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NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming


Neuro Linguistic Programming - a model of excellence.

"How our thoughts are affected by words leading to action" - Joseph O'Connor

NLP has been described as 'the study of subjective experience'. Our neurology processes our experience of the world around us through our senses, which affects our emotions and these in turn affect our behaviours and how we project ourselves back to our reality.

Our programming (behaviours) is a sequence of neuro-linguistic patterns which have structure, can be learned and can be changed. NLP is all about habits and behaviours and how these are embedded during our lives even though they may not be getting us what we want. We create our own realities and hold beliefs about our capabilities and potential. Where this is holding us back NLP can help change underlying beliefs that in turn create new possibilities, actions and outcomes.

There are a myriad of things that NLP can address:

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A brief history of NLP

NLP is the product of the work of two men, John Grinder, an associate professor or Linguistics, and Richard Bandler, a mathematician and computer programmer.

The discipline emerged from studies Richard Bandler carried out on the work of Virginia Satir, a renowned family therapist. He noticed the powerful effect her use of language patterns had on positive outcomes for her clients.

Later work using Gestalt Therapy brought him into contact wtih Richard Bandler and the two generated a model for the work of Virginia Satir and Fritz Perls, establishing the foundations of NLP. Following work modelling the techniques of Milton Erikson, a remarkable hynoptherapist, built on these foundations and NLP developed into the powerful discipline it is today.