Some simple Neuro-linguistic group exercises can be done to practice and master the sensory acuity skills.
In the first exercise, you can form a group of four. Each person in the Neuro-linguistic training group will narrate four stories about their life, out of which three are true and one is false. The narrator can place the false story in any order in the narration. Once the narration is over, the other group members will try to guess which of the four stories was false, by interpreting the facial expressions and other sensory attributes. Here the Neuro-linguistic training group will list down the sensory cues for each person, and calibrate them to their emotions, discussing how the expressions reflected the truth or the fiction of the story.
Another group exercise taught in Neuro-linguistic training, involves a group made up of two people. The first person holds a dollar bill at the waist level, and second person encloses the dollar bill near the top or centre of the bill without touching the bill. The second person gets ready to catch the dollar bill when the first person drops it. Every time the first person decides to drop the bill, he will give out a non-verbal cue through unconscious movements, which the second person will try to read and interpret. Once the second person catches the dollar bill three times in a row, he will have calibrated the unconscious movements sent out by the first person, and will give a description of his interpretation.
After practicing each of these techniques taught in Neuro-linguistic training separately, you can then begin to interrelate these methods to form a more complete understanding.
That is by observing the breathing patterns, color changes, lower lip movements, muscle configuration and voice patterns as a whole, you can get a more accurate picture of the internal state of mind. You can avoid being overwhelmed by the task, by splitting your practice in small chunks. Once you master one bit you can move onto the next. Over time and with a lot of dedicated practice, reading and interpreting the nonverbal signals will come naturally to you, and it will open new doors and create more opportunities for you in all walks of life.
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