What Limiting Beliefs Do You Choose To Hold Onto?

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NLP Belief ChangeLimiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place restrictions on your real capabilities. Limiting beliefs are very simply ‘your’ ideas about what is real and what is not. In life we need beliefs in order to make decisions about ourselves, and to take what we believe to be the appropriate action based upon the circumstances and times in our lives.  So in order for our actions to have the upmost positive outcome, we need to have beliefs that serve us well, otherwise we may find ourselves on a very slippery slope.  The most important thing to remember about beliefs is that they only apply to you and you have the power to change them at any time.

Here are some typical examples of limiting beliefs I have come across in Coaching:

  • I will never be successful
  • I’ll never get the position, I’m not smart enough
  • I’m not good enough

Many clients require a lot of support to change their beliefs, and as a Coach I can spend time reframing and questioning them to help them find new ways of looking at there are now, how far they have come, what they have learnt and most importantly what action can they now take to overcome the beliefs that in actual fact where never true, changing their thinking patterns for good. As a coach you will need to challenge, encourage and assist the client along the way as they journey to a place they can achieve their full potential. As an NLP Master Practitioner and Coach I have enough rapport and flexibility with my clients to use specific techniques to remove limiting beliefs if they become ‘stuck’.  If you are thinking about taking a training in NLP you will learn about Sub-modalities and how simply by changing these with a client you can help them to change their beliefs. By doing so you can help them to transform the way they see themselves; they will feel more positive about their future and their internal dialogue will offer encouragement and confidence as opposed to creating feelings of fear and anxiety.

So what are NLP Sub-modalities?

On the NLP Practitioner Training you will learn that Sub-modalities are the finer distinctions sometimes described as subsets of Modalities.  Modalities are Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory, and Auditory Digital, these modalities make up an individual’s representational system which converted gives meaning to our experiences.

Sub-modalities provide the structure of our experiences, and are the building blocks of the representational systems by which we code, sequence and give meaning to all the experiences we have, even those you are having right now reading this.

Someone once asked me “how do you know what you believe and what you don’t?” great question! Your mind has the power to program two different categories of beliefs with distinct sub-modalities. We create our understanding and meaning by choosing different sub-modalities to code our experience, for example a food that we love and a food we really dislike.

Having the ability to change sub-modalities is a very effective and powerful way of changing the way we can experience life.  Imagine having a life the way you want it, you don’t have to wait for your wishes to come true because you hold the power make it happen, transforming your beliefs so that in the future they no longer limit you but empower you. Sometimes the finer the distinctions you make, the more clearly and creatively you can design that desirable future.

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