What is NLP?

NLP has been described as an operating manual for your mind. It is a series of techniques and tools, which enable you to adjust your behaviour, beliefs and attitudes, if that is what you want to do. It helps you to achieve goals more quickly by enabling you to put yourself back in control of your thinking processes. It aligns your beliefs to the results you want to achieve. It will improve the quality of your communication - both with yourself and with others. Having such personal control gives confidence and boosts self esteem, which in themselves create new and exciting possibilities now and in the future - Your future.

It originated in the nineteen seventies when Richard Bandler and John Grinder modelled on how excellent communicators achieved their results.

From this came an understanding of language patterns, motivational language and the unconscious art of rapport. These state of the art skills are the key to exceptional improvement for every individual, every level of an organisation. Wherever you are, whatever you do you can begin to experience the benefits of NLP now.

"It is easier to change yourself than the world around you".

'Balance' will help you decide what it is you wish to change and help you find the resources within yourself to make the change. This is the mastery of NLP.

For example:

  • Limiting or unhelpful beliefs;
  • “Others know better.”
  • “I'm not good enough.”
  • “I can't make decisions.”
  • “People don't like me.”, etc.

We are in contact with the external world through our five senses: sight, hearing, feelings, smell and taste. Our neurology takes external stimuli and represents them to us with a matching set of "internal representations." These form our subjective experience. Our internal world is made up of the pictures we see in our "mind's eye". It is the conversations, dialogues or arguments we have with ourselves in our thinking. It is our feelings and emotions over which we used to think we had no control.

The important point to realise is that our experience is created by combinations of these internal representations which form repeating patterns or "programmes." These patterns (or habits) run over and over again unless they are interrupted or redirected. It is like a record playing the same song unless it is re-recorded.

NLP can help you overcome fears, phobias and establish and achieve the goals for which you plan. Perhaps, more importantly, it enables you to improve your understanding of others whilst building your own confidence and self esteem.