NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
is the science of how the mind works
- Neuro refers to our nervous system through which we experience and process information using our senses (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory). The neurological pathways are the connections between the sensory organs and the brain.
- Linguistic refers to our language, verbal and non-verbal through which neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning.
- Programming refers to our ability to organize (recondition) our communication and neurology to achieve specific goals and results.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s.
NLP's creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.
Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP methodology can "model" the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills.
In personal sessions, we use NLP for issues such as fears, phobias, confidence, self-image, public speaking, learning disorders, allergies, and more...
We also base most on our training courses on the pre-suppositions and perception model of NLP:
• The map is not the territory
• People respond to their map of reality, not to reality itself
• We are always communicating
• The meaning of the communication is the response that you get
• The element in a system with the most flexibility will usually be the controlling element
• People always make the best choice currently available to them
• Every behavior is useful in some context
• Chunking: Anything can be accomplished if broken down into small enough pieces
• People already have most of the resources that they need
• There is no failure, only feedback
• If what you're doing does not work, do something else
• Experience has a structure