NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) is like being given the manual and highway code of your brain. It has been called the software for the mind, and it's easy to see why. It is an attitude and a methodology, a set of techniques, which leads to excellence and the study of excellence, providing and enabling you to weave magic in all areas of your life.
It is an extraordinary and cutting-edge approach to human communication and the development of excellence. This remarkable set of tools is based on the amazing discovery that changing how you think can change what you think; and in changing how and what you think, you can dramatically transform the results you create in your life.
NLP can assist you to develop and maintain a high level of motivation for achieving your goals, and can help convert barriers and obstacles into doorways to success. It can also be used to learn the characteristics of top achievers and to create a blueprint for unlimited success. Through the simple yet profound techniques that make NLP so powerful, you can eliminate unwanted habits, transform negative emotions into positive feelings, improve the way you see yourself, enhance your self-esteem and become the person you want to be.
Everything you experience is created twice– first in your mind and then in reality. The experiences you create are representative of your internal state, the way you think and the feelings that your thoughts generate. When you have the tools to change your internal state, you will find that your external reality will change to match the new internal state. It's pretty simple, and quite astounding.
It has been proven in many fields such as business, relationships, sports, health & fitness to name but a few.It was founded in the '70s by a mathematician, Richard Bandler, and a linguist, John Grinder, in Santa Cruz, California. They had wanton curiosity about how some people were able to have fantastic results.They asked: "What is it that makes the difference between somebody who is merely competent at any given skill, and somebody who excels at the same skill?"
So they modelled three experts: Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, each pioneers and experts in their fields. They studied their physiology, their thought process and the structure of the language they used. NLP was uncovered, with the Meta Model and the Milton Model and other transformational skills and techniques.
When taught to others, they were astonished by the results. Students were achieving the same results much, much quicker. There was no need to study for years, this was better and evolutionary.
Why is it called Neuro-linguistic programming?
Neuro: How we organise our thoughts through our senses: visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory and gustatory.
Linguistic: The language we use to communicate with ourselves and others.
Programming: The way we organise our ideas and actions to produce results.