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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Personal Growth

Neuro Linguistic Programming: A proven vehicle for accelerated human change

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is a model of communication that focuses on identifying and using patterns of thought that influence a person's behavior as a means of improving the quality and effectiveness of their lives.

It offers a paradigm of how the brain works (Neuro), about how language interacts with the brain (linguistic) and how we use this interaction to get the results we want for ourselves and others (programming).

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The Enneagram Personality System

enneagramThe Enneagram  Personality System comes from the Sufi spiritual tradition and has been recently adopted by Western psychology. It is designed to show us the particular habit of mind we use to avoid pain in our lives, and to therefore, avoid being ourselves. The purpose in using the Enneagram, is not to label anyone, but to use it to see what we are not, so that we can free ourselves from the habit of fixating on a certain way of seeing life. This habit keeps us in a form of trance, unaware of the true reality of the moment. This comes from childhood, when in order to survive, we adapted our natural behavior to fit our circumstances to deal with painful feelings.

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Mindful Weight Management

woman weight lossPermanent weight management requires that you make a decision that you will no longer live the way you have been living. It’s really that simple. This decision is the first and most important step in the process of changing negative eating patterns. Permanent weight loss is the result of balancing the mind, body and spirit. Weight is not lost – it’s managed. It requires that you start to listen to you own inner wisdom and take back control of your own life, by establishing a set of rules and boundaries that you derive from your authentic self.

Outwardly, excess weight represents a fundamental imbalance in the body’s physiology. Inwardly, it represents a disconnection between the mind and the body, which prevents the body from maintaining its own natural balance. When you start to pay attention to yourself, and what you really want, you will begin to develop a lifestyle where you feel whole, healthy, and completely balanced – a lifestyle that comes from living from your authentic self. Such a lifestyle results in a new and more complete awareness of the needs of your body, and a real core connection to your mind. 

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How Your Brain Signals Your Body's Need for Food

brain signals bodyYou may think that hunger is all in your stomach and that dieting is all in your head. But nutrition experts know that hunger is regulated by a complex system of chemicals that send signals between your brain and your body.

The cells in the hypothalamus communicate with cells in other parts of the brain to coordinate the release and uptake of chemicals that help regulate how much and what you eat. Food triggers the brain to turn the desire to eat into the act of eating. How a food smells, what it looks like, and how you remember it tasting excite chemicals within your brain.

The breakdown products of foods — aminoacids from protein, fattyacids from fat, and glucose from carbohydrates — regulate hormones such as insulin, which affect the process at a cellular level. They send messages to the brain telling it that fuel is needed.

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