NLP - (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)NLP is a method of studying our behaviour and deep-rooted patterns to help us understand and therefore improve our lives.
NLP was developed by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in America during the mid 1970’s. With the spread of interest in NLP worldwide, many people becoming more aware that they have more personal power than they use in their day-to-day lives.
We are often unaware that it is our internal view of life and life experiences that make us react. The NLP practitioner will work towards interpreting your actions as well as the language you may use to describe a certain situation. Your thought processes are punctuated by specific eye movements, slight change in the tone of your voice, sometimes pupil dilation and even subtle skin colour changes. The trained NLP practitioner will have the skill to notice and interpret this type of information.
NLP is not therapy, nor is it a theory-based method, but it is the process of making models to be tried out. There is nothing analytical about NLP - it is made up of models to be applied. If they don’t work, the idea is to move on and try again. As a practitioner observes and listens to you, he/she gathers information about you that you may not be aware of. The idea is to evolve your human consciousness and break old, unwanted patterns, which are holding you back. You will find out how your brain functions and then be able to use the information to make the changes you want.
People often feel ‘stuck’, as if they just can’t move on. More often than not, we are holding ourselves back from fulfilling our full potential. this can be in our career, in relationships, or perhaps in our physical or mental state. A good NLP practitioner will help you to recognise where your perception is blocking progress and then offer exercises, which help you to let go of these old patterns. NLP can also be used to help people conquer their phobias. Past traumas are identified and belief systems are used to sort out specific problems.