NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. Neuro relates to our brain and the things that go on inside our brain as well as our neurological system. Linguistic relates to the way we use language to communicate with others. Programming refers to the way we create certain patterns of behaviors, most of the time unconsciously.
NLP is a collection of tools that can help you live a more empowering life by taking control of the set patters that we have created in our lives so you can now have the power to choose your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
NLP can also be described as a powerful communication tool that allows you to understand yourself and other people in a deep and meaning way. It allows you to understand yourself as well as understands others a lot better so you can have much more effective communications and a more positive frame of mind.
“NLP originated [in the 1970’s]when Richard Bandler, a student at University of California, Santa Cruz, was transcribing taped therapy sessions of the Gestalt therapist Fritz Perls as a project for the psychiatrist Robert Spitzer. Bandler believed he recognized particular word and sentence structures which facilitated the acceptance of Perls’ positive suggestions. Bandler took this idea to one of his university lecturers, John Grinder, a linguist, and together they produced what they termed the Meta Model, a model of what they believed to be influential word structures and how they work. They also ‘modeled’ the therapeutic sessions of the family therapist Virginia Satir.”
Click to watch a short description by Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP, on how he describes NLP.
Click to watch a video of John Grinder, co-founder of NLP, defining NLP.
“(NLP) does offer the potential for making changes without the usual agony that accompanies these phenomena. . . Thus it affords the opportunity to gain flexibility, creativity, and greater freedom of action than most of us now know.”
– Training and Development Journal
“NLP cannot be dismissed as just another hustle. Its theoretical underpinnings represent an ambitious attempt to codify and synthesize the insights of linguistics, body language, and the study of communication systems.”
– Psychology Today
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