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Coaching with NLP For Dummies® by Kate Burton

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Creating the Desired Future

Time lines offer a powerful way to create an exciting future as well as overcome limitations from the past. This section offers a longer exploration to work with your clients to create the kind of lives they want in the future.

In particular, you can enable them to define how they'd like to be:

  • Physically.
  • Socially and emotionally.
  • Intellectually.
  • Spiritually or purposefully.

Touring various aspects, at various points in time

image You can physically lay out a time line with your client, identifying three distinct spaces where they experience:

  • The past: five years ago.
  • The current time: now.
  • The future: five years from today.

image Do this activity in a clear room where you can place pieces of paper on the floor or use different chairs for the client to sit in. If space is restricted, invite clients to imagine they have a magic carpet that they roll out to take them to different points in time.

For each of the following activities, have a notebook and pen handy to capture your clients answers for them. You can work through the activities in the following sections in turn or jump from section to section as appropriate.

Fine-tuning the body

Explore your clients' physical health at the three different time points by moving through the three different spaces on ...

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