What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming.  Fundamentally, NLP is about how language affects our behaviour:

‘Neuro’ refers to our nervous system through which we gather and process information received through our five senses.

‘Linguistic’ refers to the language we use to describe and categorise our world and to make sense of our experience

‘Programming’ refers to the strategies and patterns of thought and behaviour that we run in our neurology that help or hinder us.

NLP was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970’s.  They developed models that help us understand how people represent reality to themselves and how this understanding can be used in ethical ways to conduct change work and enrich peoples’ experience of the world.  NLP offers a range of techniques, which can enable great insights into the way in which we think, feel and behave.

Why use NLP?

By studying what works in thinking, language and behaviour, NLP provides a way of reproducing excellence that enables people to achieve the results that they want consistently. NLP is about how to use the mind’s own language to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes. 

An NLP coach can therefore help people to become more effective in their relationships – with themselves as well as others, create more choices for themselves, and achieve results that they never thought possible.

Specifically, NLP helps people to:

Some Pre-suppositions of NLP