Developing Empathy and Understanding of self and for Others
The following information is provided so that you can begin to understand other people. Of course we are only able to scratch the surface here however the next to concepts will give you a greater awareness of what makes other people tick. The benefit to you is that you will be able to look at any situation and say 'well, I can understand why this person is behaving like this. I may not agree with it but I understand it." The world will begin to make more sense to you.
The first concept is the Presuppositions of NLP.
Presuppositions of NLP is a component of Neuro Linguistic Programming that I found to be extremely powerful and it has changed the way I relate to people. The NLP Presuppositions are convenient beliefs. This means that they are not necessarily true. If you consider that our beliefs are how we filter information, influence our perceptions and and structure reality, then beliefs are extremely powerful.
In the context of coaching practitioners are asked to accept these beliefs because they allow us to see beyond the personality and the behavior of our clients. The benefit of this is that no matter who our clients are we can see them as already magnificent. This idea can be adopted by anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them and the people they interact with.
Let me give you an example. I believe that everyone is magnificent and that we all have potential of which we may not be aware of or perhaps we are incapable of accessing. If I didn't believe this and you came to my office for coaching, I would look at you and say "well, I don't think there is anything I can do for you because........" Because I hold this belief of you and for you I am able to get the best best outcome for you. The moment you walk into my office your success is a done deal.
I believe the Presuppositions of NLP will help you in interact with people in all areas of your life.