What is NLP?

What is NLP?

NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming. ‘Neuro’ refers to the brain and nervous system; ‘Linguistic’ is about how our language, both verbal and non-verbal is specifically ‘Programming’ our behavior via the five senses; visual, auditory, feeling (kinesthetic) including olfactory and gustatory.  NLP is human change technology that ‘reframes’ the human condition from the victim behavior, as in “life is happening to me.” language, to full responsibility and ownership in creating a world to which members want to belong.  This concept might sound like, “I am the owner of my experience and I can make the changes necessary to get what I want in my life.”

NLP is built on the premise that our language creates our reality.  What is reality anyway, other than what we say it is and are willing to believe.  NLP is about replicating excellence, eliminating internal barriers and learning to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve specific and desired outcomes by studying, analyzing and implementing new behaviors to produce excellence.  NLP helps you install new beliefs that serve and support your goals and desired outcomes.  NLP allows you, as a practitioner, to do “the work” quickly and with ease!  Achieve results in ten minutes, not two years!

NLP and Behavior Modeling

NLP, based on behavior modeling, is a methodology for consistently achieving desired outcomes.  NLP allows one to generate profound life changes quickly and easily.  Neuro Linguistic Programming is defined by co-founder, Richard Bandler as ‘…an attitude and a methodology; leaving behind a trail of techniques.”   NLP pioneer and developer, Robert Dilts says NLP is ‘the study of subjective reality.” 

NLP co-founder, John Grinder, reminds us that NLP was developed by seeking the answer to the question, “What is excellence?.”  Grinder goes on to say “there’s no excuse for ignorance.”  His point suggests that we should all take responsibility to learn how to communicate effectively since we are all influencing each other at all times, and because, as Grinder is also credited with saying, “we cannot not communicate.” 

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