways and it has been created for those people who say, “yeah this is all well and good but most of my meetings and contact with clients is done on the phone, so what am I supposed to do? - I mean I can’t match physiology on the phone, right?” which is something that has come up more than once on my training, and it’s a fair question and one that comes up a fair bit so let’s deal with that now, because the good news is that you can absolute build rapport on the phone, and you can do it very quickly and very easily by following just a few simple processes.
HI there and welcome back to this brand-new section on sensory acuity. And in this section, you are going to learn and develop the ability to notice subtle changes that happen in a person’s physiology when they are communicating which may have some meaning and give clues to that person’s internal representation. When you are working in NLP sensory acuity is one of the skills you will be using all of the time, whether you are a coach, or if you are planning on using NLP in a therapeutic environment. And it is an incredibly useful skill to develop and one that you will find useful in loads of different contexts including your relationships and also general conversation with the people that you meet. So grab a pen get comfortable and let’s get started on learning sensory acuity.
Let’s take a look at the typical indicators that signal a change in internal representation or a change in thinking, and these are the slight physiological signals that we can easily pick up on if we are using peripheral vision. Remember though that this is a list of the most common changes that you can spot, however it isn't everything ok. Although if you commit these to memory you will be well on your way to getting good at sensory acuity and the good news is that I have a linguistic tool for you to remember that will help you along. So let’s look at BLESS as an overview and then we will drill down into each one and get more detail in some short and snappy lectures.
Hey welcome back and welcome to this more detailed look at breathing from a sensory acuity perceptive. Now I mentioned before breathing is a really great indicator that there has been a change in the client’s internal representation. If you are in rapport and you have matched the clients breathing, then you will easily spot a shift in their internal representation and then you will be able to act accordingly. And there are a few things that you can look out for in the clients breathing that will stand out and help you to identify a change in thinking, and in fact some of these are covered in Rapport as well. So let’s take a look at them now.
In the previous lecture we looked at the B of the BLESS model which as you know stands for breathing and I suggest you go and try spotting shifts in peoples breathing as you are talking to them, its actually pretty easy OK so now we are going to move on to the next letter in the BLESS model and that is the letter L which stands for Lower lip size.
In the previous lecture we looked at the L of the Bless model which if you recall stood for lower lip size. And you can easily spot physiological changes in the lips that can be associated to a particular state. And again I suggest you have a play with this and chat to some friends or family and just become aware of the changes in the lower lip size as you do so and see if you can associate a state to these. OK so on to this part the next letter in the BLESS model and that is the E for EYES.
If you recall we started with B for breathing and we looked at the types of shift you can look out for in a person’s breathing, then we looked at the lower lip size and the tightness of the lips which again can be linked to an internal state. Then we looked at the eyes and how the pupils may dilate and other changes that may signify a change in the internal representation and now let’s look at the next letter in the BLESS model and that is the S of skin color.
The BLESS model is something that will serve you well so be sure to keep it in mind, you now have some great tools already for understanding other people so let’s move on to the final letter in our BLESS model the S of skin tonus. And then I will show you a little exercise that will prove to you that you can quite literally read someone’s mind when you get good at all this stuff we have been covering. OK so let’s get to it, the S of the BLESS model Skin tonus.