What is NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming?
What is NLP? It is the exploration of how we communicate, think, and change with the aim of replicating and improving great performance in any context.
You may have have heard of NLP, but along with many people, not really know much about it. Here’s a simple answer to the question “What is NLP?” You can read more by following the resources link at the bottom of the page.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming starts with an attitude of curiosity as to how things work, which leads on to a method for modelling top performers.
NLP combines aspects of behavioural psychology, linguistics, hypnosis, modelling and common sense to determine and explore the attitudes and traits of top performers. It then provides a series of techniques to help people integrate and apply these patterns into their own daily lives.
Thousands of people around the world use NLP as a powerful catalyst for personal change and to improve business performance.
The creators, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, made extensive studies of people who were highly skilled and respected in the field of human change. From these studies, they developed the toolkit that you learn on an NLP Practitioner course.
Applications from this initial work are now found in many areas of personal performance development including coaching, sales, leadership, change management, influence and impact.
People such as Tony Robbins, Derren Brown and Paul McKenna use aspects of NLP to motivate and entertain, and top athletes use refined mental rehearsal techniques to reach the highest levels of performance.
You can even find good applications of NLP in relationship and dating advice.
Exploring NLP is an experiential process. Book learning beforehand can be as much of a hindrance as help. An NLP taster or NLP training session can give you that experience, after which reading can be useful to reinforce what you have learned.
NLP in Business
What is NLP in business?
In business, to achieve results we need to lead, manage, act and review. Using NLP approaches we’ve modelled best practice in each of these areas and can suggest pragmatic ways you can improve your results in all four.
Understanding NLP, in the traditional sense, is NOT necessary to be effective at it. Practice is!
NLP training isn’t for everybody, but its potential (for you) is such that most people owe it to themselves to find out if it’s right for them.
Other related descriptions include:
- Learning to use our brains
- The study of subjective experience, and what can be predicted from it
- The study of human excellence
- The study of programming your brain
- The study of what and how things work
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