What is NLP?
NLP is short for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It can be a very practical model and method of helping clients rapidly achieve positive change through language, behaviours and thoughts*. This change is done conversationally and works both consciously and unconsciously. In essence what it each part stands for is:
Neuro – How we choose to view and sense the world
Lingustic – The internal dialogue and external language we use
Programming – The behaviours we exhibit
NLP was founded in 1976 by a linguistics Professor John Grinder and Dr Richard Bandler, who was a computer scientist. They looked at what were the most effective models of therapy & therapists that existed at that time. These were:
Milton Erickson – the world famous father of modern Clinical Hypnotherapy
Virginia Satir – a family therapist specialising in very complex cases
Fritz Perls – the originator of Gestalt therapy
They examined all of the processes, attitudes and behaviours about what these three therapists did to get such extraordinary results. They noticed there were certain common aspects that each did, as well as techniques individual to each therapy. Bandler & Grinder modelled this & created NLP.
From understanding the models of success, they were then able to create entirely new models. What they saw for example is that in the 1970’s, a phobia would take 12hrs to be cured. With NLP, that has been reduced to a fraction of that*. What this means for you is that it’s possible to deal with problems very quickly and often times more rapidly than other branches of therapy.
Today, very famous and successful people utilise NLP. Paul McKenna uses NLP at the core of what he does so successfully, as does the biggest name in personal development, Tony Robbins.
As it always has been, NLP is a model of therapeutic excellence. And as the basis of NLP is about improvement, it is constantly growing to accommodate new models of excellence. That is why good Master Trainers & Practitioner of NLP are constantly learning the latest new tools and techniques to help their clients i.e. you, in the shortest time possible.
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