What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming.  It was “invented” by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the early 1970′s, but it’s roots go waaaaay back and it’s really (in my opinion) an amalgamation of a lot of different techniques which together make a really powerful set of tools for life.

So what is NLP?  It’s:

  • A toolbox of great self development techniques.
  • A model for great communication.
  • A foundation for great personal change for the better.
  • A load of techniques which you can use to help your children, your friends, your clients and anyone you encounter in a number of ways.
  • Innovative.
  • Fun.
  • Sometimes challenging – change often is….

Some of the tools of NLP include:

  • Learning techniques, including a spelling strategy which really works.
  • A model to help you understand how people differ – this is great for understanding children and how they learn.
  • A fast (one session) phobia cure.
  • Techniques for overcoming limiting beliefs.
  • Techniques for helping manage and change the way you are feeling.
  • A fantastic repertoire of questions which even manage to elicit what happened at school today ;-)
  • Hypnotic language patterns – great for getting kids to sleep.
  • Modelling:  One of the most profound ideas of NLP is that, if one person can do something, it should be possible to find out what they are doing and replicate it.

By learning NLP you can:

* Learn to control your own state of mind
* Develop powerfully persuasive communication skills
* Overcome obstacles in all areas of your life
* Help others to get the results they want
* Have more of the experiences you want
* Learn the tools of freedom – become master of your own destiny!

If you have any questions about NLP or would like to know more, do leave a comment below.

5 Responses to What is NLP?

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi, I’d love to know more about this!! You recently commented on my post about dealing with depression and mentioned NLP but I have never heard of it before!!
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  2. Kai Mott says:

    “By learning NLP you can learn the tools of freedom – become master of your own destiny!”

    I acquiesce.

    I truly like your article. Just keep it coming!

  3. Starting to build the curriculum for a charter school in our area and I fully embrace this. Plase give me some feedback on how best to proceed or what to consider as we go through this process.

  4. I would love to hear more about NLP.

  5. sonia rykiel says:

    I’d like to know more about NLP, is there any resource that you can recommend us in this direction? Thanks in advance!
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