Mindfulness with NLP

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Karl Nielsen

Karl Nielsen

"Coach Master Trainer, ICI"

Health Happiness & Success through Mindfulness with NLP

Karl Nielsen

Summary

I use the NLP mind-set and NLP knowledge to intensify Mindfulness. NLP and Mindfulness have very different approaches for the same goals. Both support people to become master of their thoughts, emotions, perceptual filters, and behavior. Instead of suffering under limiting beliefs, negative emotions, distracted focus and disturbing behavior, both approaches support to deeply connect people with their true positive potential. The combination of NLP and Mindfulness highly amplifies both approaches.

NLP and Mindfulness connect body and soul. Both open with their exercises a deep understanding of who we really are, and what our purpose in life is. Our integration of NLP and Mindfulness highly intensifies the mind-set for health, happiness and success in life. You can use NLP and Mindfulness separately to master your thoughts, emotions, perceptual filters, and behavior. If you combine these approaches, the effects are much stronger and faster.

In this article, I discuss the foundations of both approaches, explain how Mindfulness can be intensified by NLP, and also offer 3 exercises as examples where the reader can directly experience NLP intensified Mindfulness. This is an excellent chance to intensify your health, happiness, and success with NLP & Mindfulness now. Trainings for Mindfulness are offered through the Mindfulness Association: “Institutes for Mindfulness Evolving (In-Me)” at https://in-me.world

Keywords

NLP, NLPsy, Mindfulness, Exercises, MBSR, Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Master Trainer, Tools for Educators, International Association of NLP Institutes: IN-NLP, Institutes for Mindfulness Evolving: In-Me

1. Example 1: Mindfulness Breathing exercise intensified by NLP

1. Please lift your hands up while breathing in, and down with breathing out. Please take your time to get comfortable with this movement and breathing. And enjoy feeling your body moving with each breath you take in and let go.

2. In the next step imaging a beautiful light accompanying your breathing in and out, while you continue to lift your hands up with breathing in, and down with breathing out. Let this light float through your body, just as if it could clean your body. Please check if you already feel anything lighter inside your body.

3. And now add a melodic sound accompanying your breathing in and out, while you continue to move your hands and experience this light. How do you feel while you are more and more connected to your breathing, the movements of your hands and this melodic sound? Maybe you would like to make this sound with your voice. Please check your state of mind and where you already feel anything joyful in your body.

4. Maybe you can imagine a few situations in the next future where this state of mind is helpful for you. How about waking up in the morning in this state of mind? What a wonderful start of your day. And how about remembering this state of mind again and again during the next days. Just imagine how this would be. This gives your brain a direction for what you would like to intensify in your life.

In standard Mindfulness trainings (MBSR, MBCT, SIY) this breathing exercise is done without the kinesthetic (movement), visual (light), and auditive (sound) intensification and without an NLP future pace (imagine future situations). Maybe after this little exercise you now already understand the huge power of how NLP can intensify Mindfulness.

2. The connection of Thoughts, Emotions, Perception, and Action

Our Thoughts produce our Emotions. If you think a negative thought, you feel this immediately in your body. NLP offers many exercises for focusing your thoughts on your true goals, and to change limiting beliefs. This helps to reach abundant health, happiness and success in life. The NLP-Meta-Model (Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012), and NLP-Sleight of Mouth (Dilts, 1999) successfully help to detect and treat limiting thoughts and beliefs.Mindfulness changes limiting thoughts and beliefs by meditation, e.g. by watching your thoughts come and go, and by practical exercises, e.g.: “Wishing someone well”. In section 5 below, I show how this typical Mindfulness exercise can be intensified by NLP.

Our Emotions determine our Perceptual Filters. When we feel bad, then our focus is automatically on the negative aspects of what happens around us. Then we do not see the positive opportunities. We only perceive unlimited things that make us feel bad. In NLP we say: “Who is driving your bus?” (Bandler, 1985) “Are you the driver (of your life) or a passenger?” Or we say: “Are you the rider or the horse?” Or we ask: “Do others around you have the remote control for your thoughts and feelings in their hands?” NLP has many exercises to open the doors for very inspiring positive emotions, for example: “Circle of Excellence”.For changing emotions, Mindfulness has exercises where you practice gratitude and guided fantasy, e.g.: “Loving-kindness Meditation”. With NLP you can intensify such guided phantasies through the NLP-Milton-Modell and by including e.g. the NLP exercise “Circle of Excellence” (Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012) or similar processes. I present this exercise as my third example later in this article under 7.

