Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is a way of looking at how our minds process and store information, and the effect that has on our life experience.
NLP models and processes were developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the early 1970s and are widely used today, particularly in therapy, business and training. Anyone can learn NLP techniques and processes. However, they do take some digesting and practical application can be learned to a variety of levels. The role of an NLP practitioner is to help clients access and apply NLP techniques so that they can achieve their desired outcomes. Many therapists teachers and trainers develop their own techniques and NLP is essentially an evolving art. Many of our top lifecoaches and therapists such as Tony Robbins and Paul McKenna widely use NLP.
What types of problems can NLP help?
- When we are not sure of our life's purpose and direction:
NLP offers a set of tools for setting clear, achievable goals.
- Communication difficulties in relationships of any kind:
By studying and modelling excellent communicators, NLP is able to show us how to create and maintain rapport, how to communicate more effectively, how not to misinterpret the intention behind others' behaviour.
- Not feeling in control:
It is all too easy to feel the 'victim' of events outside of our control. Neuro Linguistic Programming opens the door to understanding how our minds work, so that we can take more control of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
- When it seems our lives are controlled by past events:
Sometimes we are drawn back to our past and find it hard to live in the present. NLP provides ways of releasing unwanted emotions from past events. NLP is renowned for dealing with phobias and traumatic events.
- When a problem is rooted in our inbuilt belief systems:
What we believe about ourselves and the world is often embedded deep in our unconscious. NLP shows us how to identify those beliefs, and change what is not working for us so we can enjoy a greater level of freedom.