Improving Your Concentration With NLP Training
The human mind is not easy to control. There are times when we can focus on the task at hand to such a degree that the rest of the world simply melts away. Then there are those moments when the mind goes in a million different directions at once, contrary to our best intentions of focus. Of course, there are also instances when the only thing our mind will focus on is the opposite of what we want to be thinking about!
With NLP training, we can learn to focus when we really need to, when the stakes are high.
First off, let's highlight a few types of distractions that keep us from concentrating, so we can learn what to avoid. There are two categories of distractions: Internal and External.
* Focusing on the past or the future, as opposed to being present in the moment and making the best out of each situation.
* Negative Self Talk. A few well-timed negative words can be just the thing to get our minds firing off track in a non-productive direction.
* Emotional states like fear and anxiety distract our minds and keep us from reaching or goals.
* Visual Interference (people traffic in your environment, opening doors, bright colors, etc.).
* Audio Interference (music, people talking near you, sounds of traffic, ringing cellphones, etc.).
* Kinesthetic problems like temperature changes, uncomfortable clothing or seating.
* Receiving negative feedback from others.
Many people can focus their peak concentration on a specified goal, but then once that goal is attained, all concentration goes out the window. How can we achieve sustained mental energy? A large part of this is actually preparation. For instance, when I am preparing for an important event, I start mentally and physically days before hand. I pay special attention to sleeping well, eating a healthy diet, and exercising. The morning of the event, I like to get up early and do meditation and visualization exercises to put my mind a good place.
Apart from these common sense practices, NLP Master Practitioner can help you learn strong concentration techniques and design an individualized training regime. Some techniques include:
* Removal limits created in the past (NLP Master Practitioner).
* Changing negative self talk into positive self talk (NLP Practitioner + NLP Master Practitioner training).
* Setting anchors on yourself (touch, a word etc), or the ability to step in to a spatial anchor (NLP Practitioner).
* Stepping in to the right perceptual position or new behavior generator (NLP Practitioner).
* Using Visualization Techniques (even a simple STOP sign)
* 'Switching On' with TOTE Strategies (NLP Practitioner).
* Model yourself on someone who excellence you admire (NLP Master Practitioner).
* Practicing being in up-time and in the present (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner).
* Sub-modalities (NLP Practitioner).
* Stepping in to the future output (NLP Master Practitioner).
* Parts integration (NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner).
* Core work (NLP Master Practitioner).