What Will You Find As You Climb Your Mountain?
Hi, I’m Vicki Tongeman, and I’m an NLP Trainer and Coach for a local charitable financial education and motivation group. Using NLP and some of my unique transformational tools, I’ve been working with low income families and individuals, for some years, and I have been so impressed with the results I’d like you to benefit from these services too – which is why I have made my services available on a private level too..
One of the ways I help people solve their problems is through the use of metaphor. This is a powerful healing technique where clients are encouraged to dip into their own subconscious by noticing how their problem is represented in their “minds”. The fun thing is, when we change our inner representation of our problem, it can change us, and the world around us, profoundly.
Metaphor is very popular in our language – most of us will have heard metaphors like “my love is like a red, red, rose” or “like a moth to a flame”.but who knew the language could do so much more? It can change our mind about the world, and everything in it.
One theme that comes up a lot for me and my clients is Mountains. Whether they are obstacles, the journey of life, or just the representation of a current problem, they can be fantastic tools for understanding, and re-creating, our own reality.
A lady I worked with a while ago, felt that she sabotaged herself in her goals. On investigation, her metaphor for the problem was going up a mountain, and then half way up, throwing herself off! Once she found the metaphorical support she needed (and removed some negative thoughts from her head) she was able to climb the mountain to the top with people below cheering her on and a rainbow to greet her at the top.
So as you think of a problem, and imagine it as a mountain that you want to climb, what do you notice about it? Is it steep and rocky or grassy and gentle? Dark or sunny? What do you hear? How do you feel about climbing it? As you seek a path up, do you find one that is narrow with lots of barriers, or one that is wide, shallow and inviting? As you begin to climb, how is the journey, and what might stop you progressing forward? What’s it like as you remove those obstacles, widen and level your path? What happens on the way, and what do you notice as you reach the summit?
Vicki Tongeman is a Wife, Mother, Artist, Teacher, Author and Coach. She lives on the beautiful shores near the New Forest and loves walking and being mindful on the beach and in nature. Her friends call her the “Magic Mermaid” as she combines life changing coaching techniques with a sprinkle of Mermaid Magic!
As an NLP Practitioner and personal coach Vicki is passionate about helping people develop their inner self confidence and achieve their goals.