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Our weekly Team NLP blog where you’ll find inspiration and actionable advice on how to build healthy habits, resilience and connections in our unprecedented times.

How are you getting on?  This week I want to invite you to our next free webinar on the 22nd July at 7pm which this time is all about how to move out of the fuzzy covid-brain space and into success!

What has been most on your mind this week?  Maybe you are deciding how to pivot your business to thrive post pandemic.  We have certainly been doing a lot of that as we are now taking most of our business online to offer blended NLP solutions to our students.  Or maybe you have been deciding whether to step into the world again and to go for wearing the mask or not?  We ventured out to the shops and to a restaurant this week and it was a very different experience.  Even my hairdressers had changed beyond recognition and many of the things I used to enjoy like a nice coffee whilst reading the latest Vogue had disappeared. 

You might think that we will come out of the pandemic feeling and thinking more sharply about the future.  Yet, on the contrary, many people are feeling fuzzy headed and emotionally fragile at the moment. I certainly had a very challenging couple of days this week without really understanding why I felt the way that I did.  Fortunately, I have my NLP toolkit that kicks in on these sorts of days.  And I want to share with you the strategies that I use.  So put the 22nd July at 7pm into your diaries now and sign up below. 

Here’s the link to the free webinar

I have been studying neuroscience these past couple of years and was interested to read what INSEAD neuroscientist Hilke Plassmann has to say about our brain’s response to covid-19…

She says that we are not just sleep deprived and stressed, we are experiencing the effects of very real brain changes brought on by the trauma and uncertainty of the pandemic. In a recent INSEAD Knowledge article written together with her INSEAD colleague Benjamin Kessler, she dubs the phenomenon “COVID brain” and explains its physiological roots: 

‘’In times like these, our brains tend to work differently. The prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for complex planning, working memory and analytical thinking, is swamped with ambiguous signals, impacting our decision-making abilities. Meanwhile, the brain scours its long-term memory systems for comparable experiences. Finding few precedents for this pandemic, it looks intently outward for guidance on what to do next.  The combination of impaired analytical thinking and heightened external sensitivity creates what can be called ‘Covid-19 brain’ – a fragile, frazzled state that keeps our thoughts simultaneously on edge and unfocused.’’

Although we do not have all the answers, at Team NLP we do have some very pragmatic suggestions for you on our webinar.  For example, how to deal with overwhelm, how to stay positive, how to build your personal resilience.  Would that be useful for you?  Please sign up below and looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd.  And, if you miss the webinar there will be a recording. 

To your success…

Lindsey and Team NLP

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If you would like to know more about how Neuro Linguistic Programming can help you to emerge from lockdown with renewed clarity and energy sign up to our next free webinar ‘Change Your Life with NLP’ on the 22nd July at 7pm.

Believe You Can

Believe You Can

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‘’No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’’

Eleanor Roosevelt

How are you this week?  How is your comeback going?  We are excited about our first meal out for a very long-time next week at our favourite Italian restaurant! 

This week I have been delivering some sessions on beliefs and how they get in the way of creating success so I thought I would share some of the key ideas with you.  Changing beliefs is absolutely possible and necessary if the change you want to achieve is to stick. For example, when I teach somebody presentation skills I work at a number of levels. Students learn new skills and behaviours but that isn’t enough. They also need to believe that they are a great presenter. If they do not build new beliefs about being a great presenter the danger is that the limiting belief about themselves as a presenter will sabotage their new behaviours, skills, and capabilities. This also fits for our goals. If you set a goal for yourself that is not in alignment with your beliefs, how successful do you think you will be in achieving it? For example, your goal is to set up your own business and you have researched everything thoroughly. You have the skills and capabilities to be successful. However, you believe at a deep unconscious level that you are not good enough to have what you want. What impact will that have on your goal? That’s right, it will sabotage your focus from the start.

What can we do to start to shift beliefs?

Limiting beliefs about ourselves act as a self-fulfilling prophesy.  If our beliefs are limiting us, we act in a way that proves our beliefs to ourselves. However, if we have empowering beliefs, we act and behave in a way that releases our full potential and allows us to be our best selves.  Limiting beliefs fall into some key categories.  Here is how to spot them:

  • Negations – anytime you use a negation to describe anything about yourself e.g. I’m not clever, I can’t have a fulfilling relationship, I am not loveable etc
  • Comparatives – whenever you make a comparison such as I’m not good enough, I’m too old, I’m too poor etc
  • Or a mixture of both – I don’t have enough money

The first step to changing your beliefs is to become your own observer and listen to your inner voice and how you feel, especially when you want to do something different or to improve a current situation.  Ask yourself these three important questions when you notice the limiting belief coming up for you:

  • What’s my evidence for this limiting belief?
  • Where does this belief come from?
  • Is it real?

Often just asking these questions will help to start to shift beliefs that are holding you back as you realise that the majority are not real.  In fact, they are generalisations from your childhood which you have taken to be your truth and now it is the time for change. 

 

 Let me know how you get on.

To your success…

Lindsey and Team NLP

If you would like to know more about how Neuro Linguistic Programming can help you to change your limiting beliefs sign up for our 3 -hour online course ‘An Introduction to NLP’ which consists of videos and a manual.  Your investment is only £27.

If you would like to know more about how Neuro Linguistic Programming can help you to emerge from lockdown with renewed clarity and energy sign up to our next free webinar ‘Change Your Life with NLP’ on the 22nd July at 7pm.