Remove mental barriers that impede or block excellence
What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) leverages the work of pioneers in gestalt therapy, family therapy and hypnotherapy. It explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programs).
NLP is a discipline of models and practices enabling people to remove obstructions from the pathways of human communication, and break through mental barriers that impede or block excellence. This is achieved by applying patterns of language and behaviour that enable thinking, communicating and managing self and others, more effectively.
NLP focuses on how we do things and the way we store our experiences in our mind. Using various NLP tools or patterns with a client, a qualified NLP practitioner can facilitate change in the way a person thinks, which in turn affects his or her behaviour.
How was NLP Developed?
NLP was developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who believed it was possible to identify the patterns of thought and behaviour exhibited by successful individuals, and to teach these to other people. In other words, they based much of their work on modelling excellence.
Grinder and Bandler worked together to co-model the contemporary gurus of personal development such as Fritz Perls (gestalt therapist) , Virginia Satir (family therapist) and Dr Milton Erickson (hypnotherapist). Combining their individual fields of expertise, Bandler and Grinder were able to identify and map patterns of language and behaviour common to these highly successful people.
Benefits of NLP
The majority of our thoughts and behaviours originate beyond our awareness, from a part of us commonly known as the unconscious mind. In coaching, we use a range of NLP patterns, methods and models that work at both conscious and unconscious levels to establish how your thoughts, behaviours, values and beliefs keep you within your current situation. Developing an understanding of this allows us to implement positive change, increase self-awareness, improve communication and change outdated patterns of behaviour. We often refer to this process as ‘running your own brain’.
NLP is practical, safe, fun and extremely effective, often with rapid results.
As a qualified Master NLP Practitioner, I use NLP in conjunction with other coaching techniques and practices to bring about the lasting change you are seeking.
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