Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) began as a model of how we communicate to ourselves and others.
It was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. They started out by modelling the therapeutic excellence of Virginia Satir (Family Therapist), Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapist), Milton Erickson (Hypnotherapist) and Gregory Bateson (Anthropologist, Social Scientist & Linguist). From their studies they formulated The Meta Model, for understanding the structure of language, which they published in their the book, "The Structure of Magic".
Richard Bandler defined NLP as an attitude of curiosity and a methodology, that leaves behind a trail of techniques. These NLP techniques can be used to transform thought processes, behaviours and outcomes. Through using these techniques, change is possible. But firstly, it starts with a fundamental desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being.
NLP allows you to rewire your mind and recondition your body. It gives you the power to influence your neurology so you can eradicate fears, become more successful and acquire a life that you want. NLP is very outcome and based, which is why it can be used to create fast, transformational results. From reframing thoughts, to reprogramming the meaning we have given to previous experience, NLP can transform your life.
How can NLP benefit me?
An NLP Practitioner is skilled at building rapport quickly; allowing for a deep connection at a subconscious level
Feel truly understood by working with someone skilled in sensory awareness, who's able to read subtle shifts in physiology and establish meaning
Uncover the structure and process of how you represent events internally, including what information may have been deleted, distorted or generalised, using the the Meta Model
Become adept in the conscious use of language
Gain access to your inner world and learn how you've represented experiences internally through pictures, thoughts, sounds and feelings
Revisit previous memories and life events, to alter the meaning that has been programmed with these memories, using Time Based Techniques
Release yourself from limiting beliefs through techniques including Reframing
Evoke deep levels of relaxation and change at an unconscious level through Hypnosis
Create the ability to associate yourself to powerful states and disassociate yourself from negatives ones using Anchoring
Refers to our neurology and how we experience and process the world through our senses and nervous system.
This includes our visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory and gustatory sensory systems.
Relates to language and non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are internally coded, organised and given meaning.
This includes through pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells and words (self-talk).
Refers to the act of creating systematic responses, also know as our habits and behaviours.
Working at an unconscious level means it's possible to reprogramme our neurological systems to achieve desired outcomes.