‘State’ is a term used in NLP to describe what a person is experiencing, consciously and unconsciously, at a given moment.
Here’s the good news: our state changes throughout the day. We tend to remember highs and lows but it is impossible to stay in a ‘stuck state’ for very long.
Here’s the bad news: our state changes throughout the day. We cannot hang on to any of the good states indefinitely. They too will pass.
Someone may say they are ‘always focused’ but this state is likely to fluctuate over minutes and hours, depending where they are placing their attention.
We all enter and change our states naturally as we move through time. An unpleasant emotional state can make us feel like a victim, experiencing something beyond our control.
Our state triggers our ways of thinking and behaving; a well known NLP presupposition is that…
It influences our decisions, governs our emotions and can affect our health. Some states are more resourceful than others and when we gain more control, we are able choose our state of mind instead of responding as we have done in the past. This has a powerful positive effect on how resourceful we are.
How is it done?
NLP techniques allow you to:
What difference might this make to me?
State management skills benefit all areas of your life. They have the power to improve your career, your personal relationships, your health, and your happiness.