Language and Time – Time Line Therapy ®

Language and Time – Time Line Therapy ®

Time Line Therapy ™

Language & Time – Time Line Therapy ™

We know from NLP the importance of language and how our words affect our brains. We respond to language at a deep unconscious level which is why having a solid grasp of language is important for any Time Line Therapy ® Practitioner.

In fact how we describe events and our life experiences programs our brains with a representation of the event and then we respond accordingly. We gauge our experiences using language ie we use our words to label all our life events.

So let’s take a look at how subtle changes in our choice of language can change our thinking.

Just for a moment think about a time when you were driving.
The construction of that sentence is likely to cause you to think of a moving picture which is associated. Ie you are looking through your own eyes. Try this, what happens if I ask you to think about about a time when you took a drive, probably the picture is a still and you’re disassociated ie you can see yourself in the picture. So the choice of words has taken the movement out of the memory. So, do both sentences mean the same thing?

Now let’s explore another temporal shift. Give this a go, think of a time when you will have taken a drive.
Interesting isn’t it? That you can orient another person in time and influence their thinking with your choice of words. All communication will do something and having a conscious understanding of language means that you can communicate towards the desired outcome. This is a skill that is important in management, parenting, relationships, sales and coaching and therapy.

Consider a client who is seeking help from 2 different therapists to overcome depression.
The first therapist says to the client, “Oh, so you have felt depressed? Is that how you have been feeling?”
The second therapist says to the client, “So you feel depressed? What are the things that will make you feel depressed?”
The first therapist has put the problem in the past and disassociated the client. While the second therapist has associated the client and then put the problem into the clients future. Yikes! I think I know which of these two therapists I’d rather book in with!!

This just gives you a flavour of how we influence other people with our language in ways that are usually out of our awareness.
This set of skills is essential for any Time line Therapy ® Practitioner and is particularly useful in taking a detailed personal history from the client as well as understanding how the Time Line Therapy ® process is so effective and the mechanics of the Time Line Therapy ® script.

Now, as you consider how effective and influential your communication can be ….. And you glance back with these new insights on what you used to do before you changed….what was it like to have been like that….and what action did you take to change….as you read this now

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Time Line Therapy ® E Book to Download

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Time Line Therapy ® Ebook

Time Line Therapy ® Ebook

Here you will find lots of useful information about Time Line Therapy ® techniques, so do have a good look around.

Here is the link to the FREE Time Line Therapy ® E book, which you or (if you are a Coach or Therapist) your client may find useful.

This is only available for a short time, so go ahead and download your copy now

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I know that it’s at this time of year that many of us start mapping out the year ahead. Looking at new courses and trainings that will be of benefit on a personal and also on a professional front too. So if Time Line Therapy ® Certification Training is a possibility for you then you might wish to check out the dates of the upcoming Time Line Therapy ® Certification Trainings. All of them are approved by the Time Line Therapy® Association.

Time Line Therapy ® Certification Practitioner Training

Location                                  Date                            Trainer

Woking, Surrey (nr London) 21 – 22 May 2016  Catherine Jackson

Woking, Surrey                        17 – 18 Sept 2016  Catherine Jackson

If you are interested in finding out more about our NLP Practitioner Certification Training that includes NLP, Time Line Therapy ®, Hypnosis & NLP Coaching then do please visit the Mind Training Systems webpage. As we now offer trainings with Expert MASTER Trainers of NLP

Time Line Therapy ® & The Language of Time

Time Line Therapy ® & The Language of Time

Time Line Therapy ® techniques gives the Time Line Therapy ® Practitioner a very precise method for eliciting how an individual stores time. Along with the formal elicitation process it’s possible to detect a person’s time line by listening to them talk and watching for gestures that analogical mark out how they code time. Often when you talk to someone about an event that happened in the past, maybe last Christmas or a job interview, then they will point in a certain direction that denotes where their past might be. The same is true about the future. If you talk to someone about next Christmas or them successfully negotiating a pay rise at work in the future, they will mark out where their future is by pointing or gesturing to it.

Also listening to the words and the expressions that an individual chooses to use can also be revealing to the Time Line Therapy ® Practitioner. For example, maybe the person went to a job interview and it didn’t go too well for them. In describing that experience to you they might say that they have put it “behind them” or that experience is something that happened in the “dim and distant past.”

Interestingly, for some people, events in their future may seem “a long way off.” And for others, time just seems to “fly by.” So we can start to see how language (how an individual is “gauging” and describing) their life experiences is important because it gives the Time Line Therapy ® Practitioner a literal reflection of how the person internally represents time.

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Time Line Therapy ™ – Live the Life You Want

Time Line Therapy ™- Live the Life You Want

Time Line Therapy™

Currently we live in a world that is obsessed with labels and stereotypes.

People are defined by their appearance, their academic achievements, their job, by how much money they have (or don’t have). They are stereotyped according to where they shop, what clothes and brands they wear, who their friends are, what car they drive etc etc.

As a Time Line Therapy ™ Practitioner you will understand how on a deeper level, individuals know what they want to be, what they want to do and what they want to have. Yet many people realise they have the potential to achieve those goals and dreams.

In our Time Line Therapy ™ training we talk about people’s comfort zone and how sometimes it’s easy to remain in that space, it’s safe because it conforms with what’s expected of that individual. They are supported by well meaning people around them to stay stuck where they are. Yet if the person wants to make a change, they have to change something and that means stepping out of that comfort zone.

The application of Time Line Therapy ™ is to empower the individual to be able to tap into their hidden, inner resources to give them the strength and drive to create the change. This means that with Time Line Therapy ™ you can design and create your life, the way you want it to be.

We run a special program for existing NLP Practitioners / Master Practitioners who would like to become certifed as a Time Line Therapy™ Practitioner / Master Practitioner.

Plus for those people who want to become certified as a Time Line Therapy™ Practitioner AND a NLP Practitioner we have an advanced training available. This is a comprehensive and complete program that includes certification at the Practitioner level in NLP, Time Line Therapy™, Hypnosis and NLP Coaching. 4 certifications in a 7 day live training including an extensive pre-course study kit.

We also offer Personal BreakThrough Sessions and 1to1 Time Line Therapy ™ sessions.

If you have any questions about the above options that are available to you please contact our office on +44(0)1483 211 222