Force Field: De-stressing Stress through Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Stress—a word so powerful and complex it could weaken you on the spot. For some, its mere utterance could already give them a ‘bad’ head start while others enjoy its company over a warm cup of coffee. Indeed, we each have our own way of handling stress. If we are not careful, stress could engulf us whole without any forewarning.

According to studies, stress is good. Stress actually helps man stimulate his innate goodness and skills and, at the same time, motivate him to go beyond his comfort zone. However, too much of one thing is considered bad for the health. Thus, too much stress [in you] could push man to the brink of his ability to comprehend, grope and fathom life in general. Misunderstandings and miscommunications could develop and could be the reason for a fall out.

Numerous techniques, methods and processes have been introduced to help man reduce the buildup of stress. Medicines of all shapes and sizes have been ‘discovered’ to aid man in his quest for a better life ahead. More so, self-help books have been printed and distributed for the benefit of the public. However, at the end of day, do these work? Do they fair in their promise to help de-stress stress and create a life you have always wanted?

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a tool that is designed to help [you] let go of stress and improve your life as you are living it now. Primarily, it is a way of thinking that aims to give you focus and direction in life. In other words, Neuro Linguistic Programming helps man be motivated and inspired to do well in his [present and future] life without depending on his past life.

In short, Neuro Linguistic Programming aims to bring back the best in you through the elimination of burdensome thoughts, acts and predisposed dispositions in life. Simply put, Neuro Linguistic Programming aims to transform man’s life to one that is not only for themselves, but also for the people they love.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is not all about lectures and serious talks. It also teaches an individual to go forth with what he thinks would help himself unburden the negativity in him.  It lets man re-discover the beauty of life and all that it has to offer.

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.  ~Terri Guillemets


In lieu of stress, today we celebrate National Relaxation Day. Learn to let go of what is stressing you out and live the life you have always wanted. Have this day for yourself and rejuvenate your inner self with positivity. Here are some foolproof relaxation activities that are guaranteed to revive the sulking old you. Enjoy them alone or with the company of your good friends or loved one.

Have your day in the spa. This is but the best foolproof remedy for de-stressing your system. Spend an entire day in the spa and let go of everything that keeps you stuck in life, love and work.

Eat at your favorite diner.  A healthy meal could get you a long way. It could bring forth long forgotten memories, reminisce on the past and awaken emotions that have been long stored in the subconscious.


Have a DVD marathon until you fall asleep. Snuggle up your favorite pillow or cuddle up with your loved one to feel the warmth and the love. Select movies that are interesting to you both and could stimulate an intelligent conversation after. Learn from each other and embrace the lessons that come with it.


Go shopping. This is but an inevitable go-to for everyone – admit it, some guys shop more than girls do [I know of some]. Release your stress through the number of boutiques and lined stalls in the mall. Gather your courage, patience, perseverance, pick your best buy and feel good. Go boutique hopping and spend quality time inside the mall. However, do not stretch your credit card limit and wallet or you are back to square one. Happy shopping!


Have your long forgotten book and freshly squeezed fruit juice by the beach. Nothing beats a relaxed day without a good read. Finish that long forgotten mystery novel or self help book on your shelf and pair it up your favorite drink and you will be transported to another dimension. Enjoy a quiet time for yourself and love every bit of it. Savor the silence and daydream as you turn one page after another.

Oh and don’t forget your sunscreen.

You? What’s your de-stressing stress plan?


About nlpcoachingaustralia

I am a passionate student of philosophy and enjoys exploring the many facets of life. I take pleasure in reading a good book while sipping his cup of coffee.
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