The letters, NLP surrounded by words related to Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP

What is NLP?

NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is a very practical model and a wide range and combination of methods for helping you to create positive changes in your life, overcome many issues, mentally, emotionally and psychologically, and to increase your potential. It focuses on how the mind works, how we process our thoughts, how we communicate, both internally to ourselves and externally, and our patterns of behaviour. It deals with both the symptoms and the roots of your problem, and also its structure (the unconscious means by which you maintain your problem), and it works with both the conscious mind and the unconsious mind. NLP is a very effective tool for clearing blockages to recovery and allows you to replace these with qualities which allow you to be much more resourceful, now and in the future.

The popularity of NLP has grown rapidly within the therapy and coaching fields due to its effectiveness. It is frequently referred to the “user’s manual for your mind” as it gives us so much insight into how our minds work, how we create our experiences, and how we can then choose to bring about positive changes in ourselves and our lives.

If we beak it down, Neuro Linguistic Programming means:

  • Neuro

    How we experience the world through our senses

  • Linguistic

    Our internal dialogue and our external language

  • Programming

    Our behaviour responses as a result of past conditioning, and how we can reprogram our mind to make better choices

What can NLP help with?

NLP can be used to help people become free of many different issues much more quickly than in older models of therapy. It can help to resolve issues such as fears, phobias, anxieties, depression, stress, confidence and self esteem issues, weight loss, and trauma, including PTSD. It is also good for helping you to change unhelpful thinking patterns, unwanted habits, increasing motivation, and can be applied to many aspects of personal development.

As well as in therapy, NLP has applications for improvement in many different areas, such as in business, coaching, and accelerated learning.

NLP is very effective when combined with other therapies and techniques that I use, such as Time Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Matrix Reimprinting.

How did NLP start?

NLP was founded in the 1970s by John Grinder and Richard Bandler, although there were also other contributors to the field. They both had a fascination for human excellence, and began by looking at the most excellent and effective models of therapy at that time. They looked at three therapists in particular who were leaders and geniuses in their field and were providing the most outstanding results. They were Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and Milton Erickson.

A core activity in NLP is modelling, which is the process of extricating and replicating the things that make a difference, such as attitude, language and behaviour. Over a period of about two years Brandler and Grinder examined selected portions and aspects of these therapists’ behaviour, attitudes, techniques and processes, and by understanding what these therapists did to get such extraordinary results, they were able to model them and then create and refine new models to rapidly, and increasingly more effectively help clients make lasting positive changes, and so NLP was born.

Online NLP

Just like the other therapies use, NLP is very effective online as well as face to face.

NLP can help with the following:

  • Fears and phobias
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Performance anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol issues
  • ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia
  • Stopping smoking
  • Weight issues
  • Binge eating
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Physical pain
  • Traumatic memories
  • Loss and bereavement issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Assistance with recovery from illness, injury, and serious diseases
  • Personal and spiritual development
  • And more

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