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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help with so many things. All forms of change can be influenced with NLP methods. They are often fun too!

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Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) contains the most positive and effective aspects of Hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and modern psychology. NLP provides us with tools and insights to understand how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and how we do or behaviour (programming).

Dr Richard Bandler co-created "Neuro-Linguistic Programming" in the 1970s with John Grinder. He was asked to provide a definition which is "a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them" and "a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour."

NLP can also be used in business, for development in an organisation. In fact it is often used in sales and marketing teams to facilitate greater sales. It can be very useful in understanding your communications, both at a 1:1 level and also when communication with many people.

For personal development, benefits can be gained in areas like poor self-esteem, self-confidence, managing stress, relaxation, anxiety and management of negative thoughts and feelings. NLP can bring benefit to virtually every aspect of a person’s relationships (including the one with yourself).

NLP can seem trivial, taking itself lightly and questioning elements that seem unrelated to the challenge that you are facing, however via these light hearted methods deep change can occur, direction and goals easily understood and better relationships to name a few.

Just for a few seconds close your eyes and in your imagination remember a time when you were really happy. I do mean really happy. It may not be the first memory that you come across – so it’s ok to change it. Now think about that time, the scene as it plays out, the colours you can see, the sounds that happened and how you felt. Now as you open your eyes, bring that lovely feeling back with you to now.