What is NLP?

The process of understanding people.

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming was founded many years ago by John Grinder, a linguist and Richard Bandler, a mathmatician and programmer.
  • Neuro refers to the way in which you use our senses both consciously and unconsciously. It also refers to the link between the mind and body.
  • Linguistic refers to how you make sense of your experiences and how we communicate them.
  • Programming refers to coding and uncoding personal programs, which affect our internal communications and the results you have with others.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is an explicit and powerful model of human experience and communication. Using the principles of NLP it is possible to describe human activity in a way which allows you to make deep and lasting changes. NLP can eliminate many of the difficulties of living and allow the rapid learning of behavioural change.
  • The principles of NLP have been used to model excellence in people with outstanding talent and experience. The models allow the foundation for the talents to be quickly taught to others.

Empowering Beliefs

  • Everyone operates from their own unique “map of the world” and the map is not the territory. No map is more “real” or “true” than any other
  • There is no failure only feedback (results)
  • The meaning of your communication is the response it elicits. If your are not getting the response you want, change what you are doing.
  • Mind and body are one cybernetic system and anything that occurs in one part of the system will affect the the other parts.
  • There is a solution (desired outcome) to every problem.
  • Any behaviour, no matter how bizarre, is the best choice available to the person at that time, given their “map of the world”.
  • There is an (unconscious) positive intention in every behaviour.
  • Everyone has within them all the resources they need. (or the potential to have them)
  • Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom