What is Expanded Awareness?
Through the NLP technique of expanded awareness, we can take in more information from the world around u, both in terms of what is observed from a rational conscious state as well as from subjective experiences. It enables you to sense more than your five senses allow, giving you something of a sixth sense to perceive what is occurring around you.
Expanded awareness is said to have been practiced by Samurai warriors who were required to notice an enemy coming from beyond in what could be sensed in a normal state of awareness.
Other than that, I find expanded awareness extremely useful in NLP training and coaching. It allows me to take in more information from the client in coaching as well as the ability to notice what is going on in an entire room of people.
Also you can induce a state of relaxation or trance in yourself, or others if you guide them towards a state of expanded awareness. I find it extremely useful to do on transatlantic flights, which I like to do from an altered state so I can zone out, or play with my own brain. After all, how can you NOT use NLP in moments when you are trying to preserve your sanity? You may as well put your brain to some good use, even in economy class!
Learning how to practice this technique is easy and fun once you get the hang of it. Please see my article entitled “Expanded Awareness Technique in NLP” to learn how you can try out yourself.