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ARE YOU HOPELESS AT SPELLING?  I DON'T THINK SO! By Jan Tincher

Did you have trouble spelling in school?  Now, that youíre an adult, do you still have trouble spelling?  Well, hereís help!

Some of us, no matter how hard we try, cannot remember the correct spelling of certain words.  OK, maybe *a lot of* certain words.  But we shouldnít let that bother us, because now there is a technique that will help us remember the spelling of *every* word!

Now, pay close attention, because this is going to be fun.  Prepare a list of words that you are having trouble spelling.

Step One.  Letís determine your access point.  Now, this may sound weird, but do it anyway just to humor me, OK?  Determine which way your eyes go when you are asking yourself questions like:

ü  What color is my favorite football jersey? ü  What does the latest rock star look like? ü  Which button on the dishwasher starts it? ü  What does your favorite person look like wearing red?

Now, you may need help on this, so have someone ask you these questions and look to see which way your eyes go.  Up or down, left or right?  Whichever way your eyes go is the direction itís easiest for you to access information in your brain.  Letís say you looked to your upper left.  The upper left is your access point.

Step Two.  Now, the easy part.  Whatís your favorite color? See the word you are spelling in that color.

Isnít that easy?  It makes it more fun if the things you do, techniques, use the things you enjoy, color.  Remember, whatever works, works!

Step Three.  Now, look at the first word on your list of words and pretend to take a snapshot of it in your mindís eye.

Take your eyes to your access point and imagine seeing that snapshot of the word in you favorite color.

As you look at the snapshot, read the letters out loud -- backwards.

Now read the letters forwards.  

Do it a couple of times until you have the feel of it, and wa-la! YOU CAN SPELL THAT WORD THAT *USED* TO BE A PROBLEM!

NLP TIP:  Whatever you do, donít look down.  If you do, and that isnít your access point, then . . . YOUíVE LOST YOUR ACCESS POINT.  Simple, isnít it?

From now on, whenever you want to spell this word, simply
visualize the snapshot in your head and spell the word
correctly.  FORWARDS OR BACKWARDS!	 

Now, can you really ever use this sentence again: *I canít spell very well.*

I DONíT THINK SO!

 

Copyright 2000, Jan Tincher, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

 

 

 Jan Tincher is a Hypnotherapist and Master
Neuro-Linguistic Programmer. She is very adept at seeing
things from a different angle, finding new solutions to old
problems, or just plain chunking a problem down to a
manageable state. If you have something you would like her to
address, please feel free to write to this address:
mailto:dontworry-comment@listbot.com       

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