Over the past 10 years or so I had more or less become an unpaid carer for two very close people, both of whom suffered from long term degenerative illnesses. One, my girlfriend of 22 years was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The other, my mum developed rheumatoid arthritis. During that time there have been many hospital and doctors visits. Last year mum, suffered a series of strokes which left her bed bound, and she passed away earlier this year. Over those years I developed a kind of zen like detachment towards most things. I can almost close my mind to the emotional side of these things.
I believe it was a defence mechanism I installed to be able to work with the situation without being overwhelmed by the emotional impact of what was happening. I felt the need to both understand and make changes, but never really knew how to or even where to look. This is what brought me to NLP.
Initially I'd heard about NLP through the works of Tony Robins, so I looked at videos on Youtube. by a wide array of different practitioners, visited many websites. What I found was a training structure, that requires days and weeks being spent on location. At excessive cost, and the end result being students enrolling on the next level course. All of which I had nether, the time, finances or inclination to become involved with.. Even so I looked for ways where I could get the best information and basically teach myself.
A: to see if I actually could change my life.
B: To become even more productive and richer than it is currently.
What has become only to apparent in beginning this search, is that it starts as an interest, then rapidly moves to a way of living. The depths you can take it to, are not to clear to me as of the time of writing. However I'm actually beginning to feel some serious change in my way of approach to many things.
The changes are gradual, and barely noticeable from normal behaviour. However the fact I'm sitting down at a computer writing to a webpage is something I've never dreamed of doing before I commenced the study of NLP.
I'm looking forward to hearing how others have made similar sorts of change in life, through whatever means, that made a positive impact
All the best