I was at the NLP International Conference here in London last May, and to say it blew my mind would be an understatement.
When the 3-day event started, I was in a peculiar state of mind and body, as I drove there on Friday morning my energy felt quite scattered, I felt distracted by many thoughts and even some worries.
First day was like an immersion, an all-day masterclass by the amazing Judith Lowe and Judith Delozier, focused on translating our vision for the world into passionate action.
I noticed that the practices that impacted me most, were all related to embodiment - feeling things in the body at the same time as thinking (seeing) them in the mind, "stepping into" realities envisioned, and not just envisioning them. It was really about putting on the physiology of that "me" in the vision.
By mid-day my energy was so much more grounded and by the end of it I felt like I was put together anew. Ready and excited to absorb more learning on the other two days!
I was reminded once again how powerful NLP is, and how powerful we humans are with our capacity to direct our focus at will, with our ability to think on purpose as opposed to the autopilot mode.
And I was reminded how much more powerful we people are when we come together as a community.
Those 3 days, I really felt part of an extended (professional) family that the NLP field is. I can only truly speak for myself of course, but I felt part of this collective of professionals who I felt were all striving to bring the best of themselves to contribute positively to the community, and the world at large. I certainly felt at home with this group of people with whom I feel I share a deep love of learning and enhancing our innate potential, so that we can help others enhance theirs.