Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
What is NLP?
NLP stands for 'Neuro Linguistic Programming' and NLP is Hypnotherapy without hypnosis frequently known as the "instruction manual for your mind".
NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.
It is a collection of a wide range of methods and models which create an understanding of thought process and behaviour. Understanding these techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others.
Other NLP Definitions
Hypnotherapy without hypnosis.
The co-creators of NLP defined NLP as follows:
NLP is an attitude which is an insatiable curiosity about human beings with a methodology that leaves behind it a trail of techniques.
"The strategies, tools and techniques of NLP represent an opportunity unlike any other for the exploration of human functioning, or more precisely, that rare and valuable subset of human functioning known as genius."
How Could NLP Help Me?
Anxiety and Stress
At some time in the past, you may have found yourself in a situation where you felt anxious or stressed, and maybe it would have been useful to have some strategies that could help you deal more effectively with those feelings in the future.
NLP can give you the tools and coping mechanisms to change your normal patterns of behaviour, break from the cycles and gives you the freedom you need to respond and react in a healthier, more positive and beneficial way just like hypnotherapy without hypnosis.
- Anxiety and Emotional Issues
- Burn out & stress management
- Exam Nerves
- Exam Stress
- Overcoming Nerves
- Panic Attacks
- Post Natal Depression - The light at the end of the tunnel
- Stress Related Anxieties
Fears and Phobias
NLP is well known for its success in dealing with fears and phobias, and there are many ways that it can be used to help with these challenges.
Whether it is a phobia of flying, spiders, balloons, birds, driving, or anything else, NLP can help you create strategies for a long lasting life change.
- Balloon Phobia
- Bird Phobia
- Driving Phobia
- Flying Fear
- Hated water
- Needles Phobia
- Spider Phobia
Health and Wellbeing
One of the Presuppositions underpinning NLP is that the mind and body affect each other. You may notice that when you exercise, the energy that you produce is both mental and physical. Similarly, when you feel you have peace of mind you may feel your body relax.
NLP creates an awareness of how the body and mind are linked and this can be applied to health issues in a number of ways.
NLP can be used as an alternative form of pain management so that people with physical illnesses may be able to overcome some of the physical symptoms of their condition using NLP. It also enables patients and relatives of people living with illness to create powerful coping strategies, which may in turn change their experience of the situation into a more positive one.
- Belief Change
- Binge Eating and Diet
- Chocolate Obsession
- Coping with Depression
- Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Managing pain relief
- Panic Attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Quit Smoking For Good
- Recovery after a heart attack
- Relaxation during Pregnancy
- Stopping Smoking
Arts and Creativity
Artists, writers and performers find NLP training valuable because NLP offers insight into what inhibits and enhances the creative spirit.
Applications of NLP strategies, particularly the Disney strategy developed by Robert Dilts (USA), provide powerful ways to release and stimulate your creativity.
NLP can also teach you to channel your energy and creativity, eradicate performance fears and encourage you to do what you do best.
Many people come to NLP for relief from their own limitations. The NLP attitudes and techniques can provide freedom from old habits, fears and limiting beliefs and give structure for new and empowering ways of being in the world. NLP offers more choice in the way you communicate, how you respond and how you feel.
When you have more options you can make better decisions. If you have not been living the life you want, NLP strategies can help you to focus on building your confidence to levels where you can make the changes to your life.
- Coaching for Confidence
- Confidence and Self Esteem Issues
- Confidence Building
- Confidence Building using Life Coaching
- Confidence for Enhancing Performance
- Dealing with difficult people at work
According to the charity British Dyslexics, the most successful way of teaching dyslexic students is to use a structured multi-sensory technique which combines visual, auditory and kinaesthetic inputs, so that the brain receives information in many different ways and learning is continually reinforced.
NLP takes this approach further. The NLP Visual Spelling Strategy produces dramatic results by teaching students how to form mental pictures of words. Other NLP techniques including reframing and goal setting, helping dyslexics to address the motivational and emotional issues that can improve their learning.
