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A quick refocus saves healthy choices (and relationships)

February 26th, 2022

Use the Swish, one of the core techniques of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), to refocus on making a healthy choice even when someone you care about is distracting you.

Purposeful Conversations with NLP

January 30th, 2022

We often get nervous when we need to have a conversation that will give us something we want. We enjoy conversations for the sake of connection, but we don't know how to connect with purpose without becoming stressed or feeling manipulative. NLP offers you a better way to explore how significant conversations achieve connection and purpose.

Connect your purpose to your people for focus and motivation

January 16th, 2022

A very quick version of our workshop on Your Purpose and Your People at NLP Canada Training. Pause after each exercise and let it resonate and settle before you move on to the next.

Betwixt and Between: 3 Tips for Better Living During Transitions

December 27th, 2021

How can you stay calm, clear, focused and effective when you're in transition?  Use these 3 tips to consider how to be (and how to help someone else) when you find yourself betwixt and between stages, opportunities, or situations.

Focus on Strengths (when it‘s hard to see them)

December 19th, 2021

This is a podcast version of a workshop on how to focus on the strengths in other people when those people are making it difficult. What can you do when you go into a conversation hoping for the best and find yourself being sucked into irritation or anxiety or confusion? Stop looking at the problems and start focusing on strengths. This podcast will walk you through three ways to do that.

Find Strength in Connection

December 5th, 2021

This isn't about leaning on your friends, and it's not about choosing friends that you could lean on. It's about going into every interaction ready to find something you need to think better or feel better. This is a condensed version of our 90 minute workshop, so be prepared to press pause and think a little in between exercises.

How to Affirm Someone‘s Power to Make a Choice

November 28th, 2021

It's crucial for managers, for parents, for teachers and for coaches: all of them need to have conversations that allow other people to take ownership of their problems and of their ability to make the choices they need to make. Learn the three key steps to engaging in a way that leads to the moment when you affirm that someone has the power they need to make a choice.

3 Steps to Successful Living: Sign Up. Show Up. Step Up.

October 9th, 2021

Linda explores the three steps from knowing there is something you need to learn through the risks of beginning, to the moments when you put what you learn to work in the world. 

How to use negatives better

September 18th, 2021

Three important ideas for using negatives better:

1) Uncover the benefits of starting with what you don't want

2) You need to match other people (with a negative) before you can get them to shift to a positive

3) The brain naturally weighs loss more than gain; it takes an effort to focus on the positive (when you start with a negative, you can lend someone some of your willpower so they can make a shift)

NLP Practitioner Basics: The Skills to Engage with Difference

July 27th, 2021

The final episode in our series on the core skills taught in the NLP Practitioner course. On their final day, our practitioners apply everything they have learned to three fundamental activities: learning, collaboration and influence. The point of all of them is the same: to engage with difference so that we move beyond individual limitations to feel better and achieve more. 

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