NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) was first developed in the United States in the early 70’s from studying the thinking and behavioural skills used by particularly effective and successful people.
It is now used internationally by millions of people throughout the world in such diverse fields as management, sales, marketing, public relations, education, therapy, the military and police, sport, and personal development. It is probably the fastest growing area of personal change.
So how does it work?
NLP is based on the idea that you experience the world you live in through your five senses, what you experience goes to your brain via; Your visual sense – Seeing, /Your auditory sense – Hearing /Your kinesthetic sense – Feeling, / Your olfactory sense – Smell / Your gustatory sense – Taste.
You use your senses to translate and store Information into thoughts (Both conscious and unconscious) Your thought process activates your nervous system, this then affects how you behave, what your emotions are and how you use your physiology. NLP is about having an understanding of ‘how’ and ‘why’ you translate your sensory experiences.
NLP is all about what makes you tick as a human being. NLP is like having an owner’s manual for your brain NLP can provide the tools to help you make incredible changes in your life.
Neuro – refers to your nervous system.
Linguistic – refers to how you use language to communicate and make sense of the world. The words you use can influence your world. Your thoughts, words and actions, both verbal and non-verbal are the way in which you communicate and express yourself both internally (thoughts) and externally (to others)
Programming – The way in which you store information effects how you behave and respond. NLP looks at ‘how’ and ‘why’ you store information and then shows you how to change and evaluate this information and produce more desirable results in your life.
NLP works off the strategy of an issue not the content making change easier and less traumatic than most alternative methods.