Mental fitness is equally important as physical fitness and this program offers a unique opportunity to support you in establishing your daily mental fitness habits. Positive Intelligence is developed by Shirzad Chamine, Stanford lecturer and CEO coach. He has identified the fundamentals of mental fitness based on the latest research in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology and performance science and provides a simple yet powerful method for daily practise that is proven to boost your neural pathways in the area associated with accessing your positive resources.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP was developed in the beginning of the 1970's by John Grinder and Richard Bandler who originally worked with Frank Pucelik. John and Richard modelled geniuses within several fields of therapy; Milton H. Erickson (Hypnotherapy), Virginia Satir (Family Therapy) and Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy) and applied their learnings till they got similar results in their own practise. From this work, they discovered several patterns and models that became the basis of NLP as well as a range of techniques that facilitate change work in people all of which is widely used all over the world.
The word NLP acknowledges the three parts that form the basis of how we experience the world:
Recognizing that we perceive through our senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell). This sensory-based information is then processed unconsciously prior to becoming accessible to us consciously.
Recognising that the filtering of the sensory input is influenced by our language, that enables different categorising and structuring of experience. We add meaning to experiences and associate to similar past experiences. Through our filtering of the input from our sensen, the conscious representation of our experience is a fraction of all the sensory input available at any point in time.
Programming recognises that we establish habits and patterns of behaviour. By knowing how the individual represents different experiences, which sensory system(s) dominates the person's representation of the event, what language patterns may be prominent and examining the physiological responses of the person during the coaching session, it is possible to recognise how the person has established patterns of behaving, and thus identify ways of changing those patterns and establishing new patterns.
New Code NLP
Since John and Richard finished working together, John started developing New Code NLP, initially with Judith Delozier, then continued with Carmen Bostic-Sinclair and later also with Michael Carroll.
New Code NLP is a series of exercises or techniques which have been developed to purely focus on proces and not content with the intention that the change agent keeps the focus on the clients process and aims to minimize the possibility of the coach projecting his own interpretations and perspectives onto the client. It is also a very effective way of ensuring the cooperation of the sub-conscious (some call it the non-conscious) mind, to increase the results of the change work for the client and ensuring lasting change. This is a huge advantage, as most of our behaviour is linked up with our sub-conscious.
Strategic Intervention (SI)
Strategic Intervention (SI) is developed by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes, founders of the Robbins-Madanes Institute. The purpose is to identify the most strategic and effective tasks for the client to secure progress.
SI is Human Needs psychology and is inspired by Milton H. Erickson, Victor Frankl, NLP and a range of psychology disciplines coming out of Gregory Bateson's work.
Compared to NLP, SI may appear conversational-based, whereas NLP may include a range of practical exercises during a session. Both may task the client in essence giving the client homework as a way to help the client facilitate the change they want and need.
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Thought field therapy (TFT)
TFT combines Eastern knowledge about meridians with Western pshychology. Originally developed by the American psychologist Roger Callaghan, the method was brought to Norway by Mats Uldal. TFT basically is gentle tapping with the fingertips on about 14 points associated to a number of meridians. These points have been identified through extensive studies that Roger Callaghan did.
The method can be applied in a range of situations where emotions are disproportionately intense and block constructive responses to situations for instance emotions from traumas, fobias, obsessions or from relationship problems or addictions like smoking but also other emotional imbalances or even pain relief such as for instance for people suffering from migraine.
You learn the method along the way with the aim of self-application so you can use it whenever and wherever necessary.