What is NLP?
NLP is the study of human experience and the part that neurology, language and programming have to play in it. Our experiences are created through how we think (neuro), communicate (linguistic), behave and respond (programmes). By studying the relationships between our thoughts, words and actions we can learn more about why we act as we do. Our minds are like computer operating systems that organise our thoughts, feelings, words and behaviours to provide us with the results.With this information we can replace old behaviours that are not giving us the results we want and instead adopt new ones that will provide us the desired results. In NLP the term modelling is used to describe the study of successful behaviours that can be adopted and modified for use.
NLP has a skills-based approach which focuses on mind change through behavioural change. It can be used in all aspects of life – personal and professional and provides you with the necessary tools to remove obstacles and limitations so that you can reach your goals. Through more effective management of your personal behaviours or strategies you can change your belief system, become more motivated and be successful in whatever area of your life you wish.
‘Change how you think, to change what you think, and transform your reality.’
NLP helps you to:
- Understand your purpose
- Build confidence
- Boost self-esteem
- Overcome your and others’ limitations
- Develop clear goals
- Improve your communication skills
- Improve your interpersonal skills
NLP can be used in:
- Health and Fitness
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Neuro The nervous system (mind). We filter all experiences through our 5 senses (seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting). Through this process we create our own version or ‘map’ of the world.
Linguistic Language. We assign meaning to the information that we process from the external world by using words and language. The language that we use describes us and the world around us as we experience it.
Programming Behaviour. The result of how we have processed information and assigned meaning.
Background to NLP
John Grinder, a Professor of Linguistics and Richard Bandler, a graduate student of computer programming and psychology, both at the University of Santa Cruise, developed NLP in the mid‐70s.
They studied several outstanding therapists who demonstrated excellence in facilitating change with individuals and families, including:
- Milton Ericksson, who is famous for his hypnotic language and story telling
- Virginia Satir, known for her ground-breaking work in family therapy
- Fritz Perls, who founded the concept of Gestalt Therapy
Through modelling the work of these brilliant therapists they developed strategies and techniques which would become the basis for NLP.
The co-founder of NLP Richard Bandler talks about what NLP is.
We offer 2 day introductory workshops in NLP suitable for everyone and specially designed workshops for:
- Yoga teachers/therapists/coaches
- Creative Entrepreneurs
- Sales and Marketing Professionals
- Diving Industry Professionals
2013 Schedule of NLP workshops:
January 2013 Arambol, Goa, India
February 2013 Pokhara, Nepal
March 2013 – Ireland and Germany (Hamburg)
Please contact us for more information.