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The NLP, meditation and mindfulness Elephants in the room

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Let’s get our elephants out and on the table and pray they don’t come crashing down into mother's finest china.

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If you have navigated your fingers and attention span this far in this series, which let's face it is not very far at all, no doubt you are scrutinising the contents to decide whether or not this is the blog is worthy of your precious time. You have this info for free on insomniachat.com, and you are scanning to see if it is of use as your time is precious. No doubt if you have picked up this blog, found this app on your phone through some mistyped Google endeavour and you may well have come across NLP, meditation and mindfulness before. You have almost certainly have read the books or blogs, or you have watched a plethora of YouTube videos, and you are sick of all this new wave crap to the far reaches of your toothless wisdom. You are after all a sceptical insomniac? Let's face you are. Insomniacs by their very nature all seem to be, to me in my vast discussions with them on social media. I know I am, and I know most of the people that frequent this site and FaceBook group tend to be a little sceptical. Especially when it comes to some kind of new fad “cure” or some form of therapy that will help with their insomnia. One of the benefits of insomnia is that it gives you so much more time to research topics on the Googlesphere and time to think, so much thinking.

Yep, I am pretty sure this is the case with you too. I might be wrong you may be one of the few that start off that open cranium, but at the very least you should be sceptical of me. After all, who the fuck am I? You don’t know me from Adam, or Eve, so why trust or believe anything I have to say? The simple answer is, don’t. Make your own decisions and become informed by testing things out. Do the research. If you truly put something to the test and make it your own, then it will either show itself as true and right for you or as the complete farce you thought it would be. Critical thinking and analysis is key in all of these decisions to follow one course of action of another. 

The problem with writing a blog/app like this is that so much has been written before about insomnia, about meditation, about NLP and so on, so what new could I add. Why even bother? Seriously why? I mean is anyone even reading this damned thing? Is anyone coming to this site anymore? Jeez, people speak up if you are.

Also, I think that if you have come across NLP, mindfulness and regular meditation, you probably have a bias towards or away from these things. You may have tried them and found that they are just the biggest waste of time and energy in the universe or they sit right with you as an insomniac, as a human being.

So, let’s go through each one and look at what the issue could possibly be.

 

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