How to Apply the NLP Pattern Circle of Excellence
One of the earliest patterns to come out of the original NLP team it is designed to allow an individual to access a positive and helpful emotional state in any situation. It is a simple pattern that can be used by an individual at any time without the intervention for an NLP Practitioner. Once the pattern is learnt it can be modified to fit the needs of the situation and required emotional state.
Fully associate (be in the memory) and then intensify the level of feeling using sub-modality shifts.
If it is a state that you have never felt, imagine what it would feel like. Use another person as a reference point.
It needs to be large enough for you to stand inside. Now you need to add some content to the circle, begin by make the following changes: Make the circle a colour that elicits the state, add 'objects' to the circle that enhance the feelings, Include and sounds or smells
Modify the sub-modalities of the feelings, pay special attention to key sub-modalities shifting as appropriate to enhance the state.
*It can be useful to take a break at this point.
This can be an important step for some people who will tie the circle to the current location so that they can only enter into the state if they go through the Circle of Excellence in the place where they first experienced it. By taking it with them they can throw it down and step into it whenever they need to access the state.