Exploring How NLP Therapy for Phobias Can Help You
How NLP Phobia Treatment Works
Reframing the Thoughts and Behaviours Quickly
Using the Language You Use to Describe Your World
Also, NLP looks at the language you use to describe your personal world and puts this to good use during treatment. For example if you ask a few friends to describe what their living room is like, they may describe it in terms of visual images, what you can hear, what you can touch or how they feel when they are there or what it smells like. People tend toward describing things using one dominant sense.
So, Sam might say “My living room is alive with plants that make me feel happy.” But, Pauline might say “Yes, there are green leaves and red and white flowers all over”. So, during therapy your qualified therapist would describe things in terms you can make better sense of. More feelings would be included in Sam’s therapy and more visuals and colour in Pauline’s. It is all about understanding the language you use and using the same sort of language, so you understand what is being said during therapy better.
Understanding Why This Thing is Phobia Trigger for You
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