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What techniques are used??

All techniques used have the basis in one of 3 areas:

  1. Business – Mark has a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) and has run successful businesses for the last 23 years, most recently as a marketing consultant for dentists. 
  2. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – Mark is a master practitioner.
  3. Life! – do a quick search for ‘Mark Oborn’ or ‘Lost Without Her’ to see the experiences that Mark has been through in life. The learning from those experiences is now available to you.

What is NLP?

NLP is a concept which guides the user towards success that leaves behind a trail of techniques that can be practically utilised. NLP can be utilised by doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors or anyone working in health and wellness.

In NeuroLinguistic Programming it is however more than a trail of techniques, it is an attitude and a methodology of modelling and continual improvement and experimentation in order to achieve a desired result.

There is no one thing which defines NLP, as it is an eclectic mix of thoughts and ideas and techniques drawn from a wide range of psychological disciplines and taking inspiration and research from people such as Robert Dilts, Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and of course the 2 people which brought all of the thinking together, Richard Bandler and Jonathan Grinder.

Focus on What You Want

Our unconscious minds are REALLY good at getting what we want, so we better be really clear about what we want. For example a person may be focusing on NOT BEING POOR, so the focus is on poverty… and guess what they get? Poverty.

The change in mind set to focus on WEALTH instead of POVERTY is a subtle one yet a powerful change to make. So many times doctors, dentists and other health and wellness practitioners are so focused on their clients/patients that they forget to focus on themselves and their own business.

The techniques used throughout the Performance Academy help us to identify the thought patterns and interupt them, remove them and install new (more helpful )ones.

What Does NLP Do?

NLP deals with the internal filters that we all use to make sense of the world, the way we store memories, the way we talk to ourselves, the way we’ve been programmed to run over the years. By understanding how these filters affect our state, physiology and internal representation of the world it allows us to change behaviours really effectively.

Is NLP Manipulative?

Yes, is the simple answer. People are often concerned that others will manipulate them with NLP, so let’s consider this. Would it be good to manipulate a person’s mind so that they:

  • Learnt quicker
  • Remembered what they learnt longer
  • Were able to face challenges never before faced (phobias, presentations, public speaking etc)
  • Achieved their goals in business, life, relationships and family
  • Dealt with past anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt to live a more fulfilling life

or perhaps even helping a patient understand and follow a treatment plan!

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