NLP Technique - Using Metaphors to Transform

Lets revise the Magic of Metaphors

Metaphors are commonly used to express or open up different ways of thinking. In our NLP practitioner training we teach you how to use metaphors in an effective way to assist your client or students to unconsciously start the process of change by simply bypassing the critical faculty to access the infinite possibilities of choices and ways in which to make change happen.

You are a shooting starFor example, you can use Real events like this weekends - Perseid meteor shower

Every year around this time the earth swings into the aftermath of what modern astronomers believe relate to a comet called Swift-Tuttle. This spectacular universal light show can be seen from the constellation of Perseus. (from every corner of the world it’s possible to view this event)

Have you ever seen a meteor shower? Can you imagine the thrill of watching a natural phenomenon of universal depth? A special event which only occurs once a year and is only visable when the night is clear and cloudless and the moon co-operates by mostly cloaking his own light.

 

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” - Benjamin Disraeli

As we think about life which seems at times to just pass by, we can sometimes miss that perfect opportunity to enjoy everything it has to offer. Sometimes its out of ignorance, other times we’ll find plenty of excuses and reasons as to why we didn’t do something, even though we were aware that it was just about to happen.
It takes effort and stamina to get out of bed and take the chance because there is always the risk that perhaps even with all your effort and all your organisation you may not see much at all. But just the fact that you made the effort, you took that chance could bring you and teach you something more valuable than you may have imagined.

Originally the Perseids have been known as the "Tears of St Lawrence", since these shooting stars are in abundance during the festival of that saint on 10 August. Credit for the discovery of the shower's annual appearance is given to Quételet who, in 1835, reported that the constellation Perseus was responsible for an annual shower..”

NLP Metaphor PerseusThe Constellation Perseus orginates from Greek Mythology Perseus

According to Greek mythology, was the son of Zeus and Danaë, the daughter of Acrisius of Argos. As an infant he was cast into the sea in a chest with his mother by Acrisius, who knew of a prophesy that said he would be killed by his grandson.
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What will you see:

Meteors are solar system material they consist of dust, grains, pebbles, rocks, etc. that enters Earth's atmosphere and burn up. They are commonly called "shooting stars" as they streak across the sky, burning up in our atmosphere.

If a meteor is sufficiently large, part of it may survive and strike the Earth, in which case it is called a meteorite. Meteorites provide astronomers with useful information about our solar system. (The solar system consists of the Sun, the planets and all the other objects in this region such as comets and asteroids.)

 

Where to Look in the Sky:

The meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus. You need not look in this direction, however. The Perseids are noted for their long trails and should streak across much of the night sky. Look anywhere from 30 degrees to 80 degrees above the horizon and about 45 degrees away from the constellation Perseus.

Where to Watch From:

The best place to observe meteors is in an open area (a field, a golf course, etc.) that is unobstructed by trees or other structures and that is far away from lights (streetlights, city lights, etc.). The darker the sky the better. Thin clouds or mist will greatly reduce the number of meteors that one can see. If there are clouds, don't stay up as it will obscure and prevent you from seeing much at all, check the skies on the next night for your chance.

How to Watch:

You will not need any binoculars or telescopes, this is a shower that you will be able to see with your naked eye.
To really enjoy the whole experience get comfortable. It is best to lie in a reclining chair or alternatively bring a couple of blankets (one to lie on and another to keep you warm), to avoid the stiff neck, increase your comfort by bringing a pillow.
You will see most meteors directly; but sometimes you’ll witness others out of the corner of your eye (a great opportunity and fun way to practice your peripheral vision).
If you are very lucky, you will witness a fireball, a very bright meteor with a small disk. Some fireballs break into several fragments.

When to watch:

The peak will be this Sunday between 12 – 13th August, best viewing times are apparently around 9pm where the light show will consist of up to 2-3 every minute, although some websites suggest the time to watch is early in the morning around 5pm.

I suggest you look whenever you have the chance. Because this year is especially great for viewing as we are close to a new moon. So enjoy and experience the show.

References:

http://www.jupiterscientific.org/sciinfo/perseid.html
http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/13790/1066/

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