NLP stands for 'Neuro Linguistic Programming' and was founded in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder who modelled how successful therapists got the results they did with their clients. Often called the "user’s manual for your mind" working with NLP techniques can give you insights into how your thinking patterns can affect every aspect of your life. Exploring how you think and process your thoughts (Neuro), what you say and the way you say it (Linguistic) and your behaviours (Programming) and how these interact can help to explain how ‘being you’ can be helping or hindering your growth.
Applying the techniques can help you to develop a flexible way of thinking that will help you with a wide range of issues, including: -
- Thinking clearly
- Communicating more effectively with others
- Managing your thoughts, emotions and behaviours
- Building rapport
- Goal setting & achievement
It is used in a wide range of areas including, coaching, therapy, education, business and sport.
NLP focuses on the study of success – encouraging you to develop and build on ways of mastering your mind, your emotions and your behaviour.