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Getting Started with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Techniques

May 03, 2022


The use of effective NLP techniques can help you improve your communication skills and achieve your desired outcomes. By understanding how to use the language of the mind, you can change your thinking and behavior for the better. Here are some simple tips for getting started with NLP:


  • Be clear about what you want. When you have a clear goal in mind, it's easier to use NLP techniques to achieve it. Make sure your goal is realistic and achievable, and have a plan for how to reach it. Our thoughts influence our behavior and emotions. Thus, if you focus on the positive aspects of your goal, you're more likely to achieve it. If you focus on the negative aspects of your goal, you are likely to have those show up.


  • Pay attention to your body language. People often give away their thoughts and feelings through their posture and gestures. The saying goes: "Your body language shapes who you are." Body language is a powerful tool that can improve one's self-esteem. When we feel down about ourselves, our posture often reflects this. slumped shoulders, head down, hands clenched - these are all signs of low self-esteem. On the other hand, when we feel good about ourselves, our posture often reflects this. Stand tall, shoulders back, head up - these are all signs of high self-esteem. By improving your posture, you can improve your feelings of self-worth.


  • Use positive affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself regularly. They help to change your thinking and pave the way for success, part of the deep subconscious reprogramming. When you affirm something, you're programming your mind to believe it. Start by establishing what you want, not what you don't want because our subconscious minds do not know negatives. Always use positive language and keep your affirmations short and simple. 


  • Be aware of your tone of voice. The style and tonality of your voice can be a powerful tool for influencing others. With positive language, we can change our thinking and our patterns for the desired outcome we want to achieve. Negative language can be harmful to our own self-image, our relationships with others and the direction of where our life is headed. Positive language helps us and our subconscious understand compassion with self and create a more favorable environment for those around us.


  • Practice visualization techniques. Visualization can help you to achieve your goals by "training" your mind to see yourself achieving them. Visualization is a powerful tool for reaching your goals. When you vividly imagine yourself achieving your goal, it's easier to make it happen. You can use all of your senses to bring the experience to life. The more natural the visualization feels, the more likely you are to achieve your goal.


  • Be patient and don't give up. NLP takes time and practice to master. The more you use the techniques, the better you will become at using them effectively. It can take awhile to change our old habits and thinking patterns, so we need to be gentle, compassionate with ourselves. Avoid judging ourselves harshly, as this will only slow down our progress; this is the key to moving forward and not hindering the small mistakes we have made. Learn to be patient with ourselves and over time with patience and you will achieve the goals.


NLP can be a powerful tool for self-improvement and achieving success in all areas of our lives. By learning how to use the language of the mind, you can change your thinking and behavior for the better. These techniques and modalities can help you change how you think, feel, and behave which leads to improvement in your communication skills. If you are interested in learning more about NLP techniques, or if you want to start using them to improve your life, you may explore the certifications offered by Your Coach Corin. We would be happy to help you get started.


These are just a few simple tips for getting started with NLP – there is much more to learn! So be patient, and don't give up – the rewards are worth it.

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