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What is NLP?
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, USA in the 1970s. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (programming).
NLP is an incredibly powerful discipline that enables people to unblock the structures of human communication and human excellence. By doing so people can think, communicate and manage themselves, and others, more effectively making it ideal in executive and leadership coaching.
NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion.
By studying and learning from these relationships people can effectively transform the way they traditionally think and act, adopting new, far more successful models of human excellence. (This activity is called modelling and is a key feature that distinguishes NLP from psychology).
In effect, NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally. That’s why NLP is one of the most powerful skills used in business management, psychology, sales, sports coaching and all forms of personal development.
NLP processes and tools offer a way to create deep change very quickly.
While it has been around since the 1970′s after 3 decades of research and refinements, and with the advent of functional mri scans and today’s neuro science understanding – we can now understand exactly how to change deep thinking patterns. There might be changes such as changing eating habits, creating new habits, clarifying values or missions when an NLP approach would be useful. Generally NLP sessions are focussed on shorter term outcomes or changes. It might only require 1-3 sessions for a person to make the desired changes.
NLP can help you to:
Be more successful by learning to influence your emotional and psychological states.
Replace negative behaviours and habits with positive ones.
Transform the way you go about everyday tasks.
Be more aware of your impact on others and how to manage your behaviour for optimal results.
Better understand your own motivations, needs and behaviours and use these positively to have the greatest impact.
Better understand your staff’s and customer’s needs, motivations and behaviours.
Improve and enhance your interpersonal communication at the office and at home.
Personal Development: “You know how some people just seem to know where they’re going and collect the skills, the successes and the relationships that help them get to where they want to go easily? , NLP is a series of ways of discovering and creating the success and happiness you want, in detail. It’s not one separate method, but a way of finding methods that really work to create the life of your dreams for you in your situation”
Business: “You know how sometimes you realize that you or your team are on a roll and just unstoppable, or you read about the market leader in your field and realize that they have had those times? . NLP is the science of checking how that happens in such detail that you can learn to produce those high performance results consistently for yourself or for your team, so that you can put times of slump behind you for good.”