NLP

NLP is an acronym that stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  In short NLP concerns itself with influencing the mind , using language and communication, to get better results, from ourselves and from others.  Neuro Linguistic programming was founded in the 1970’s by two pioneering US individuals,  John Grinder and Richard Bandler.  They both discovered that observing a handful of extremely talented individuals in the field of change allowed them to create a group of personal change management techniques, that facilitated individuals to resolve internal conflicts that inhibited them from achieving their goals.  Once these defined procedures had been modelled from the individuals who were using them on a daily basis with clients in various walks of life, these rapid fast-change work techniques initially surprised, mystified, and amazed observers.



Many NLP techniques come from Gestalt psychology, Linguistics, General Semantics, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.  Though its origins are grounded in science, NLP itself is not science.  Instead it would be described as a blend of art and science.  If you take certain NLP skills out of the hands of a skilled practitioner, they often don't get results.  The success of the procedure is definitely biased towards the skills being truly integrated.  Often this is based upon the practitioner's understanding of the subject and definitely their ability to build rapport with the client rapidly.

Over time the NLP field has dramatically expanded and has become popular for a wide range of different reasons, including being at the centre of the self-help success seminar industry (you may not think Anthony Robbins does NLP, but NLP insiders have LOTS of stories to tell you about the origins of Tony's style and material).

Over recent decades since 1975, tens of millions of people around the world have been exposed to NLP.  Millions of people have taken at least some weekend NLP courses, and hundreds of thousands of people have become certified as Practitioners or Master Practitioners.  NLP is made up of a group of high level interventions that address the following:
  • Belief Change management
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Advanced rapport building
  • Forensic regression
  • Advanced Personal Coaching / Executive coaching
  • Modelling For Success
  • Fast Phobia Resolution techniques
  • Identification Of Personality levels
  • Managing Behaviour via Meta-Programs
…and many more 

The skills use a combination of interventions like Hypnosis and Time-Line therapy and other interventions to achieve the goals and objectives of personal change.

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