WHAT IS NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming/Psychology

 

NLP is about understanding how the language of the mind creates the patterns and programmes you run in your life. We have programmes for everything that we do - and by understanding this you can enhance the programmes that are working well, change what isn't working well and transfer resourceful patterns to other areas of your life. You can use this information to help others too!

This remarkable set of tools is based on the amazing discovery that in changing how you think can change what you think - and in changing how and what you think, you can dramatically transform the results you create in your life. NLP can assist you to develop and maintain a high level of motivation for achieving your goals, and can help transform barriers and obstacles into doorways of success.  NLP can be used to learn the characteristics of peak achievers and to create a blueprint for unlimited success

Ultimately, with NLP you are learning how your mind works - and in turn other people's minds. In essence everything we interact with (see, hear, touch, taste, smell, think) creates a neuro-chemical reaction which triggers a response. What if you can learn how to purposefully alter those? That is NLP.

NLP provides ways to understand how people do what they do, and how to upgrade what they do when they want to do better.


The three letters in the acronym NLP refer to:

Neuro relates to our nervous system where our behaviour, our thoughts, our feelings and the state of our bodies reside.

Linguistic implies that it is mainly language that enables us to both internally store our inner experiences as well as share them with the outer world. It is through language that we create our map of reality.
Programming is the ability to change behaviour patterns and feelings in such a way that they become useful and constructive to our personality as a whole, thus fostering our growth and health.

NLP is widely known as “the fastest and most powerful vehicle for personal change in existence!” -Psychology Today-





NLP is about using your mind effectively and constructively!


NLP was originated by Dr. John Grinder (whose background was in linguistics) and Dr. Richard Bandler (whose background was in mathematics and gestalt therapy) for the purpose of making explicit models of human excellence. Namely, what skills and techniques would help a person overcome a problem. In later years Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier have done a remarkable amount of work to further develop NLP, which integrates the cognitive and somatic mind with the field and the spiritual aspects of NLP.

The creators of NLP identified the verbal and behavioural patterns of therapists Fritz Perls (the creator of gestalt therapy) and Virginia Satir (internationally renowned family therapist) and later modelled Milton Erickson (founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and one of the most widely acknowledged and clinically successful psychiatrists of our time). They studied Erickson’s ways of using metaphor and stories to induce trance as well as to help his clients overcome their challenges.

Grinder and Bandler formalized their modelling techniques and their own individual contributions under the name “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” to symbolize the relationship between the brain, language and the body.

Through the years, NLP has developed some very powerful techniques, models and processes that are used widely today in various fields to enhance performance, overcome negative emotions and limiting beliefs, facilitate healing and improve relationships.

NLP is solution-oriented. Every problem carries within it a solution. The solution is often a question of perspective and the flexibility to integrate our own new perspectives. Solution-oriented thinking and acting that is supported by NLP provides more playroom for the decision making process. It also makes it fun! .

NLP is resource-oriented. NLP presupposes that everyone already carries within them all the resources they need for mastering their life. Though the treasures must first be uncovered. Those in touch with their strengths, talents and abilities embody the energy to easily achieve their goals and ambitions.

NLP teaches you how you do what you do: How you take in the information from the world around you, what you do with that information inside your head and how what you do results in states such as happiness or depression; a body that is healthy or dis-eased, as well as how all your feelings and behaviours are motivated by your personal internal representations (or maps of reality) and how these can be easily updated with NLP.


“NLP is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the technology of achievement and human excellence”
- Time Magazine

“NLP could be the most important synthesis of knowledge about human communication to emerge since the explosion of Humanistic Psychology in the sixties” - Science Digest

“I built my sales career from zero to become the world’s best motivator by using NLP.” - Anthony Robbins

“NLP helps me to manage audiences and motivate them. It’s just amazing!” - Oprah