Our Perceptual Filters lead to Actions. Our behavior (Action) is mainly determined by what we perceive. We re-act to what we think, feel and perceive. This can become a vicious circle. Exercises in NLP, like e.g.: “1.2.3 Position” (Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012), help us to clearly perceive and change successfully such limiting perceptions.Mindfulness has exercises where you practice to see inspiring things around you and exercises to heighten your awareness. Such Mindfulness exercises can be used to intensify NLP trainings and the above-mentioned NLP exercises can be used to intensify the very positive effects of Mindfulness.

Our Actions are mostly justified by our thoughts. People have a lot of explanations and excuses for what they do. Our brain is an expert in telling us why we cannot behave differently. Sometimes we blame others and sometimes we blame our socialization: “It is his fault!” or: “This is how I was told to react.”Such thoughts produce negative emotions, determine our Perceptional Filters, lead to negative Actions (behavior), intensify negative thoughts and so on. Then a very negative vicious circle is operating perfectly. NLP and Mindfulness are very successful in stopping such vicious circles. And if we combine both approaches we intensify the success.

My TEPA illustration below shows this circle. It can be a very negative vicious circle or a wonderful circle that intensively generates great health, happiness, and success in your life.

3. NLP and Mindfulness have much in common.

Typical fundamentals of NLP (NLP-Axioms) that fit well with Mindfulness are:

  • Intensify the friendship between the conscious and unconscious. (Milton Erickson)
  • Behind every problem there is a ressource state. (Gregory Bateson)
  • Every problem is an opportunity to grow. (Fritz Perls)
  • The meaning of communication is the response you get. (Albert Mehrabian, Paul Watzlawick)
  • The map is (not) the territory. (Alfred Korzybski, Heinz von Förster)
  • Be always open for the unexpected emergence. (Virginia Satir)
  • Each word activates mental pictures. (William James)

The Mindfulness approach from Jon Kabat-Zinn uses yoga and meditation to support the friendship between the conscious and unconscious, to activate resource states, to help people to understand the positive aspects of a problem, and to open up for miracles that suddenly emerge (systemic emergence).

In NLP (Dilts et al., 1980; Wake et al., 2013) Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Judith DeLozier, Leslie Cameron, and Robert Dilts brought together the very best of the knowledge and wisdom of very famous communication experts (James, Korzybski, Bateson, Perls, Satir, Erickson...). On this basis they created easy to follow step-by-step NLP interventions. They made complex procedures and theory easy to understand and easy to use for supporting human growth, and improving human communication in the areas of psychotherapy, business and everyday life.

The fundamental ideas of NLP fit very well with Mindfulness. They have the power to highly intensify the intensivly scientific proven wonderful benefits of Mindfulness.

  • Intensify the friendship between the conscious and unconscious. (Milton Erickson)
  • Behind every problem there is a ressource state. (Gregory Bateson)
  • Every problem is an opportunity to grow. (Fritz Perls)
  • The meaning of communication is the response you get. (Albert Mehrabian, Paul Watzlawick)
  • The map is (not) the territory. (Alfred Korzybski, Heinz von Förster)
  • Be always open for the unexpected emergence. (Virginia Satir)
  • Each word activates mental pictures. (William James)

The Mindfulness approach from Jon Kabat-Zinn uses yoga and meditation to support the friendship between the conscious and unconscious, to activate resource states, to help people to understand the positive aspects of a problem, and to open up for miracles that suddenly emerge (systemic emergence).

In NLP (Dilts et al., 1980; Wake et al., 2013) Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Judith DeLozier, Leslie Cameron, and Robert Dilts brought together the very best of the knowledge and wisdom of very famous communication experts (James, Korzybski, Bateson, Perls, Satir, Erickson...). On this basis they created easy to follow step-by-step NLP interventions. They made complex procedures and theory easy to understand and easy to use for supporting human growth, and improving human communication in the areas of psychotherapy, business and everyday life.

The fundamental ideas of NLP fit very well with Mindfulness. They have the power to highly intensify the intensivly scientific proven wonderful benefits of Mindfulness.

