There is much talk and discussion of remapping of the brain through the use of NLP . But what exactly does this mean? Remapping the brain is a way to change the pathways that your thoughts take in order to control your reactions to a given situation. Your brain is a complex system of pathways that are facilitated by electrical impulses sent between neurons. It has taken scientists and therapists many years to figure out exactly how the brain works and how these pathways affect us. Fortunately, you don't have to know all the medical explanations to grasp the significance that NLP can play in helping you achieve what you desire out of life.
In order to understand how NLP remapping can help, you must first grasp the essentials of how the pathways in the mind work in a general sense. When you are shown a picture of, say, a snake, your brain immediately assesses what its reactions should be. If you are afraid of snakes, you will jump back in fear. However, if you happen to like snakes, you will view the picture in an entirely different way. What happens is your subconscious mind decides which school of thought it should pursue. In the most general terms, this is known as the "fight or flight" syndrome. Would it make sense for you to fight in a given situation or flee from it? This is all determined by the pathways that your thought patterns travel.
The science of NLP has shown that your thoughts could travel one way, causing you to fear whatever it is that is being shown to you, or you could like it. And after that first fork in the roadmap of the brain, there are endless others. These forks and branches form the entire network, or roadmap of the brain. They are formed by your life experiences. Every emotion you experience is another paving stone in the roadway of your brain. However, as in the road system of any city in the land, you can change the lay of the roads by changing the course of where the paving stones lay. NLP can do this for the map of the brain.
Since we know the basic roadway of the brain thanks to NLP, we know how to go in and repave the road system to form an entirely different map. This is achieved by instilling a new set of perceived experiences. As you have read already, each paving stone is created by the emotions that we experience throughout life. By using hypnosis, a therapist can reach the subconscious mind and change the way these experiences are perceived, thus changing the layout of the paving stones. This will in turn change the entire map of your mind. If the suggestion is implanted that, in a very basic form, when you view a snake, you are not afraid, then the very first fork in the road will be changed, which means every fork that would have been navigated after are no longer in question. That is the power of NLP.
This is a very simple example of how using NLP to remap the brain works. Obviously, it takes many sessions to navigate all of the pathways available for your thoughts to travel and change them all. This example is simplistic to say the least, however, the basic principle remains the same. When a therapist is able to change the pathways of the brain, they change the end result of the reaction the body takes to the paths your thoughts take. This is how NLP can remap the brain and cause a more desired outcome to any situation in life.