‘A house divided against itself cannot stand’
– Mathew 12:25
Just imagine for a moment you are in a conversation with someone important to you and they start saying “I hate you” or “I blame you” or “I can’t forgive you”. That would be difficult stuff to take, especially if the reason you are being told seems rather trivial or insignificant.
What if the person who is speaking to you is you, and you are saying: “I hate myself” or “I blame myself” or “I can’t forgive myself”. Many people talk to themselves in this way, a way in which they would never talk to someone else. Part of themselves, labelled ‘I’ criticises another part of themselves, labelled ‘myself’ often in vicious terms. Maybe you recognise this pattern in yourself or others.
In an NLP Cafe workshop on April 21st, Andy Hunt will be making the first public presentation of Inner Reconciliation a new NLP based technique he has developed to resolve this type of ‘I … critical judgement of some sort … myself’ conflict, replacing tension and acrimony with compassion and understanding. This process is easy to learn and use, and it is a powerful way to soften this kind of internal conflict.
If one of your goals is to accept yourself, and there are all sorts of good reasons why accepting yourself is very beneficial, you may find this process will be very helpful.
You will need some experience of NLP to make the most of this process. The session will consist of demonstrations and practice. You will also need to bring a few examples of the ‘I … critical judgement … myself’ patterns that apply to you to get the benefit while learning to help others.
The NLP Cafe meeting will be in The Teaching Centre, St Oswald’s Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. It starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm.
The cost is just £10 on the night.