Did you know that your current physiological position largely determines how you think and feel? This means that you can at any moment change your body posture to resemble the state that you´d like to be in and in so doing access the thoughts and feelings that you´d like to have.
At our NLP & Coaching courses one of the things that my students enjoy learning is how to quickly and effortlessly get out of an unwanted state into a resourceful state.
Laugther is one of those fun and healing states that can actually be used to dissolve fear. Good news is that you can induce your own state of laughter just by pretending to laugh and persisting until you laugh from within. Once you´ve got a good laugh rolling then you can light up the neural network where your fear exists and then notice how your fear subsides.
Here is how this works:
Laugh away your fears
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One cannibal turns to the other and asks:” This taste funny to you?”
- Recall a time when you were laughing uncontrollably. Bring that funny moment to mind as vividly as you can. Feel the laughter in your body now.
- Begin laughing out loud. Force it, if you must, until you are laughing naturally.
- While you´re laughing think about one of those situations that causes you fear. Continue laughing and notice how your perception of that situation changes in your mind. Keep your laughter rolling until your thoughts and feelings about that old fear transform completely.
Of course there are different kind of fears. Some you´ll be able to overcome using the simple process above, and others will be more easily dealt with using other NLP & HNLP approaches.
Written by Jevon Dangeli – NLP/Hypnotherapy Trainer & Coach
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