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TO ACCEPT SOMETHING AS TRUE, ONE MUST BELIEVE IT. WHEREAS CONVICTION IS A MORE SOLID SORT OF BELIEF THAT IS SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE, FACTS, AND LOGICAL REASONING. LIFE CAN CHANGE IN A HEARTBEAT.

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πŸ‘» CHANGE BELIEF OR CONVICTION FOR GOOD

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Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
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Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
He is an explorer of the structure of subjective experience, seeking a deeper understanding of how people experience the world through their conscious and subconscious minds. He studies the inner worlds of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that shape our perceptions, behaviors, and choices.
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“I’m not sure what I believe in, but I’m pretty sure it’s all relative.” - Albert Einstein

πŸ“„ ABSTRACT OF THE BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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  • Belief and conviction are related concepts, but they have some subtle differences in usage and meaning.A belief is a mental state in which someone holds a proposition or premise to be true, regardless of whether there is empirical evidence to support it or not. Beliefs can be based on personal experiences, cultural norms, faith, or intuition. For example, someone might believe in the existence of ghosts, the power of prayer, or the value of hard work.

  • A conviction, on the other hand, is a stronger and more firmly held belief. It implies a sense of conviction or deep-seated conviction of the truth of something. A conviction is often based on logical reasoning, evidence, or personal experience, and it is difficult to change. For example, someone might be convicted that democracy is the best form of government, that climate change is real and caused by human activity, or that all people are equal and deserve respect.

  • In summary, belief is a general term for holding something to be true, while conviction implies a stronger and more firmly held belief and acting on it.

  1. Strength of certainty: Beliefs can vary in their strength and certainty. They can be more tentative and open to revision based on new information or experiences. Convictions, on the other hand, are characterized by a higher degree of certainty and steadfastness. They are deeply ingrained and resistant to change.

  2. Emotional commitment: Convictions often involve a strong emotional attachment or commitment to a particular belief. They can be deeply personal and may shape a person’s values, identity, and sense of purpose. Beliefs, while they can also have emotional significance, may not carry the same level of emotional investment.

  3. Influence on behavior: Convictions tend to have a greater impact on a person’s actions and behavior. They can be the driving force behind making choices, taking stands, and pursuing certain goals. Beliefs, while they can inform behavior to some extent, may not have the same level of influence or motivation.

  4. Rational basis: While both beliefs and convictions can be based on personal experiences or cultural influences, convictions often have a stronger rational basis. They may be supported by logical reasoning, empirical evidence, or a comprehensive understanding of a particular subject. Beliefs, on the other hand, can be more subjective and intuitive, relying on personal perspectives and interpretations.

  5. Openness to change: Beliefs can be more flexible and open to modification or abandonment when confronted with contradictory evidence or alternative viewpoints. Convictions, however, are typically resistant to change and may require substantial evidence or transformative experiences to be challenged or modified.

It’s important to note that the distinction between belief and conviction can be subjective and varies across individuals and contexts. Different people may use these terms interchangeably or interpret them differently based on their own perspectives and beliefs.

βš™οΈ ELICITATION OF BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE:
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“I’m convinced that the Earth is round, but I have my doubts about the moon.” - Steven Wright

  • List 5 different beliefs which you hold dearly, 5 strong convictions and 5 doubts.

  • Notice the submodalities of beliefs, convictions and doubts

THE BENEFITS OF THE BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE:
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“I’m so convinced of my own rightness that I’m willing to believe anything that supports my beliefs.” - Bill Maher

There are many benefits to changing one’s beliefs and convictions, including:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding. When we are open to changing our beliefs and convictions, we are more likely to learn new things and to gain a deeper understanding of the world around us. This is because we are not afraid to challenge our assumptions and to consider new perspectives.

  • Greater personal growth. Changing our beliefs and convictions can help us to grow as individuals. When we are willing to let go of outdated or limiting beliefs, we can become more open-minded, tolerant, and compassionate. We can also become more confident and self-assured, as we learn to trust our own judgment and intuition.

  • Improved relationships. When we are willing to listen to and understand the beliefs and convictions of others, we can build stronger and more meaningful relationships. We can also learn to respect the differences between us, which can lead to a more harmonious and inclusive society.

  • Greater happiness and fulfillment. When we are living in alignment with our true beliefs and convictions, we are more likely to feel happy and fulfilled. This is because we are living a life that is authentic to ourselves, and we are not constantly struggling to live up to the expectations of others.

Here are some specific examples of the benefits of belief and conviction change:

  • A person who used to believe that people were inherently good may become more compassionate and understanding after they are personally affected by crime or violence.

  • A person who used to believe that abortion was wrong may change their mind after learning more about the personal stories of women who have had abortions.

