Neuro-Linguistic Programming Cheat Sheet

Altering Your Mental State with Music Here are some different ways to think about using the music you play to alter you state of mind. Perhaps you‟re stuck in a groove with your listening taste.      Vary the range of CDs you buy – Change up your selections, from baroque to folk, jazz, and blues to reggae, and pop and rock to opera. Change the rhythm – Compare predictable rhythms with varied and unfamiliar ones to encourage your creativity. World music works well for this purpose. Instrumentation or Lyrics? – Words can distract; solo instruments tend to encourage relaxation. Intuition – Trust your own tastes. If you dislike a piece of music, don‟t struggle with it. Turn it off; it‟s unlikely to make you feel good. Start the day differently – When you feel good in the morning, you get off to a flying start. Try swapping the confrontational news channel on the radio for inspiring and uplifting music.

How to Change a Personal Belief Learning to change beliefs that no longer support you enables you to transform your life in all kinds of positive ways. You make the switch by working with the submodalities – the fine sensory qualities of how you see, hear, or feel your experience of the belief. 1. Think of a limiting belief you currently hold, one that you‟d like to change. Perhaps you believe that you have two left feet as regards dancing or that you‟re not a good swimmer. 2. Think of a belief that you used to hold but which, for you, is no longer true. This belief can be something such as believing in the tooth fairy. Note the submodalities of your old belief. 3. Think of something that you believe to be certain. If you can‟t think of anything, try the belief that „The sun is going to rise tomorrow.‟ Note the submodalities of this belief. 4. Think of a belief that you‟d rather have. This belief can be the opposite of your limiting belief in point 1, but restated in the positive; “I‟m a good dancer.” Perhaps you want to be better at parking – “I‟m good at parking” – or want to feel more confident when speaking professionally – “I‟m a confident professional speaker.” Notice the submodalities of the belief you‟d rather have.

use the following checklist of questions to ask yourself:        What do I want? What is that going to do that for me? What‟s stopping me? What‟s important to me here? What‟s working well? What can be better? What resources are going to support me? Comparing the Conscious and Unconscious Minds Neuro-Linguistic Programming recognizes that your conscious mind and unconscious mind excel at different things. The Conscious Mind excels at: Working Linearly Processing Sequentially Logic Verbal Language Mathematics Analysis The Unconscious Mind is better at: Working Holistically Intuition Creativity Running your Body Taking care of Emotions Storing Memories . Change the submodalities of the belief you‟d rather have – Step 3 – to those of the belief of which you‟re certain – Step 4 Checking In with Yourself to Stay on Track In order to keep on track to where you want to get. Change the submodalities of your limiting belief – Step 1 – to those of the belief that for you is no longer true – Step 2. 6. Learning to meditate is one discipline that harnesses both conscious and unconscious processing.5. When you know what each part does best you can the concentrate your development where it will have most effect. on a daily basis or longer term.

and „with whom?‟ Behavior – is made up of specific actions or reactions within the environment. Imagine yourself sitting in the cinema. starting before you experienced the memory you want to overcome and running it through until after the experience when you were safe. Answers the question „why?‟ Identity – factors determine your sense of self. 7. out of the seat. Answers the question „how?‟ Beliefs and Values – provide reinforcement – motivation and permission – to support or deny your capabilities. 1. You can now see yourself in the projection booth. to ask „what for?‟ or „for whom?‟ Overcoming Fears with the NLP Fast Phobia Cure The NLP Fast Phobia Cure takes you through the experience of a traumatic situation in a way that distances you from feeling the normal phobic response. you can ask yourself some questions that relate to the different levels:       Environment – refers to the factors that are external opportunities or constraints. 2. in a natter of a second or two. 3. Only do this in an environment where you feel safe and with someone who can help you to stay grounded. 6.Employing NLP Logical Levels NLP logical levels are a powerful way to think about change by breaking it down as a model into different categories of information. Remember that you were safe before and after the unpleasant experience. and into the end of the film. Identify when you have a phobic response to a stimulus or a traumatic or unpleasant memory that you want to overcome. 9. watching yourself on a small. . Answer the questions „where?‟. 8. right back to the beginning. the „how-to‟s‟ that guide and give direction to behavior. 4. Run the film in back-and-white. Answers the question „what?‟ Capabilities – are about the knowledge and skills. black-and-white screen. Run the film backwards very quickly. As you begin to think about some change you want to make. Now imagine floating out of the you that‟s sitting in the cinema seat. when you were safe. Now freeze the film or turn the screen completely white. as if you‟re experiencing the film. 5. „when?‟. watching the film of you on the screen. on the very tiny screen. in full-color. watching yourself in the seat. and into the projection booth. Float out of the projection booth. Answers the question „who?‟ Purpose – goes beyond self-consciousness to relate to the bigger picture about mission.

Now go into the future and test an imaginary time when you may have experienced the phobic response. Start to understand that person rather than expecting the person to understand you first. but expect their heart to lie in the right place. Respect someone‟s time. Notice how someone likes to handle information. Behavioral Flexibility: How to do something different when what you‟re currently doing isn‟t working. Here are some ways to help you build rapport fast:  Take a genuine interest in getting to know what‟s important to someone with whom you want to build rapport. The Four Pillars of NLP Look no further for a summary of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in just four key points. gestures. favorite phrases. Pay attention to these four chunks of the subject and you‟ll be well on your way to integrating NLP into the way you go about your daily life. Sensory Awareness: How the world is different when you use all your senses. and money. favorite people. Sharpening your Rapport in Seven Quick Ways Rapport is the foundation of valuable relationships and is key to your success in your interactions with others. Breathe in unison with the other person. feed back information in this same portion size. and manner of speaking that someone uses. voice tone. Does the person like lots of details or just the big picture? As you speak to the person. Look out for someone‟s intention – the underlying aim – instead of what the person does or says. and speed of talking. Adopt a similar stance to the other person in terms of your body language.10. They‟re important resources for that person.       . Outcome Thinking: How to think about what you want. 11. and then build these items subtly into your own conversation with that person. People may not always get things right. You can repeat steps 8 and 9 until you‟re comfortable with the experience. Pick up on the key works.     Rapport: how you build a relationship with others and with yourself. energy.

Have Sensory Awareness. „if it ain‟t working. 1.Using the NLP Four-Point Formula You can apply this neuro-linguistic programming formula for success to both long-term and short-term goals. So. do something different. 4. here‟s the quick way to hit your target. nothing happens to help you towards your outcomes. – this point ties in beautifully with the NLP presupposition that „In interactions among people. whether you simply want to hold a productive meeting or are planning the holiday of a lifetime. Know your Outcome. the person with the most flexibility of behavior can control the interaction. you can modify your behavior to steer you towards your desired outcome.‟ . 2. Or you can say. Have Behavioral Flexibility. You can use the outcome frame to fine-tune the desired outcome and satisfy the well-formedness conditions. and then the following ones. – unless you take that first step. Take Action. – if you have the awareness to see. – specifying precisely what you want is vital. and feel what isn‟t working. 3. hear. no matter how clearly they‟re defined.

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