One of the many things that amazed me whet I first started learning how to apply NLP and Hypnosis in 2000 was the fact that we can control our feelings through practice.
NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is largely concerned with how our brains operate. A basic tenet of NLP is our internal world of thoughts has massive influence on how we feel. NLP and Hypnosis are very very similar in many aspects.
Hypnosis is a particularly effective way to change your internal world and with practice make this change more automatic in every day life.
A human brain and consciousness is the most sophisticated computer like organism on this planet. And it comes without an instruction manual. Our thoughts which are a combination of pictures, words, sounds, smells and tastes – our our basic ways of experiencing the world and these ways of experience or receptors massively influence how we feel.
As an example, think of someone you really like to share time with. Close your eyes. Bring this remembered image of this person closer to you and make it bigger and make the colour more intense. Most people on doing this will feel an increased sense of well being and pleasure as the picture or image moves closer and is made more colourful. Add in the sound of their voice and notice how your feelings change.
A recent article ( thanks Ian ) in the Independent shares conclusive proof that changing your internal world of how you think really does make a difference in how and what you feel.
Depressed people tend to see ( internally and externally ) the world as less colourful that it actually is. Conversely very happy people will likely see the world as more colourful.
Too see the Independent article in Depression – Really Does Make Every Thing Look Grey click here.
One very easy way to do this on your own is to purchase a pair of Orange Sun glasses and wear them. Another application of the Orange Sunglasses ‘making you happier’ phenomenon is that wearing such glasses is a solution to SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder.