Photo Credit of Alana Ellis Photography
Footsteps in Rome on a special holiday...
Loved ones gathered together - enjoying and savouring in the moment.
Tasting stories from the past and languishing in bitter sweet photos and memories.
Reminded once more of lessons past forgotten.
When I returned from my weekend in Rome I felt a little sad to have said goodbye to my family.
I had really stayed present in the moment until the time of return.
That is when my 'forward planning' kicked in.
What I mean is.... "Disappointment takes adequate planning."
I had instilled a wonderful pattern - every time I would leave Rome,
I would feel suitably nostalgic and sad.
My ritual would start to kick in on the way to the airport and continue for a few days after home.
Now.. of course it is normal to miss the people you love when you're not with them...
but what I noticed was how EASY it was to trigger emotions from the past in a certain circumstance, environment or series of events.
This is what is called in NLP an ANCHOR.
We have so many of them. Some we are conscious of and many we are not.
Have you ever suddenly felt bad for no apparent reason?
This is very likely because an unconscious Anchor was triggered.
It could have been a smell, taste, situation, environment, look, sound, word, etc etc...
What is really great to know is that once we are aware of how they work
we can change them and also use them to our benefit.
I have decided to change my 'Airport' trigger to one of excitement at what is about to come next.
You see when we remember that EVERYDAY is the MOST SPECIAL of occasions,
we can then PLAN to get excited instead.
I trust you are excited by this concept and planning to take action on it.
My next talk this Thursday on NLP is completely Booked out but ...
if you want to learn more about this and many other ways to change unconscious triggers in you and others, then join us on The NLP Practitioner in March.
I look forward to sharing a very special occasion with you!
Love Danielle xxxx
PS: Get in touch with me any time - firstname.lastname@example.org