What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)?
NLP has been around since 1970’s when its co-founders, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, first modelled their findings, from studying other great and successful therapists, into what made them exceptional in their field.
Through their findings, Bandler and Grindler created a wide range of methods and models, based on the fundamental dynamics between the mind (Neuro) and language (Linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (Programming). This then created an integrative approach to personal development and communication. So, in an essence, NLP is often described as the science of achievement, or the study of success.
What is my approach? I work on the premise that NLP is rather like a user’s manual for the brain. By utilising some of the methods and models from NLP that are going to be useful and beneficial to my client at the time, to help them to change the way they think and feel about things. This is dependent purely on what the problem my client is presenting with, their personality type and the outcome that they want or desire.
What does this mean for you? A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world around us, as a by-product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses into our own belief systems.
NLP is great in helping you to understand how your thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, and behaviours, all self-perpetuate each other, in helping you to maintain your problem through your unhelpful and limiting beliefs, so that you can challenge, change, or get rid of them.