Influence The Thinking Stress Response

NLP Snippets: Influence The Thinking Stress Response

If there is an “emotive” stress response, there is also a “thinking” stress response.

Some people tend to think better and become more creative under stress or pressure. It is widely known throughout history that some of the greatest inventions and discoveries were made during periods of stress, difficulty and pressure. As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. The reason behind this is the thinking stress response. People intellectually respond to pressure in order to survive and overcome seemingly insurmountable problems.

An ideal way to influence the thinking stress response in others is to present to them the cold reality or the hard facts. For example, if you’re marketing a product or service, tell the public the cold hard facts related to your offer. If it’s a weight loss product, you can advertise something like this: “Struggling with unwanted fat? Desperate to lose weight? Call 0800-XXX-XXX to know the cold, hard truth about losing weight.” That’s a good example of influencing the thinking stress response.

If you’re working with a group of people and you encounter a problem that causes everybody to panic, stay out of your emotions and encourage others to do the same. You can say, “Let’s not make the mistake of panicking and making the wrong decisions. Let’s look at the facts and work out a strategic plan of action.”


Influence The Thinking Stress Response — 1 Comment

  1. Before I took my training in NLP I had one of those brains that always turned a positive statement into a negative one. A childhood filled with sarcastic and biting critical remarks had led me to believe that to be cynical was to be smart. This attitude towards me and other acted like a wealth-repellent for most of my life. I was so damaged by an upbringing where I was belittled every day that I could not even accept a compliment without saying “Thank-you.” My self-esteem was so low that I would hang my head or avoid acknowledging the good that was being said about me. As for the bad that were said about me I nurtured that in my heart and let it define who I was. The result was a head filled with negative, toxic and pessimistic predictions about the future that usually came true because I was incapable of manifesting anything into reality in my life except for my fear.

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