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….’.
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.
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.