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Neurolinguistic coaching: effective factors from brain research, NLP and behavioural psychology

Language works wonders: In recent years, research into the brain has produced a number of interesting findings regarding the neurobiology of our language. For example, we now know that our brain stores words and sentences not just as content, but in constant close connection with an emotional network. And the brain reacts in a quicker and more complex way to words which are ‘loaded’ with particularly intense emotions. This can differ from person to person: while one person feels almost paralysed by the word ‘problem’, the other blossoms, becomes creative and overflows with ideas – depending on their life and learning background.

This understanding of what is known as a person’s ‘language resumé’ is used as a ‘coaching compass’ in wingwave coaching and, when used accurately, acts as a ‘shortcut to solutions’ again and again. The procedure works in every language: wingwave coaches have already coached people using the ‘language resumé’ concept in many languages, such as Hungarian, Chinese, Afghan languages and some African dialects, as well as the world’s major languages. Coaching is considered successful when the coachee reacts to all the sentences and words that describe their issue in a confident, relaxed, casual or humorous manner.

In the context of ‘cognitive behavioural psychology’, this NLC procedure helps the coachee quickly establish an ego-strengthening inner dialogue in the form of positive self-motivation.  

More information on neurolinguistic coaching can be found on the methods website www.nlc-info.org and in the book Neurolinguistisches Coaching - Sprache wirkt Wunder [Neurolinguistic Coaching - Language Works Wonders] by Cora Besser-Siegmund and Lola A. Siegmund, published by Junfermann-Verlag in 2015