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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

What is it?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a method of influencing brain behaviour (the "neuro" part of the phrase) through the use of language (the "linguistic" part) and other types of communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds to stimuli (that's the "programming") and manifest new and better behaviours. Neuro-Linguistic Programming often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change (or "programming") that is wanted.

NLP is a science and methodology for understanding and changing human behaviour. It is the study of someone’s subjective reality. NLP allows us to understand ‘how’ we do something, not ‘why’. It is based on the assumption that when we are born, we are a clean sheet with regards to fears and emotional baggage. Babies only have two inherent fears -loud noises and falling – everything else is programmed as we go through life, picking up responses and coping strategies from those around us. NLP identifies our pattern for how we do something and this awareness allows you to change it.

Given the fact that we are more or less all born with the same resources, how come some people end up being hugely successful and happy, and others don’t? The founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, were interested in the answer to this question so they studied or ‘modelled’ the behaviour and thinking styles of highly effective and successful people in business, education, sales, therapy, sport, and personal development. From this model they discovered that we need to develop our own effective strategies for how to achieve something. NLP believes that we all have the resources we need to be happy and successful, we just haven’t worked to how to use them….yet!

What can you use it for?

Simply to change the way you feel and therefore behave.

NLP provides us with choice; choice in what we feel, think, do, and therefore ultimately in what we achieve. It has transformed what is possible in the ways in which we can manage our states and reprogram out brains to think and behave differently.

NLP can help you:

Feel more motivated, more positive, more focused. Manage your emotions - so that you can be influential, more resourceful, proactive, and in control. Increase self-esteem, confidence and energy.

NLP can in some instances cure phobias in as little as one hour - phobias that traditional psychotherapy would take weeks or months to solve.

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