What is NLP?
NLP is a practical approach which allows us to positively influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours therefore improving our lives and our relationships with others. NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Neuro: Each external experience equates to millions of pieces of information taken in and filtered down by our senses, our brains then further filter this based on our values, beliefs and past experiences
Linguistic: We all use different language patterns, both in conversation with others and ‘self talk’ within our own minds, to describe these experiences
Programming: How patterns of thoughts and feelings developed through our lives can affect the way we interpret and react to our experiences, and how this influences our behaviour (and how we can reprogram ourselves to positive effect).
The filtering we apply, the language we use and our inbuilt patterns directly affect the way we think, feel, behave and react to given situations. As no two people share exactly the same upbringing and life experiences, so no two people will interpret the world, or react to it, in exactly the same way. Despite this we have a natural tendency to assume (or desire) other people to think, perceive and act in the same way as we do or would, which can often lead to misunderstandings and disharmony.
In reality we are as different on the inside as we are on the outside, quite a revelation! NLP is the result of exensive modelling of approaches and behaviour of people who naturally perform well in given situations. Applying NLP techniques allows people to adapt their behaviours, to reprogram unhelpful patterns and to become more resourceful and resilient. This allows them to be at their best more of the time and also to vastly improve their relationships with and understanding of others.
The beauty of the NLP approach is that it can be shared with others (such as clients, friends & colleagues) helping them to help themselves. Learning and practising NLP will help to:
- Reduce limiting beliefs and habits, replacing them with empowering ones
- Be freed from the stress and worry of past negative experience
- Be more understanding of differences and enrich relationships with others
- Develop deeper rapport, be more persuasive and have greater positive influence
- Feel more resourceful even in challenging situations
- Enhance self appreciation and self- esteem
- Set appropriate, achievable and motivating goals
- To better know the path you wish to take in life and to plan your journey effectively
NLP is an extremely powerful technique to help people improve their relationship with themselves, and others and get on with their lives confidently and happily. Studying NLP provides a solid framework for self development and, for those working with clients, the opportunity to positively influence their development too.
“I’d just like to let you know that NLP has quite honestly transformed my life. I can only liken it to the key that unlocked a completely new way of thinking” – K.L.
“A big thank you to both of you for this course. My life seems filled with so many more options and opportunities. I feel like I’m bubbling over with enthusiasm and joy” – H.R.