I am being a little bias this month with my blog entry and am including a video by the Karmapa who talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.
This months live NLP practice group will be taken taken by an amazing man and great friend of ours, Vin Harris who is a lead trainer for the Mindfulness Association (http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/). You will meet Vin again for the mindfulness module on our Master Practitioner at Samye Ling) and so I thought this video was quite appropriate.
Tam Johnston, a soon to be NLP Trainer with us, has been working with people helping them to quieten down their internal dialogue. I’ve always found my inner dialogue useful, until that is that I started training for the London marathon… My Inner dialogue has been getting in the way – telling me “I won’t be able to make the distance (26.2 miles)”. I’ve found Tam’s techniques, a mix of many NLP tools, to be very useful and have been working on turning my negative voice, into a positive one. The video really captured me. Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Let me know what you think. Toby
I came across this article the other day and though it might be of interest.
It would be great to get your comments below on what you think about what Rick is saying about re-wiring your brain to provide a greater happiness and well being…
I’ve just worked out how to assign tunes to different groups of people on my iPhone. If a friend calls me, my phone rings with “‘We are Young’ by Fun”, If an unknown calls me, my phone rings with “‘Runaways’ by the Killers” and if a family member calls me, my phone rings with “The Great Escape tune from the movie”.
The default ring tone on the iPhone was beginning to grate on me and I was finding I wasn’t answering my calls.
Anchoring is an essential part of a coaches arsenal and can be used to build positive emotion, as well as delete negative frustrations and annoyance.
We will be looking at TimeLine Techniques in February during our NLP Practice groups. NLP TimeLine work helps us ‘empty our bins’ of all of the negative emotions that can hold us back from the dreams we have of our future. Kate and I have had profound results with these techniques and have eradicated emotions like Anger, Sadness, Fear, Guilt and Jealousy which held us back in the past.
We think you will enjoy the video attached here if you wish to imagine a better future for yourself…
As we finish training for the year we reflect on the tools and techniques that have been most valuable to those who have been through our NLP Programmes. Although more of a ‘theory’ rather than a change technique, the NLP Communication Model seems to be the one we refer to most often and is especially welcomed by our corporate clients. It’s a nice model to start with when we begin answering that often asked question “So what is NLP anyway?”.
We had a 3D artist design a video of the Communication Model to try and simplify the theory of NLP when we are asked what it is. This might be something you could send out to people who ask “What is NLP?” to help you answer the question. Feel free to copy this blog link and send it out.
If you get a moment, please let us know what you think of the video in the comments section below.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Toby and Kate
We have always encouraged people to share their goals with others. The thought behind this is, once a goal is shared, it’s like committing to achieving it – almost like an unwritten contract. We also think that by sharing your goals, you are likely to find supporters who can help you or point you in the right direction. This video though contradicts that, and Derek Sivers advises us to keep our goals to ourselves. New learning comes from being open to others suggestions and so we include this video for you to watch and comment here with your thoughts.
Here’s the video for you to watch: Derek Sivers on the topic of Keeping your goals to yourself…
Our 2012 NLP Practice group has been a huge success, so much so that we will be running the group EVERY MONTH in 2013. As promised, it’s FREE for you to attend if you have trained with us to Practitioner level or above.
We will also be adding to your practice opportunities in 2013 and will be offering a video conferencing practice group from January, again for Practitioners level and above. This group will run on the 1st Monday of each month starting on Monday 14th January at 8pm.
If you are interested in joining our trial video conference practice group on 10th December 2012 at 8pm, please comment with your name below, or email us and we will invite you to join us.
The confirmed dates for the live Practice sessions in London for 2013 so far are:
Saturday 19th January
Saturday 16th February
Saturday 6th April
Saturday 11th May
More to follow…
After visiting a war memorial in Belgium recently I was reminded how lucky I am to have those brave soldiers fight for the things I have and freely enjoy today. Im 34 years old and as I looked at the thousands of grave stones of men a similar age to myself, I became aware of the simple representation of life… The little dash that separates a birth date and a death date…
That little dash that they put onto your gravestone after you have gone… It represents your whole life.
Not much of a motivational speech you might be thinking – but it can be!
The good news is that the dash is designed by you. Carefully crafted and remembered by whoever you want. That dash represents your stories, your memories, your inspiration and kindness shown to others. It can mean so much to so many and touch the hearts of people around the world… Or, let’s face it, it can mean nothing… Just another date separator for someone who died sometime… I don’t know about you, but I want my dash to be worth remembering. I have around 50 to 60 summers left on this planet all being well, and I want to make my dash one to remember… Like the many hero’s who died in the war to provide us with the life we have today; what are you going to be remembered for.. what do you want to be remembered for, and what might you do today to say Yes to that…