Powerful NLP Process to Transform Depression

Posted by Holly Stokes on May 4th, 2012

In Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP) we think of depression as a mental habit rather than a disease.

Now a mental habit sounds fairly simple to change, right? Well, yes and no. What we know now in how the brain works, we can help it set up a new mental habit very quickly, yet emotions can be tricky, they can range from simple to very complicated.

At the simple level, we have emotional habits, like feeling stressed when you open up your mail or pay your bills. Then we have emotional associations, like the emotions that different foods have, such as the feeling of warmth and family that comes with pumpkin pie.

Then, we have emotions as messengers, giving us useful information about our lives and how to find greater happiness and well being.

Emotions can also indicate automatic thought patterns that are working against us. Rather than avoiding, denying or cutting off these negative emotions, its even more useful to identify what is causing or triggering the feeling, and then change it at the underlying level.

Emotions are messengers

Emotions are messengers giving us important (more…)

Will Hypnosis Work for You?

Posted by Holly Stokes on February 16th, 2012

Have you ever wondered if hypnosis will work for you? Are you curious if you can be hypnotized?

Most of what we think of when we hear hypnosis is what we see on stage – someone eating an onion as if its an apple, or quacking like a duck. In this type of hypnosis, the hypnotist uses confusational patterns to confuse the mind so that the person will take suggestion from the hypnotist, but not everyone can be hypnotized this way. The effects of this hypnosis is also short lived, when people go back to their regular life, they can still taste the difference between an onion and an apple.

In hypnotherapy, rather than confusing the person, the practitioner uses relaxation and focus techniques to allow (more…)