NLP seeks to optimize the learning experience by using the most efficient means possible to create your desired outcomes. Trying to break an old habit or develop a new skill is difficult using will power alone! NLP offers effective techniques that take advantage of the brain's natural learning so that you can reach your goals quickly, easily and efficiently.
The table below tells the patterns of brain wave activity across different ages and states of awareness with the number of repetitions required to learn new behavior patterns.
From birth to four, babies' brains operate in the delta state, with brain waves running below 4 cycles per second. In adults, this level of brain wave activity is experienced in the deepest levels of sleep.
From four to seven, children operate in theta state, with brain waves running between four and seven cycles per second. In adults, this level of brain wave activity is experienced during sleep and also during states of fear when the body goes into a 'fight or flight' response. This is a powerful level from which to initiate change. In this state, we only need one or two experiences of learning to change behavior.
From the ages seven to fourteen, we live in the alpha state of seven to fourteen cycles per second. In adults, this is associated with light sleep, meditation, or eyes closed relaxation. At this level effective learning can take place after about 21 repetitions. Practice a new behavior for 21 consecutive days and that behavior becomes a habit. Research has shown that strong levels of physical healing can take place when the brain is at 10 cycles per second.
From puberty through adulthood the brain operates in the beta state, 14 - 21 cycles per second. This is experienced in the normal state of eyes open, awake and alert. In this state it may take many thousands of repetitions to learn a new behavior. To create significant change in our lives at this level takes extensive deal of time and effort.
NLP uses the information from this chart to maximize your learning experience. The techniques used in the NLP classes are quick and effective to create the outcomes you want in your life.
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