Thursday, 13 September 2018

Join me in a Global Vision for Training

Unconsciousness, misery, conflict and less than professional behaviors are lurking within this time. Forgotten how to be Human Beings. Kids suffering from insufficient education, adults from working before minimum skill trainings – even trainers not having gone through proper Trainer Training. I believe we are meant to learn and train and fill this world with greater respect, compassion and interactions. How can you be part of raising education levels. What is it that you can contribute to improve the skills through which we relate every day? This is a call to support human expression in a human way. May this be skill-based and on a measurable level. Join me in enhancing consciousness in this world at this time!




Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Paint the Rainbow of Emotions


Emotional Intelligence is a trending body of knowledge. In some certain areas of life personal relationships and professions it has been noted that The EQ (Emotional Quotient) is more important than the IQ (Intellectual Quotient) according to communication, leadership and professional development and long term satisfying relationships. Many Emotional Intelligence directions focus on eliminating or reducing negative emotions or on how to best control them.


Yes, it is important to use transformational techniques to eliminate negative emotions. Emotional Intelligence with NLP does this very precisely and with tools you have in your hand and can apply. In Emotional Intelligence with NLP you learn how to create, design and program yourself with the emotions you wish to feel more. 

What is it you really want to feel? So many of my clients will answer with what they do not want to feel anymore. For example: Stress, frustration, disappointment, anger, fear, humiliation, sadness, despair. Typically, we can talk a long time about what disturbs us and what we wish to avoid.

Any emotion is to be valued and addressed. Emotions that make us suffer need to be transformed through techniques that measure the success. We need to re-imprint and use “re-programming techniques to so this sufficiently.

When I studied this phenomenon that humans seem to be more connected to their limiting emotions I found out that it has simply to do with the intensity of the emotion. I said to myself: We just need to create higher intensity around the emotions we want to feel. I had to sit myself down and work; listing all the emotions that make humans feel good and that we would rather feel. I found out that we must have a minimum of ten available to us to program ourselves to feeling the way we want to feel. It is important that we strengthen the neuro-intensity of these emotions. This can be done by focus, repetition and awareness. I called this technique “Paint the Rainbow of our Emotions”.

This is exactly the point where Emotional Intelligence and NLP meet. With my 33 years of experience of working with people I concluded that we need to have hands-on tools, we need to have techniques that help us practically and daily.

This rainbow of emotions is unique to you. No one can tell you which emotions to choose. Here just some examples. Please extend and increase this list for yourself.

Relaxation, Gratitude, Love, Excitement, Resilience, Let Go, Enthusiasm, Joy, Happiness, Euphoria, Laughter, Endurance, Persistence, Sensitivity, Pride, Dignity, Powerfulness, Serenity, Happiness, Resilience, Let Go, Endurance, Inspiration, Serenity, Contentment, Satisfaction, Fulfilment, Passion, Gratefulness, Trust, Sensuous, Confidence, Comfort, Hope, Awe, Amusement, Fun, Peace… and more

These are the typical “feel good” emotions.

I invite you to design your Rainbow of Emotions in form of prioritization according to the need to practice. The outer layer and color would paint the emotion you must remind yourself more of most. The inner layer is what you are already capable of feeling but more practice will be good.

In my example: I certainly aspire peacefulness and relaxation. This would be the outer layer of the rainbow with its color. The next layer of the rainbow would be comfort and contentment. Then I designed one important emotion for myself called “the inner smile”. Last but happiness, joy and fun as the next layer of the rainbow. My favorite emotion is laughing which would be the inner layer of the rainbow.

The layers help as of our focus. If you have the time and love the visual part of life, please get paper and paint and literally paint a large rainbow of colors. Then write your chosen emotions onto index cards and stick them onto the rainbow. In this way you can continuously change and place the emotions you need more into the outer layer, and prioritize all others accordingly. All of the emotions of your rainbow conscious reminders, consistent practice and overall awareness and alertness. 

