Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is a personal development technique which helps people change the way they think, behave and communicate so that they can achieve specific goals in life. So, if you find yourself behaving in a certain way and you do not like it: good news, you can change it. 

Our Kickstart, Sam, has been learning all about NLP after completing his Self Reintegration Emotional Coaching for NLP and Hypnosis and he has shared some of the things he has learnt and how you can incorporate NLP into your life.

“The great thing about NLP is that you can do it all by yourself. Some good techniques you can use solo are; The Wheel of Life – which is a great tool to help you improve your life balance. It helps you quickly identify the areas in your life which you want to improve, for example work or relationships. 

“First start by drawing a pie chart and split the chart into five. Label the five slices with the different areas of your life you want to focus on and give them all a rating out of 10. Be honest about your feelings, get it all out! You can see what you need to improve and what is making you happy or sad, then you can start to change it and set some exciting goals for the future.

“Setting goals is an amazing experience you can do solo or with a trusted friend or mentor. Tap into your senses by doing some relaxing breathing techniques and meditation then work out your six month goals, one year goals and your three year goals. Write these down, hang it up on your wall and get manifesting!

“Figuring out your values is also an important part of NLP. What are they? What do they do? Why are they important? Our values lead us through life. Some of your personal values may include integrity, determination or happiness. Knowing what our own values are helps us understand ourselves more and gives us clarity as to who we want to be.”

Finding out your values is easier than you might think. You can either simply find a list of potential values then write down the top 10 of which you feel you connect with the most, this can be about how you live your life or what you find admirable in others. Another option is to speak with someone who is NLP trained and they can ask you questions about what might upset you or things that interest you to find your values.” 

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