Transforming Your Self
Plus bonus video!
People have realized for centuries that a strong identity provides both a keel and a compass as we sail the seas of life, maintaining stability and direction despite winds, weather, and currents. But if your self-concept is poorly constructed, it won’t work very well in storms, and may steer you onto the rocks. Stability can also interfere with changing direction when you want to do that.This training teaches you how your self-concept functions, and how to use those understandings to make your self-concept work better.
a. Resilient, durable and lasting (available when you need it most).
b. Accurate (fits with reality).
c. Self-correcting (responsive to feedback).
d. Unconscious (as in peak performance).
e. Connecting with others, rather than separating.
f. Free of self-importance, arrogance, and all the other consequences of egotism.
Your self-concept is a generalization, a self-belief, that you make about what kind of person you are. It’s not a single thing; it’s composed of many different qualities or abilities (tenacity, intelligence, kindness, etc.).
From your wealth of memories (and future forecasts) you select experiences of having a quality, and then collect them and assemble them into an internal mental structure.
Like your name, your self-concept goes through time and across contexts. Changes in it will generalize very widely in time and space, often in unexpected ways.
Since it’s a process that describes itself, it’s self-referential and self-generating, a feed-forward, goal-oriented system that creates itself, and is self-reinforcing.
Since it’s only one of many possible generalizations that you could make from your wealth of memories and forecasts, it can always be changed to another one that works better. Understanding the detailed structure of self-concept allows us to easily make changes that improve how it works.
Recorded at the Colorado summer residential Master Practitioner Training in 2004, this program is also part of the NLP Comprehensive “Portable Master Practitioner Training” DVD set.
This program contains live training in all of the material in the book, Transforming Your Self, by Steve Andreas (2002).
There are many possible answers to that question. Many people find it much easier to learn from a live training than from a book. A live training is like a song; there is the content (the verbal lyrics) and there is the nonverbal delivery of the lyrics (the key, the melody, the timing, emphasis, etc.) that makes a song that is heard a much richer experience than the written score alone. The gestures and other nonverbal responses available in a video often clarify what would be difficult or impossible to describe in words.
This doesn’t have to be an either/or choice. Many trainings have very few written handouts, or none at all. The book that this training video is based on is the most complete “handout” you could possibly imagine, so you can immerse yourself in the video, free of any need to take written notes, secure in the knowledge that you can always refer to that section of the book. Every training is somewhat unique in the questions asked, and the problems that participants encounter, providing additional breadth of experience.
Trainers who want to expand and add to their skills may find it useful to learn from this extended experience of Steve’s relaxed yet well-organized training style at its best, even if they are already familiar with the content.
This single-camera footage is unedited, “fly on the wall,” complete except for a few minutes now and then when the recording failed.
Steve always wears a microphone, and any demonstration subject always wears a microphone, so their sound quality is very good. Participants don’t have microphones, so sometimes it’s hard to hear their comments or questions clearly. However the gist of what they said is usually clear from the context, and Steve’s response to it.
Bonus Video!: Building Self-Concept Demonstration
In addition to the 11+ hours of regular video, you’ll also get a free demo of how to use this information with a client, sold elsewhere for $39. In this demonstration Peter learned how to think of himself as lovable, and the wide-ranging impact of this change is demonstrated in follow-up interviews with Peter and his wife.
What people are saying about Transforming Your Self:
“Steve Andreas’ Transforming Your Self is not only a must read, it is a must do book. So much of self help these days enumerates the habits and abilities that you need to be successful. Unfortunately, that doesn’t tell you how you can acquire those traits in a way that matches who you are. By doing the step by step instructions in Steve’s book you can build a self-concept that can have you performing the way you always wanted to.
“I know because I lost 70 pounds in 6 months by creating a self concept of ‘I am a healthy eater.’ Using Steve’s process I was able to:
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Steve Andreas, M.A. was a leader in the field of NLP for 4 decades. He authored or co-authored many books and training manuals including Heart of the Mind, Transforming Your Self, Transforming Negative Self-Talk, the NLP Practitioner Training Manual, the NLP Master Practitioner Training Manual, and more. Steve also produced over 50 therapy training videos and numerous articles.
He was an invited presenter at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, and the Milton H. Erickson Brief Therapy Conference for 25 years. Steve focused on PTSD treatment and interventions, and was on the Board of an NLP Research group running a clinical study on PTSD treatment.
The researchable NLP derived protocol, Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM), has relieved PTSD symptoms in less than five hours in preliminary clinical trials. The research in progress with PTSD affected veterans is being conducted by staff from Syracuse and Fairleigh Dickenson Universities, through a grant from New York State. Additional research grants to study the RTM PTSD Treatment Protocol have been applied for by staff trained by Steve at Ohio University.
Steve and his wife Connirae developed or refined many approaches applicable to PTSD treatment, and their work has been published in over 15 languages.
Available on Amazon! Discover what your identity is made of, how it functions, and how to use this knowledge to change how you think of yourself. Easy-to-follow demonstrations, explanations, and exercises provide surprisingly simple and practical ways to change your experience of who you are — and others if you work as a therapist or coach. Learn how to strengthen your sense of self to become more independent of others’ views, while at the same time becoming more responsive to useful feedback.