I’ll try ….

I’ve been trying to get this article written for a while. That’s the whole point of trying, isn’t it? A declaration of intent that never quite works out. We’ve probably all heard versions of this:

  • We’ll try to get the part by Wednesday
  • I’ll try to remember
  • I’ll try to phone you back before the end of the day

It’s almost guaranteed as a promise that’s well meant but unlikely to be fullfilled. Have you ever heard yourself say ‘I’ll try to …’ either out loud or to yourself? That’s what prompted me to write this article. I noticed I was often telling myself ‘I’ll try to….’.

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The Art of NLP

I’ve just added a link to The Art Of NLP, it’s an internet discussion group moderated by Charlie Curtis a hypnotherapist, NLPer and EFTer. It’s an excellent place for amateur and professional EFTers to find out about different techniques and approaches. If you’re interested in how to use this stuff in new and powerful ways it’s a great place to start.

From Impossibility to Possibilities: Language Shifting

More excellent suggestions from Bill O’Hanlon about how to use changes in your language to help you make changes in your life.

Change ‘If ‘ into ‘When’

This is for something that you want to have happen in the future, but you are not sure it will happen.

If I can get out of this depression, I will be able to do more art.

Change to:

When I get out of this depression, I plan to do more art.

If I could get a book published that would be great.

Change to:

When I get a book published, that will be great.

Change ‘can’t’ into ‘not yet’

Use this one for things that seem impossible or too hard.

I can’t get a date.

Change to:

I haven’t gotten a date yet.

I can’t lose weight.

Change to:

I haven’t lost weight yet.

Move problems from internal to external

Use this one when you feel as if the problem is a part of you or you have become identified with the problem and you aren’t changing in the direction you’d like.

I’m depressed.

Change to:

Depression has been visiting me for a while.

I’m a negative person.

Change to:

Negativity speaks to me regularly and mostly I listen to what it says.

Bill O’Hanlon, M.S., Possibilities, 223 N. Guadalupe #278, Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA

800.381.2374; Fax# 505.983.2761; ;

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NLP Practice Group (Newcastle)

Whilst it’s interesting to read about NLP, it’s much more useful to try it out for yourself, since NLP is much more a skill than a body of knowledge. Fortunately you don’t have to go to the expense of a NLP Practitioner Training to practice. You can visit your local NLP practice group, and find out for yourself about how to use NLP. NLP practice groups are informal gatherings, they usually have a wide range of skills and experience experience from beginners through to Master Practitioners and beyond. There are usually a range of activities appropriate to all levels of practice, so they are a greate place to try things out and get questions answered.

The practice days occur on the first Saturday of every month between 10:00am and 5:00pm at an Adult Learning Centre on the site of Cheviot Primary School.

Cheviot Primary School
Kidlandee Place, off Trevelyan Drive
Newbiggin Hall Estate
Newcastle on Tyne

You can find out more about this group by logging on to the NclNLP2004 newsgroup , by emailing Chris Burrow , or phoning him on 07855 074736.

It’s a great way to dip your toe into the world of NLP.

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