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251 Tips To Elicit & Induce Any State / Feeling [How-To]

251 Tips To Elicit & Induce Any State / Feeling [How-To]

Do you find it difficult to elicit a state or feeling? Do you want to elicit states in other people or yourself? Here you will find tips, techniques and exercises to get closer to your feelings and elicit states. Out of your head, into your body & heart! Read on for all 251 tips…

Get out of your head, into your body and feelings: 251 tips to elicit states…

Difficult question: How can you get in touch with your feelings and elicit any state? How do I get out of my head and into my body? It is annoying not to know your own feelings and to not be able to get to your feelings. It’s like you have to learn to feel again. Your emotions and moods …

Let me start by saying it is not true. You can get to your feelings very well! Don’t believe yourself or others when they tell you that. It is very easy with the tips from this article. For this we go into the body, among other things !

“I’m living too much in my head … I don’t know what I feel anymore … I can’t talk from my feelings … I can’t listen to my feelings … I don’t experience any emotions … .” Nonsense! You can do it very well! Experiment with the exercises in this article and you are guaranteed to succeed.

Let’s start with the tips and exercises for getting out of your head and into your body! You can easily restore the connection with yourself, your emotions, your moods and your heart!

Tip 1 – 8 | Do these extremely simple things to instantly get more into your body

Do you want to elicit states? Then simply get in your body! To get out of your head and into your body, you can immediately do the following simple things:

  • Move.
  • Dancing (turn on some music!).
  • Sports.
  • Breathe .
  • Touching something.
  • Observing something.
  • Listening to a sound.
  • Looking at your body. Look at your body. You’re fine.
  • Using your senses. For example, do these exercises for sensory acumen.
  • Activate your body and your left brain and your right brain at the same time, which is part of NLP New Code.

As you can see, getting out of mind is easy. You can achieve it with small activities and exercises. Let’s continue with many more tips …

Tip 9 – 43 | Does your mind compete with your feelings and states? You can feel your emotions by calming the noise of worry

Use these 34+ tips and insights about worrying that will help you get out of your mind and into your body. Moreover, the ego keeps you worrying with that beautiful mind of yours – and therefore stays in your head. So also see through the wiles of the ego.

You are in your head because you let everything revolve around you. Stop thinking about yourself and become one with your environment and the people around you.

Tip 44 – 57 | Restore connection with yourself? Processing old emotions (powerful exercises to feel emotions)

come to your feeling

If you regularly cannot reach your feelings, then it is time to loosen old ‘congestion’ in terms of emotions. You can do that with these 14+ tips and step-by-step plan to process old emotions.

Tip 58 – 142 | Clear your mind and return to your body with these 84 mindfulness and meditation exercises

Apply these 84+ short and long mindfulness exercises to step out of the flow of thinking so that you can observe and feel your thoughts and other things around you, such as your body.

Tip 143 – 232 | How can you feel better? The heart, or the ‘sixth sense’, is the key to your feeling

As soon as you are in contact with your heart, which is also called your ‘sixth sense’ or intuition, you are automatically in contact with your feeling. Then it becomes very easy for you. Fortunately, there are a lot of practical and simple tips you can apply to achieve this …

Use these 89+ tips to get to your feelings through your heart / intuition .

Tip 233 | Want to generate a state? Create an ‘image’ (representation) of an experience in which you already had that state of mind

get into your body

The main technique for arousing moods is to talk about the experience or relive it from within. Get him back. This is called a representation.

Have you ever had the experience of a particular state of mind before? Then you can always call it up again. This is based on the NLP principle that everyone already has all the sources in them and has shown them at some point.

If you are talking about a painful experience at the dentist, you can touch your cheek: “And then you will feel it right here.”

There are many ways and components to make such a representation. Below you will find the different ways to guide someone else (‘client’) in this, but you can also apply them to yourself at the same time. You can induce a new state of mind in the following ways:

