The mental, emotional and physical components of our neurology
The language that you use and how you communicate with others and more importantly, how you communicate with yourself
Programming is the way our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives
NLP is an incredibly powerful approach to communication and personal development. It is used to enhance performance and help individuals stay in control of their emotional state so they stay focussed on what they want from life. In short, NLP allows people to have more choices about their lives.
"You can’t always control what happens, but you can always control how you deal with it."
Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick,
How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User’s Guide to NLP
WHAT IS NLP?
NLP provides practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, the way you view past events, and your approach to your life.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming shows you how to take control of your mind. Unlike psychoanalysis, which focuses on the ‘why’, NLP is very practical and focuses on the ‘how’.
HOW CAN NLP HELP ME?
NLP works from the starting point that you may not be able to control everything in your life, but that you can always take control of what goes on in your head.
Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not things that are, or that you have, but things that you do. Their causes can often be very complicated, involving, for instance, comments or beliefs from your parents or teachers, or events that you have experienced.
NLP shows you how you can take control of these beliefs and influences. Using mind techniques such as visualisation, you can change the way that you think and feel about past events, fears and even phobias.
THE PRINCIPLES OF NLP
Firstly, NLP argues that people are not their behaviour and that when you accept the person, they are free to change their behaviour.
Secondly, Neuro-Linguistic Programming states that people already possess everything they need to succeed and to achieve their outcomes and that they simply need to learn how to unlock them.
Thirdly, Neuro-Linguistic Programming is based on the notion that the success of communication is based on the response you get. As you learn to communicate better, the world will respond to you better than ever before.
Finally, Neuro-Linguistic Programming is rooted in the principle that you are in charge of your mind, and therefore your life.