Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is the study of excellence as it relates to interpersonal and communication skills. The name itself describes the three most influential areas of the human experience:
- Neurology – how our bodies function
- Language – how we interact and communicate with others
- Programming – the kinds of models of the world we create
It is the study of the dynamic between mind and language and how that interaction impacts upon our behaviour and our body.
By understanding this dynamic people can enhance their performance, stay focused on what it is they want from life by controlling their emotional or mental state.
What is NLP used for?
NLP has been around since the 1970s. Since then it has spread around the world and encompasses different areas of life.
NLP is very popular, most notably in the fields of coaching, therapy, sports performance and personal development & effectiveness.
It is widely used by individuals as well as corporations where it is often learned as NLP Coaching. NLP can be viewed as creating more choices or options in people’s lives.
NLP is a model of interpersonal communication that connects patterns of behaviour and thought that lends itself to self-awareness and the ability to change patterns of mental and emotional behaviour.
At NLP’s core is the concept that the map is not the territory. In other words, we can never truly know reality, we only know our perception of reality and we interact with this perceived reality through our sensory systems.
This interaction is what gives our perception of reality meaning, not reality itself. Reality then is not what limits us, it is our perception of reality that does.
Power of NLP
The power of NLP is not only in its way of enriching the choices you have but also of those you perceive to have. From an interpersonal perspective our lives and minds can be viewed as systemic.
Our interactions between each other and our environment mutually influence one another, creating series of systems and sub-systems that are impossible to individually isolate.
Highly effective people have a map of the world that enables them to perceive the greatest number of choices and perspectives around them.
How Can NLP Help Me?
You can use NLP Coaching and NLP Courses to change your state, awareness and perceptions – change patterns of emotion or behaviour.
The Hypnotic Health NLP Coaching Programs and short courses are designed on the following NLP principles:
- People are not their behaviour – you can change your behaviour
- You already have everything you need to achieve your goals – you just need the tools to unlock them
- You are in charge of your mind – and therefore your life