Within NLP one of the key principles is that of curiosity which means taking a look at all development principles candidly and assessing how each can help people and in what context.
Having spent hours and hours reading a variety of books from authors such as, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Michael Neill, Sydney Banks, George Mumford (to name a few) certain conclusions can be drawn.
Many people in the coaching and personal development world can at times get carried away by the latest coaching trend, ditching their previous philosophy to latch onto the latest thing.
Within NLP one of the key principles is that of curiosity which means taking a look at all
development principles candidly and assessing how each can help people and in what context.
Having spent hours and hours reading a variety of books from authors such as, Eckhart
Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Michael Neill, Sydney Banks, George Mumford (to name a few)
certain conclusions can be drawn.
Eckhart Tolle I think explains the link between deep wisdom and NLP well (without
intentionally doing so).
In the Power of Now he explains that time is a construct of the egoic mind and that the future
and past only exist as a hallucination in our minds (try living in any other time than now!).
We can all relate to this as we experience the joy of life when in the moment fully
experiencing what is rather than getting ahead of our-self or re-living the past.
How does NLP sit with this concept?
Eckhart after all explains that all you need to do to experience greater joy in life is to
consistently catch yourself when you are not present, take a breath and bring your attention
back to the present moment…
The connection is made I believe at a deeper level in his more recent book A New Earth.
In the book Eckhart goes onto say that some people are unable to apply the principles of
present moment awareness because of what he describes as a body of pain which feeds the
egoic mind with emotion making it almost impossible to bring their awareness into the
present moment. The emotion of the past is never far from the surface in these cases.
As a coach and trainer this is precisely what we face week in week out and what we tend to
find is that.
A proportion of clients can make great progress by consistently and persistently bringing
their awareness into the present moment whenever they become unconscious (think about
your last car journey and I would like to bet you were in your head for part of it!) and also.
A proportion of clients who find this really difficult to apply in the initial stages whom really
benefit from NLP, Hypnosis and specifically Time Line Therapy Techniques to let go of their
baggage from the past and then apply the wisdom of present moment awareness.
Rather than having a one size fits all approach as a coach who is NLP trained you can find
the right approach for each and every client and make sure they benefit from deep wisdom
and modern therapeutic approaches providing them with consciousness raising reading as
part of their journey through coaching/training.
The Holistic Life Coach
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