NLP Articles

Articles all about NLP.

Dealing with Disappointment

There are different kinds of disappointment and depending on your own attitude and mindset you may experience the more severe kind more often. There’s the kind of disappointment that has you think “wow that’s really disappointing” and gives you a sinking feeling in your tummy. Then there’s the kind that punches you in the stomach… READ MORE

Thinking Sideways

I recently saw a programme with Peter Jones – The tall one from Dragons Den – and he was talking to successful entrepreneurs. Interestingly it wasn’t just about how they’d made their millions but a study into what makes them think in the way that they do. One of the entrepreneurs story was very interesting.… READ MORE

Hypnotism Techniques You Should Be Happy!

At People Building we teach NLP to those is leadership and management positions and work with teams to improve sales skills. We also offer Neuro-linguistic programming training online and offer courses that answer the question: “Does hypnosis work?” Facebook banter reliably provides me with article based material and this month was no exception! This month,… READ MORE


Priorities I was once working with a client who has his own business (several in fact) has a family and is also part of a project in the local community. He came to see me because he was in a state of absolute overwhelm. His employees had lost focus, his wife was completely frustrated at… READ MORE


It’s interesting how our language and words can have such a huge impact. But when you really think about it, words are just labels. Without their meaning they are just a series of letters that go together to make a sound, without the sound they are just shapes and symbols, yet these little insignificant shapes… READ MORE

Lack of Rapport

Rapport comes and goes. There’s a misunderstanding that once you have developed it, that’s it. No further rapport building is required and one can simply forget about it. Wrong! Rapport comes and goes. It’s strength increases and decreases dependant on the state of the person you are communicating with, your state, with the topic of… READ MORE

A Master Practitioner Of Problems

Sometimes overcoming challenges is easy – and sometimes less so. A great strategy for taking control of challenges is to do the absolute opposite of trying to get rid of it and instead study the skills you need and use in order to create it. Forget about getting rid of problems. There is infact a… READ MORE

The Positives In An Away From

Think positive and always look on the bright side. Focus on what you want. Whatever you think about the universe will send your way. Your thoughts become things. Rubbish. I have consistently focused on a new car (whilst still cherishing the old one for continuing to start each day) for the last 4 years and… READ MORE

Deciding and Knowing

Most people like to be good decision makers and most people enjoy the feeling of knowing something. When you have decided something, it brings with it commitment and comfort. These are strong emotions that have a sense of security and stability. They meet the need for certainty, which allows you to relax and be completely… READ MORE

Using NLP with “Others”

One of the best things about NLP is the way in which one can covertly weave it into an everyday problem focused conversation and spin it into something more resourceful. You can talk to people and be NLPing them without them even knowing it is happening. One of my best accounts of having used NLP… READ MORE

The ME in Team

When I left my NLP trainers training, I knew that I wanted to be teaching NLP and Hypnotherapy. I knew that I would need to start up a business and start marketing it and I also knew that I couldn’t do it alone. Having worked for many years in team settings (some better than others!)… READ MORE


If you could be a time traveler, where would you go? Into the past to fix the stuff that didn’t quite work out as you’d hoped or into the future to mischievously adjust your outcomes causing them to be wildly successful, much to the annoyance of all those who stare back at the past with… READ MORE

What Can You Give?

The idea of giving to gain is sometimes frowned upon. It is surely much better to give without agenda, just for the sake of being a jolly good fellow! Marketing gurus would disagree. They have learned that in order to effectively sell to committed customers they fist have to give them something for nothing. Usually… READ MORE

Being Human

Being Human I’m (as I wrote this) in the middle of an NLP Practitioner course. It’s brilliant. I love it. I love that it is full of such effortlessly simple ways of thinking to improve your results. One of the challenges that tends to come up on a course like this though, is how people… READ MORE

The Power of Good Negotiation

In NLP there is a way of thinking about information  by it’s level of abstraction. There are various different questions we can ask to take any idea, concept or thing and find out what the higher purpose of it is, or what specific elements contribute to it. We call this chunking and use chunking up… READ MORE


I’d like to thank someone who was once upon a time almost my brother, for prompting me (without realizing) to write this article. The fact that he was almost my brother once upon a time, is a story in itself by we’ll leave that for another day. I received an email today asking me how… READ MORE

A Natural Swish

Partly the reason why I write this article is because I have started to notice how a swish pattern didn’t come about by chance and how, we as human beings seem to already have the Swish system integrated in our minds. A swish pattern is very useful for replacing negative states and behaviours with more… READ MORE

But I Know a Man Who Can!

