Why do so many monks and saints use visualization techniques? Why are affirmations and mantras so popular to have abundance in life? Why do the most successful people always know something that others don’t? The answer to these questions is your subconscious mind. You can program your subconscious mind for your desired life. But to program your mind you need to learn NLP Techniques. NLP is something you may not have heard of. NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic Programming.
The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is that successful people are willing to do things that unsuccessful people put off. NLP Techniques are one of these things. These are powerful ways to change your mindset and your life, and you can start using these techniques today.
What is NLP( Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as the name suggests ‘neuro’ refers to the brain, ‘linguistic’ refers to language, and ‘programming’ is the establishment of a strategy, process, or plan. NLP is the study of what works in thinking, language, and behavior. It provides a systematic framework to guide our mind and body. It defines how you code and generate excellence that enables you to achieve the desired results in every walk of life.
Understand NLP by example: someone verbally teaches you ‘how to drive a car?’. But only knowing that you can’t drive a car is because the neurons in the arms, legs, and brain are not programmed. You need daily practice to program these neurons. The daily practice of something creates a pattern of that particular behavior. Driving a car becomes easier when you program these neurons.
Top 5 NLP Techniques
NLP techniques are action-oriented. Instead of focusing on the “why,” as you might in therapy, NLP focuses on the “how.” How might you react differently to your thoughts and feelings? How can you adapt your communication style to the situation? How can you change your mindset so that life is happening to you, not to you?
Visualization sometimes called mental rehearsal, is one of the classic neuro-linguistic programming techniques. This is an excellent exercise for beginners because it is straight and simple. The key is to create a very detailed scene of you successfully performing an action – whether that action is perfecting a presentation or perfecting your golf putt. Figure out your body language: confident, determined, comfortable. Feel the confidence that you shed and the energy that surrounds you. Be as detailed as possible. Such NLP techniques are essential to create absolute certainty in yourself and your abilities.
NLP Swish Technique
When you’re ready for more advanced NLP techniques, use NLP Swish. First, create a vivid picture in your mind of something you don’t want. Make it big and shiny. Then draw a vivid picture of what you want to replace it with, making it small and monotonous. Now reverse them: bring the image of what you want to the foreground, and make it brighter and brighter. Add winning music and tempo. Throw the image you don’t want into the background, making it gray and colorless. Repeat this rotation three to five times. You will train your brain to amplify positivity and weaken the negative.
Modeling is one of the NLP techniques that has attracted the most attention from successful entrepreneurs, athletes, and others. It’s based on the Law of Attraction—the idea that “whatever you constantly think about and focus on, moves toward it.” To lift your life, you need to surround yourself with people who have achieved the success you desire and focus on modeling their behaviors. You can find a mentor, join a mastermind group, or model your boss or an executive you admire. The more role models you have, the more you can take advantage of this NLP technique.
According to the 7-38-55 rule, only 7% of your message is communicated through words. The tone of your voice contributes 38%, but your body language communicates 55% of your message. Mirroring is an NLP technique that leverages body language to create an immediate connection with someone. When you are talking to someone, your body language is in front of them. If they are high-energy, match that energy level. If their body language is loose, reflect that. You can also change the words you want to use to match their vocabulary. The other person will automatically find you more trustworthy – because you are just like them.
Affirmations or Mantras
Enchantment is a more powerful version of affirmation, one of the more mainstream neuro-linguistic programming techniques. An affirmation is a phrase you repeat to yourself about your beliefs and goals. Mantras take this a step further, altering your physiology as well as your words to create a state of total confidence. Bring yourself to the extreme by embodying what you are saying with full intensity. NLP techniques like mantras are an effective way to reprogram your mind and build empowered beliefs.
Practice these techniques and your subconscious mind will program for a happy and successful life. If you have any queries or doubts about these techniques comment below.
Saurabh Goel is the founder of Brain Soul & You. He is an Entrepreneur, Author, Brain Performance coach, NLP Wellness Coach, Life Coach, Brain Analyst, and Trainer for Education, Corporate, and Entrepreneurship.