​​​​​Rebecca Garratt 

Quality Complementary & Holistic Therapies

Unique Sessions Utilising Powerful NLP Techniques

As many of you know I offer therapies such as Reiki, Access Bars, Aromatherapy and Hypnotherapy. Within most of these therapies I can incorporate NLP (neuro Linguistic Programming). I can integrate NLP within guided mediations at the beginning of Reiki sessions and NLP runs strongly through hypnotherapy sessions or as a standalone therapy.

NLP is a collection of techniques, models and processes for changing unwanted behaviours, letting go of limiting destructive behaviour & thought strategies and healing old negative emotions and more.  NLP is based on the work of three renowned therapists who had achieved extraordinary results with their patients.

A classic example (one aspect of many, many tools) of how NLP has been used in the media is, when you think of the word ‘hamburger’ which company do you think of? When you think of the words ‘fizzy drink’ which company comes to mind? This is called anchoring which means that we associate certain words and sounds with certain events, objects, people or companies in this situation. They may not make you want to buy a burger but if you were to fancy one, and if they did their job correctly, the big yellow M will come to mind. 

We have created our own personal anchors, which are different for everyone. For some smelling coffee can mean “ahh time for a break” and may bring images of the sofa, and feelings of warmth and cosiness may arise.  This can also be done in the reverse, for many of us, a negative situation experienced will cause an uncomfortable feeling. If this situation happened in a classroom for example, then anything that the brain perceives as similar such as a meeting room or an authority figure such as a boss may bring up a similar feeling as the original event.  The brain has done a pattern match. This is similar to that, therefore you will feel this! NLP has the tools to reverse this and they are often very simple and effortless for the participant.

The above is just a tiny part of NLP. It’s about understanding how our brain works and using that knowledge to overcome some of our limitations.  This is why NLP is often used by top sports and business professionals as well as therapists.