Psychology is Physiology

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Whose Voice is That?

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Most of the factors preventing an athlete achieving optimum performance (the best they can be) come down to self esteem.

This shows up more in their ‘self talk’ than anywhere else, so I now ask them to be aware of the ‘internal’ voice when they consider their long & short term goals, and to start ‘tapping ‘ on any negative beliefs.

We will deal with tapping later on but in NLP terms let’s examine the ‘voice’.  Whose voice is it?  Does it sound like someone you know?  Are the words & phrases familiar, perhaps learned from someone you know?  Think about the tonality, timbre & volume as well as where in your head the voice is located.

Once you have identified  (some of)  these points start to imagine how it would be if they were  a little different.  For example; would there be less emotional impact if the voice were softer, more loving or kind?  Would it matter if the voice were to sound like Bugs Bunny or Shreck?  Could you actually replace the whole thing with words imagined from a mentor or someone you trust or admire?  Words of consolation or inspiration?

The wonderful thing about imagination is that that is all it is even though we think of it as real.  The best thing is that we can change it to whatever we want.  It’s up to us.