Hi, Hypno-Friends! I’m sharing a “musing” today.
My teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler, in addition to being mega-uber famous, is a nice guy. Very nice guy. After conducting intensive seminars, he also makes time to make himself available for his students. He’ll answer questions people are too reticent to ask in class, he’ll pose for photographs, and he’ll autograph any of his dozens of published books. I did all of those things with him, including asking him to sign a copy of one of his books for me, “Frogs Into Princes.”
He kindly did. He wrote in my book, “Connie, find your power.”
I was and am thrilled. “Find your power.” Dr. Bandler gave me a direct suggestion. Yay! I’m doing it. I made a photocopy of that page, cut out that sentence in Dr. Bandler’s distinctive writing and stuck it under my acrylic desk blotter at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. I look at it every day, and I remember to continue to find my power more and more.
Dr. Bandler IS NLP, he is co-inventor of it, and named it. What is NLP? Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of successful thinking, it is a type of conversational hypnosis that creates positive changes fast faster fastest. It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.” I live it. I love it! I use it. I teach it. It’s the basis of my personal success, as well as all the positive changes my clients have enjoyed, and the clients of my students as well.
“Find your power.”
I use social media, primarily FaceBook, not as a search engine optimization gimmick (as some local hypnotists do) but because I think it’s fun and a wonderful way to share and connect. I mentioned on FaceBook about Dr. Bandler’s directive sitting under my desk blotter. Someone posted in reply criticizing Dr. Bandler–thinking it was a negative comment about me. “Why? Is it lost? That implies you don’t have power.”
If someone says to you “find your keys,” does that imply you don’t have keys? No, it means you have them and you want to get them in your hand so you can use them to turn on the car and get going! I think “find your power” means connect with your power, grow your power, and the premise there is, you have power. I know I do. I know we all do.
One of the presuppositions of NLP is that we, every one of us, do indeed have infinite resourcefulness and power. Everything we need is already inside us to create change in ways that we find useful. NLP, it’s a methodology of continued empowerment. If you don’t like where you’re at, you choose and do something else!
Thank you, Dr. Bandler. “Find your power.” It’s an ongoing joy-filled process, and I’m working on it!