Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of techniques that help to retrain your brain’s response to situations. It can help your child succeed in scenarios that might typically make them nervous or afraid. It’s quite a practical, results-focused approach, and often NLP will be combined with hypnotherapy for a successful treatment.
How does NLP help?
Perhaps your child has an important interview coming up, or a set of exams. It might be another scenario they find stressful, like presenting to the class. They might have an important social event coming up that they are dreading due to feeling anxious, for example.
NLP can help, by giving your children a simple way to retrain their responses to these kinds of situations so that they can be their best, true selves.
For example in a stressful situation we might teach them to use an NLP technique like anchoring, one that helps their brain access a different emotion, at will. This is the essence of NLP, training your brain to get you in a better state of mind when you need it.
We would never recommend using NLP as a standalone treatment for deep-rooted psychological problems like anxiety and depression.
What can you expect from a session?
Typically we’d expect around half a dozen sessions to be able to give you a range of tools to help you handle different situations. NLP sessions can work with younger children too, partly because NLP deals with how your child might respond to an existing scenario, and we can get a lot of that information from you, allowing us to focus on NLP techniques to be able to handle it.
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“NLP can be hugely helpful to your child, letting them enhance their performance in specific situations that they might find tricky. It can help them present the best version of themself at times when previously they might have struggled.”
Richard Reid – CEO, Therapist & Coaching Psychologist