We get a lot of questions about neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). It has been described as a “subconscious brain science.” To understand NLP more, imagine a door:
On one side of this door, is everything we see and know — the world in our eyes.
On the “other side” is everything we can’t see, and don’t know:
- Unsolved problems
- Unexpressed emotions
- Unrealized possibilities so immense that we cannot even fathom them
This “other side” of the door is not an alternate reality, but something even more difficult to imagine: the future which has not been created yet.
It’s all within our power to make the conscious decision to step through the door….
But many of us are afraid to tear down that “danger” sign, open the door, and step outside of ourselves.
The brain craves stability and certainty — so we stay rooted in what we know and believe.
We stay in this comfort zone, despite knowing it may be holding us back, because the brain wants to maintain the status quo and keep us alive.
If we constantly repeat what is known to work, we will stay safe.
This door represents our mental models — the way we perceive the world and our role in it….
Mental models help filter what is good for us, and what is threatening to us in any scenario..
This filtering process is fast and automatic, and we don’t really notice when it happens.
All we need is a tiny bit of information to make huge judgments based on our existing models of beliefs, experiences, and emotions….
Just a brief glance at someone is enough to activate these models.
Our brain takes all of our experiences and beliefs, and attributes meaning and judgment to everything we see and experience….
And the majority of us aren’t aware that….
Everything we think we see and understand is mostly just our brain filling in details and meaning.
The Money Example
Money only has value as part of a system. Money is technically, just numbers on a screen, or a piece of paper…
But our mental model of money is far more complicated—the model is shaped by many factors:
- Views of our lifestyle
- Concerns about scarcity
- Feelings about status
- Judgment of others
- Judgement of ourselves
These mental models run our relationships at work, with friends, with our families, and most importantly: the internal dialogue inside our heads.
The Internal Dialogue
These models shape what we perceive, and they are each unique to us…
Most of us walk around thinking that our mental model, our view on the world, is the best — simply because it is the only one we really know.
And when we see things that challenge our mental models – we tend not to resist them, but to ignore them completely.
This is called Confirmation Bias — the tendency to favor information that supports our existing views.
Interesting enough, the brain doesn’t care if the information is true or false.
These delusions can take hold over all of us — and control our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
The filter in which we see the world controls the quality of our life.
And the only way to really break through and get un-stuck, is to dive deep into the subconscious mind, and quite literally, rewire the way our brain works…
One way of doing this is through the unconventional form of psychotherapy and hypnosis: neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
And if you’re still reading this, wondering how you can learn more about NLP, take advantage of it’s mind-altering benefits, and become certified as a practitioner of this “subconscious brain science,” I’d like to personally invite you to join us at the NLP Certification Course this December…
Not only will your subconscious be rewired in this three-day event…
But at the end of it, you’ll walk away with an official practitioner certification in NLP, that is sure to boost your status.
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And of course, watch Neil’s recent video on NLP:
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