What is NLP?
You could think of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as an owner's manual for the brain. It is the science of how the brain codes learning and experience. This coding affects all communication and behaviour. It affects how you learn and how you experience the world around you.
It is a key to reaching goals and achieving excellence.
The 'Neuro' part of NLP acknowledges the fundamental idea that all behaviour stems from our neurological processes of sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and feeling. We experience the world through our five senses, making sense of the information and then acting on it.
The 'Linguistic' part of the title indicates that we use language and other non-verbal communication to order our thoughts and behaviour and to communicate with others.
The 'Programming' refers to ways we can choose to organise our ideas, our sequences of repetitive behaviour and actions, to produce results.
So NLP explores the relationship between how we think (Neuro), how we communicate (Linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour (Programming).
Although well grounded in psychological theory and research, NLP is first and foremost about action rather than theory .Neuro-Linguistic Programming was specifically created in order to produce new ways of understanding how verbal and non-verbal communication affect the human brain. As such it presents us all with the opportunity to not only communicate better with others, but also learn how to gain more control over what we considered to be automatic functions of our own neurology.
NLP is an effective proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically altering the 'old way' of lengthy psychotherapy.