Neuro Linguistic Programming

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.


2 comments to Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • Useful info but while I do not doubt that many people benefit from NLP training sessions, there seem to be several false or questionable assumptions upon which NLP is based. Their beliefs about the unconscious mind, hypnosis and the ability to influence people by appealing directly to the subconscious mind are unsubstantiated. All the scientific evidence which exists on such things indicates that what NLP claims is not true. You cannot learn to “speak directly to the unconscious mind ” as Erickson and NLP claim, except in the most obvious way of using the power of suggestion.

  • roseanna

    Great blog. A few years back I was confused about life and tried this. It kind of helped a little but it started to feel like I was being put back inside my box so I took to yoga and meditation which gave me greater insight and peace of mind.

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