NLP: Neurolinguistic Acupressure for Generating Positive Feelings to Sleep Well

The previous post, How To You Serve Your Love on Valentine’s Day: Sleep Well, let us know how important sleep is to our love lives. While I’m sure the Attitude Breathing┬« Tool is an effective sleep aid for followers of the Institute of Heart Math (IHM), I have chosen to elaborate upon their instructions for your personal benefit using NLP.

The neurolinguistic programming (NLP) approach to the IHM instructions may take you more than five minutes. More than likely, you will find yourself sound asleep before you are completely done; this is fine.

When you wake in the middle of the night – as many of us do – simply continue the exercise from where you left, so you can go back to sleep right away. You may find that your dreams are even more intense, enlightening, and memorable upon your waking. Below, please see how I elaborate upon each of the IHM instructions with NLP instructions.

The following NLP exercise installs anchors using chakra colors and energy meridians as they terminate at your finger tips. Since we’re focusing on the heart and using the breath, you will be pressing together the tips of your thumb (lung meridian) and pinky finger (heart meridian) together when you are instructed to do so on a particular hand as a form of neurolinguistic acupressure.

The original IHM guidelines are followed by detailed NLP instructions:

  1. Focus on your heart as you breathe in. Focus on your solar plexus as you breathe out:
    1. Remember a time when you were in the middle of a park or forest or ocean where you felt really good and relaxed. Recall the sounds you heard and the wind against your skin.
    2. Recall the green colors as you breathe in and the warm sensations from the sun as you breathe out.
  2. Concentrate on a positive feeling or attitude as you breathe. Lock in this feeling:
    1. Recall the good feelings you had when you were in the middle of nature with your loved ones while sharing this experience.
    2. When you feel you’ve reached the peak of your emotional state, with a deep inhale, press the tips of your thumb and pinky together on your left hand.
    3. Remember another time when you were in the middle of nature where you felt really good and relaxed.
    4. Recall the green colors and focus on your heart as you breathe in. Focus on your solar plexus and the warm sensations from the sun as you breathe out.
    5. Recall the good feelings you shared with loved ones during this experience. Remember all the pleasurable sounds and wonderful sensations.
    6. When you feel you’ve reached the peak of your emotional state, with a deep inhale, press the tips of your thumb and pinky together on your left hand.
  3. As you become adept at using Attitude Breathing, select new feelings and attitudes:
    1. Recall a time when you were able to completely relax and fall asleep. Your feelings were care free, so you were able to surrender your consciousness to a state of complete relaxation.
    2. Recall the sensations in your body, the color, and sound you associate with complete relaxation as you breathe deeply and naturally.
    3. When you feel you’ve reached the peak of your relaxation, with a deep inhale, press the tips of your thumb and pinky together on your right hand.
    4. Remember another time when you were in the middle of nature where you felt you could truly and completely relax.
    5. Recall the relaxing colors and focus on your heart as you breathe in. Focus on your solar plexus and the warm sensations and colors from the sun as you breathe out.
    6. Recall the good feelings you had as you were able to relax during this experience. Remember all the pleasurable sounds and wonderful sensations.
    7. When you feel you’ve reached the peak of your relaxation, with a deep inhale, press the tips of your thumb and pinky together on your right hand.
    8. With a deep inhale, press the tips of your thumb and pinky together on both hands, then relax. Allow the feelings and sensations from all of your good, relaxing experiences to combine. Breathe deeply and breath out completely as you feel yourself float away to a state of complete relaxation.

Follow this exercise with the Free Audio Download: HealingMindNLP Anahata Relaxation .mp3

Next time, I will provide you with (spiritually oriented) tips on how to sleep soundly if you have trouble remembering good experiences and even if “bad” memories have been a major part of your life.

Healing thoughts,


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