  • A person who used to believe that climate change was not a real problem may change their mind after experiencing the effects of extreme weather events firsthand.

  • A person who used to believe that all members of a certain group were dangerous or untrustworthy may change their mind after getting to know individuals from that group and learning about their culture and values.

The benefits of belief and conviction change are well worth the effort.

πŸ›οΈ ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES OF BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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Belief and conviction change can have a variety of origins, including:

  • Personal experiences: Personal experiences can have a profound impact on our beliefs and convictions. For example, a person who witnesses a crime may become more cynical and distrustful of others. A person who experiences a natural disaster may develop a stronger belief in God or a higher power.

  • Education and learning: Education and learning can also lead to belief and conviction change. As we learn more about the world around us, we may be challenged to reconsider our existing beliefs. For example, a person who learns about the history of racism and discrimination may become more open-minded and tolerant of others.

  • Relationships with others: Our relationships with others can also influence our beliefs and convictions. For example, a person who falls in love with someone from a different culture may become more interested in learning about that culture and its values. A person who joins a religious group may adopt the beliefs and convictions of that group.

  • Media and social media: Media and social media can also play a role in belief and conviction change. We are constantly bombarded with information from a variety of sources, and some of this information may challenge our existing beliefs. For example, a person who watches a documentary about climate change may become more convinced that climate change is a real problem.

  • Major life events: Major life events, such as the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, or a serious illness, can also lead to belief and conviction change. These events can force us to confront our own mortality and to question the meaning of life. This can lead to a reevaluation of our beliefs and convictions.

  • NLP - Belief change Set of techniques that can be used to help people change their beliefs and convictions.

It is important to note that belief and conviction change is a gradual process.

PRINCIPLES OF BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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There are a number of principles that can be applied to belief and conviction change. These principles include:

  • Consciousness: The first step in changing a belief or conviction is to become aware of it. Once you are aware of the belief or conviction, you can begin to question it and to consider other perspectives.

  • Open-mindedness: It is important to be open-minded when trying to change a belief or conviction. This means being willing to consider new information and to challenge your assumptions.

  • Self-compassion: Changing a belief or conviction can be a difficult process. It is important to be compassionate with yourself and to allow yourself the time and space you need to make the change.

  • Support: Having the support of others can be helpful when trying to change a belief or conviction. This support could come from friends, family, a therapist, or a support group.

Here are some specific tips for changing a belief or conviction:

  • Identify the belief or conviction that you want to change. What is the belief or conviction that is holding you back? Once you have identified the belief or conviction, you can start to work on changing it.

  • Challenge the belief or conviction. Ask yourself if there is any evidence to support the belief or conviction. If not, then there is no reason to hold onto it.

  • Replace the belief or conviction with a more positive and helpful one. Once you have challenged the belief or conviction, you can start to replace it with a more positive and helpful one. For example, if the belief or conviction is “I’m not good enough,” you could replace it with the belief “I am worthy of love and respect.”

  • Be patient and persistent. Changing a belief or conviction takes time and effort. Just be patient, persistent and playful and you will reach your goal.

It is important to note that belief and conviction change is a personal process. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. What works for one person may not work for another. The most important thing is to find what works for you and to be patient and persistent.

πŸ—¨οΈ GUIDING PARTICIPANTS
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  • Sitting by side so you can perceive nuances in facial expression, gestures, coloration of the skin and not stay in the way of client who are accessing their images and creating metaphors in front of them.

  • Modulate your voice and speak slowly and melodically.

  • Be interested and curious about client exploration.

  • Repeat client’s words using his voice delivery. For instance when the client spoke about exciting event, his face lightened up, words speeded up and his tone of voice was higher. As a professional, you are, match his expression or attend acting class to learn essentials.

  • Connect the question and experience with coordinating conjunction and/as/when.

πŸ’§ BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE SCRIPT BASED ON EXPLORATION OF VLADIMIR KLIMSA
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“If you’re not willing to die for your beliefs, then you don’t have any convictions.” - Bill Hicks

Vlad: “What is the belief or conviction that you want to change?”

Client: “I want to change the belief that I’m not good enough.”

Vlad: “Okay, let’s start by exploring the submodalities of that belief. When you think about the belief that you’re not good enough, what do you see?”

Client: “I see myself as small, insignificant, associated, looking up”

Vlad: “What do you hear from your surrounding and what are you telling yourself?”

Client: “I hear my boss voice that I am not good enough, my mom’s voice that ‘I never do anything right’, I hear myself saying negative things about myself, like ‘I’m not good enough’ and ‘I’m a failure.’”

Vlad: “Where you experiment the sensation that you are not good enough?”

Client: “I feel a sense of heaviness in my chest.”

Vlad: “Now, imagine that you have the opposite belief. Imagine that you believe that you are good enough. What do you see?”

