Refreshers

p2030033When a climber returns to climbing after some time off there are often numerous negative thoughts going through their minds. For example, the last time they climbed they may have fallen off and injured themselves, and now they have all these fears and concerns associated with that incident to deal with. These kinds of thoughts can be very distressing to a client, especially if they had fallen off at a climbing centre (i.e. in “public”). There are things called “anchors” in NLP, these are physical triggers that fire an emotional response. The triggers can be fired off by sight, sound, touch, smell, or even location. Have you ever gone back to a crag that was the scene of a bad experience and felt differently than before? That is an emotional “anchor” to that particular place. We can use NLP to collapse those anchors and install new positive anchors that can be used even during a climb. We are also able to take the climber back to the event (in their minds) to remove any negative thought process he/she may still have regarding the incident.
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