Typical fundamentals of Mindfulness (Kabat-Zinn, 1990/2013) that fit well with NLP are:

  • Non-judging “…not getting caught up in your ideas and opinions…” p. 21
  • Patience “…things must unfold in their own time” p. 23
  • Beginner’s Mind “The richness of present-moment experience…” p. 24
  • Trust “Developing a basic trust in yourself and your feelings…” p. 25
  • Non-striving “…paying attention to whatever is happening” p. 26
  • Acceptance “…seeing things as they actually are in the present.” p.27
  • Letting Go “We just watch – resting in awareness itself.” p. 30
“These include cultivating attitutes of non-harming, generosity, gratitude, forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, compassion, empathic joy, and equanimity.” (Kabat-Zinn, 1990/2013, p. 31)

Jon Kabat-Zinn explains the 9 attitudes of Mindfulness on the following YouTube video from 2015: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n7FOBFMvXg

The NLP approach from Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Judith DeLozier, Leslie Cameron, and Robert Dilts (Dilts et al., 1980) uses the expertise of famous communication experts to support Mindfulness life quality attitudes like Non-judging, Patience, Beginner’s Mind, Trust, Non-striving (focusing), Acceptance, and Letting Go.

The most famous Mindfulness program is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Jon Kabat-Zinn. He was inspired by the 2.500 years old Buddhist wisdom and adapted it in an updated non-religious version in a scientific context and to western culture.

The fundamental ideas of Mindfulness fit very well with NLP. They have the power to highly intensify a very ethical approach of the huge amount of very effective interventions (step-by-step techniques) of NLP. The use of NLP within the ethical framework of Mindfulness is one of the basics of the International Association of NLP Institutes and their partner associations with 8.300+ members in 91 countries

4. Example 2: “Wishing someone well” intensified by NLP

I highly recommend doing the following steps of the exercise relatively fast and choose the persons for your wishes spontaneously as it is very easy for you.

1. Chose spontaneously someone that you would like to send good wishes. Just accept the very first person that comes in your mind.

2. Please send in your mental imagination the chosen person now in a first short impulse health, happiness, and success.

3. And now intensify this sending process by making a very small movement with your head or hands while you send now a second time health, happiness and success, --- and further intensify it by imagining a sound that fits with health, happiness, and success and send a third time now this sound to this person, --- and even further intensify this sending in a fourth version by seeing this person now with a light that surrounds him/her that stands for you for health, happiness and success.

4. Please chose now a second person. Send this person now health, happiness and success. Maybe with the same movement of your head or your hands, and the same sound, and see the same light around him/her. Just send once the fourth version only. All as fast as it is very easy for you.

5. And now with a third person. Just send her/him very fast health, happiness, and success.

6. And now try for a moment to see yourself from the outside. How do you see yourself after you have done this exercise? Can you see a smile on your face? Does this exercise make you look beautiful? How do you like this you who has sent health, happiness, and success to others?

7. And now float back in your body again and feel all this from the inside. How does it influence your breathing, your focus, and your state of mind?

In standard Mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT, SIY) it is done without the kinesthetic, auditive, and visual intensification and without dissociation (see yourself from the outside). I wish you too health, happiness and success. Please use this exercise consciously for a while in your everyday life and experience the joy and all the other positive effects that it brings. Experience how what you wish others amplifies as well in your own life. An easy to do exercise when you wait before a red traffic light or stand in queue waiting.

5. Why NLP is so important today

The human development of the last 200 years has now reached a point of risks and chances that we never had before in history (Harari, 2019). Today we have the ability to manipulate the genes of food, animals and humans (Human Genetic Engineering) and a development of Nuclear Weapons that can erase the whole life on earth within minutes. In 2021 the Doomsday Clock is 100 seconds to Midnight (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2021). We are in the middle of the Second Machine Age Revolution (Brynjolfsson & McAfee, 2016) where intelligent Machines are replacing Humans more and more (Industry 4.0 & Work 4.0): “The brain-computer interface is coming, and we are so not ready for it” (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2021). In addition, the scientific approach has been strongly questioned through the intensive development of Fake News in the last years. Moreover, through Corona loneliness and division in our societies is strongly increasing.

Therefore, professional competences in high ethical evidence based communication are urgently needed to give us a chance to solve the problems which humanity is now facing. How can more than 7 billion people live together in peace on this planet, sharing all the resources in a fair and ethical manner? Visions and values are crucial. Successful communication to understand each other and to find sustainable solutions are now deciding about the future of humanity.

Successful Communication has to do with emotional inner states of awareness and mindfulness. To manage such states and to communicate successfully can be learned through Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro Linguistic Psychology (NLPsy).

So far NLP has developed in the following 5 waves:

1. NLPure is the 1st wave, the original NLP. I call it “NLPure”. It started in 1972 with the main topic of “Success & Enthusiasm” through Richard Bandler and John Grinder. In the next step of NLPure Leslie Cameron-Bandler, Judith Delozier and Robert Dilts were joint co-developers. Anthony Robins developed a variation of motivation seminars all over the world with really very large groups.

