This picture is of a bird sitting on top of a fake owl. The bird regularly attacks the window of this office. The owl was put there to frighten the smaller bird away, and keep it from banging its head against the window. It’s not working out too well — for anyone. In my mind, it’s […]Continue reading
One of the key concepts in NLP and hypnosis is the model of the conscious and unconscious minds. In short, the conscious mind is defined as the things you are aware of consciously. The unconscious mind is everything else. Most people don’t think about it much, but there are lots of things you know, but […]Continue reading
A while back, I was in a coffee shop, and a guy started talking to me. It brought to mind anchoring, unconscious programming and how most people don’t understand how advertising affects us, unconsciously. So, what is anchoring? In NLP, it’s basically pairing a response (usually an emotion, but sometimes a series of thoughts, or […]Continue reading
What is ‘unconscious movement’, and how is it useful? What’s one simple technique you can throw into almost any hypnotic induction to make hypnosis easier.? What kinds of things lead to trance and what kinds of things lead away from it? Do we make decisions with our conscious minds or our unconscious mind? How does moving slowly get you there faster? Also, watch the most boring video possible in…Continue reading
When you’re picking up a new skill, how should you mix conscious practice with unconscious programming, for best results? Want to learn a language faster, be a better musician or more skilled NLPer or hypnotist?
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How do solutions to our problems seem to spontaneously pop into our minds? Can we make that happen? The answer is yes and you’ll find four powerful tips for making it happen for yourself and/or your clients. Plus, what do elevators have to do with songwriting? What does love have to do with the Russian alphabet? And when can looking at something backwards help?
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Some people say it takes 6 weeks to break a habit. Untrue. Habits can be broken in an instant, but you’ve got to understand what’s important. Habits, by definition, are unconscious. You do them without thinking. So, there’s the unconscious programming part of it. In this post, we take a look at a little experiment that tells us just how easy it is to break the unconscious programming part of a habit in…Continue reading
If you are a hypnotherapist or NLP practitioner, your job is to persuade people — unconsciously. Values are a powerful lever in helping people change. They’re also a pathway to deep rapport. What does this all have to do with an “Extreme Green Power Smoothie”? How do you persuade people (including me)? How do you use values to help people stop smoking or change other habits?
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Persuasion, Values and Rapport