What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is suitable for a wide range of purposes and can be defined by these applications. For example, NLP can be used for:
- A method of personal development –a series of tools for improving performance and overcoming fear and anxiety
- A model of effective communication – a collection of insights and methods designed to help improve how you communicate with yourself and others
- A means of modeling human behaviour
In a nutshell: NLP is a simple yet powerful approach to personal and professional development. It is based on the study of successful human performance in which the methods of very effective people are studied and replicated.
Created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder,NLP is based on the principle that if one person can do something then, given similar characteristics, anyone else can learn to do the same by using the same skills and attitudes.
I was fortunate to be trained by Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna
NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of how individuals make sense of the world. One thing that you can be sure of is that almost all of us appear to be similar, but we are very different.
I believe “you are UNIQUE”. From the way you think or the way you behave. Your version of “reality” will not be the same as the “reality” of others.
NLP can be summed up thus:
- Why do you do what you do?
- When and where do you do it?
- How do you do it?
- What would you rather do instead?
NLP provides the ‘how to’ part of achieving and maintaining your objectives.
By exploring the interaction between the brain (neuro/nervous system), language (linguistic) and the body, a model of the key qualities behind a person’s effective behaviour can be identified.
I use NLP and other effective used to find out just how your thought processes drive you to do what you do.
Can you imagine how many people will have ever thought of how their brain gets them to be scared of things, or crave the way they do?
Does it communicate to you by giving you a picture of the event you are afraid of?
Perhaps it is a sound, smell, taste or just a feeling. When this communication is discovered it becomes a very simple procedure to “repair” the problem.
There are so many applications for which NLP can be utilised that the list is endless. NLP integrated with Hypnotherapy are very effective therapies to assist people to change for the better.