Sometimes I forget… and literally must remind myself how to step into these emotions I wish to feel more. Join me in painting the rainbow of emotions you wish to fee more and join me in practicing the Rainbow of Emotions daily maybe even hourly.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

NLP: The Importance of Language


What is NLP? NLP is all about language. Language develops the mind and influences the body. Language is the most powerful force in human’s life.  Without language, human’s living would not exist. Isn’t it interesting to think about it in this way? To ignore, minimize, underutilize or underestimate the undeniable influence of language weakens consciousness and quality of life. It is the factor that reduces clarity in our daily communication and creates conflict. It is worthwhile to learn more about how language can sharpen our thinking and refine our interactions.  www.DorisNLP.com





Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Our Thinking Directly Affects Our Emotions and Our Behavior


What distinguishes humans from all other creatures known on this globe and in this universe? Humans have this amazing process called language. Everything we see, hear and feel is given meaning through our language. The way we use our language in our thinking directly affects our emotions and our behavior. Isn’t it wise to be more conscious about how to think?  www.DorisNLP.com






Wednesday, 25 July 2018

NLP Skills Trainings

At Doris NLP we work hard on cultivating real results in people’s lives. It is all about how we make an impact in the world. Today you can get almost everything online. There is only one thing you cannot get online: Getting clarity on what you want in life. And: Becoming a good Coach who expresses himself by giving to others enriching others life through empowerment and in return feel fulfilled. Doris NLP interactive nlp trainings give you experiential person to person experiences on creating changes right there in the training room implemented into daily life. You will learn about the special gift that a skilled, practiced and certified coach can give. Gain the skills that make you a better version of yourself and help others to do so as well. www.DorisNLP.com



Sunday, 22 July 2018

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Emotions



Today in the Emotional Intelligence training we talked about adrenalin initiated reactions. The difference of flight and fight for animals and humans is the addition of language. The animals flight and fight responses are pure. We humans add a lot of meaning to experience because we have language – and a developed neo-cortex. Besides pure survival emotions our emotions are shaped by the thinking process which then engages the limbic brain or reptile brain and the frontal cortex differently. The differentiation into primary, secondary and tertiary emotions has helped students of Emotional Intelligence tremendously in sorting these emotional experiences.  


Primary emotions, initiated directly from the limbic part of the brain, initiate the fight/flight response. They are there for our protections. These emotions are helpful, needed and not to be changed. According to Emotional Intelligence it helps to identify them as survival emotions.


Secondary emotions appear as if they are without choice. Example: Bertha who experiences what is called “Snake Phobia” sees a shadow on the wall. It is from a car driving by, however to her it looks like a snake. Bertha jumps up a chair within a nanu second, screams and squeaks from the top of her lungs; her breathing rate and heartbeat close to a heart attack. This emotion happens as fast and impulsive as if a primary emotion, however no real threat in sight. The cognitive information from the frontal lobe which initiated the high shoot out of adrenalin is based on her inner movies and pictures based on the mere interpretation of the shadow on the wall. Secondary emotions are “as if” primary but initiated by the internal interpretation and not an external trigger.

We call tertiary emotions the emotions that are not necessarily triggered by the world around us but are multi-layered as of the internal meaning-making process. The largest portion of the origination of tertiary emotions is produced by the frontal cortex and so our inner commentary and movies internal representation). The neuro-intensity of tertiary emotions lies in the meaning-making, interpretation and assumption process.

From Published article, Dr. A. Doris Greenwood



Friday, 22 June 2018

Waking up out of trance


It is raining heavy. I don’t like rain. Any negative self talk about the rain is not going to do anything. The dogs bark loud and wake me up. Scolding them inside, complaining or any negative self talk about the dog barking is not going to do a thing. When I go into my negative self talk about things that have already happened, or circumstances that I cannot change I am not only making myself feel bad, but I am wasting time. It is unconscious, so really I am in an emotional trance. Many emotional trances happen many days in many ways. Only to notice that it is about “Waking up out of trance”. Join me in the process of “Waking up out of trance” to come back and enjoy where we are and what we do.  www.DorisNLP.com