What is NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a highly effective methodology for creating change and is frequently described as the study of human excellence. NLP is based on the principle that our behavioural patterns are all self-constructed, and can therefore be identified, learned, adapted and ultimately re-programmed in our minds. By understanding how people experience, interact with and make sense of their world, NLP can aid this reprogramming process which is designed to add flexibility, effectiveness and better choices to your life
In other words NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
NLP and Coaching
NLP is an ever growing collection of tools and techniques that helps us understand how we think, behave and communicate. It compliments coaching as an efficient and effective tool to stretch and challenge thinking patterns, ultimately resulting in the positive reprogramming of limiting beliefs and thoughts that have previously hindered progress.
NLP’s co-founder Richard Bandler once described the technique as “An attitude and methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques”. Learning and using these techniques has the potential to turn you into creators of the realities you want and need. NLP can be used in a number of ways during coaching.
It can be used at a personal level, which some people might call “Life Coaching”.
It can be used in Business as part of the process to help clients achieve their desired outcomes.
At a personal level it can:
- Provide a new found confidence in what can be achieved
- Build a better understanding of self & others
- Identify and explore attitudes and behaviours
- Help you master your own emotions and state of mind in order to deal with challenges
- Identify and challenge beliefs
- Reframe events to ensure positive thinking.
At a business level it will help Leaders and Executives:
- Build and maintain a culture of rapport and trust, thereby creating and enhancing personal and work relationships
- Use language with greater precision and elegance
- Encourage outcome thinking and goal setting
- Build metaphors to influence, motivate, inspire, advertise, sell, generate commitment and communicate ideas at an unconscious level