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Holiday Stress Management

Holiday get togethers can be a challenge.  As we prepare for the holidays we are often anticipating family, friends, food and finances.  It’s funny. The time of year that is portrayed as the most peaceful and cohesive often involves the most stress and struggle. Whether it’s stress from tense relationships, worry about unmet expectations, financial pressures that are tough to…

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State management in a crisis

Are you acting or reacting? (State Management through a teenager’s eyes)

My youngest daughter, Hannah, is 17 and has been working on finding her way in the world. She is busy being an entrepreneur and working hard to share her message that yes, one person can make a difference. She is also directionally challenged, so the whole experience of driving has been, shall we say, interesting? Well, in late August 2015…

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What hidden beliefs do you have?

Want to know how NLP can help you Live Your Limitless Life? Click here to schedule your FREE, one-on-one NLP Discovery Session with Tracy! Have you ever had that moment when you say something with very little purpose, just part of a story, and all of a sudden it hits you…a hidden limiting belief you have and when you got…

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Quieting the Inner Voice and Enjoying the Day

Are you enjoying the season? Recently I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media reminding people that the seasons don’t change until September 22. It seems, as is human nature, people are rushing the next change! We seem to want to grow up when we’re young, can’t wait for the holidays, or a vacation, or the summer months…whatever it…

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Excellence and the Olympics

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation and excellence. I’m not sure if that’s because my youngest recently graduated from high school so her future is on my mind a lot, if it has to do with the Olympics, or if it’s just a theme for me right now. Whatever the reason, it’s definitely been front of mind lately!…

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The Secret Nitty Gritty of Rapport: Part 1

The Secret Nitty Gritty of Rapport: Part 1 By Tom Hoobyar, NLP Comprehensive   Article word count 1051, average reading time 4.2 minutes    What is rapport, and why should you care?    Basically, rapport is a quality of relationship between people. People in rapport are inclined to give each other the benefit of the doubt, and they are more…

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Split Screen Gladness And A Really Good Day

Happy Wednesday!   Frequently when people have a few convincing experiences of the power of NLP they want to jump into the most advanced models right away. This story conveys the impact of two very basic elements of NLP that are so powerful they can change the mind – and behavior – of even very highly placed executives. You get…

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How To Fail – Using The Most Proven NLP Process!

One of the most “famous” of the NLP techniques is the Phobia Cure: a manipulation of the sequence and perspective of imagined events that cause the body to react as if there is immediate danger.  It has been a staple of my psychotherapy/coaching practice for 30 years. And I have seen it fail!  Let me give you an example:  I…

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How Our Metaphors Reveal Creative Solutions

Here’s another in our series on metaphors we live by, the ways in which how we describe our lives and situations influences us. The specific metaphors we use, the way we use them and the stories we create with them may limit us, inspire us, or expand our options. Recognizing the ones you use is the first step to understanding…

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Hearing what other people are really saying

Much is made of metaphor in literature and life. What the early developers of NLP did differently was to take the metaphors people used to describe situations literally. Simple as it seems, this was a revolutionary step.  In a conversation with a friend the other day she said “it was a block (stopping her).” Taking her statement literally, I asked…

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