A Brief Explanation of NLP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of human excellence. By identifying in others the essential characteristics of exceptional talent, successful attitudes and empowering beliefs, you can learn them yourself.
NLP is the study of the structure of subjective experience. NLP holds that people think and act based on their internal representations of the world and not on the world itself. Once we understand specifically how we create and maintain our inner thoughts and feelings, it is a simple matter for us to change them to more useful ones.
NLP was first developed in the early 1970s by an information scientist, Richard Bandler, and a linguistics professor, John Grinder. From their studies of successful people, they created a way to analyze and transfer human excellence, resulting in the most powerful, practical psychology ever developed.
NLP is a practical application of how people think. Described as "software for your brain," it allows you to automatically tap into the kinds of experiences you want to have.
You can create your own future, and you can have choices about your feelings, especially when it matters most. A state-of-the art communications method for nurturing personal and professional growth, NLP creates an environment for graceful personal change.
The map is not the territory. We respond to our thoughts and memories. These are our internalized map of reality. However, these maps aren't true reality.
Experience has a structure. When we change the structure, the experience will automatically change.
People work perfectly: People are always making the best choices available to them.
People already have all the resources they need.
Anyone can do anything. If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do the same thing. When there is a physical or environmental limit, the world of experience will let us know.
Mind and body are parts of the same system.
You cannot NOT communicate. We are always communicating, at least nonverbally. Even thoughts are communication with the self.
The meaning of your communication is the response you get. Communication is not what is intended, but what is received.
Underlying every behavior is a positive intention.
The person or element with the most flexibility in a system will have the most influence. NLP gives you flexibility.
There is no such thing as failure - it's feedback for the next step.
- The New Behavior Generator
- Passion and Mission
- Choosing Your Goals
- Creating Rapport and Strong Relationships
- Powerful Persuasion Strategies
- Building a Positive Relationship with Yourself
- The Fast Phobia/Trauma Relief Technique
- Building Self-Confidence
- The Swish Pattern
- Decision Destroyer/Resource Creator
- Timeline Perspectives and Changing Your Future