I think it’s natural to suffer from anxious thoughts and lack of confidence, after all, we’re only human, but sometimes these thoughts stop use leading the life we want to lead.
In NLP terms these are what are known as ‘Limiting Beliefs’
The author Donald Miller hits the nail on the head when he says:
“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life”.
Somewhere in our lives, we experience enough criticism or social pressure to believe that we don’t measure up. This is when the self-doubt creeps in.
We feel as if we have nothing to offer, we’re not good enough, or whatever version of that story we tell ourselves”
I must admit I was guilty of being ‘immobilised‘ by fear for a very long time, looking back I must have been like ‘a rabbit in the headlights’, afraid to move and in danger of being run over by a truck.
But of course I couldn’t see that at the time, as a friend of mine often says ‘You can’t read the label when you’re stuck in the jar’, and it took me quite a while and a lot of hard work, before the penny dropped and I realised that it was self-doubt rooting me to the spot.
One of my clients was feeling just like that when she contacted me, she was being manipulated by fear, it was holding her back from growing her business and leading a life full of possibilities, but after only one session she sent me this review:
“I was skeptical when Yvonne suggested I use EFT and NLP to help me with issues that were holding me back in my personal life and business.
But after our session, I was amazed at the results.
Yvonne is very knowledgeable and professional, yet patient and understanding. I’d highly recommend her.” Mrs. R McClumpha January 2015
It’s the emotion connected to the belief what holds it in place, using EFT and NLP we can soften the emotional charge and lessen the strength of the belief
Underneath the thought of a belief is the feeling of a belief. The emotional charge that goes with the belief is the glue that holds the belief in place, if you can soften the glue then the belief becomes much more malleable.
In these cases this is where EFT and NLP shine in reducing the emotional charge and the strength of a belief at the same time, allowing more choice where before there was none.
Every belief started life as a solution to a problem, maybe not the best solution but a solution none the less, as we grow our beliefs often remain stuck in the past, becoming a solution that has outlived its usefulness.