NLP Exercise - use NLP to kill those nagging voices


Have you ever had one of those situations where you want to do something, but some little voice in your head tells you: "you're not good enough", "they won't like you", or some other destructive little gem?

Well, think of that occasion now.

Notice where the voice comes from, and notice whether you recognize who's voice it is?

Is it your voice or is it someone else's?

Once you have a clear idea of what the voice sounds like, we're going to change it.

How much of an effect would the voice have on you if it came from far away, so you could hardly hear it?

What would happen if the voice sounded like Donald duck?

Or Mickey mouse?

How would it sound if the speaker had a mouthful of helium?

How about if there was a backing track, taken from Benny Hill or a Charlie Chaplin film?

Can you listen to that voice now without laughing?

Can you take the voice quite so seriously anymore?

Once you've got the hang of this NLP exercise, find all those nagging voices, change them, and chase them away.



Previous comments

Speaking Speed

I find that if I make the person speak really quickly that has a really strong effect. It makes them sound as if they're out of breath about to explode.

DaveG, London

Posted May 14, 2010 at 06:48

I found that making the voice be far away and sound like Micky Mouse decreased its authority over me to keep quiet. By using this method, I've been able to speak my mind more often.


Posted February 16, 2012 at 17:50