Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the basis for Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt). It was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. The core belief of this theory is that people do not react to their environment as it is, but rather they build their perception from their experiences as they relate to the world around them. Each person develops his or her own map of his or her world, and by doing such, no one ever possesses a map that fully represents the true environment. Because each person experiences different life events, and subsequently different reactions to those events, no two people will ever be guided on the same journey. This technique allows a person to view the steps that have led them to where they are and to examine the negative and positive influences, behaviors, and choices that brought them there. NLP also examines areas of success and uses these as a springboard for developing other successful emotions and determines the most efficient way to use these experiences and emotions in everyday situations. This technique of “modeling” allows for rapid transformation.
At its most basic level, NLP is about:
- How the human brain works.
- How people think, learn, motivate themselves and change.
- A model of competent, charismatic communication.
- A how-to process to guide personal change.
So, what exactly is so compelling about NLP?
NLP continues to be a source of motivation to thousands of people who have benefited from its positive and far-reaching effects. “It does offer impressive potential for making changes and improving communications. More compelling is the promise and example it allows for increasing options…and for enlarging choices of behavior… (NLP) affords the opportunity to gain flexibility, creativity and therefore greater freedom of action than most of us know.” – Training & Development Journal
Who can benefit from NLP?
Coaches, doctors, nurses, executives, lawyers, managers, sales-people, ministers, and therapists to name just a few have all joined the growing ranks of “NLP’ers.” If your work or business requires skills in effective communication, you will immensly benefit from studying NLP. You will also discover how quickly training in NLP can dramatically maximize your potential and improve your performance in any desired area of life.
Now let me break this “NLP” down for you. N in the NLP stands for Neuro aka the neurological system. Neuro-Linguistic Programming’s mechanisms are based on the principle that one experiences the external world through one’s senses. Hence the neurological system processes the sensory information, based on which we experience the world and modulate our behavior.
L is for Linguistic, which I believe to be an exciting part of NLP. It basically represents the analysis of how our words can formulate our experiences.
Lastly Programming is what P is for, completing the NLP puzzle and refers to a certain set of instructions/directives that we either consciously or unconsciously give to our brain.
Neuro Linguistic Programming is simply delving deep into understanding these there i.e. N L and P and building yourself a life that you have always imagined. I have done that. I have helped many others achieve that. And I hope to make NLP available to many more, in times to come.
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