What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) helps us comprehend the intricacies of human mind, its thought process, what we think, how we create self limiting beliefs, how we motivate ourselves, our learning process, how we develop new behaviour, better communication, how to build a better rapport with people, remembering memories that make us both happy and sad, give a meaning to the experiences we have undergone in life, and the way we go about doing things that work for us.
NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programs). It is a user manual that helps us understand how to achieve what we are looking for after tapping into the limitless potential of our brain by using the language of our minds, and by taking the necessary steps. Our actions in turn depend on managing our emotional states and the desires and thoughts we hold play a role in that.
What is NLP
“The art and science of how people communicate & influence and the effect that has on the other person.”
“Neuro is all about what we think. Linguistic is all about what we say (verbally and non verbally) and Programming is all about what we do. So NLP is the study of what we think, say and do.”
“NLP is discovering how we do, what we do and how to do it even better”
“Having the curiosity to notice what works for you and others, the flexibility to adapt your thinking and behaviour to that, and the ethics to only do that which generates more choice and good outcomes for those affected.”
“NLP has helped me get back to the me that was there before the world got in the way”
“NLP is a toolkit of powerful techniques and strategies to effectively experience, communicate and serve as a catalyst for change. To be used (and marketed) effectively, for me it requires a vehicle such as training, consultancy or coaching – in the same way that a chassis together with a high performance engine still require a set of wheels.”
In his book ‘Using Your Brain FOR A CHANGE’, Co-creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler defined NLP as a conceptual understanding that is solidly based on information science and computer programming. He also states that NLP is rooted even more thoroughly in the observation of living human experience.
Everything in NLP connects directly with your personal experiences, or by the experiences of others. What NLP does is to get out of the objective mode of learning and explore the subjective experiences by which people learn things.