Free NLP Techniques
NLP is about attitude and modelling, which results in some really great techniques to help us achieve what’s important to us. On this page, we look at what we consider the 10 most important techniques.
Our sister site www.nlp-techniques.org has around 200 free NLP techniques, many with videos, so you can learn more about them. We also cover them in all our NLP Training.
It’s worth noting that practicing NLP techniques will both help us achieve what we want and help develop the skills to use other techniques. The more we practice, the better we get. The more we work with clients, the more variations of techniques we develop. It’s like developing our own paint box, we mix and match whatever is needed to help our clients progress. In addition to specific techniques, as part of an NLP coaching session we may:
- Suggest our clients seek ideas from others
- Break down what they’re doing into smaller steps
- Ask them to complete a series of tasks, so they will learn new skills, relevant to what they want to achieve
- Take our client through a technique or series of techniques
- Model what our clients are doing now, and compare this to what ‘experts’ might do in similar situations
- Helping our clients set up effective daily routines.
Our Top 10 Free NLP Techniques:
- NLP Anchoring. We can anchor useful states so we can access them more easily in the future. See more: NLP Anchoring
- NLP Belief Change. We make many assumptions in life, some of which we’re not currently conscious of. Some help us, some hinder us. Being able to elicit and change our beliefs can make a significant difference to our success. See more: NLP Belief Change.
- NLP Fast Phobia Cure. A very effective way of getting over phobias using dissociation and playing our experience of the phobia backwards. See more: Fast Phobia Cure.
- NLP Goal/Outcome Setting. While it’s always good to set our direction in life, many people fixate on outcomes and goals, which can actually slow down their progress. However NLP has an approach that can help us clarify what we want (and don’t want), and help our motivation to achieve what we want. See more: NLP Goal and Outcome Setting.
- NLP Hypnosis. Hypnosis lets us better align our conscious and unconscious minds, helping us unlock resources we have, but are not aware of yet. Learning hypnosis is also a great way of tuning up our communication and influence skills. See more: NLP Hypnosis.
- NLP Modelling. Modelling is one of the most useful skills in NLP. How can we learn from others effectively and efficiently? Approaches include a) asking good questions b) NLP strategies c) Logical levels d) deep trance identification. See more NLP Modelling.
- NLP Rapport. Rapport is opening 2-way communication channels with others. When is it useful? When isn’t it useful? Rapport is improved by being more ‘like’ someone or talking about what is genuinely interesting to someone. See more: NLP Rapport.
- Six Step Reframe. A gentle way of changing beliefs and behaviours, by connecting to our unconscious processes. See more: Six Step Reframe.
- NLP State. Being able to lead our emotional state or mood is a key differentiator in life. Approaches include a) using past memories and imagination b) physiology and breathing c) changing our beliefs and stories d) asking better questions e) acceptance and meditation. See more: NLP States and Moods.
- NLP Timeline. See NLP Timeline. Exploring our past, present and future experience, Moving resource from the past to empower our future, moving resource to our past to empower less than useful memories, which may be blocking our progress in the future. Rehearsing empowering futures.
NLP Timeline. Being able to look at opportunities and challenges through different perspectives of time can make a significant difference to our effectiveness. See more: NLP Timeline.
See our full index of free NLP techniques.
About Michael Beale
Michael is a Richard Bandler NLP trainer, NLP coach trainer, and Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder coach, with 30 years of business experience and 15 years’ experience running his NLP coaching practice.
He embraces the business ideas of Marshall Goldsmith and Ray Dalio. He also runs coaching masterclasses at The Henley Business School. You can find out more about Michael here.