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What is NLP?

What is NLP and does NLP work?

NLP is short for neuro linguistic programming.  And yes, it does work.  It is a systematic study of human performance.  It is a fluid framework that transforms at much deeper levels, faster than we ever imagined.  NLP provides the practitioner with a ‘tool box’ of techniques to help you change.  It works deep in the conscious and subconscious levels, the results are life changing.

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NLP started in the 70’s

Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybsk, a pioneer in the field of neuro linguistic programming said, “God may forgive you for your sins, but your nervous system won’t”.  The Polish-American scientist believed that NLP is an integration of neurology, psychology, linguistics, cybernetics, and systems theory.  The component of the term neuro linguistic programming describes what this obscure and complex science encompasses.

NEURO: all of our experiences, both conscious and subconscious, are derived through and from our senses and central nervous system.

LINGUISTIC: our mental processes are given meaning, coded, organised, and, then transformed through language.

PROGRAMMING: people interact as a system in which experience and communication are composed of sequences of patterns or “programs”.  His work gave birth to the Neuro Linguistic Programming or as we like to call it, NLP.

I am trained in AUNLP (The American University of NLP) which uses psychology rather than programming because psychology comes from “psyche” meaning “spirit” and “ology”, the “study of systems”.

How does NLP work?

It lets you model or copy human excellence in any form.  In addition, you can identify the things that make someone exceptionally skilled, acquire that skill for yourself, pass it on, and teach it to others.  NLP improves the most important aspects of your life: pushing yourself to be the best you can be, whether it is with your family or on the job.

How and where can you use NLP?

Wherever human communications skills can enhance results: business consultation, management, negotiation, education, counseling, therapy, relationships, parenting, nursing, public speaking, sports performance and many other areas.

What can I expect, in terms of a end result?

NLP helps therapists and life coaches change the impact of the past on a client; boosts a teacher’s capacity to teach and improves a student’s spelling skills; increases a business person’s non-verbal rapport, assist them in running more efficient meetings; enhances an athlete’s concentrations and more.

How would you classify NLP?

A method of therapy, NLP’s applications are much broader.  The process teaches people how to use their brains.  Most therapy is remedial, directed towards solving problems from the past.  NLP goes much deeper.  It studies excellence and teaches skills that promote positive change, which generates new possibilities and opportunities.

An example of an NLP technique

“Reframing” is just one example of the most powerful NLP tools.  It opens the doorway into a whole new direction.  It gives you a way to use language to reset in someone’s mind an event, belief, or feeling.  An opportunity to see, hear or feel differently about it.  When you change the frame of reference, you are reframing as NLP likes to call it.  Reframing helps a person experience their actions, the impact of their beliefs, behaviours, and feelings from a different perspective or frame and potentially become more resourceful; react with more choices than before.  It changes the way you perceive an event.  Any event, belief or feeling, has no meaning on its own.  It just is.  However, people give it meaning according to their beliefs, values, preoccupations, like and dislikes.

What you need to know

Your mind or beliefs are never changed without your permission.  Changes are only recommended when there is a true need for it.  Also, you get to decide.

What is NLP used for?

Generally, it works for all personal development.  It is also used to change fears.  Releasing stress and anxiety.  Boosts your self-esteem.  Clear lack of confidence.

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