What is NLP?

e2485-nlp-cartoonEarlier this year I qualified as a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and I am now able to work as an NLP Coach.

Some of my regular clients have asked me, “What is NLP all about?”

I have struggled to answer this question because it is not easy to explain in a nutshell. I usually end up leaving people very confused.

As I explain NLP, I see people glaze over and switch off, looking at me as if I’m away with the fairies and I know I’ve done it again.

How do I explain NLP? Well, here goes……….in a nutshell.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and it was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. It helps you to explore how you think (neuro) and how you communicate (linguistic) and how this has an affect on your behaviour (the programming). Once you have a deeper awareness and understanding about this you can transform the way you are, to be more effective in every area of your life.

NLP is about self-discovery and it encourages you to be open minded and curious. It explores individual personalities, strengths, weaknesses, thought processes, beliefs, emotions, and other features that make you who you are. 

Once you begin to fully understand yourself, making changes become easy. Self discovery not only helps you understand yourself better but it also helps you understand how others perceive you too.

The relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have so to have a greater understanding or awareness of how you work and your place in the world will help you to live your life to your full potential. 

NLP is about personal, self development and learning NLP helps you to understand the world around you and your place in it. It helps you to develop a heightened awareness of what is really going on and to see the bigger picture. It teaches you how to observe and understand other people and how to get into rapport on a deeper level. It also teaches you strategies and techniques to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Whatever your situation in life, NLP can support your personal transformation.

All the best

Louise x

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