You’ve heard people talking about it – but what actually is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and we believe it’s one of the most powerful professional and personal development tools in the world. 75% of The Fortune 500 companies use it as a tool in their businesses – which says it all, really!
Here’s our founder Pip Thomas to explain more.
In essence, NLP is all about how we take in information and then process it to arrive at outcomes. It involves all the senses – seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling. Here’s a simple analogy to put this into context for you. If you’re sitting at your keyboard right now, Neuro would be the data you input, Linguistic would be the software that processes that information and Programming would be the result.
NLP is about the connections between our thoughts, our emotions and our actions. It’s about how we experience the world, how we process and store information, how we plan and make decisions and how we relate to others. Simply put, it’s what makes us tick!
How can NLP training help me?
NLP is highly regarded in the business world, however NLP therapy and NLP coaching can be hugely powerful and impactful in our personal lives as well. Once you understand the principles, you’ll begin to experience life in a whole new way. Things will begin to unfold in a more harmonious and holistic way for you. You’ll learn how to make changes that ensure your thoughts and actions serve you well, and you’ll understand how to deal with situations and challenges that might otherwise have had you stumped, flustered and flummoxed.
In short, NLP training courses are designed to help you ‘BE BRILLIANT’ in ever single aspect of your life. You’ll understand how to tap into your natural resources and communicate more effectively to achieve your desired goals and outcomes. It really is life-changing stuff!
Once your training is complete, if you’d like to discover more you can then go on to become an NLP Master Practitioner
New to NLP? Here’s a brief history for you
NLP was co-created in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Watch Richard explain what NLP is in his own words here.
If you’d like to dig a little deeper and do some reading on the subject, Frogs into Princes is regarded as THE seminal book on the subject and was written using material from the first NLP training workshops offered by John Grinder and Richard Bandler.
Other noteworthy figures whose work is very much in evidence in NLP include Fritz Perls, creator of Gestalt therapy, Virginia Satir and her work on modern-day family therapy, and Dr Milton Erickson who is regarded as the father of modern hypnotherapy.
Some of the techniques you will learn as part of your NLP training include rapport building, hypnosis, breathing and visualisation.