Empowerment and NLP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a study on behavioral techniques that empower people to change, adapt, or eliminate habitual behaviors. NLP works by redirecting harmful thought patterns and replacing them with positive connections. NLP is widely employed by corporate management professionals, teachers, and therapists as a powerful tool for communication and positive change. NLP helps a person to recognize undesirable thought patterns and re-frames the thinking to produce new, positive behaviors. That is their empowerment. The empowering steps are:
- Change Your Brain
- Change Your Behavior
- Change Your Life
The NLP Empowerment process is a result of successfully evaluating cause and effect, results vs. reasons will equal empowerment. There are 4 themes of NLP that are leading to successful empowerment:
- Cause and effect
- Perception is projection
- The mind/body connection
- The responsibility for change
In order to experience all four working you’ve got to get in charge of your results 100%. You have a power to change things in your life. How you create a change? You get in charge. It’s up to you to get the value out of your life.
“Cause and Effect” is about taking responsibility for your results but it’s not about blame or guilt.
“Perception is Projection” – you see, hear and feel what you actually carry inside, this is where your believes are living, but you ARE in control of your believes. You need to get the difference on how things are working, the realization that “the words we use do not describe the world we live in… they create it”.
“The Mind/Body Connection” – you have your Conscious Mind (CM), Unconscious Mind (UM) and a physical body. If these three operate congruently it becomes your empowerment. When you go to bed at night, in order for you to fall asleep your CM will work on relaxing itself to let your UM take over and hypnotize you into the state of unconscious sleep. All your physical body needs to do is to close your eyes. And whose job is that? Yours.
The last one is “The Responsibility for Change” – You have to know the reason WHY you are doing something. Set your intentions and focus on what it is that you need to know to get empowered with whatever it is you are doing. What do you want to achieve? How will you know when you have it? Make it big, so big, that when you get it this would be the most important action you had ever taken.