Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is essentially
a model for running your own brain, in effect a 'users manual'
to your mind. NLP offers not only a
vast amount of theoretical knowledge about human
functioning and information gathering, it also provides
us with a set of tools and processes to create changes
within ourselves and others.
how we process information that comes into the
mind from the outside world via our senses, the
things we see, hear, feel, smell and taste. Once
that information enters the mind our personality
style, our values and beliefs, our memories and
decisions, filters it. That information then gets
generalised, distorted and a lot of it gets deleted. So the internal representatiion of what we experience is not the same as the actual experience.
Hence the old saying “We only see what
we want to see”. Once the process of creating an internal representation is complete this inaccurate representation is what we base our sebsequent beliefs, attitudes and behaviour on. We can then evaluate
our experience via internal dialogue, the things
we say to ourselves. This can lead to inappropriate responses that infuence our lives negatively. Once we understand this process it is easier to change those internal representations to ones that invoke positive reasponses.
Another aspect of NLP is that of modelling. We can establish what a person is doing inside
their mind as they perform a given task as well as what they value and believe
to be true. We can also observe and compare their current behaviour with the behaviour of a person successfully performing the desired behaviour (Eg. sales, relationships etc). Once the disfunctional parts of the behaviour are identified we can implant the successful behaviour in its place. This results in the client achieving similar results to the successful person.
The NLP tools can be used for
- Improving relationships
- Disempowering fears and phobias
- Removing unwanted habits or behaviours
- Removing the effects of traumatic events in the past
- Enhancing business skills
- Public speaking
- Sports enhancement
- Therapy for personal issues
- NLP coaching
- Sales performance
- Self improvement