What Are Submodalities?

As America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach© I often have clients who come to my San Diego office wanting to change the way they feel about certain things in their lives. Once of the best ways to do this is by using what are known in Neuro Linguistic Programming (also known as Neurolinguistic Programming) or NLP to shift how they are representing the world to themselves.

Defining Submodalities

In Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP thinking or processing information is defined three ways.

The first is visual or thinking in pictures.

The second is auditory or thinking in words.

The third and final way of thinking is kinesthetic or thinking in feelings, tastes and smells.

You make representations of the world using these methods of processing information. The qualities you associate with the images, sounds and feelings you experience are known in Neuro Linguistic Programing as submodalities.

Although you represent all your experiences in all of the above submodalities, the truth is you have a dominant Submodality. This is the primary way you process information.

Knowing the way you primarily process information can help you determine the best way to shift your representations of the world and how you experience it. In other words, knowing how to calibrate your submodalities can change your life.

If You Represent Information Primarily Visually

If you mainly represent information visually then you primarily picture or visualize images in your mind. These images may be in a particular place, of a particular size and a particular distance from you.

You either see yourself in the image (disassociated) or you don’t see yourself in the image which means you are looking through your eyes in the image (associated).

If You Represent Information Primarily Auditory

If you mainly process information by internally hearing sounds then you are primarily auditory.

When you process information primarily auditory you are often listening to an internal voice

If you process information auditory you might think about a time someone was talking to you, or the sound of their voice, or hearing a song or even talking with yourself. These are all ways you process information auditory.

What you’ll notice is all of these sounds have different qualities such volume or as how loud it is, tone or how soft or harsh it is, a location and a speed, just to name a few.

If You Represent Information Primarily Kinesthetically

If you mainly represent information by touch, smell or taste then you are primarily kinesthetic. You experience the world primarily through feelings.

People often talk about their feelings as being in certain parts of their body. For example people who are experiencing fear will say things like “I have a stomach ache and my head feels light”.

You’ll feel your experiences in a particular location in your body and moving to other areas of your body.

The Importance of Submodalities  

Once you understand how you are representing the world to yourself you can begin to shift those representations and the way you feel about them. This can help you experience your world in a new and much more empowering way.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist located in San Diego, CA. He is also America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach and the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a fusion of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). If you are interested in learning more about how you can use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) to become understand your submodalities and take control of your life then call (619) 293-3255 for a complimentary, risk free 15 minute phone submodality training session and how you can use them to achieve the life you desire.