2. NLPt is the 2nd wave, the application of NLP in the area of psychotherapy. It is in its mature form called Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy: NLPt. NLP & Psychotherapy started in 1989 with the main topic of “Health & Joy of Living” through Robert Dilts (“Beliefs – Pathway to Health & Well-Being”). The European Association of NLPt, the EANLPt, was founded 1995.

3. NLPeace is the 3rd wave, the application of NLP in the area of spirituality. It started in 1992 with the main topic of “Spirituality” through Robert Dilts. In the next step, Richard Bolstad and Connirae Andreas made their contributions. And in 2014 the name NLPeace was used by the International Association of NLP Institutes IN. It was the main topic of the NLP & Coaching World Congress of IN & ICI in 2009: www.in-ici.net/congress

4. NLPsy is the 4th wave, with “Science & Research” of NLP. It is in its mature form called Neuro Linguistic Psychology: NLPsy. It started in 2006 with the Research & Recognition Project. In 2012 the name NLPsy was created on the 3rd NLP & Coaching World Congress of IN & ICI in Croatia by the International Association of NLP Institutes: www.NLP-Institutes.netNLPsy has the highest qualification standard. A “NLPsy Master Trainer, IN” needs an academic Masters degree in Psychology, a qualification in Psychotherapy on the level of the World Council for Psychotherapy and in NLP a “NLP Master Trainer, IN” qualification. The effectiveness of NLPsy trainings is scientifically evaluated before and after each training.

5. NLPhil (NLPhil) could be the 5th wave It was always there, but so far never a wave. Maybe it is just starting as the 5th wave of NLP. You can find my ideas about NLPhil on facebook: www.facebook.com/NLPhil

NLP has the power and potential to support successful communication, if it is used with appropriate knowledge and ethics. The only solution for a peaceful world with wise decisions about how we all can live together happily lies in understanding how the human brain works and in communicating successfully with each other.

The chances for a peaceful beautiful world are gigantic if we manage to communicate mindfully and meaningfully, understand each other and work together on the grounds of fair global mutual visions and values.

Regarding successful communication, NLP has to offer so much. NLP has collected everything that works in the area of communication. This starts with how the abilities of highly successful people can be used by others (modelling), touches how to achieve freedom of thinking, feeling, perceiving and acting, and goes even right up to amazing insights about how to create a happy and meaningful life.

6. The development of Mindfulness

The most famous Mindfulness training is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Jon Kabat-Zinn (1990). In 1990 he wrote the fundamental Mindfulness training book: “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness”. It is about mastering your thoughts and emotions. MBSR uses Meditation and Yoga for improving health, happiness, success... MBSR trainings have scientifically proven significant effects on: Aging, Stress, Brain areas, Clinical Disorders, Eating & Obesity, Emotions, Immune System, Mental Health, Pain, Addiction, Pediatric Health, Work Health… (MINDFUL COMMUNICATIONS & SUCH, 2021) (American Mindfulness Research Association, 2021).The roots of MBSR are part of the wisdom of 2.500 years old Buddhism. This non-religious Mindfulness approach from Jon Kabat-Zinn became the basis for scientifically proven successes in psychotherapy, business and everyday life.

Big Companies use Mindfulness. Apple, Nike, Microsoft, SAP, Intel, Cisco... for example offer their employees Mindfulness based trainings for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, and for enhancing:

  • employee well-being and positive mood
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • productivity / workplace performance
  • resilience and immune functioning
  • interpersonal relationships
  • attentional focus and cognitive flexibility

(Nadler et al., 2020).

Mindfulness is used in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) (Wikipedia, 2021). This started in 2000 and built on MBSR from Kabat-Zinn, a revolution in the Behavioral Therapy that started in 1924 with J. B. Watson, B. F. Skinner, and I. Pavlov with a totally different approach (Wikipedia, 2021b).

Mindfulness in Schools Program (MiSP) started in 2009. It built on MBSR and developed special programs for 7-11 years old children (Paws b) and for 12-18 years old children (.b). In the mean time ther are already 5.000+ trained Mindfulness Teachers worldwide (Mindfulness in Schools Project, 2021).In England in up to 370 schools since 2019 Mindfulness has been a subject like mathematics or history (BrightVibes B.V., 2021).

