Are you one of those people who are anxious most of the time? Then its time to challenge anxiety using NLP.
Most people who are chronically anxious have a never-ending loop going on in their heads with thoughts and feelings that something bad is about to happen. This loop causes them to become paralyzed with fear over possibilities of imagined disasters. This can lead to non-productivity and even depression.
Its normal to be anxious every once in a while. In fact, most successful people have overcome anxiety causing adversities and come out on top of the game. Studies have found that these people use certain techniques found in NLP to challenge their anxiety and turn it into something positive and productive.
Here are a few of techniques from NLP that you can incorporate into your life to challenge anxiety and lessen its impact:
1. Change Your Perspective
When an upcoming event is making you anxious, step back and look at it from a few different vantage points. This will improve your perspective.
For example, if you’re anxious about what might happen at an upcoming meeting, think about the different outcomes that can happen. Now evaluate each outcome according to how likely it is actually going to happen. What you’ll find is the ones that were causing you anxiety are the least likely scenarios.
2. Ask Clarifying Questions
When anxiety or pessimistic thoughts begin to fill your mind, ask clarifying questions such as, “Do I have control over the problem?” and “Is this really a threat or merely something that is making me feel a little uncomfortable?” Your answers to these questions, and others you come up with, can help you face the situation or, if it’s not a real problem, put it completely out of your mind.
3. Use the Feedback Frame
Look, sometimes we all make mistakes. It’s a big part of being human. So, if you do your best and make an error, instead of thinking of the error as a failure, think of it as feedback. Social psychologists call this a growth mindset.
A growth mindset will give you more confidence to face new, uncomfortable situations and cope with them. Now, instead of catastrophizing and feeling fearful you’ll feel confident that, with enough information, you’ll be able to solve this problem too.
4. Stay in Present Moment
Okay, maybe this is more from mindfulness meditation than NLP, but the ability to stay in the present moment and not get carried away by the possibility of future worries is key to overcoming anxiousness. By ruminating about a future full of turmoil, you can put yourself into a never-ending cycle of anxious thinking.
Remember, staying in the present moment is the only way you can truly affect your future.
5. Use the Outcome Frame
If you want to succeed, focus on the outcome you desire. Anxious people have a difficult time making decisions because their brains are filled with the possibilities of catastrophic outcomes. Instead, focus on the outcome you desire. This will make you more open to possibilities and give you the ability to make instant decisions. This allows you to see what the results bring you and then move on to something else.
Challenge Anxiety Today!
People make a habit of being anxious and worried. While some anxiousness and worry can be helpful, too much is almost always non-productive. Your ability to practice mindfulness and work through a stressful event or thought without becoming paralyzed by the pessimistic thinking will quadruple your productivity and provide you with a calmer outlook.
You don’t have to carry worry around like an old friend. Resolve to challenge anxiety with these simple NLP techniques and leave anxiety and worry behind. Not only will you be more productive, you’ll live a happier, healthier life!
About the Author
Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.
NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.
Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.
He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods to relieve anxiety and stress so that they can build the life of their dreams.
Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong to relieve anxiety.
If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to relieve anxiety then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.