With Christmas just around the corner, many people find it is a great time to focus on the things that really matter to them. People get in touch with people they haven’t spoken to in ages and even invite strangers in who need help.
So what is it that Christmas does to people? How come people aren’t like this all year? Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world where people genuinely care for each other?
In NLP we teach that the ‘map is not the territory’. We all have our own representations of the world built up from our past experience, where we form beliefs, values and attitudes. We form generalisations about people and the world based on our experience and these generalisations are different from everyone else’s. Someone smiling at you may to you mean they like you, however to someone else the same expression means they are laughing at you.
Often we get so ‘stuck’ in our own maps that we fail to allow ourselves to really connect with other people. If we can learn to respect other peoples’ maps of the world, we can learn to connect with people at a far deeper level and have a truly deeper experience of life.
I have decided to go back to working with more one to one clients in hypnotherapy and NLP next year as well as running trainings – this should be a really exciting opportunity to help people in different ways.