Google started Mindfulness Trainings in 2007 with the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, 2021). They trained 100.000+ people, in 150+ cities, in 50+ countries.On the book cover from 2012 of “Search Inside Yourself” (Tan, 2014) they talk about Success, Happiness and World Peace. And on the book cover in 2013 they say that the SIY programm is for Unbreakable Concentration, Complete Relaxation, and total Self-Control (Tan, 2014).The book and program is praised by Spiritual Leaders, Presidents, Experts like: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Jimmy Carter (USA), S. R. Nathan (Singapore), Daniel Goleman (EI), and Jon Kabat-Zinn (MBSR).

7. Example 3: “Lovingkindness Meditation” intensified by NLP

Jon Kabat-Zinn (1990/2013) defines the MBSR form of “Lovingkindness Meditation” in his MBSR book in the 2013 edition, on page 214: “…to give people a taste of the power of evoking feelings of kindness, generosity, goodwill, love, and forgivingness and directing them first and foremost towards oneself.”

In the usual versions that you find in Mindfulness trainings and in the internet, you are just asked to visualize a situation in your mind’s eye where someone unconditionally loved you, and to activate these feelings again. NLP has here much more to offer. I invite you now to enjoy with me the following NLP intensified version with NLP 1.2.3. Position (Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012).

1. Please become now aware of your breathing. Just follow your breathing. Breathe in and out without influencing anything, just like waves at the beach come and go and come back in great harmony.

2. And now remember a situation in your life where someone loved you unconditionally. Accept whatever situation comes to your mind. And focus in this situations on this aspect of unconditional love. It is okay to leave aside any other aspects of this situation and to enjoy now just this unconditional love from someone. With every breath activate more and more this memory and allow yourself to feel the positive energy of this situation in your body now again. Someone is loving you just how you are. Breathing now with these feelings, bathing in them, resting in the warmth and radiance of his/her heartfelt embracing of you just as you are.

3. And now look at this other person who is loving you unconditionally in this situation. How does he or she look like right now. And if this person would say anything, how would his/her voice sound. And if you would see any small movement in his/her body, in his/her face or with his/her hands, just accept what you see.

4. Now please flow out of your body right into the body of this person who loves you. And if you look now through his/her eyes, how do you see the you that this person sees? What does he/she see in you? What does he/she love in you? Please enjoy and experience this view now with every breath you take. Just like waves at the beach come and go and come back in great harmony. See you the way he/she sees you in this situation where he or she feels unconditional love for you.

5. And now take this feeling with you and float back in your actual body in the here and now. Enjoy this feeling now in your actual body. Where in your body can you feel what this person sees in you?

6. Now please flow out of your body into a Meta position outside from yourself and outside from this other person where you can see yourself and this person. Maybe you see from this outside position something that is important and that both other positions did not see? Or maybe you just enjoy to see both of you from outside for a short moment now.

7. Please flow now back again in your body. Enjoy the effects of this exercise. How does it influence your breathing, your focus, and your state of mind?

In standard Mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT, SIY) this exercise is done without the kinesthetic, auditive, and visual intensification and without 1.2.3. Position (you, the other, outside both - Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012). Please use this exercise consciously for a while in your everyday life and experience the joy and all the other positive effects that it brings. In our “NLP intensified Mindfulness, In-Me” trainings we amplify many Mindfulness exercises and add areas like the Human Development Stages, the Hero’s Journey, Coaching and much more (Institutes for Mindfulness Evolving, 2021).

8. How we intensify Mindfulness Trainings with NLP

First of all our “Mindfulness Master Trainer, In-Me” use for their “NLP intensified Mindfulness, In-Me” training what they have learned as “NLP Trainer, IN”: NLP typical presentation skills, Milton Model, VAK, Metaphors, Energy Choreography, Nested Loops, Exercise design, dealing with problematic participants,Group Dynamics,… The detailed curriculum is here: www.nlp-institutes.net/pdf/en/NLP-Trainer.pdf

We use in our first qualification training: “NLP intensified Mindfulness, In-Me” as basis the content and time of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training (5 x 6 hours training within 8 weeks plus homework 1 hour every day) and include NLP in every 6 hours training (see curriculum) that takes part every 2 weeks:

In week 1 with Mindfulness Body Scan: NLP SMARTe goals with chunking (Why are you here?)

In week 2 with Mindfulness Yoga: as guided trance the NLP 1.2.3. position with the body

In week 3 with Mindfulness Meditation: very easy basics from the NLP Meta-Model (ANTs)

In week 4 with Mindfulness Guided Phantasy: NLP Milton Model for Trance (Loving-kindness,…)

In week 5 with Mindfulness Integration: NLP New Behavior Generator for planning the future

For the mentioned NLP interventions please see our NLP cards: (Nielsen & Nielsen, 2012).

