NLP and Hypnosis
When you hear the word hypnosis, you may picture the mysterious hypnotist popularized in movies, comic books and television. This ominous, goateed man waves a pocket watch back and forth, guiding his subject into a zombie-like state.
Once hypnotized, the subject is compelled to obey, no matter how strange or immoral the request. Muttering "Yes, master," the subject does the hypnotist's evil bidding.
This outdated representation bears little resemblance to actual clinical hypnotherapy, of course. In fact, modern understanding of hypnosis contradicts this conception on several key points. Subjects in a hypnotic trance are not slaves to their "masters" -- they have absolute free will.
While hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like trance state, it is better expressed as a state characterized by focused attention, heightened suggestibility and vivid fantasies. People in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, but in reality they are in a state of hyper-awareness.
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.
The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).
NLP is a way of enriching the choices that you have and perceive as available in the world around you. Excellence comes from having many choices.
Wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives. NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the 'spiritual' part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems.
Neuro Linguistic Programming is a system of methods and techniques that can help to replace negative habits, limiting beliefs, mental blocks and fears with new supporting beliefs as well as bringing about positive changes and behaviours.