|NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
|What is NLP?
NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, is the art and
science that can be described in a nutshell, as an 'attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.'
First, the attitude of NLP is one of curiosity and experimentation. Next, the methodology is modelling, which is the
process of duplicating excellent behaviour.
Another person's behaviour can be duplicated by studying what that person does inside their head
(language, filters, programs, etc.) to produce results. NLP was initially created in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who began modelling and duplicating the
'magical results' of a few top communicators and therapists. Some of the first people to be studied included Hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz
Perls and family therapist Virginia Satir. Since then, many others have contributed to the growth and development of the field. And finally, the trail of techniques
created through this type of modelling is what is commonly known as NLP.
Today, NLP is
widely used in business to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills; in education to better understand learning styles, develop
rapport with students and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set of tools for personal development and therapeutic change.
How much do you know about what's going on inside yourself and others? Neuro-Linguistic
Programming (NLP) is about just that. Knowing about what is going on inside yourself and what's going on inside others! Perhaps you've wondered, 'How could I
communicate better,' or, 'How do I get in control of my own personal computer - my brain!' or 'How can I motivate myself quickly'. This technology finally makes it
easy to understand how we think, how we communicate, and how we process emotions!
techniques and processes help us to understand ourselves and others, and to produce new, and more effective ways to:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioural technology, which simply means that it
is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behaviour, and not a removed, scientific theorem. It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate
behaviours, as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being. With NLP, you learn how to grow from every
single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life. NLP is a very pragmatic technology based on an ability to produce your desired
results, thus allowing you to become proficient at creating your future! In the end it is not a lot different from understanding how to program a computer - your own
If you understand computers, you already understand how NLP works!
Computers are about man-machine interface. NLP is about mind-body interface. The entire process is very similar! Maybe it's time to learn about your own personal
computer - your mind!