A modern psychology
Neuro Linguistic Programming often referred to as NLP, deals with how we organize what we see, hear and feel, how we filter everything through our senses (Ne uro), how we describe it in language (Linguistic) and then act on it either consciously or unconsciously to produce result.
Research started in the early 1970's with John Grinder and Richard Bandler who studied three top therapists at that time: Fritz Perls (originator of Gestalt Therapy), Virginia Satir (outstanding Family Therapist) and Milton Erikson (world famous hypnotherapist).
What emerged were patterns of successful therapy and effective ways of thinking and communicating. Bandler and Grinder refined these patterns and skills until they had a workable model for effective communication, powerful personal change and accelerated learning. In a sense NLP is nothing new, but rather the culmination of the very best of a variety of therapies and models of excellence.
However, what is new is the rate at which personal change occurs when NLP methods are consciously applied. These changes can be experienced as dynamic or subtle, but one fact is undeniable to those becoming familiar with this system - NLP works excellently!
"A fundamental need of all humans is growth. We are hard wired to keep moving forwards, learning new things, exposing ourselves to new experiences and becoming more tomorrow than we were yesterday. A life without growth is one of emotional stagnation and that, to humans, is like a death. There can be no growth without vulnerability, and it requires that we accept and acknowledge all that we don’t already know." ~ Graham Landi
Today, NLP is widely employed by counsellors, psychiatrists and other health professionals in the mental health field.