After our summer break it was lovely to see so many members and visitors at our September meeting where Jane Malyon returned with her talk “All About You”.
Jane explained that she was going to show that we are all different in the way we act and process things, and that these can be changed by Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Many people have phobias of things like spiders (that applied to several members!) flying, dentists, snakes etc. all of which can be ‘cured’ by NLP by suggestion and sometimes hypnotism – no she did not try it on us! NLP is observing behavioural patterns, which are often learnt through experience, and changing them to achieve a specific goal.
We had fun finding out what sort of person we were. Did we rush in to do things no matter what the consequences or did we take it slowly and think more about what we were to do? So to change that thinking, a new motivation or goal would be suggested. Body language and intonation is all part of how we speak. If we are happy about something, we look and sound happy; if we are sad, we look and sound sad. This is how mistakes in meaning can happen with text and email, because there is no body language to help to understand the true meaning. An illustration of this was the sentence ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’; which could be ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ or ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ – inferring that it may play with them!
This was a fun and enlightening talk and was enjoyed by all present.
Our next get together is October 28th when our speaker Ian Rose is going to tell us all about “Leaf Peepers in the White Mountains”. Sounds pretty intriguing doesn’t it?
Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.