In this blog I though I would talk about changing beliefs. Changing beliefs is an important part of our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner trainings. One way to work at changing beliefs is through finding enough counter-examples. When we are presented with enough evidence to the contrary of something that we believe, we tend to loosen our grip on the belief itself.
For example, there was a lady who once visited a well known therapist and she thought she was ugly because she had very large lips. The therapist asked her to do some research on certain cultures in old National Geographic magazines. In the cultures she was exploring, having large lips were deemed to be of the highest beauty. Also when she started looking in details at various fashion magazines, she notices a lot of models with large lips.
She began to see this feature as something of beauty, rather than ugliness.
More in the next blog…