In May this year (2019), I’m teaching my final NLP Practitioner Training in Melbourne. So the question is why would I stop teaching “The most transformational course available in Melbourne?” The answer is simple, yet most are finding it hard to understand.
I’ve been teaching this course now for 15 years and while my students are totally transforming their careers, businesses, relationships, wealth and health by doing this course – I am not. I’ve stagnated.
Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching NLP Practitioner Training and Life Coach Training, but it’s time that I equally stretched my wings.
When you’ve done over 22,000 hours of coaching and training – you can do it in your sleep – and I do, often. I actually dream about teaching NLP Practitioner Training in Melbourne – sometimes from up on the rafters and sometimes from the back of the room, sometimes in another country – but that’s dreams for you.
But why quit teaching NLP Practitioner Training now?
I always want to remain an advocate for this training. After all, where else can you learn to massively improve your external and more importantly, your internal communication?
What other course can you totally transform your mindset and shift your beliefs and break your debilitating patterns?
And as a Coach, Manager, Trainer or Leader, where else can you master your language in such a way that it helps you and your teams and your clients to achieve their goals and reach the unreachable?
So I will always remain a staunch advocate for NLP Practitioner Training because I believe that it helps it’s students to live the sort of life, that without it, is near impossible.
Edward DeBono once said, “If there was only ONE course that I could do in my life, it would be learning NLP.” Once you’ve done it, you’ll know exactly why.
NLP success patterns can improve any area of your life. One thing is as certain as New Year is coming is that people love familiar patterns. Though our patterns are not always helpful. Patterns help us to function without consciously thinking about what we’re doing – patterns are held in the unconscious. Patterns maintain the status quo and they’re the very reason we keep on doing the same things. Patterns are also the reason we so often don’t get what we consciously want. It’s also why new year’s resolutions don’t stick. We get stuck in our patterns and, without the tools or the know-how, we get ourselves into ‘ruts’. Ruts are merely patterns we want to break, but don’t know how. Here are some simple ideas for you to create an NLP success pattern and enjoy the best year yet. Read more →
A wealth mindset is a contentious issue for most, though my question to you today is simple. Is wealth hard or is it hard-wired into your mindset?
If I took a stab in the dark and asked you what your greatest frustration is when it comes to creating wealth. Would you say something like, “I can’t seem to earn enough.” Though I bet few would say, “I’m just not hard-wired for wealth?” The latter of course is correct. Wealth is a set of do’s and don’ts, but most miss that those behaviours are found in a wealth mindset.
Our habits, beliefs, values and all the decisions we have ever made make up our neural blueprint. That schematic is what determines everything we do and don’t do and is found in the Unconscious Mind. So how can we create permanent change by accessing the bottom of our metaphorical icebergs?
The thing we call the “Mind” is divided into three systems that each have their unique functions: the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, and the unconscious mind. It is useful to compartmentalise them, particularly when we are seeking to break a habit or to transform our thinking.
The idea that we have three levels of mind is not new. Sigmund Freud, the famous Austrian psychologist was the first who popularised it. His theories have since been disputed in psychology circles, mostly because separating the mind into three distinct levels is difficult to scientifically prove. Though it does help us in the transformational sciences to use this model. So Freud created a useful model of the mind, the conscious mind or ego, the preconscious or subconscious, and the section that we will pay the most attention, namely, the unconscious mind.
To make this easy for you, I have illustrated this concept into a visual form. Using the iceberg analogy to show the conscious mind, which is all you see of an iceberg. This represents around 10 percent of your brain capacity. In other words, the reason why we find it difficult to alter our habits and patterns is because our habits and patterns are not conscious. They are found in what you will come to know as the “Unconscious Mind” or the “Unconscious.”
The Subconscious is much larger than the conscious and stores many of the things that you cannot remember consciously, but with some focus or meditation, you may just access your mother’s phone number for example, or where you left your car keys. It accounts for around 50-60 percent of your brain’s capabilities.
For permanent change to occur, it must occur in the unconscious.
The next section, the area below the subconscious is known as the unconscious mind. It accounts for the other 30-40 percent of your brain’s capabilities. It is holds all your suppressed memories and is like the vault to all experiences. It is deep and vast, and is largely inaccessible to conscious thought, a bit like the dark depths of the ocean. Though using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis, we can access this level of thinking. So let’s explore them in detail.
The conscious mind is your being aware of the present.
The consciousness mind is your awareness at this present moment. You are aware of something on the outside of you as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside of you. Being aware of where you are right now for example, or the knowledge of your current emotional state, and if you are super conscious, you may even be aware of the timing of your heartbeats. Though can you recall the colour of the walls in the room where you awoke on your first birthday? Probably not. You’ll have to go deeper to access that.
The subconscious mind is the holder of superficial memories.
The subconscious mind or the preconscious is filled with accessible information. While you can’t remember certain things consciously, if you relaxed and focused your thinking you may recall information deep in your subconscious; an old phone number perhaps. Think of this as your access to surface memories. For example; while you had to be conscious of everything you had to do in order to drive a car when you were learning, that information is now stored in your subconscious. No doubt you sometimes wondered how you drove home, as you made a phone call or thought of everything and anything, but driving. The reason you can do that is thanks to your subconscious.
The unconscious mind is the holder of superficial memories.
The unconscious mind is the deep library of all your experiences. It’s like the library where you have read every book, yet their contents are vaulted in some deep, dark back room with a secret door. However, under hypnosis or deep level meditation all the books in your library can be recalled, though this access is not for the fainthearted. Unless you’re a trained NLP professional, access is denied.
While the unconscious can seem like a black hole of unacceptable impulses waiting to trip you up, it is a resource awaiting perfection. It can be the source of hidden beliefs, fears, and attitudes that interfere with everyday life, though once given a spring clean, it can become a major allay to success. Most forms of psychotherapy including neuro linguistic programming aim to bring into conscious awareness many of these hidden hindrances, so that we can examine them and choose how to deal with them.
The unconscious travels at over 300,000 mph!
The unconscious mind has by far more data than the other two combines, so it must process information at lightening speed. It is the fastest operating segment of mind and is purported to travel at over 300,000 mph (482,803.2 km/h).
During our childhood, as we climbed trees and created worlds of make-believe, we acquired numerous memories and experiences that formed who we are today. So within the vault of our unconscious live our beliefs, our values, unconscious patterns, subjective maps of reality, every decision we ever made and the source of every emotion we ever experienced. There is gold down there to be mined and garbage that should have been thrown out decades ago.
It is for all of these reasons that NLP Practitioners and NLP Masters are highly valued because they are trained to open doors that have been shut for generations. They have a master key to transformation.
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“Learning styles” also known as our “representational systems” determine how we learn. Some of us take in more information through our eyes, we call them “Visual” while others are predominately “Kinesthetic.” Kinesthetic learners consume information more easily through physical exercises and need to wriggle or move to improve retention.
Less of our population is auditory. Auditory learners need to hear information delivered in entertaining ways and variable tones. Though due to the digital age, more children need to “think” and “process thoughts” and so are becoming “Auditory digital.”
This proven science, taught at level one NLP Practitioner classes is key to our ability to learn, yet it is seldom taught to our teachers. This omission is failing our school children.
Confucius once said, “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” It makes sense as to why so many of our children believe they are not intelligent. They are rarely taught to understand, instead, they are taught to listen, read and repeat.
If you believe you are worthy of being rich, you will earn more; save more; and invest more. You, in essence, will have attained a rich mindset. While these words are easily typed, they are much harder to attain. Though with the right tools, anything is possible.