Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the study of self communication. How we communicate with ourselves through our beliefs, values and expectations will greatly influence our outcomes. The name NLP was coined by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. Their work evolved from their study of expert communicators such as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satire and Fritz Perls. What Bandler and Grinder discovered through a method they called “modeling” was that if any person could achieve a result, then other people could be taught to do the same thing, by following the same basic actions, including thought patterns of the person they were modeling. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method of programming the mind, emphasizing the mind-body-spirit connection.
The term `neuro-linguistic programming’ is designed to embrace three ideas:
– all behaviour starts from the neurological processes;
– we use language to organize our thinking and to communicate with others;
– we can choose to `programme’ our behaviour to achieve the results we desire;
The NLP practitioner’s goal is to change a person’s state and “re-program” that person’s beliefs about themselves. By detecting automatic body changes such as skin color changes, muscle tension, and eye movements, as well as other physiological responses, the NLP practitioner attempts to discern how a client perceives and relates to identity, personal beliefs, and life goal issues. NLP can help people to replace false or negative perceptions, with positive, life affirming beliefs..
More about NLP ….
As a therapeutic tool, NLP has been highly successful, showing amazing results. The reasons behind these results is relatively straightforward: We were born with the most amazing computer in the universe – the human brain. Unfortunately, nobody gave us an instruction manual on how to work it and this is where NLP can help. NLP helps to show you how to run your brain, how to control how you feel, how to be a more effective human being, how to improve your communication skills and how your mind influences your health. Sometimes you may feel unable to control your feelings, this all changes once you know how your mind works NLP puts you back in control. If you are held back by events from your past, NLP has some very effective ways of releasing you – such as the ‘rewind’ technique for dealing with phobias and post traumatic stress disorder.
NLP is used extensively in business and sport to improve effectiveness. If you know the programmes you are running in your mind when you perform at your best, you can duplicate these on a regular basis and obtain significant improvements. So whether it’s to increase your motivation, improve your performance at work, setting and achieving goals, improving your performance at sports, or public speaking skills – NLP can help you become more successful. Generally, the more successful your communication skills, the happier and more effective you are in all areas of your life. NLP can enhance the influence you have on your family, colleagues at work or your partner. NLP can help you to develop a rapport with others in a matter of seconds, and help you become aware of how people respond to what they see, hear, feel and the words you use. NLP recognises that the mind and body are connected, and it can be used to great effect to allow you to influence your own health and so reduce the stress in your life..
How it fits in ….
Using NLP techniques on their own can result in helping people make massive changes in their lives …. lifestyle changes, performance increase as well as therapeutic changes. Using NLP and Hypnotherapy together makes a really powerful tool for changes of any kind, and many of the techniques seamlessly slot in together making a very powerful system.
So, to summarise …… NLP can give you the tools to be really good at things, for example …… communicating, public speaking, sports performance, increased confidence and much more. It can also help you structure your life, and make plans, goal setting and motivation, thus achieving massive changes. It can also deal with many issues that are getting in the way of you being the “real” you, a powerful way to make massive positive changes in your life, that works extremely well with Hypnotherapy.