Do You Want to Learn How to “Hack” Your Own Mind to Upgrade Your Own “Operating System” Or Implant a “Thought Virus” in Someone Else’s?
I am a Neuro-Linguistic Hacker.
“hack [hak] – verb. (Computers) to devise or modify (a computer program), usually skilfully.”
Neil Stephenson, in his book Snow Crash, coins the term Neurolinguistic Hacker as “…a person capable of reprogramming other peoples minds with verbal streams of data [specific patterns of language]…”
Computer hacking may be most well known for it’s more insidious or illegal activities but as Wikipedia explains “Hacking refers to the re-configuring or re-programming of a system to function in ways not facilitated by the owner, administrator, or designer…The terms “hack” and “hacking” are also used to refer to a modification of a program or device to give the user access to features that were otherwise unavailable… It is from this usage that the term “hacking” is often used to refer to more nefarious criminal uses such as identity theft, credit card fraud or other actions categorized as computer crime.”
If Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) uses the computer analogy to explain how we can “reprogramme” our thoughts and behaviours using certain programmes (or strategies), Neuro Linguistic Hacking (NLH) updates the metaphor to the modern age, invigorating it and breaking the bonds of the need to rely on “modelling” other peoples processes.
Richard Bandler (the co-creator of NLP) explains that NLP was specifically developed to study (model) the strategies (programmes) of others to help people learn new ways of doing things (re-programme ourselves). So, for example, when Bandler was looking at ways to “cure” phobias, he found people who had cured their own phobias, learnt how they did it and then taught that to people with phobias. The result become formalised as the “Fast Phobia Cure”.
Neuro Linguistic Hackers uses the principles of NLP to “hack” our own brains, but rather than using someone else programmes, we create our own.
Neuro Linguistic Hackers are also adept at implanting a “thought virus” (like a computer virus) into minds of other people.
Neuro-Linguistic Hacking utilises cutting edge psychology such as:
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Ericksonian hypnosis
- Chomskian linguistics
- General Semantics
- Socratic Questioning
To “re-programme” a persons thought processes and “operating system” in much the same way computer hackers re-programme computer systems.
NLH can be anything from a simple hack to generate more motivation in a specific context, to fully upgrading your “operating system”.
By becoming a Neuro Linguistic Hacker here are just a few examples of the things you will be able to:
- Create “natural motivation”.
- Tap into your creativity to increase your ability to think laterally and solve problems.
- Develop an excellent memory – You will never need a diary or watch again!
- Be able to estimate distances with incredible accuracy and even be able to tell the direction you are facing.
- Slow time down or speed time up (very useful for sports people and martial artists).
- Feel calmer and more in control. Once you are in control of your own internal world, you control your external one.
- Re-access any mental state at will (for example musicians and creative may want to re-enter the “flow”, sports people, the “zone”).
But obviously, this unique process means you can do whatever you want…
How Can I Become a Neuro Linguistic Hacker?
NLH is based on the principles of NLP and associated fields, so the best place to start is the NLP Practitioner training programme.
Alternatively, if you cannot or don’t want to attend a full training or want to use NLH in a specific context, one-to-one coaching and tutoring might be the best way forward.
If you have any questions or want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Neuro-Linguistic Hacker, Trainer and Coach