I'm an event coordinator running regular events for The Singles Game www.thesinglesgame.com.au
A small group of NLP practitioners, masters and trainers get together monthly to practice the art of NLP.
This week's topic was STATE. The questions were posed, "How aware of our state are we as we go through our daily activities?" and "How effective are we at changing our state when required?"
So the practice began.
Joanne reveled that her negative state of sadness had been difficult to shift. It was hanging around in her heart area and felt tight and heavy. She recalled a moment in the day when she caught sight of someone in a cafe that looked like her ex boyfriend and her state shifted. From that encounter, she became conscious of what she needed to do to change her negative state to a positive one.
Dan shared his experience of anxiety from getting caught up in traffic gridlock which caused him being late. He shared how he felt in the state and what he did to change the negative state into valuable time spent working on himself by practicing visualization and calming himself.
Cassie had been in a meeting that day with a person she viewed as authoritarian. She found her recurring state of anger come up, she described it as if a volcano began erupting. She ended the conversation and left the meeting.
As a group, the practice focus turned to Cassie and helping her with a state change process that she could practice and utilise for her anger. We chose the technique Collapsing Anchors which saw her choose 'calm' as the alternative.
The group runs free sessions monthly. You need to be a qualified NLP practitioner to join sessions.