Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The human mind is an amazing thing. Everyone’s minds are so different and yet every one of them is amazing, even yours. Everything that we see, feel, smell, touch and hear, everything around us all started somewhere in someone’s imagination.
Every one of us possesses this creative mechanism, it’s just that some of us just don’t exactly know how to unlock it and use it. Sometimes we may become stuck in a rut or our mind just goes blank and you can’t get it to go else where, with NLP Life Coaching Australia you can learn how to move out of this state and into a more creative state.
So just how can you snap out of this mind state and into a more creative one?
This technique is known as Switch Representational System.
It may sound complicated but it is in fact quite simple.
The first thing is to take notice of where and how you feel in that stuck state. Where in or on your body is that feeling?
Now switch representational system by giving that feeling a colour. What colour do you think represents that feeling best? Just go with the first colour that you think of when you think of that feeling.
Now, if you wish you can give that feeling a sound. What sound represents that feeling?
Ok, we’re getting there now; you’ve done the main part. What you have done so far is to access a different part of your mind by representing those feelings in a different sensory system. If you wanted to go one step further you could even represent he feeling as a smell or taste, although it is not necessary to succeed with this technique but is something you can do if you like.
With what you have done so far, you have instantly assessed multiple resources from different brain centres, allowing your creative process to emerge.
Next you can explore the new representation in its own sense system. For example, let’s say the feeling you had was grey, cloudy like and sounded like a deep, drumming sound. Now, play around with these images and sounds.
What happens if you paint a silver lining around the grey clouds? Imagine the drumming sound coming closer, how would it alter the sound? What if you changed the drum for a symbol, how does the sound differ?
You probably get the general idea by now so go ahead and play around with them for a while, be funny and adventurous and see what you come up with.
Once you have done that for a while, now think about the ‘stuck’ state that you were in, I bet your feelings have changed.
By using this process you have enabled your mind to have more choices. Instead of being in a stuck state of mind you have given it numerous choices and made your mind more flexible which in turn makes your mind more creative.
So while you are playing around and using your imagination by doing this technique, you are opening up your mind and allowing it to become more imaginative in other areas.
Your creativity is a state of mind that can be triggered with specific mental strategies. The more you practise creative thinking the more creative you will become.
By learning to use our minds in more diverse ways we can discover amazing tools to unlock the power of our creative imaginations. This is just one technique that NLP Life Coaching Australia teaches and there are many more that teach you how to retrain your mind to do what you want it to do.
Mark J Holland is a professional NLP Life Coach who teaches NLP Life Coaching tools and techniques for practical use in solo-business and personal life. For more information about NLP Life Coaching visit http://www.nlpmindcoach.com. For information about NLP Practitioner Certification