Client: “I see myself as tall and confident life size, associated, looking straight ahead.”

Vlad: “What do you hear from your surrounding and what are you telling yourself?”

Client: “I hear my mom’s voice appreciating what I have done, my boss tone had changed, myself saying positive things about myself, like ‘I’m good enough’ and ‘I can do anything I set my mind to.’”

Vlad: “Where do you experiment the sensation of confidence of knowing you can do anything you set your mind to?”

Client: “I feel a sense of strength just bellow my navel.”

Vlad: “Where do you see your doubt?”

Client: “Dissociated on the left up. Small image as photograph without movement, arm distance on eye level.”

Vlad: “What do you hear from your surrounding and what are you telling yourself?”

Client: “Consent that nobody knows, and I don’t know as well as!”

Vlad: “Where do you sense the doubt?”

Client: “It’s like floating feather gently moving across my chest.”

Vlad: “We shall play. I know that you have changed beliefs in your life before. Take your Positive belief and place it exactly in the location of doubt. Adjust the size, movement and alow your part responsible for belief change to assist you. Now move move and convert the belief that you are not good enough into doubt position and from doubt position bring, convert and place the positive belief that you can do anything you set your mind to into belief position. Let’s do it 5 times very fast like a swish.”

Client: (Swishes back and forth, repeating “I am good enough.”)

Vlad: “Good. Now, take a deep breath and relax. What had changed?”

Client: “I feel stronger and more confident.”

Vlad: “Great! That’s a good start. Let’s play a bit more. We journey Wholeness work.”

Client: “That’s incredible. Thanks very much.”

To change conviction place positive conviction to doubt and swish conviction to doubt, positive conviction from doubt to location of conviction
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πŸ‘£ THE BASIC PROCESS BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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  1. Elicit structure of experience

  2. Elicit lever and fulcrum

  3. Elicit beliefs, convictions, doubts, strategies submodalities

  4. Use NLP belief change technique

  5. Use Wholeness process, Core transformation, Trance to get kinesthetic sensation

  6. Observe change

πŸ’ͺ MEDITATION OF BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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Here is a brief belief change meditation based on questions:

  1. Find a comfortable position and close your eyes.

  2. Take a few deep breaths and relax your body.

  3. Bring to mind the belief that you want to change.

  4. Ask yourself the following questions:

    • Is there any evidence to support this belief?

    • What are the consequences of holding on to this belief?

    • What would it be like to let go of this belief?

  5. Take some time to reflect on your answers to these questions.

  6. Now, ask yourself the following questions:

    • What is a more helpful and empowering belief that I could adopt in place of this one?

    • What are the benefits of adopting this new belief?

    • How would my life be different if I believed this instead?

  7. Take some time to visualize yourself living in accordance with your new belief.

  8. When you are ready, open your eyes and come back to the present moment.

You can repeat this meditation as often as you like. With practice, you may find that your belief starts to change over time.

Here are some additional tips for belief change meditation:

  • Be patient and persistent. It takes time and effort to change a belief.

  • Be honest with yourself. Be willing to see the truth about your belief, even if it is uncomfortable.

  • Be compassionate with yourself. Changing a belief can be a challenging process, so be kind to yourself along the way.

  • Seek support from others. Talking to a friend, or family member about your belief change journey can be helpful.

▢️ VIDEO OF BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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▢️ Youtube - Masterclass : El uso de la PNL para tomar mejores decisiones, con Richard Bandler

❔ FAQ
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Q: What is NLP belief submodalities change?

A: NLP belief submodalities change is a technique used to change beliefs by changing the submodalities of those beliefs. Submodalities are the sensory experiences (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and olfactory) that are associated with our thoughts and emotions.

Q: How does NLP belief submodalities change work?

A: The first step in NLP belief submodalities change is to identify the belief that you want to change. Once you have identified the belief, you need to identify the submodalities that are associated with it. For example, if your limiting belief is “I’m not good enough,” you might see yourself as small and insignificant, hear yourself saying negative things about yourself, and feel a sense of heaviness in your chest.

Once you have identified the submodalities of your limiting belief, you can start to change them. For example, you could imagine yourself as being bigger and stronger, hear yourself saying positive things about yourself, and feel a sense of lightness in your chest.

Q: What are the benefits of NLP belief submodalities change?

There are a number of benefits to NLP belief submodalities change, including:

  • It can help you to change limiting beliefs that are holding you back.

  • It can help you to create more empowering beliefs.

  • It can help you to improve your self-esteem and confidence.

  • It can help you to achieve your goals.

  • It can help you to live a more fulfilling and happy life.

Q: Is NLP belief submodalities change safe?

A: NLP belief submodalities change is a generally safe technique. However, it is important to work with a qualified NLP practitioner, especially if you have any mental health conditions.

