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p7030009As climbers progress, they create all sorts of beliefs about what they can and can’t do. These “habit thoughts” can sometimes be deeply entrenched in their minds, often limiting their performance. Instead of concentrating purely on physical climbing techniques, a climber could benefit from developing improved “thought techniques” to help them progress, using NLP. For example, as a Climbing Instructor, I have often had to teach a more experienced climber how to climb a particular type of route or to make a certain type of move, as they have unconsciously been avoiding those routes or moves because they have a belief that they will fail in some way if they attempt them. Many times a climber will talk themselves out of a climb even half way up, due to their beliefs. A certain chain of events on the climb will send them into a spiral of negative thoughts. These are called “strategies.” Using NLP techniques, we can get to the root of the issue and change the beliefs. By understanding the structure of the “strategy”, we can break the chain and install a different thought process to allow the climber to concentrate on the route ahead, not what he/she did in the past (a metaphor for life really).
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