NLP can really help people with dyslexia and those working with dyslexic people to achieve their full potential.
NLP`s practical applications include understanding how we learn, developing strategies for both students and teachers, using our five senses, and making use of accelerated learning techniques. Through NLP, trainers, teachers and parents can gain concrete methods for helping students to do well.
Classroom teachers are incorporating key pieces of the NLP approach into their teaching methods and classroom management. One of the key beliefs of NLP is that we all have different strategies for learning.
A basic knowledge and understanding of NLP can help teachers and learning mentors appeal to each individual child'’'s style of learning.
We all want each child to the learn to the best of their ability. Understanding whether children best respond to visual, auditory or kinaesthetic instructions enables the teacher to cater to the pupils needs.
NLP can also be used amongst pupils and staff in any conflict resolution which will produce a flexible, cooperative and creative working environment.
- Improving attendance of a school refuser through rapport
- NLP and Teaching: Case Study
- NLP from a Teacher's Perspective
- Problems with exams
- Working with a school refuser
NLP skills and principles help foster productive communication between child and parent. You can discover how to define what you want in a positive manner and then communicate clearly so your child understands and responds appropriately to the choices.
For example, telling a child what NOT to do may actually increase the likelihood of the action. ‘DON`T spill` may result in more spills because to interpret this command you have to start by thinking about spilling. Telling them ‘DON`T worry` can start them worrying. Instead, let them know what to do – ‘Be careful` or ‘Stay calm'.
Really listening to your child and working with their descriptions of life can reveal how they construct their own world. Teaching them to visualise can help them to excel in today`s education system. Teaching them how to manage their own state will enable them to effectively deal with a variety of situations.
Parents who learn NLP can teach the skills to their children and leave them with a legacy of good habits for clear and effective communication, tools for learning and for building self-esteem.
NLP can facilitate powerful, meaningful and long lasting personal change.
If you are looking for a change of direction in life, NLP can help your goals and objectives and the steps involved to get there.
It can help you to enhance the things that you are working well for you now, and change the things that aren't. It can give you clarity and a deeper understanding of how your mind works and the power and flexibility to change unwanted behaviour.
Use NLP to create the life that you want.
Presentation skills and public speaking are an integral part of both corporate and personal life today. Whether you have to give a speech at a wedding, job interview, conference or workplace, the same skills are required.
Public speaking is something which when done well can be very powerful, and when it is not, equally powerful but for the wrong reasons.
It is not uncommon for people to have a fear of public speaking and NLP can help you mentally and practically prepare you for success in this area.
NLP self-management techniques, language patterns and goal setting are all vital to effective speaking and will lead you confidentally to your peak performance ... you can almost hear the applause now, can't you!
- Business Presentations
- Confident Presentations
- Enhancing Business Presentations
- Interview coaching
- Powerful Presentations
- Public Speaking
Relationship issues can arise between partners, family members and work colleagues and the most common cause is often a breakdown in communication. This is because the relationships we have with other people are based entirely on how we communicate with each other.
It is often the case that problems arise when people do not express what they really feel. When the surface message does not accurately represent the internal message, this can cause confusion and incongruence.
NLP can help people become more aware of how they communicate, as well as increasing awareness of what the other person is trying to communicate.
By using NLP, you will find that you are more able to understand other people more easily and appropriately to any situations that may arise.
Whether you are a beginner or an Olympic champion, knowledge of NLP can help you excel to new levels of personal excellence. Using NLP to establish clear, achievable goals will create focus and motivation.
Modelling programmes can also be created to see what does and doesn't get the results you desire so that you become aware of what consistently produces success.
NLP teaches you how to control and positively utilise the energy of pre-event nerves and anxiety and enables you to achieve your real potential when it matters.
It can also eliminate any pre-existing limiting beliefs that you may have about your abilities, which may be stopping you from taking your sporting prowess to the next level.