Q: How long does it take to see results with NLP belief submodalities change?

A: The amount of time it takes to see results with NLP belief submodalities change varies from person to person and skills of practitioner.

Q: Who can benefit from NLP belief submodalities change?

A: Anyone can benefit from NLP belief submodalities change. However, it is especially helpful for people who are struggling with limiting beliefs, low self-esteem, or other personal challenges.

πŸ˜† JOKES
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  • My convictions are so strong, I can’t even be convinced that they’re wrong.

  • I’m so convinced of my beliefs, I’m willing to argue with anyone about them. (Even if I don’t know what I’m talking about.)

  • My convictions are so deep, they go all the way down to my toes. (Which is why I always wear shoes.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to convert anyone to them. (Even if they don’t want to be converted.)

  • My convictions are so pure, they’re almost blinding. (Which is why I always wear sunglasses.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to sacrifice everything for them. (Except for my health, wealth, and happiness.)

  • My convictions are so strong, they can withstand even the most powerful arguments. (As long as I don’t have to listen to them.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to stand up for them, no matter what. (Even if it’s really inconvenient.)

  • My convictions are so deep, they go all the way down to my soul. (Which is why I always wear a jacket.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to fight for them. (But only if it’s a fair fight, and I know I’m going to win.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to die for them. (But only if it’s a really important cause, and I know I’m going to be - remembered as a hero.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to stand up for them, even if it’s unpopular. (But only if there are a lot of other people standing up with me.)

  • My convictions are so strong, they can’t even be swayed by the most persuasive arguments. (As long as I don’t have to think about them too hard.)

  • I’m so convicted of my beliefs, I’m willing to live by them. (But only if it’s easy and convenient.)

πŸ¦‹ METAPHORS ABOUT BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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  • Convictions are like a compass: they guide us in the right direction, even when the path is difficult.

  • Convictions are like an anchor: they keep us grounded and stable in the midst of storms.

  • Convictions are like a beacon of light: they shine brightly in the darkness, illuminating our way forward.

  • Convictions are like a rock: they are solid and unbreakable, even in the face of great adversity.

  • Convictions are like a fire: they burn brightly with passion and determination.

  • Convictions are like a seed: they are planted deep within our hearts, and they grow into strong and resilient trees.

  • Convictions are like a river: they flow steadily and relentlessly, carrying us towards our goals.

  • Convictions are like a mountain: they are towering and majestic, inspiring us to reach for new heights.

  • Convictions are like a forest: they are teeming with life and diversity, enriching our world with their beauty and complexity.

  • Convictions are like a symphony: they are a harmonious blend of different voices, each one contributing to the overall beauty and power of the music.

  • Convictions are like a dance: they are a graceful and expressive movement of the soul, reflecting our deepest values and beliefs.

πŸ“š RESOURCES:
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@book Richard Bandler 1985. Using Your Brain - For a Change: Neuro Linguistics Programming. ISBN-978-0911226270

@book Richard Bandler, 1992; Magic in action. ISBN 978-0916990145

@book Richard Bandler, 1993, Time for a change. ISBN 978-0916990282

@book Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. 2003; β€œMetaphors We Live By.” Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, ISBN-978-0226468013

@book Andreas, Steve; Andreas, Connirae 1987. Change Your Mind and Keep the Change: Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions. ISBN 978-0911226294

@article Steve & Connirae Andreas - Belief change

@web The Wholeness Work

@video The Wholeness Work: Introduction with Connirae Andreas

πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦² VLADIMIR KLIMSA EXPERIENCE WITH BELIEF, CONVICTION CHANGE
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“I’m not sure what I believe in, but I’m pretty sure it’s all made up.” - Richard Dawkins

  • I have read the books, watch videos, attend seminars, practice on myself and others. Since 1997 I have become immersed in NLP and by finding, tunning and enhancing my strategies I got experiences of being convinced more often. Turning point was Hypnosis training by Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler in 2003, where Richard had asked me on the stage and facilitate Belief change.

  • In cover image I have used poster of Magician - Kellar. My uptake is that he offers observable beliefs and use pattern to embed them into his act. He is convinced he can do so based on his many experiences, skills, misdirection, human perception. Audience who witnessed his show build beliefs based on their imperfect observation.

✏️ CONCLUSION
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Belief and conviction change is a complex process that can be influenced by a variety of factors, including personal experiences, education, relationships, and media and social media. It is important to be patient and compassionate with yourself when trying to change a belief or conviction, and to seek support from others if needed.

There are a number of different techniques that can be used to change beliefs and convictions, such as NLP belief change and belief change meditation. These techniques can be helpful, but it is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. What works for one person may not work for another.

Ultimately, the best way to change a belief or conviction is to find what works for you and to be playful learning and producing the change.

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