Welcome to the world of Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is the systematic study of human performance. This study of the structure of the subjective experience can be broken down into their smallest components (or chunks) and changed, modified, improved upon or removed. This allows a framework for growth and change at much deeper levels more quickly than was originally thought.
NLP was developed through the efforts of several people like Richard Bandler, John Grinder, David Gordon, Robert Dilts, Steve and Connirae Andreas, and many others. Their studies began in the 1970’s and have continued to grow to the present. NLP brought about the ability to analyse and transfer human excellence, thus resulting in the most effective and practical application of how people think.
NLP is a unique model of how people learn, motivate themselves and change their behaviour to achieve excellence in any endeavour. NLP is valuable wherever human communications can enhance results – in business consultation, management, negotiation, education, counselling, therapy, relationships, parenting, nursing, public speaking, sports performance and many other areas.
Although NLP can be used as a method of therapy, the applications are much broader. Even when used as a therapy, it’s basically a process of teaching people how to use their mind. Most therapy is remedial, that is, directed towards solving problems from the past. NLP goes much further to study excellence and teach the skills that promote positive change that generates new possibilities and opportunities.