NLP Integration

Combining the methods of NLP, Yoga and Qi Gong into your program design, are three powerful schools of thought that can be used as transformational tools. The integration of cognitive science and movement science can connect the body and mind to act and react more effectively. This can be achieved through practiced, sequential patterns, while utilizing the power behind guided meditation and language to encourage your consciousness to overcome obstacles, de stress, restore and rejuvinate.

Guided Meditation (Mental):

Meditation is proven to have a huge influence on brain activity and physical response. Meditation produces significant increases in activity in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for positive characteristics like optimism and resilience, as well as “higher” executive functions as decision-making, judgment, and planning. All of which, can help combat and prevent physical disease.  When you operate in the prefrontal cortex (the front part of the brain) we are able to think more clearly, make better decisions, listen more attentively, see outside your own perspectives and see other people’s points of view and work together more effectively and more efficiently. By tapping into the mindfullness of meditation and focused movement, you can reduce stress levels, by reducing the production of cortisol and regulate your adrenal glands (the organs designed for fight or flight). This in turn encourages your immune system to function in optimal levels.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP):

NLP  is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created in the 1970s. The title refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”), and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (“programming”) and can be organized to achieve specific goals in life. NLP Coaching services aim to find ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives. By paying close attention to the language we use, as well as becoming more aware of the non verbal patterns in our environment can aid in optimizing our health.

Somatic Movement: Yoga, Qi Gong

Somatic education emerged during the twentieth century, but has been practiced in Eastern traditions for centuries. Most often we can see somatic movement (which means moving from the inside out) in the teachings of Yoga and Qi Gong. Western science classifys somatic healing and somatic education; a term used interchangeably, as an internalized learning process which is initiated by a teacher who guides the client or student through a sensory-motor process of physiological change.

When we speak of self-teaching, self-learning, self-healing, and self-regulation, we know that this is a somatic process, and as coaches and teachers we must guide our clients to the understanding that these are genetically-given capacities intrinsic to all human beings. As practitioners our roles are to merely offer the means to help “turn on” the ability to self manage somatic healing on and off the mat. In essence the client actually teaches themselves, we merely aid in offering the verbal and sequential tools. Combining Yoga and the tools of transformational language in NLP, somatic healing can have an immense effect on our life. A shift towards our greatest potentail.


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