NLP in the Courtroom – Instant Confidence
Starting to feel that burnout on the horizon? Before considering a new profession altogether, there is an option of revolutionizing your own practice from within.
Imagine dramatically changing the way you handle your persona in the courtroom by learning how to utilize the powerful tools offered by NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). What would it mean for you to generate a state of congruent confidence at will, so you are at the top of your game when you are called to action. Anchoring resourceful states offers a quick way to use an inner “resource anchor” to immediately change your state.
This works on the principle that neurons that fire together, wire together. For example, the smell of baking bread is calming to most people because of positive memories around home made bread. The same with birthday cake. The sight of your favorite restaurant instantly gives you feelings of the nice times you have had there. That is natural anchoring, it is happening in every moment. We can now do this consciously.
As you consider how this works, you may also start to see how it may be used in many situations in your life and in your business.
You create your resource anchor by taking some quiet time in a place of power for you and doing a simple exercise. This place of power could be your library, your back yard, in the mountains, somewhere you feel at ease. Now as you sit there, or stand there, think about a time when you were super-confident, when you just won a case, when something you said tipped the scales in your client’s favor.
When you think of that time, go ahead and see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Once you get the feelings going, imagine doubling them. You can do that. There is so much you can do with your mind! Since you are reading this you will find that you will run into more of these type of ideas.
Now when you have those good feeling going, touch a spot on the back of your head, where your head meets your spine. Do this for 5-15 seconds. Remember the spot. Great! You just created an anchor. Any time you are feeling excellent, extra confident, and also totally at ease, go ahead and “press” your resource button.
Go ahead and recall at least two other episodes when you felt totally confident, and repeat the instructions above.
For it to be effective, use your resource anchor sparingly. When you need it, such as in a situation in the future when you are feeling low on energy or mental acuity, go ahead and set off your resource anchor by touching that spot for about 10 seconds. You will notice that the positive images will flood into your mind and you will feel much better.