Rev. Tama Bell, B.S.,B.Msc. Metaphysical/Spiritual Counselor for The Spiritual Awareness Center located in Poughkeepsie, New York
Friday, May 20, 2011
My Overview of NLP methods to Heal, Strengthen and Achieve!
NLP for Healing to Success
Todays talk is about Neuro Linguistic Programming. I would like to share with you some of what I overview in my practise. While I am not certified as a practioner of the techniques, my ancient healing practises actually overlap much of what is practised as NLP today, Unfortunately, modern or conventional psychotherapists and medicine today still does not recognize NLP as a valid technique. While there are some private psychotherapists beginning to pick up on the techniques and the rational, the at large scientific circles still dispute the effectiveness and how to measure NLP's process.
Nevertheless, we need only think about the early years of Hypnosis and the later Hypnotherapy and the great reluctance of the scientific community to embrace it as a 'real' science. We (and the conventional scientists) now have 'proof' within the research done by 'credible scientists' and so it is finally accepted. Could the same happen in the case of NLP at some point in time?
My reason for the interest and the use of some of the technique in my practise is simply because I have seen it work, and again, the overlap between NLP and other systems I employ are clear indicators that some of the NLP is effective from my personal observation directly and proven indirectly by other modalities that NLP overlaps and those modalities have already been proven to be tried and true. My hope is that you will call for your first appointment at the Center and Experience this Modality!
I will begin with an attempt to explain NLP, what the words Neuro Linguistic Programming actually mean. I will speak about the technique, in terms of its sucess and effectiveness, and then I will discuss some of the presuppositions that are found within the NLP modality and once you understand these, you will get a feel for 'how' it works. Lastly I will go through some actual technique, and that should really get you ready to come in to see me!
What is NLP?The acronym NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and this term emphasizes the connection between the neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (programming) NLP then uses an evolving set of models, presuppositions, patterns, techniques and observation based theories resulting from the study of the structure of the subjective experience, like patterns of thought, behavior and communication. Beyond understanding, NLP seeks to enable basic and formative change relatively quickly to educate people in self awareness and effective communication with the intention of assisting them to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviors ultimately.
How well does it Work?Barring the problem we run into with the scientific community and their skepticizm, NLP can be shown to work and work well! NLP uses self image and attitude to effect change in your life and promote healing. When the patient is made aware of their abilities and possibilities, he or she will begin to see things differently, on a positive vibrational level. The natural healing process of the body can then be used to alter their lives. NLP gets results and is seen in clinical practise as a method that gives good result. NLP practioners do not say "this should work" and try it, rather they say "this works" and do it. NLP is much more about results, and that is why it is successful because it uses technique that works.
The Presuppositions of NLPIn a sense these are similar to 'Affirmations' which we practise in Metaphysical Science. Here are some: 1. No one is wrong, broken or imperfect. People work perfectly to accomplish what they are currently accomplishing. 2. People have all the resources they need already. 3. Behind every behavio is a positive intention. 4. Every behavior is useful in some way or in some context. 5. The meaning of a communication is the response you get. 6. If you aren't getting the response you want, do something different. 7. There is no such thing as Failure. There is only feedback. 8. In any system, the element with the most flexibility exerts the most influence. 9. The map is not the territory. 10. If someone can do something, anyone can learn it. 11. You cannot fail to communicate.
Some of the Technique and what I do in Treatment:
This is a pattern that is designed to allow you to use your seven types of 'smart'. The first portion is a sequential instruction set and the second part lays out the same instructions in a way that will allow you to print them and use them for the pattern. Here is how these 'intelligences' can be harnassed and aligned within you for whatever the purpose you wish.
We begin by labeling 7 cards with the 7 types of 'smart'. We have 1. Word Smart (linguistic intelligence), 2. Logic Smart (logical mathematical intelligence), 3. Picture Smart (spacial intelligence), 4. Music Smart (musical intelligence), 5. Body Smart (bodily kinesthetic intelligence), 6. People Smart (interpersonal intelligence), and 7. Inner Self Smart (intrapersonal intelligence).
