Stories and Metaphors


By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Food for thought, Mindset, Practice & Processes, Stories and Metaphors

The other day I was driving down the highway with my daughter and we passed a nice car with personalized plates. I don’t know what it is about personalized plates, but I always love to guess what they say. Some of the license plates are really creative! As we were coming up on this car I could tell it was a personalized plate (all of ours are a combination of letters and numbers and this was all letters) Once we…

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NLP why we do what we do

Why I don’t care about the why

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

How many times have you wondered why you felt a certain way, why you reacted to something a certain way, or why you weren’t able to do what you thought you wanted to do? How much time have you spent searching for the answer to why? If you are like most of us, you have spent more time than you would like trying to understand why you do something or feel something or think something. It’s a common question, and…

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Submodalities in communication

How your preferred submodality impacts communication

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Weekly Tip, Relationships, Stories and Metaphors

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my mom and step-dad – everyone processes at different speeds. You see, my mom was a very quick thinker with a wicked sense of humor. My step-dad, brilliant in his own right, was a much slower thinking, processing everything before responding. Unfortunately for my mother, that often meant going days without getting an answer or input on something. My mom, as a quick thinker, was also not always long on patience!…

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What my identity kept me from doing

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Health & Wellness, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

About 10 years ago my then 9 year old daughter started a yoga business.  She wanted to help kids learn yoga as a tool for dealing with their emotions and struggles in a healthy way. She also felt she could help kids learn a healthy habit without telling them that it would be healthy. A few years later she wrote a book that hit the bestseller lists on Amazon within 48 hours. It was exciting and, frankly, unexpected! I was…

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The virus of the season

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when stores sell out of Vitamin C, doctor’s offices and Urgent Care waiting rooms are full of coughing people and sniffling kids, and call in rates at work skyrocket! That’s right…it’s cold and flu season. It seems everywhere I look someone is starting to feel sick, in the thik of it, or just getting over it.  It knocked me out for a week and a half this year, and that…

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State management in a crisis

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

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP Training, Practice & Processes, Stories and Metaphors

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 she was driving home from having brunch with a friend and she was hit by another teenage girl. She was…

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What hidden beliefs do you have?

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes, Stories and Metaphors, Uncategorized

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 it?  Something you had no idea you ever believed, you never consciously thought about it, but when you heard yourself…

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Movie review and the Disney Creativity Model

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Odd & Interesting, Parallels, Stories and Metaphors

  Last Friday two friends and I saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney finally convinced author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to make a musical of her book Mary Poppins. It took him 20 years to accomplish the task! The trailers for the movie had me expecting a funny, frivolous experience – it was anything but that. I highly recommend it, especially to those interested in NLP. All three of us are…

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Subtle Skills for Building Rapport with NLP

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP In The News, NLP Training, Stories and Metaphors

Subtle Skills for Building Rapport Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the Interview Room By VINCENT A. SANDOVAL, M.A., and SUSAN H. ADAMS, M.A. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Mark Hamilton, a seasoned detective, slowly opens the door to the interview room. The witness to the drive-by shooting sits leaning forward in a chair with her head in her hands. Normally, Mark bellows out his introduction to establish immediate control, but not this time. He enters the room without speaking, pulls a chair…

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How Our Metaphors Reveal Creative Solutions

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes, Stories and Metaphors, Uncategorized

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 they are affecting your life now. In this essay Connirae gives you several examples of how to discover the stories…

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