Last year when I was feeling particularly overworked, I went to visit a relatively well know therapist who is famous for having performed past life regression therapy on various celebrities. Although I didn’t see the therapist for this kind of therapy specifically, it did crop up in our session together and I was taken back… READ MORE

Using Failure As An Excuse

One of the key things I tell my clients time and time again is that the difference between successful people and those that are “failures” is that successful people do not believe their own excuses. They just don’t believe them. As I write this article, I have just finished training 5 people as NLP4Kids practitioners.… READ MORE

Do We Ever Really Change?

How much do we really change? This is a question that came into my mind this week when I heard someone mention that old saying “a leopard never changes its spots.” We know that from 0-7 years are imprint years that make a staggering difference on who we become and the values we then form… READ MORE

Yes, I am Quitting My Work

Most of us have been in a position where the time has come to give notice in our job. There are always emotions that go with this- some may be relief, spite, fear or excitement. I’ve been working on People Building for almost 4 years now and it has been the most rewarding, difficult, lovable… READ MORE

The Psychology of Sports

Sports is such an arena, where apart from the physical fitness, mental soundness is equally important, to keep a sportsperson going successfully. You may ask that each and every field of work equally demands both physical and mental fitness. True, but despite that, I would say that sportspersons require something extra to boost up their… READ MORE

Public Speaking with NLP

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an Act but it is a Habit. Nobody is a born natural speaker. Speaking is a habit in which we excel as we grow up. Fear of public speaking is actually an irrational fear. It combines many other factors such as fear of open spaces… READ MORE

Positive Relationships with NLP

We, humans are born to be together. To establish bonds, it is essential that we show love, care and responsibility to others. The key to be close to anybody is safety and trust. If you are safe in someone’s company and can trust in him or her, it will not take much to have a… READ MORE

Self Esteem

Morris Rosenberg states that self esteem is formulated in 3 ways (1) reflected appraisals, (2) social comparison, (3) self attribution. Reflected appraisal comes from Mead and Cooleys’ idea that if other respect us and look up to us in some way, we are likely to have a higher self esteem than if they are degrading… READ MORE

Meta Programmes and Their Uses

The word Meta means after beyond or later. In NLP the word Meta programmes are some of the filters that decide which bits of information coming in you pay attention to, the way you process that information and how you communicate it. You pick up the meta programmes you use from your parents, teachers, community… READ MORE

NLP to Assist Weight Loss

NLP can provide many methods to lose weight. Seven NLP tools have been discussed below, which will be helpful in reducing weight keeping clients healthy and slim. 1. NLP communication model: This model is important as it explains how peoples use of language patterns affect their thinking (and vice versa). Depending on the nature of… READ MORE

NLP in Customer Service

Customers are all different and so are their outlooks. To identify and serve a customer properly, involves understanding their values, beliefs and expectation and their own specific needs. The customers are the assets of your company and if you can serve them the optimum way, it will add to your profits not just because they… READ MORE

Methods to Quit Smoking

There are several methods which are helpful to quit smoking. 1. Nicotine replacement therapy: In this method, the nicotine the body receives from cigarettes is replaced with a low measured dose. This therapy includes replacement nicotine via nicotine patches, nicotine gum and inhalators. Some people later find they are also addicted to the replacement therapy.… READ MORE

Be a Better Leader with NLP

“Leaders are born, not made” is one of the common misconceptions that have prevailed over centuries. Better leaders CAN be made… one hundred percent! Leadership is an art which can be developed and enriched using the tools and techniques of Neuro Linguistic Programming. Effective leaders require a combination of three types of skills. Administering emotions,… READ MORE

10 Things to Make 2009 Great for Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Mind 1. Self hypnosis each day Keep your mind trim by giving it a chance each day to rest and properly process information. Those who practice self hypnosis each day, insist that they feel better for doing so, claiming to have more energy and focus afterwards and achieve their goals with greater ease as the… READ MORE

Resolving to Keep My Resolutions

The NLP SMART goal setting technique can provide a great starting place for your new year’s resolutions. Once you have run it through this system, you should have all the information you need to get you exactly what you want! As a taster, try cross referencing your goal against the SMART criteria here: S- Simple… READ MORE


The Encarta ® World English Dictionary © defines well-being as: Conducive to good health: in a way that promotes health and physical well-being (often used in combination.) Good health or fortune: a good, healthy, or comfortable state. However another definition states: A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and… READ MORE

Hypnosis and NLP for Trauma

As discussed in the article titled “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” both hypnosis and NLP can have a positive benefit to those dealing with trauma symptoms. Of course each trauma should be dealt with based on the individuals circumstances and feelings at that time, so there are no hard and fast rules to follow. But… READ MORE


OCD is an anxiety disorder which is characterised by repeated anxious thoughts that cause a compulsion to perform a particular behaviour. However performing the behaviour usually provides only a short term relief from the anxiety as the anxious thought occurs again usually only a short time later. Not performing the behaviour creates a greater anxiety… READ MORE