You complete a simple and short questionnaire. This generates data which is converted into a graph, that can then be analysed. A written report is produced and this is a starting tool for discussion, dialogue and feedback. A sample of information that it generates is your:
When we know what we do, and the predictable patterns of people, what can we do with this information?
NLP is a great tool to assist with self-awareness (understanding yourself), communication, decision making and finding the most resourceful version of yourself for any situation (managing your ‘state’).
I use NLP within the coaching process as it helps a client to make lasting changes and nurtures a deep self-awareness of themselves and others.
N – neuro is our mental filtering system used to process data absorbed through the 5 senses to create our map of the world.
L – linguistic – we assign personal meaning through language to create our map of the world
P – programming – our behaviour/patterns of response as a result of this mental filtering and assigning meaning.
A useful metaphor for NLP is to imagine the human brain as an elephant and a rider. A lot of the time, the elephant and the rider are happy to travel in the same direction. Sometimes however, the elephant and rider want to go in different directions. The elephant tends to win.
This analogy is like our conscious and unconscious. Our unconscious is the elephant. It is the part of us that decides to have the chocolate bar when we are trying to eat well, or the part of us that keeps us on the sofa when we know it would be better to get up and exercise!
The 'unconscious' manages and controls over 90% of us - from our biology and chemistry to what we believe and the habits we repeat.
The 'unconscious' is a great place to start if you are looking to make changes in your life.
This is a useful methodology, particularly for improving spelling. It also has useful spin-offs into improving memory, remembering, attention/concentration/focus, building confidence and self-esteem.
I work with children and adults. I work with parents (separately/or alongside) their children, so that they can take the skills home and use them and teach them to others!
Speed Spelling in schools not only improves 'spelling' but can be integrated into a 'peer mentoring programme' where the older year groups teach and coach younger students.
Speed Spelling is particularly helpful for Dyslexic students because it:
The roots of Speed Spelling come from NLP and Clean Language.
Clean Language questioning places the emphasis on the individual learner, with the learner finding their own strategy and solutions (‘considers how they learn’), and without the teacher imposing their own content.
The methodology respects individual differences and facilitates from the learner’s perceptual framework. It is information-centered and child-centered allowing children to work at their own ‘learning-edge’.
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Coaching is about raising your awareness so that you know you have the necessary skills required to help yourself. No advice is given as these goals belong to YOU. This approach generates both responsibility for change and ownership over the means to change. I believe that you have the potential to find workable solutions to your own challenges.
COMMON THEMES IN NLP
Every client is unique. Some like to talk, some like to move around, some want quick results, some are more spiritual and some are more task orientated.
Having a wide array of tools, 'hacks', techniques and take-away practices, I can help a client in the way that suits them.
TFT (Thought Field Therapy) works with the mind and body. It is a therapy which is non-invasive and can have fast and far-reaching results.
Through 'tapping' the ends of the energy channels (or 'meridians') we send calming messages to the amygdala (fight & flight center) and we re-programme the memory.
This process helps to collapse distressing memories through a precise and coded sequencing of meridian tapping.
Clean Language is an questioning technique based around a handful of really simple questions. In answering these questions, the client or group builds up a clearer model of what they are expressing. It requires the Coach to pay hiqh quality attention, repeat back the client's words to them (without any of their own inferences) and use the questioning technique.
Quite often the back-and-forth of question and answer delves into our symbolic and metaphorical world - our 'inner landscape' of where we make sense of 'stuff'.....structure of our thinking, patterns and truths that run our lives. Metaphors also make comparisons and can help us to understand the private world of others.
Clean Language is used in education, the health services, business, psychotherapy and coaching. It can bring people together, clarify common purpose, help people to collaborate, help individuals to generate new and useful ideas.
A WELL-BEING WORKOUT!.....for school and adult groups.
“what soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul”
“a day without laughter is wasted”(Charlie Chaplain)
Happier in 5 Minutes, Ida Abdalkhani, Ted x (9 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJG63EXCmw
An example of Laughter Yoga with School Children – Dr Madan Kataria (2 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pa-zw6Bo70
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