Category Archives: NLP

Pattern Break: Problems, Patterns and Change

Got Patterns? Nearly everyone has a way of thinking, feeling or a behaviour they want to change. Why do we get stuck repeating things that cause us problems? Why do we do things we don’t want to do? How come … Continue reading

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Modelling Problems with NLP and Neuro-Semantics

How do we solve complex problems? How do we make changes when change has been hard? How do we solve problems that are resistant to change? The question that has dominated the field of psychology is why? This has led … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of NLP Techniques: Six Tips for Technique Troubleshooting

NLP was like nothing else in the field of psychology. It promised rapid and dramatic change, and in many cases, it delivered. The history of NLP is filled with impressive cures and life-changing results before live audiences, on TV and … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of NLP Techniques: The Method Behind the Magic

Everybody loves techniques! The very idea that we can use simple techniques to make changes in ourselves and others is enticing. We’re attracted to the romantic notion that change can happen quickly, as if magically, by applying a simple technique … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Setting and Achieving Goals

As humans we are driven by desire; the more we have, the more we want. And why not? In today’s society, in which education is available to anyone, where economic opportunity is everywhere, and the tools and resources are available … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with the Hierarchy of the Mind

The mind, and any biological or social system for that matter, is organized into levels. For efforts to change or achieve goals to be effective they must address the various levels of human experience. When working to create change or … Continue reading

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Healing from Trauma and Abuse with NLP

As much as we would like for life to be a wonderful joyous experience, tragedy is a reality. Many people suffer traumatic events, physical or sexual abuse or other experiences that are difficult to heal from. What do we do … Continue reading

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Healing from PTSD with NLP

Life is filled with challenges and setbacks. We are constantly faced with obstacles to overcome and at some point in life we will each face rejection loss or defeat. Yet sometimes events occur that are so terrible, so shattering, they … Continue reading

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The Presuppositions of NLP

In the 1970s, Richard Bandler, student of computer programming, and John Grinder, a professor of linguistics, set out to study “therapeutic wizards,” individuals who had become famous for their impressive results. They studied Virginia Satir, one of the developers of … Continue reading

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A Model of Anxiety

Anxiety brings more people to therapy than any other psychological problem. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, anxiety disorders affect 12% of the population, meaning over 4 million Canadians. Symptoms range from intense and excessive fear and worry, … Continue reading

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