Richard’s spousal relationship made a significant turnaround fast. He was shocked at the rapid changes both he and his wife had experienced. Overnight, they were both on an elevated level. It was a miracle!
But then again, was it? In the back of his mind, his NLP coach Sandy’s voice rang loud and clear. She had said that as he hit session 3 or so, he would begin to see phenomenal changes. His internal radar was being reoriented. He didn’t quite understand what that meant specifically as he had never experienced immediate change before.
As he learnt more about NLP, he was beginning to gain a deeper understanding of how the unconscious mind worked. NLP bypassed conscious filters which is why change occurs rapidly.
For instance, Richard’s long-standing anger disappeared when he simply changed the pictures, sounds and feelings associated with the event that triggered it. He did not have to discuss why he felt that way or intervene with conscious thought. All he had to do was open himself up to an easy, meditative process called Timeline Intervention.
Contrary to what he had heard in the past, this did not require a diagnosis or judgment of any sort. Neither did it require going into the why, how, when and where. He merely recognized his anger, then cleared it through Sandy’s expertise in facilitating the NLP process.
It made sense to do it this way. For years, he had steered away from “therapy” never wanting to talk about his anger. If only he knew that NLP did not require him to do so. No wonder Sandy called it Rapid Success Coaching!
There were processes for every type of life situation – conflict resolution, rapport building and more.
Richard acknowledged that certain emotional thought patterns had affected his mental health all through his adult life. Now that he had reprogrammed his thought patterns and the habits he had formed from young, he could see the benefits such processes would bring to his team at work as well. Speaking the same language, they would be producing superior results without trying.
In fact, he would bring Sandy in to do some ground work with the team while he did some of her online classes and equipped himself with the tools to apply the concepts too.
She had designed these courses specifically for people to live from a sense of purpose and taught these very processes that he had experienced as a client. “Create Your Future Now” was about eradicating past negativity and designing a purposeful future.
He knew that working with “context, process and structure” was an art that he wanted to learn. “Content” of life was slow and noisy. Stepping out of it with artful questioning and influential language was the way to go.
Plus, if he could help his team change the 5 senses in experiences that were causing their blockages, their perspectives would improve. It was like doing a software update for your computer.
It was because of this that NLP was becoming more commonplace in corporates, where the tools could be applied to leadership, coaching and culture alignment.
There was one philosophy in particular overarching NLP technology that stuck in Richard’s mind. It read “If I can change my mind, I can change my performance. So when I change my performance, I change my results.” The tools to change his mind were in the NLP toolbox and if he had his way he would have liked to add the word “FAST”.
NLP being an accelerated learning model, fit perfectly into the mindset of a high performer or a progressive employee, anyone who wanted to spike their career path fast. It was like unknotting a rope within.
Once Richard had unknotted himself, he saw different perspectives and felt totally refreshed! A new way of operating was available. He just had to choose it. Many described NLP as magic. He now knew why!
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.