  • Important: go first! Develop the desired state of mind in yourself first before triggering it in others. It’s not going to work if you are going to say in a low-energy business voice, ‘Feel deep fascination …’
  • Ask the client when he / she has experienced this state of mind before . Let him / her recall this memory vividly and clearly. “When did you feel very, really very {desired state of mind}?” So you ask for the contextin which the client already had the state of mind. For example, if someone wants to laugh more, let them go back to a time when they were watching their favorite comedy. Or ask about the last time he laughed. Or, for example, ask how they chose their current car (if you want to sell a car now), best employee (if you want a job now) or first love (if you want to evoke a crush). So make use of experiences and memories such as reading, watching a movie, relaxing on vacation, driving a car, standing in the queue, listening to music or poetry, walking in the woods, getting a massage, etc.
    “Tell me something about {context X.}”
    Client: “ It’s with {source Y.} ”
    “ Do you like {something with source Y}? ”
    “If you could be in {something from source Y} on a day like today, what would it be like?”
    I invite you to come and follow me to {source Y}. As you go to {source Y}, you notice that one of the first things to notice is that you …
  • Or of course you use the non-permissive but guiding way: I invite you to recall an experience when you showed {state of mind}. Or: at 3 you feel my hand tapping your forehead and then you immediately and automatically go to the very first moment in which you {state of mind or behavior} . 1 2 3 (tap) now, there.
  • The client is now entering that experience with the desired state of mind. Then  immediately use a presupposition . For example: “Is it light or dark?”
  • Important: You want to associate the client with the experience in order to arouse the state of mind. Then the following sentence, in the order given, is a good starting point: “Look through your own eyes, be in your own body at this moment where you feel and show {state of mind}. See what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. ”
  • Do consider pacing the order of the representation systems used  . If the client first told something visually and then by feeling, you start the visualization with V and then K experiences. You can detect this by listening to predicates .
  • Now ask additional questions about ‘the structure of the subjective experience’  (click here for all questions – they are halfway through this link’s article) to further explore this representation. What do you see, what do you feel, what do you do, etc? In these types of visualisations / representations we mainly ask open questions instead of telling what the client might see.
  • How is your body language? Stand like this now (if that is not automatically the case).
  • How do you breathe? Now also breathe like this (if that is not already the case automatically). Breathe as you breathe when you feel this {desired feeling}.
  • Utilize  the client ‘s  trance words  . If the client keeps saying “comfort and peace,” then you use exactly those words regularly. “You lost your sense of time, and your body relaxed and you felt a strong sense of comfort and peace. So now is the time to feel a strong sense of comfort and peace, very good, that is now starting to develop within you Because that’s something that makes you feel really good, that peaceful feeling. And you can start to lose that time again, can’t you? ” (Using echo and utilization to create a hypnotic loop, just like a microphone against a speaker).
  • Notice the effect (in the representation) of what you have accomplished. Close your eyes and relax. Think of that experience in which you felt absolutely {triumphant}. Hear the sounds in the room, the smiles of approval, the applause. See how people laugh and their facial expressions of warmth and admiration. Feel your feet on the ground and the congratulatory handshakes. Especially feel your feelings, the warm glow of {state of mind} that arises in you.
  • Also notice the effect on other people and other areas of your life. What do they do and what do they feel? This is also called: ecology.
  • A powerful step: You then use that experience (representation) to activate the desired state of mind even more. Activating a state of mind is equivalent to activating the fantasy. We will do this by experimenting with submodalities . So work with all observable elements from the list of VAKOG and reinforce them for that experience with the help of submodalities. Ask questions about these observable elements in detail. An additional advantage is that you now have a lot of information to work with during the exercise. What do you see? what do we see in you? What do we hear? How do you sound? The main modality is the kinesthetic:What do you feel, where do you feel it and how does it feel? Is it your breathing, the tension in your muscles, the feeling in your toes, a vibration / tingling? Does it flow? Then test changing the submodalities, and always ask whether that enhances the client’s experience or not: ‘And if you make it bigger, it enhances your experience or not? And if you make it move more / make it quieter, if you change the shape, if you change the color, if you make it brighter, if you would connect that feeling in your arm and in your heart, etc. ‘
  • Feel free to add small hypnotic suggestions during the submodalities process . Submodalities, such as visualizing a color of the feeling, have two advantages: visualisations and colors stimulate the brain so that you can effectively strengthen a representation (we did this in the previous bullet point) and the second function is that they serve as a sweetener for the conscious brain so that you can also let hypnotic suggestions slip through it in the meantime. This is what Derren Brown comes out openly in his TV shows and Richard Bandler has admitted this ‘secretly’ as the reason why he invented submodalities.
  • Reinforce it by thinking about it more and more often. So repeat the representation for example 4 times. Get into a neutral frame of mind and dive back into it. And again, and again, and again. This is the powerful  fractionation effect. An anchor is a useful tool to activate a state of mind more quickly (here are also additional tips for guiding someone into a state of mind .
  • Use these hypnosis tips to give the mood an extra boost.
  • That you have felt {state of mind / skill} in the past means that you can do that again (and: that you breathe / adopt a better posture means that you breathe more and more self-confidence). And backwards: to feel {that} in the future you have to …

Tip 234 | A go-to technique you can always revert to: the learning state of mind from when you were little

How did you learn as a child?

You can use this technique for generating a state of mind when the desired outcome is: ‘your mind can learn’ and you can use it for all other states of mind because you always want to ‘learn’ a new state of mind! The essence of the technique is that you go back to when the client was little, and when he / she could learn everything so incredibly well! Just look at the three examples below:

