One of the oldest professions in the world is to help people to improve their lives. One effective approach is neuro-linguistic programming, which is a system of techniques that can help you to achieve success by harnessing the approaches that have worked for others who are successful. At Premier Life Coaching, we are able to help people to improve their lives in a variety of different areas. Here is what you need to know about neuro-linguistic programming and how it can work for you.
What is neuro-linguistic programming?
In traditional psychotherapy, the focus is on problems. The idea is that if you can understand intellectually the root cause of your problems, you can be freed from their grip. Psychotherapy goes over your past to try to free you in the present. For many people, this approach is not the most attractive because of its expense and because it takes a long period of time.
In response, other approaches that focused on positive change through increased awareness and self-actualization came into being. These methods are client-centered and positive in their approaches. These approaches led to coaching. Coaching was not meant for people who were sick but was instead for people who were healthy and who were simply seeking to improve their personal and professional lives.
Neuro-linguistic programming gives equal attention to your goals and choices together with your state of consciousness. It assumes that identity and reality are constructed and that your state, including your intentions, beliefs, perceptions, cognitive meanings, and somatic patterning, is the basis of how your reality is constructed.
Neuro-linguistic programming is a type of coaching that gives you a deeper and broader type of work than you can get from traditional coaching. It emphasizes that people are responsible for creating their own lives and helps you to learn that you can attain your goals by mastering your creative consciousness. Here are the five steps of generative coaching to help you to understand.
Five steps of generative coaching
Generative coaching views creative work as a process that needs activation. It is a disciplined process so that your experience can be turned into creative action. There are five steps involved in helping you with this process.
1. Identifying your goals and positive intentions
The first step in generative coaching is to identify your goals and your positive intentions to live in the world creatively. Your positive intentions are the organizers of your creative consciousness. You can identify your goals and positive intentions by asking yourself questions about your calling, what you want to achieve, your vision, and your dreams. Your positive goals should be succinct, meaning that you should be able to state them in five or fewer words. Stating a goal in five or fewer words helps to have clear declarations of what it is that you want to achieve. Your goal should also resonate with you and with your listeners. A goal that does not resonate will not have enough potency.
2. Developing a generative state
In order to achieve your goals, you must be able to develop a creative state of consciousness. The second step of generative coaching is focused on helping you to do this. There are three primary types of filters that exist, including somatic, relational, and cognitive filters. If you are in a negative state, your filters can be observed through your physical posture and your stated negative beliefs. When these filters are shifter to become more positive, it is possible for you to experience a new reality.
3. Take action
After you have identified your positive intentions and have developed a generative state, you will then be positioned to take your creative action into the world. There are three parts of this process, including planning, acting, and evaluating the results. Depending on your results, you might modify your plans and actions. It might be helpful to write down your plans and to be specific with them. You should also journal the results and any changes that you make along the way.
4. Transforming the obstacles that you encounter
Obstacles are unavoidable. They can be external or internal. With generative coaching, the obstacles that you encounter are seen as things that can be transformed so that they become integral to your growth and your success. Obstacles may have resources to offer to you.
In your unconscious, a pattern of experience may have multiple forms that can be both positive and negative. When you bring a positive connection to your negative experiences, you can transform them into positive forms.
5. Ongoing practice
Since generative coaching is focused on your state of consciousness as something that determines your possible realities and experiences, the final step in the process working to ensure that you develop the types of positive practices so that you can continue to grow and change.
Your practices are important. If you dedicate yourself to improving your consciousness every day, your life will improve. At Premier Life Coaching, we can help you to identify the practices that might be the most rewarding and helpful to you. We then focus on how you can make certain to perform them regularly. To learn more about the benefits of neuro-linguistic programming and generative coaching, contact us today by filling out our online contact form.