This is believed that most problems whether it is related to wellness or other aspects of life are due to the mind. If we change the inner pattern saved in our mind we can solve the problem that is related to that pattern. In other words, there are programs that saved our subconscious mind running our life. if we reprogram those wrong programs we also solve the problems of our life. In reprogramming the subconscious mind NLP techniques play a very important role.
There were always some questions in my mind – 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 our subconscious mind. We can program our subconscious mind for our desired life. But to program our minds we 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 generates 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.
5 Best 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 NLP Technique
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.
Mirroring 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Q: What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?
- A: NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It is a systematic framework that studies thinking, language, and behavior. The term “neuro” refers to the brain, “linguistic” to language, and “programming” to the establishment of strategies to achieve desired results in various aspects of life.
- Q: How does NLP work to achieve desired results?
- A: NLP is action-oriented and focuses on the “how” rather than the “why.” It helps individuals adapt their communication style, change their mindset, and react differently to thoughts and feelings. By understanding and implementing NLP techniques, one can influence their behavior and achieve positive outcomes.
- Q: What are some basic NLP techniques for beginners?
- A: For beginners, visualization is a classic NLP technique. It involves creating a detailed mental image of successfully performing an action, enhancing confidence and energy. This technique helps in building certainty in oneself and one’s abilities.
- Q: Can you explain the NLP Swish Technique?
- A: The NLP Swish Technique involves creating vivid mental images. Begin with an image of something undesired, making it big and shiny. Then, replace it with a small, monotonous image of what you want. Gradually bring the desired image to the foreground, making it brighter, while pushing the undesired image to the background, making it gray and colorless.
- Q: What is the Modeling NLP Technique?
- A: Modeling in NLP involves surrounding oneself with successful individuals, such as mentors or role models, and emulating their behaviors. By focusing on the success of others and adopting similar strategies, individuals can attract positive outcomes into their own lives.
- Q: How does the Mirroring NLP Technique work?
- A: Mirroring leverages body language to establish an immediate connection with someone. By matching their energy level, body language, and even vocabulary, you can create rapport and trust. This technique is based on the idea that 55% of communication is through body language.
- Q: What are Affirmations or Mantras in the context of NLP?
- A: Affirmations are phrases repeated to reinforce beliefs and goals. Mantras, an advanced version, involves embodying the words with full intensity to alter both words and physiology. NLP techniques like mantras are powerful tools to reprogram the mind and build empowered beliefs.
- Q: How can NLP techniques be used to reprogram the subconscious mind?
- A: NLP techniques influence the subconscious mind by changing patterns stored within it. Visualization, Swish Technique, Modeling, Mirroring, and Affirmations contribute to this reprogramming, allowing individuals to overcome challenges and lead successful lives.
Saurabh Goel is the Founder and CEO of Training and Counselling Company ‘Brain Soul & You’. He is an NLP Wellness Coach, Life Coach, Brain analyst, and Trainer for Education, Corporate, Entrepreneurship. For more than 5 years, he delivered presentations on entrepreneurship, mind programming, and motivation. He did his B.tech in IT and later choose to be a successful psychologist.