Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Do you want to learn how to manage your thoughts and emotions better? NLP coaching might be just what you need, and it just so happens that rewiring thoughts for calm and peace is one of my specialties. In this article, we’ll explore how NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can help you rewire your brain for calmness and reduce stress levels. We’ll discuss the basics of NLP, how it works, and how to schedule a free consultation with me. Let’s get started!
What is NLP Coaching?
For those who are not familiar with it already, NLP coaching is a form of personal development that focuses on the connection between language, behavior, and thought patterns. It is based on the belief that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and can be changed by altering the way we use language to communicate with ourselves and others.
I am also personally a firm believer that changing what you do changes who you are, and that it is faster and more effective way to address any issue in your life, BEFORE you go down the rabbit hole of ‘how did I form this belief’ or ‘what in my past has prompted me to respond this way’
How NLP Coaching Works for Stress Relief
NLP coaching can help individuals manage stress by identifying and changing their negative thought patterns. It can also help individuals develop coping mechanisms for stressful situations by teaching them how to use positive affirmations, visualization techniques, and mindfulness practices.
Incidentally, a do a lot of Positive Affirmation videos on my YouTube channel, so if you’re into that (or you are not, and are curious) go ahead and check those out!
Techniques Used in NLP Coaching
Here are some common techniques I use when coaching clients who are looking to lead a calmer life, and why they work so well against stress.
Anchoring is a technique that involves creating a physical or emotional connection between a specific stimulus (like a smell or sound) and a particular emotional state (like calmness or happiness). This can be helpful in managing stress because it allows individuals to access positive emotional states whenever they need to.
Reframing is a technique that involves changing the way we think about a situation by putting it in a different context. This can help individuals see their problems in a new light and find more positive solutions. Reframing is probably one of my most used, most beloved tool – but I also know it can be overused to avoid dealing with things, so it’s important to me that you learn when to reframe and when to actually deal with what’s in front of you head on.
A great example is when dealing with illegal, immoral or dangerous situations: you can’t reframe a partner being violent or a boss being abusive just for the sake of your peace of mind. That’s not how reframing works, and it never will.
Timeline therapy is a technique that involves revisiting past events to reframe them in a more positive light. This can help individuals let go of negative emotions and move forward with a more positive outlook. I love timeline therapy because it helps my clients relive past experiences with a different lens, and we often find new undertones and meaning to actions they had given a certain meaning to.
Benefits of NLP Coaching for Stress Relief
So why NLP Coaching, and why do it with me? NLP coaching can have numerous benefits for individuals struggling with stress and anxiety, and as someone who has tried juuuust about everything out there to manage her stress, depression and anxiety, I consider myself a bit of therapist guinea pig. Here are are a few of my favorite benefits of this type of coaching:
Improved Emotional Regulation
NLP coaching can help individuals regulate their emotions more effectively by teaching them how to identify and change their negative thought patterns.
It is also an amazing tool to deploy in a crisis: it goes without saying that NLP teaches you to live a more resourceful, calmer life whilst you are in ‘cold states’ – ie when not triggered by anger/shame/pain. But it can also help you better manage ‘hot states’, ie moments when we are overcome by grief, hunger, pain, or any other visceral state.
NLP coaching can help individuals build resilience by teaching them coping mechanisms for stressful situations. When I coach my clients, I teach them techniques to toe the line between being open and receptive, and resistant in the face of adversity. To maintain a positive, kind outlook on life, and be selectively rejective of what doesn’t serve them.
Bettering communication skills is probably what NLP is most known for, encompassing conversations with others and how we speak to ourselves. NLP coaching can help individuals improve their communication skills by teaching them how to use language more effectively to convey their thoughts and feelings, mirroring their interlocutor’s language to be more effective, and using resourceful, constructive terminology.
How Sessions With Me Work
If you are curious about NLP coaching, and want to learn how to manage your stress in a natural and sustainable way, get in touch! We’ll have an initial, free consultation where we’ll see if we are a good match for one another, and then I’ll guide you through my packages, so we can create a treatment plan together. It’s all done online and completely private.
I have used NLP with dozens of clients to help them manage stress and anxiety. Life is NOT hard to navigate if we are on a sturdy boat, even in the roughest of seas. Stress and anxiety don’t have to mean the end of you, and you CAN learn to manage them. By rewiring our brains and changing the way we think about stressful situations, we can develop more positive, resourceful thought patterns and cope with stress more effectively. If you’re struggling with stress and anxiety, email me for an initial consultation.
- Is NLP coaching scientifically proven?
- NLP draws from Psychology, Neuroplasticity and Communication sciences, but it is not a science itself.
- How many sessions of NLP coaching are necessary for results?
- The number of sessions required for results can vary depending on the individual and their specific needs. I do offer one-off coaching sessions, but the majority of my clients will book 6-12 sessions with me.
- Can NLP coaching be done online?
- Yep! NLP coaching can be done online through video conferencing, and I mostly use Google Meet or Zoom.