How many of you remember "Bungle in the Jungle" by Jethro Tull? (hint...it is not country music)
He sings, "I'm a tiger when I want love, I'm a snake when we disagree..."
Within each of us, and everyone else out there, is a Mental Habitat. The Free dictionary defines habitat as, "The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs."
I am defining Mental Habitat as "The mental environment within which a person lives."
We look at a person and see the outside, but you know as well as I that there are entire WORLDS within each person. People married for many years can still be surprised by what emerges from their spouse's Mental Habitat.
How can we get a clue as to the workings of the Mental Habitat of ourselves and others?
How can we create a more pleasant Mental Habitat for ourselves?
Click here to see the NLP Communications Model that I modified with an inspiration from fellow NLP Trainer Guido Duentzer. If you look at this image, you can see that out of nearly 2 million bits of information per second, we can only process about 134 bits. These few bits get filtered through systems in our Mental Habitat that delete, distort and generalize the material. These systems include:
Values & Beliefs
The information that is filtered through these internal mechanisms helps create:
- an internal representation of reality,
- then an ensuing state (emotion),
- from which gives rise to or physiology (our bodily responses),
- our behavior
- and ultimately our results.
This is our Mental Habitat.
What is wandering about in your Mental Habitat?
There is a way to round up what is roaming in your subconscious mind so your Mental Habitat works for you instead of in some seemingly random manner that causes self-sabotage.
For each way that we delete, distort and generalize, there is a powerful NLP process just waiting to be used like the warm sun appearing from behind dark clouds to brighten the "bungle in the jungle" so it becomes manageable and even enjoyable.
Is this something that fascinates you? How would you like to be a master of Mental Habitats? I have three membership options that I am sure one will fit your time/interest just right.
Click here for the Home of NLP Communication Model with the corresponding NLP processes.