Neuro: What’s happening in our minds
Linguistic: Language and how we use it
Programming: Persistent patterns of behaviour which we learn and then repeat.
It concerns how you think, feel and make sense of everyday life in the world around you.
NLP is a system used to enable people to monitor and adapt their thinking, breaking free from negative thoughts and cultivating more useful ones about themselves and the world.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become”
– The Buddha
Developed in California in the early 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP was born from a study of some of the best therapists and their therapeutic methods. The study looked at what processes actually worked with people. It can be described as a series of lessons that teach the things that other therapists have learned that work.
NLP therapy does not always include formal trance as in Hypnotherapy, the client is led through a sequence of NLP methods and techniques to achieve positive change, install new skills, behaviours and empowering habits.