Next we decide on a Goal. What do you want to accomplish by using all your different intelligences, collectively? We lay out the cards on the floor keeping a few feet between each. I then ask you to stand at the Word Smart card so that the other cards are on the floor lined up and behind you.
Now you have to access the feeling of a time when you experienced linguistic excellence, when the words just came to you and flowed from you. You could think how it would be to have that kind of fluency if you cannot remember a time that you had it. Think and feel that. Keep that feeling or that thought at your lips.
Then slowly step back onto the card marked Logic Smart. Get the feeling of a time when you felt competent and excellence in math, when things seemed very rational for you, or again if you cannot remember that time, think how it feels to have that kind of logical facility. This feeling you must place and hold at your temple.
Now, slowly step back onto the card marked Picture Smart. Remember the time when you could see things clearly and images were vivid and crisp for you. If you cannot then think how it would feel to have that vision. Keep that feeling at your eyes. Now slowly again, step back, onto the card marked Music Smart. Bring forward the time when you were in tune with music or rhythm. Or think about how it would be to have that excellence with music. Anchor that feeling and keep it there with a finger snap.
Slowly as you step back, stand at the card marked Body Smart. Think and Access the feeling of a time when you experienced physical or fitness competency and when you felt good inside your body. Or think about how it would be to have that. Anchor that feeling with a clenched fist. Slowly step back to the card marked People Smart. Think of a time when you experienced having rapport with others, when you were really communicating well or think how it would be to have that. Now keep that feeling and anchor it with a nod of the head.
Now step back slowly to the carded marked Inner Self Smart. Get to the time when you experienced inner harmony, when you were well in touch with your feelings. Or think of how it would be for you to have that. Anchor that feeling with a deep breath.Now you can see the other cards stretching out in front of you. Each has an anchor for the many kinds of intelligence possessed by you. Now think of the Goal. Take a deep breath and step forward. Nod your head and think of how you feel at peace with accomplishing this goal and see the smiles of your friends and family as you work with them happily on this goal.
Take another step forward and clench your fist. Nod your head and take a deep breath and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal excellence combined with the feeling of such strength and ease in your body. I then have you step forward again and snap your fingers. Nod your head and take a deep breath, clench your fist and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal and now physical excellence combined with the feeling of harmony and a song within your heart of hearts.
Take another step forward, nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist and snap your fingers and think about accomplishing your goal now with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical and musical excellence combined with the feeling of clarity of vision. Take a step forward and touch your temple. Nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist, snap your fingers, touch your eyes and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical, musical, spatial excellence combined with the feeling of it making all the sense in the world to do it.
Take a step forward and touch your lips, nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist, snap your fingers, touch your eyes and touch your temple and then think about the goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal. physical, musical, spatial, logical excellence combined with the feeling of it telling yourself in eloquent terms that you can and will accomplish this goal with all the many intelligences you possess.
Take a step forward and chant a Mantra. Nod your head, take a breath, clench fist, snap fingers, touch your eyes, touch your temple, and your lips and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical, musical, spatial, logical excellence combined with the feeling of it telling yourself in an eloquent way in eloquent terms that you can and will accomplish this goal with all the many intelligences you possess. Anchor this feeling with whatever seems right to you as you feel the power of being totally capable of bringing all your talents to bear on this goal.
Now get up and do something toward the goal even if it is a small step. Each time you do something toward it fire off the anchor and enhance it. I think you will build incredible momentum this way!
Summary: Of The Intelligences and the Anchors Word Smart...touch lips Logic Smart...touch temple Picture Smart...touch eyes Music Smart...snap fingers Body Smart...clench fist People Smart...Nod Self Smart...Deep Breath
There is much more information that I have available for this Healing Modality. Call me and we can discuss the techniques and arrange for you and I to journey toward healing!