Ron has stopped seeing his psychologist. She concentrated too much on the past and Ron wants to go forward. Things have happened in the past, he acknowledges that but doesn't want to get back into that. In consultation with our GP and the company doctor he decided to go to a NLP-practitioner. He has been there for a management course and they hit it off immediately. Ron called him and told about his burn-out. This week he went to the NLP-er for 3 morningsessions of approximately 2 hours. It was tough, but it was a successful start of a new way of thinking. Next week he has an appointment with his boss to talk about work reintegration.
So, how does it work? The idea is to re-programme your brain so you think in another way. Instead of concentrating on the problem, NLP attempts to alter the thought processes that lead your body to behave in a certain way. Once your brain has been retrained to think differently, your actions should change automatically. Sue Knight, practitioner and author of "NLP At Work", describes it like this: 'NLP looks at how people organise their experience. We all have various habits and patterns and once we've learned to do something, we tend to always do it in that particular order or set of circumstances without thinking about it again. NLP helps you become aware of how and what you're doing so you can approach it another way that may produce better results.'