Our new NLP intensified Mindfulness trainings are:

“Mindfulness Intensive, In-Me“: 30 hours (5 days) in 8 weeks (MBSR content + NLP)

“Mindfulness Practitioner, In-Me”: +60 hours (8 days) in 8 weeks (Clare Graves Stages)

“Mindfulness Master, In-Me“: +90 hours (12 days) in 8 weeks (Hero’s Journey)

“Mindfulness Coach, In-Me“: +120 hours (16 days) (like “Coach, ICI”)

“Mindfulness Trainer, In-Me”: +130 hours (18 days) (like “NLP Trainer, IN”)

“Mindfulness Teacher, In-Me”: 78 hours (56 days) for trainers without NLP experience

“Mindfulness Basic, In-Me”: 30 hours group training in 8 weeks with 1 hour exercises every day

The curricula are here: https://in-me.world/about/curricula

Mindfulness Trainings Feedback: https://in-me.world/news/feedback-from-our-mindfulness-trainings

Please feel invited to become a member of our associations. We are already 8.400+ in 91 countries.

IN for NLP, In-Me for Mindfulness, ICI for Coaching, WHO for Hypnosis, WSCO for Constellation, and PosPsy for Positive Psychology. Our roof is www.We-Evolve.World

We offer you for free our “Tools for Educators”: https://education.we-evolve.world

If you are a NLP Trainer here is the training for you to become a Mindfulness Master Trainer, In-Me

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Psychology, Pedagogic, Nurse, Social Worker,…) or comparable professional life experience in the field of Psychology and Mindfulness, then we offer for you a training that leads to the seal entitled appointment as: “Mindfulness Teacher, In-Me” for teaching Basic Mindfulness trainings: https://in-me.world/about/curricula

We think the world needs more Mindfulness and especially more NLP intensified Mindfulness.

9. Conclusions

I presented in this article:

- that the benefits of Mindfulness are highly scientifically proven

- how Thoughts, Emotions, Perceptions and Actions are connected

- 3 examples for first-hand experience of NLP intensified Mindfulness

- that big companies offer Mindfulness trainings for their employees

- that Mindfulness is more than 20 years used in Cognitive Therapy and at Schools

- that the fundamental approaches of NLP and Mindfulness fit together very well

- why successful communication, NLP, and Mindfulness are so important today

- where you can find NLP intensified Mindfulness trainings

- how you can become a Mindfulness Teacher or Mindfulness Master Trainer

Mindfulness has strongly grown in the last 20 years with huge benefits in all areas of life: Business, Psychotherapy, Schools, Health, Happiness... If we want to survive today’s challenges as a species (Climate Challenge, Nuclear Threat, Pandemics, Economic Crises,…), then we need better communication within ourselves and among us. NLP and Mindfulness offer us the tools for better communication within and without. Or in other words: “The only Way Out is the Way In.” Therefore, we urgently need more Mindfulness in the world and more Mindfulness Trainers. That’s why we developed in the Mindfulness Association: “Institutes for Mindfulness Evolving (In-Me)” at https://in-me.world NLP intensified Mindfulness trainings and trainings to become a Mindfulness Teacher or Mindfulness Master Trainer: https://in-me.world/about/curricula

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Short Biography

Co-founder and President of the international associations for NLP (IN), Coaching (ICI), Hypnosis (WHO), Constellation (WSCO), Mindfulness (In-Me), and Positive Psychology (PosPsy): https://we-evolve.world (October 2021: more than 8.400 members from 91 countries)

Professor and Dean of the Psychology Faculty: “International School of Psychology'' www.ucn.edu.ni/?page_id=3531 at Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN)

Holder of the World Certificate for Psychotherapy www.worldpsyche.org/wcpc_holders

Honorary Member of the German umbrella association for Psychotherapy (DVP e.V. - Chair from 2013 to 2021)

“NLP Master Trainer, IN”: www.nlp-institutes.net/karl-nielsen

“Mindfulness Master Trainer, In-Me”: https://in-me.world/karl-nielsen

Contact

Karl NielsenGermany, 10777 Berlin, Winterfeldtstr. 97
E-Mail: Mindfulness@NLP-Institutes.net

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"Coach, ICI" training by trainer Tanja Lachmayr-Kott and Torsten Kott in Germany

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