What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It is a practical approach which allows us to positively influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours therefore improving our lives and our relationships with others.
Neuro: Each external experience equates to millions of pieces of information taken in and filtered down by our senses, our brains then further filter this based on our values, beliefs and past experiences
Linguistic: We all use different language patterns, both in conversation with others and ‘self talk’ within our own minds, to describe these experiences
Programming: How patterns of thoughts and feelings developed through our lives can affect the way we interpret and react to our experiences, and how this influences our behaviour (and how we can reprogram ourselves to positive effect).
The filtering we apply, the language we use and our inbuilt patterns directly affect the way we think, feel, behave and react to given situations. As no two people share exactly the same upbringing and life experiences, so no two people will interpret the world, or react to it, in exactly the same way. Despite this we have a natural tendency to assume (or desire) other people to think, perceive and act in the same way as we do or would, which can often lead to misunderstandings and disharmony.
In reality we are as different on the inside as we are on the outside. NLP is the result of extensive modelling of approaches and behaviour of people who naturally perform well in given situations. Applying NLP techniques allows people to adapt their behaviours, to reprogram unhelpful patterns and to become more resourceful and resilient. This allows them to be at their best more of the time and also to vastly improve their relationships with and understanding of others.
NLP will help to:
Reduce limiting beliefs and habits, replacing them with empowering ones
Be freed from the stress and worry of past negative experience
Be more understanding of differences and enrich relationships with others
Develop deeper rapport, be more persuasive and have greater positive influence
Feel more resourceful even in challenging situations
Enhance self appreciation and self- esteem
Set appropriate, achievable and motivating goals
To better know the path you wish to take in life and to plan your journey effectively