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NLP Coaching Can Help You Overcome Obstacles

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nlp coachingNLP coaching (NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming) has long been known to help people develop positive traits and habits.

It has also been used to treat depression, anxiety, phobias, and even biological symptoms.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming methods are typically used by practitioners and clinicians who specialize in applying NLP treatment. It is also commonly used by life coaches in their sessions with clients who strive to develop new behavioral patterns and qualities such as self-discipline, a calm demeanor, and helpful routines.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is designed to influence the behavior of the brain through various types of communication, particularly language. It was developed by Richard Brander and John Grinder in the 1970s and has since gathered a following from a diverse range of professionals.

According to Brander, the goal of NLP is to change the client’s patterns of mental and emotional behavior. NLP practitioners study the language, physical and verbal, used by their clients to deduce the root of the client’s problem. Once the core of the problem is established, the clinician then helps the client replace and remodel their unhealthy thoughts and patterns of behavior.

NLP is widely known as a positivity-oriented field, because its focus doesn’t lay in fixing or labeling people as bad. Rather, it’s designed to help people gain more clarity and move into patterns of desired thinking and behaving. This is achieved by paying attention to the subconscious through interpreting the way clients choose to express themselves.

Many life coaches are proponents of the NLP method because it helps clients overcome obstacles to reaching goals. It also helps clients adopt happier attitudes that are filled with hope and optimism as opposed to doubt and despair. NLP methods work perfectly with life coaching simply because it’s a life coach’s job to help people become happier, healthier, and clearer on what they want out of life.

In their sessions with clients, life coaches will often harness the power of language to help them resolve their problems, whether they are stuck in a rut or confused about where and how to take their next step. Neuro-linguistic programming specifically helps people get clear on what they want, understand what makes them unique and valuable, and integrate habits that facilitate positive action.

Working with a coach or practitioner who applies NLP can do more than just help you meet goals. It can also help you alter your destructive patterns at work or in relationships. If you’re always missing deadlines, failing to give your full effort, or slacking where you should be stepping up your game, NLP can help you become a punctual, alert, go-getter, which in turn can lead to the promotions and pay increases that you desire.

Similarly, if you always find yourself in destructive or abusive relationships, or just relationships that never seem to work out, an NLP coach or practitioner can work with you in altering your thought and behavioral patterns so that you can enter into a healthy relationship and develop lasting love.

Life coaches are some of the best professionals to have at your side because they are flexible in assisting you and they are dedicated to helping you find clarity and success. Finding a great coach online who works with NLP methods can be as simple as visiting a coaching directory or performing an online search. Whatever it is you need, a life coach can help you achieve it and overcome any obstacles that are holding you back from becoming your best you.

NLP Coaching Can Help You Overcome Obstacles

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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APA Reference
Bundrant, M. (2016). NLP Coaching Can Help You Overcome Obstacles. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 26, 2020, from


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