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Understanding Neurolinguistic Programming

Understanding Neurolinguistic Programming

Most traditional medical professionals compartmentalize your body and treat each part independently.

Dr. David Larson at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California, takes a different approach with functional medicine, which recognizes that all your body’s systems are interconnected and interdependent.

This allows him to assess all the factors behind your health issues to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

When you struggle with mental and emotional health issues, he applies the same comprehensive approach through integrative psychiatry. Rather than automatically prescribing medication, he evaluates every aspect of your physical health, environmental conditions, and daily lifestyle to get a more accurate and complete view of your unique case.

His treatments are never predetermined and are always driven by your individual story and all the underlying factors that influence your life. One of the highly successful therapies he uses is called neurolinguistic programming.

What is neurolinguistic programming?

How do some people get through life without the challenges of depression, anxiety, and phobias? Do they have a trick for sidestepping these roadblocks?

The truth is, we’re all wired differently, and the way we respond to the world has a lot to do with our individual experiences. Everything you process through your five senses affects your reaction to various stimuli, and your body and mind learn certain behaviors over time.

Neurolinguistic programming is a way to reprogram yourself by observing and analyzing the thoughts and behaviors of successful people and applying them to your own life. The therapy involves adopting new perceptions, language, responses, and communication strategies.

Getting to know your internal map

Neurolinguistic programming operates under the premise that if you can understand how someone else successfully reaches a goal or accomplishes a task, then you can replicate it with the same outcome.

The reason why people respond and behave differently is because they have had different experiences that have created a unique internal “map” of reality based on their personal perceptions.

This map is a core concept in neurolinguistic programming, because it holds the answers to all your biases, fears, and limitations. To varying degrees, everyone’s internal map is limited and distorted, and each person responds based on the boundaries of their map, rather than the whole territory of the real world around them.

To change your behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions, neurolinguistic programming helps you understand why you act in a certain way in a certain situation. You learn how to change the outcome by changing your experience and adopting new ways to respond.

What to expect with neurolinguistic programming

During your neurolinguistic programming sessions with Dr. Larson, he carefully observes your language patterns, word choices, body positioning, eye movements, and nonverbal cues as he talks with you to get a better picture of your internal map.  

This information helps him identify your preferred representational system (PRS). PRS is simply the way you like to express yourself and indicates the senses you tend to favor when you think and process information.

What neurolinguistic programming can help you with

Once he understands your internal map and PRS, Dr. Larson can then help you understand them as well. You can use this information to make stronger connections between your conscious and unconscious thinking processes, which can be useful if you’re trying to overcome:

  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Communication problems
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Low self-esteem and confidence

Neurolinguistic programming can also help you improve the skills you need to succeed in the workplace by helping you become more productive and better at communicating and managing relationships.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Larson is highly qualified to guide you through this effective therapy to help you reframe your internal map and free you to think, behave, and respond more positively and successfully.

To learn more about neurolinguistic programming and Dr. Larson’s integrative psychiatry treatments, call us at 760-230-1317 to arrange a consultation.