  • And while you {pace}, you can realize that you can now do exactly what you did when you first went to school and learned the numbers and letters of the alphabet. When you were younger you went to school, and everyone goes to school at some point in life, and different people are different sizes when they first go to school. And they all learn to read and write, and when you started learning to read and write, you didn’t know what a lowercase a or a lowercase b was, or the difference between the lowercase a and the lowercase d, and yet you had to learn to make that difference. Or the difference between an f and an 8. They look so alike! Yet you had to go through the process of learning it, first all the letters individually and then words. But if you read a book now you no longer have to read all those letters separately. That book with those beautiful colorful pictures and underneath it funny signs that turned out to be words, of which you did not know what they mean (new insights) And you were determined to learn to write them as a child again. You learned to communicate more and more effectively in meaningful ways, to influence your parents, and little by little your ability to communicate effectively with and influence those around you grew.
    Also use more recent learning experiences, for example, of which you already know he has done it. Or what they learned during one of their last lessons.
  • Perhaps you have learned to drive and now do all those actions automatically. Or when you learned to talk. You don’t think, “I’m going to start with a subject, then a person form, then a leading object, etc.” You just talk. Practice {desired frame of mind} until the skill becomes like language. You are learning. Learning about something you don’t know yet. And although you don’t realize it yet, your breathing has already changed. And you become more {state of mind} and more {state of mind}.
  • When you first learned to walk … You had no idea … And now look …! You are learning. Learning about something you don’t know yet. And although you don’t realize it yet, your breathing has already changed. And you become more {state of mind} and more {state of mind}.

Tip 235 – 249 | Other ways to induce a state

  • Following and leading is an important way of changing a person’s state of mind. First make report , which is to follow. Then you can lead slowly by assuming a desired state of mind yourself. Slowly lead to the desired state of mind with your speaking pace, volume and energy.
  • Simply give the command: feel state of mind x now.
  • You can also hypnotically induce the mood by using the milton model as an aid.
  • Are you guiding someone else into a state of mind? Then know that your actual message is only a small part of the total communication. As an instructor, use your fascinating and matching tonality , physiology and choice of words ( imagery ).
  • Tell a narrative metaphor ! This is one of the best ways to instill a feeling, quality, state of mind or resource in someone.
  • Name all the qualities of the state of mind you are arousing! Just talk about it together.
  • Use a role model ( fast modeling ). If the client itself has never shown the desired resource, you can use the properties of a fictional or real different person, which the client is looking at. Assume the second perceptual position of a person who can easily enter the mood / skill level.
  • Assume the physiology and breathing pattern of the state of mind (the coach can also guide this). Since your actions affect your emotions and thoughts, you can adopt power poses for positive moods, including a big smile! Then relax.
  • Adjust your internal dialogue to get further into the state of mind. What do you say to yourself? See also: affirmations .
  • You may also want to ask questions that trigger the mood. For example, “Have you ever seen a book or movie that got you so absorbed that you lost yourself in where you were or what you were doing?” Ask these questions in a charged way, so with your hypnotic voice. For example: “fas-cin-er-end…”
  • Preferably, find or create a context in which the desired end result naturally happens. You can achieve this very easily by specifying a task or ‘homework’. For example, a bubble bath is useful for pain, or a desert is useful for a dripping nose. Another example: if you are in a lot of pain, you can suddenly completely forget about it when an emergency arises or when you are distracted by too much information coming your way. Remember, our conscious can only handle five to nine chunks of information, so as homework Erickson gave his client something else to do to distract her from the pain. He gave her a homework assignment: “I have a method that works very well, but it only works for mature and intelligent people. Intelligent people can look from multiple points of view. So I’m giving you a homework assignment for next week. I’ll test you extensively afterwards. The assignment is: lie in bed and think about what you look like from other perspectives, from all corners of the room. I will ask you to draw a perspective for me next week and I will calculate your intelligence. ” The client was thus distracted with another task, and at the same time was also dissociated from her feelings because she had to look at herself from outside her body and ‘had to’ grow up, and that also helped against the pain.
    Erickson instructed a client with warts to put her feet in cold water three times a day and then immediately in warm water. That was very annoying so she stopped after a few weeks and forgot she had warts.
  • You can also hypothetical what-if-context use: “Do as you have that experience now experiencing again.” “Do as you feel mood x.” “Pretend you know where in your body you feel that. Take the first thing you feel, it usually is.” Or: “Go ahead if you’re in a trance.” Suppose anything were possible, suppose you were in a sweet shop … Feel what it is like, when you are sure that …  If you could be in {something from source Y} on a day like today, how would it be? those are?”
  • Keep feeling and breathing continuously, from your stomach, and possibly even with your hand on your stomach.
  • Use spiritual resources through the core transformation .
  • Use your focus: use all your energy to generate this state of mind.
  • Always ‘fraction’ the client in-and-out of the feeling. Tony Robbins does this in a very comical yet effective way: abruptly interrupt the state of mind you want to get into with a totally opposite feeling. And get back into the feeling that you want to have. Use pattern breaks , provocative coaching and the fractionation technique for this.

Tip 250 – 252 | Use these hypnosis self-hypnosis step-by-step plans

Hypnosis is ideal to get more to your feelings and to strengthen the feeling and make it more intense. You can read exactly how to do that here in the step-by-step plan for hypnotizing and here in the step-by-step plan for self-hypnosis.

With so many exercises to test, you have no excuses for still believing you can’t get to your gut. Finally, leave a comment and good luck!

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Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!