NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programing and was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in the early 1970’s at The University of California, Santa Cruz. It is a model for effective communication, personal development, and psychotherapy based on the relationship of neurological processes, language and behavioral patterns. NLP is, “the art of changing another by changing yourself,” in other words, to shift your map so it articulates better with someone else’s map.
Whatever helps you communicate better with other people, will help you communicate better with yourself. Internal and external dialogues affect our emotions similarly. The quality of your internal dialogue determines the quality of your life. The more positive internal dialogue, the more positive life you will experience.
Neuro: NLP is based on the idea that you experience the world through your senses and translate sensory information into thought processes, both conscious and unconscious. Thought processes activate the neurological system, which affects physiology, emotions, and behavior.
Linguistic: It refers to the way you use language to make sense of the world, capture and conceptualize experience, and communicate that experience to others.
Programming: It tackles the persistent patterns of behavior that you learn and then repeat. It addresses how you code or mentally represent your experiences. Your personal programming consists of your internal processes and strategies that you use to make decisions, solve problems, learn, evaluate, and get results.
NLP is about :
– Understanding Human Experiences
– Understanding the Power of Language
– Communicating Effectively
– The Relationship between Language, Thinking and Behavior
– Being in Control and Managing your own Emotional State
– Modeling Human Excellence
– Learning and Change