NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
WHAT IS NLP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method of influencing the brain behavior through the use of language in order to “recode" the way the brain responds to external stimulation. It is a set of tools used mainly to generate new and better behaviors and to enhance self-development and transformation. NLP often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the desired change.
NLP was originally developed in 1972 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder; preoccupied with human excellence, they started the NLP adventure by exploring the work of Fritz Perls, (gestalt therapy), Virginia Satir, (the “mother of family therapy”) and Milton Erickson, the first therapist to use hypnosis for medical purposes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
According to this theory, we never perceive the reality as it is, rather, we are making an internal representation for every single event that we are experiencing. This representation is multidimensional, it includes pictures, sounds, inner dialogue, feelings and physical sensations.
One of the main beliefs of NLP is that the Map is not the territory. This means that our Internal Representation of an event, is not the event itself. What happens is that every single event that we experience comes in through the sensory input channels and we are continuously deleting, distorting and generalizing the information perceived via the senses so that it matches our model of the world.
Though a complex and vast subject, the fundamental ideas behind the NLP model can be broken down into these three main beliefs:
- Each person has their own unique perspective of the world.
- Our own worlds are made up of complex territories and boundaries that are mapped for us during childhood.
- We have the power to shift and redraw these boundaries using our ‘control systems’ or language.
NLP uses the right language to break down the mental barriers we unconsciously create for ourselves. Because of this, NLP is considered to be one of the most useful and accessible tools to come from modern psychology.
EFT – Emotion Freedom Technique
EFT – Emotion Freedom Technique
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful tool which combines the benefits of acupressure with rhythmic tapping. The technique is based on the idea that each traumatic experience we had in our life is recorded in our energy field, creating blocks in the fluidity of our energy meridians.
Dr. Roger Callahan, the parent of TFT (Thought Field Therapy) introduced as well the notion of Psychological Reversal - a literal reversal of the polarity of our energy field – which causes us to do things that are against our well being.
The PR is the inner saboteur that blocks all our efforts in moving in the direction we consciously choose. PR is also the cause of most of the negativity states that we are experiencing.
For instance, you may want to loose weight. Consciously, you will be making efforts, keeping diets, trying many methods. Due to the Psychological Reversal you will be maintaining the same patterns and you will be doing the very actions that make you gain weight.
How does it work
In very concrete terms, we “tune into” a specific moment of the past, a disturbing thought or emotion, while we will be stimulating certain points which correspond to the main energy meridians of our body. This will neutralize the Psychological Reversal and in the same time will generate a free flow of energy through the meridians, allowing the permanent removal of the negative charges associated with that specific traumatic event or thought.
When we address and accept the emotions that are populating us in the moment and we work with them through tapping (EFT), we give ourselves permission to better express our qualities and gifts and express our unique identity in the world.
helps us free ourselves from the blocks and chains that keep us turning around in circles, allowing us to express the greatness of who we really are.
EFT Tapping Point and Meridians
EFT tapping points are located on the meridians of the energy body.
There are in total 14 meridians.
Here is the list of the tapping points, the meridians they are located on and the organs they stimulate:
- Karate Chop - Small Intestine Meridian
& worry; brings forth decisiveness.
- Beginning of the Eye Brow - Bladder Meridian
trauma, frustration, futility; brings forth hope, peace & harmony.
- Side of the Eye - Gall Bladder Meridian
brings forth tolerance & adoration.
- Under the Eye - Stomach Meridian
fear, cravings, phobias, obsessive worry; Tranquility & Contentment.
- Under the Nose - Governing Vessel
and nasal congestion, Shame/Self-empowerment.
- Chin - Central Vessel
Addresses shame; Confusion/Certainty
- Beginning of the Collar Bone - Kidney Meridian
criticism, disappointment, failure Indecision/Confidence.
- Under the Arm - Spleen / Pancreas Meridian
anxiety, fear of future, low self esteem, helps bring Clarity & Confidence.
- Top of the Head - This meridian is the meeting point of all Yang
meridians in the body.
The crown of the head is a powerful contact
point for every issue. Tapping this point stimulates all Yang meridians,
distributing energy downward to lower parts of your body.
- Thumb- Lung Meridian
Addresses intolerance, arrogance,
humility and grief, helps bring up Faith.
- Index Finger - Large Intestine Meridian
and fear of letting go, controlling or holding on / release.
- Middle Finger - Heart Protector (Pericardium, Sex & Circulation)
Addresses jealousy, addictive cravings; Relaxation & Generosity
- Little Finger - Heart Meridian
Addresses anger brings
- Gamut Spot is the Third point on the Triple Warmer/ Thyroid Meridian.
Addresses depression, loneliness, despair and physical pain;
Fight, Flight or Freeze/Safe & Secure.
Realeasing Core Beliefs (RCB)
Realeasing Core Beliefs (RCB)
The Vedic Science is teaching us that the human being is a complex of 5 layers, or koshas:
- Annamaya kosha
The layer formed of food – your physical body.
- Pranamaya kosha
The layer of energy, formed by the vital energy or prana – the force that holds together and animates the body and the mind.
- Manomaya kosha
The layer of the emotional mind – including the emotions, the automatic activity of the mind and the senses.
- Vignanamaya kosha
The envelope of reason and intelligence concerned with the metabolism of thoughts and beliefs.
- Anandamaya – Kosha
The envelope of bliss and joy, our true core.
These layers are all connected and interdependent. A belief held in your Vignanamaya kosha will cause emotional responses in your emotional body which could block the free flow of Prana and ultimately affect your physical body.
While is good to clean the emotional charges of blocks caused by past and undigested responses to the world, the process would not be complete unless we address the roots contained in the subtle layer of beliefs and archetypes.
Addressing beliefs and deeply rooted thoughts is a liberating process necessary in the process of fully embracing your true nature.
Shirodhara, Yoga Nidra EFT and Access Consciousness Bars TM are great tools for that.
Access Consciousness Bars Tm
Access is a set of tools and processes designed to facilitate more consciousness to you and help you stepping into the infinite energy and possibilities as you are being moving beyond what you THINK you are. The Bars are a tool that facilitates a different way of functioning, beyond the beliefs, the patterns and the conditioning you have been exposed to.
In fact it is not only a right but also the duty of each human being to be feel from constraints. Being or feeling free does not imply doing nothing or having no more obligations. It means being and acting in your own life out of your deepest and truest values, honoring yourself, the others and the world we live in.
The bars help you move across the density of all the fears, limitations, judgements and conclusions that have been transmitted to you by others in this reality; it opens you to new possibilities allowing choice, knowing, being and also receiving. Running the bars helps dissipate the polarity as it is stored in your brain and in your body.
As we run the bars, your brain waves are slowing down and thus belief systems and points of view that are running in your system form your childhood can be accessed and released. By having the bars run, you are literally changing the outcome of your future and they facilitate change in all areas of your life.