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The Learning State

NLP’s Learning State

Do you want to enjoy a state of relaxed alertness? Have you ever heard of the resourceful state of learning that increases your intellectual abilities and makes it possible for you to expand your senses and store information better?

Well, then the idea of an NLP’s The Learning State will be quite interesting for you.

What Is NLP’s Learning State?

The Learning State is the process in which you adopt yourself in the learning environment and concentrate on reprogramming your internal chatter/racing thoughts. You go from sharing your awareness between internal thoughts and the external environment to having total attention on the external. Putting yourself in this state will allow you to get more out of what is around you and makes it possible to retain and make use of it more effectively.

The Learning State makes it possible for the individual to take control of his feelings and emotions and keep them on the positive track in this way, he can utilize this technique not only to achieve success in his life but also to fight the stress and anxiety that may disturb him at times.

One important thing to remember is that we remember things in the state in which we learn them. Have you ever noticed how every time you get mad at someone, you remember all the other times you have been mad at them? When you are sad or lonely, you tend to think about all the other times you were sad or lonely. The same is true for positive emotional states. When you are happy, you tend to reminisce on other similar moments.

Intentionally putting yourself in The Learning State while in a learning environment will increase your ability to get and retain more information. Because you remember things in the state in which you learn them, it is also beneficial to intentionally put yourself in The Learning State when you are testing or in any other way trying to use the information learned.

Nowadays the use of The Learning State is considered helpful in various fields such as counseling, sports, military training, education, and medicine.

How can you get into the learning state?

Here are a few things that you can do to get into The Learning State.

  • Choose a spot on the wall, about 20° above eye level, to look at and focus on only one field of vision.

  • While staring on the spot, let all the positive and negative thoughts come and go.

  • After focusing for some time on the spot, you will notice that your vision will start moving towards the peripheral. Pay more attention to the peripheral.

  • You will notice that while staying in the same spot you can see the walls and other corners of your room, without moving your eyes away from the spot.

  • Now start paying attention to the things that are going behind. It is possible only when you will focus deeply.

  • Keep on noticing your feelings and what’s in your field of vision.

The Learning States activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System. The Parasympathetic Nervous System plays a key role in relaxation, calming, bringing peace, reducing stress, in the recovery necessary after a traumatic event; as it takes a person out of the flight, fight, or freeze mode, and in performing other restorative functions. While The Learning State is good for ingesting, retaining, and recalling information, it acts on the nervous system in the same way other coping, calming, and soothing activities does. Some common go-tos for intentionally activating your Parasympathetic Nervous System are:

  • Deep breathing

  • Coloring

  • Mindfulness (i.e. walking, meditation, eating etc.)

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Gardening

  • Gratitude journaling

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