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NLP & Goals: your Values Hierarchy

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Goals and Values – your hot buttons (1)

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Goals or Dreams (2)

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  1. Jamie O'S on 14th January 2010 at 9:59 PM

    I can’t remember which course it was, but when we did this (or something similar) one thing that really hit home for me was (later) hints from Reg about how Health and Fitness comes into your heirarchy. At the time I’m not sure it was on mine. If it was, it was low down.

    I’ve thought about this lots since and to me it is strongly tied with the “driving your own bus” thing. Ultimately you need to take responsibility for yourself. No one else will do. That is not being selfish, it’s being responsible for yourself. Pretty much the *first* step of this is your own personal (mental and physical) health and fitness. If these are compromised in any way, it is going to compromise your ability to achieve the rest of your values. I guess this is an alternative way of looking at Maslows heirarchy of needs.

    It seems very easy to think of other values and beliefs that can be placed higher than your own needs. But really, is that going to work out?

    Sadly, I’ve not been great at following my own advice! 🙂

  2. Reg on 14th January 2010 at 11:35 PM

    I think it might have been on the Master Practitioner, Jamie. Because it’s only in more recent Practitioner Programmes that we have gone into Values this deeply.

    The ‘health and fitness’ focus in Values’ work came about as a result of years of working as a counsellor and encountering people who had left it a bit too late to begin maintaining their health and fitness – and were only able to do remedial work.

    It’s so easy in our 20’s and 30’s to think that health will take care of itself – without our having to invest in it. Poor health is something that only happens to ‘old’ people and to ‘other’ people…

    It isn’t…

  3. Suzanne Taylor on 23rd April 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Health & Fitness: When my Mum had a stroke three years ago. she was determined to get better and joined “The Core Clinic” it’s a Gym with a difference and part of David Lloyds. It has a completely different approach to getting fit….. There are no mirrors, no blaring music, no one “pumping’ iron, flexing muscles, and admiring themselves or each other, here you see people from all walks of life. People in wheel chairs using the vibrating machines, people who can barely walk, you see them painstakingly get out of their wheelchairs and struggle on the walking machines, they are all ages not just old, plus people overcoming muscle or tendon injuries. I joined this gym for a while, they do health checks and really have a caring attitude towards your personal health and progress. My message here is EVERY bit of exercise counts, even when you think you are tired and not able. As for my Mum, she returned from a World cruise today, she went on her own and left on 5th January, she celebrates her 77th birthday next week… You’d never know she’d suffered a stroke unless you knew her.

    On another note, I watched the London Marathon last weekend: Did you see the man “running” with the running blades? his legs were amputated above his knees, he ran the 26 miles on the blades with his legs moving him forward without being able to even bend at the knees, he had to move his legs from side to side for 26 miles! Absolutely awesome!!!

  4. William Bishop on 5th May 2011 at 3:11 PM

    I can’t get enough of your writing… For whatever reason I did not learn much of anything about NLP in my years of education in becoming a psychotherapist. you have given me such aweseom practical ideas to help both myself and others… thank you. your discussions on values has given me much to contemplate and utilize… I am only 31, but I have no regrets… I wish to pass on why and your discussion on values has illuminated what I unconsciously found some 14 years ago. thank you… it is truly strange how a stranger on a random blog can have such a significant impact.

  5. Reg on 5th May 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Thanks, William. I have repied to this and to your other comment here: – otherwise your comment will get lost in the mists of time 🙂

    Must look for a way/plugin for closing comments of very old articles…

    Anyone know of one??

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