What is NLP?

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) provides us with a model to understand thought processes, language patterns and human behaviour. It helps us to understand human experiences and the relationship between our mind, body, emotions and actions. It enables us to use language very precisely to change the thought patterns which control our behaviour.
And, in doing so, it can change our lives for the better.

The history of NLP

NLP was developed by a group of psychologists in the 1970s, led by psychologist Dr Bandler and linguist Dr Grinder. As part of their research, they studied the work of leading therapists, including world-famous professor of psychiatry and medical hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson, MD, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls, and family therapist Virginia Satir. Their research enabled them to identify what these therapists were doing which made them so effective in helping their clients when others had failed to do so.

Since then, NLP has developed much further. It is a continually evolving science which looks at excellence in all fields and produces models which enable people to understand how to achieve their aims. It gives us a process to help interpret our experiences, looking at our thought processes, language patterns and behaviour so we can understand how we think, feel and react. Once we understand this, it teaches us the tools to change our behaviour and the way in which we experience life.

NLP techniques are used internationally not only in therapy, but also in sports, business, sales, education and self development.


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