Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programmes). In effect, NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act. NLP is how to use the mind’s own language to change our internal sensory-based representations to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
- influence emotional and psychological states;
- replace negative behaviours and habits with positive ones;
- transform the way people go about everyday tasks.
NLP is how to use the mind’s own language to change our internal sensory-based representations to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of subjective experience. Essentially, it is how we experience the world through our senses.
NEURO Which refers to our nervous system (the mind) through which we gather and process information received through our five senses:
- Sight – Visual. · Hearing – Auditory. · Touch – Kinesthetic. · Smell – Olfactory. · Taste – Gustatory.
It is through them that we re-present the world to ourselves, so we never actually experience ‘raw’ reality.
LINGUISTIC Refers to Language and other, nonverbal systems. Linguistics filters and alters our internal representations so they are coded, ordered and given meaning. For example, the word ‘plane’ will conjure up a different picture for each person. Language is a major filter of our understanding the world. There are only six things that we can do inside our minds. We can recall, or create:
- Pictures · Sounds · Feelings · Tastes. · Smells. · Words (Self Talk).
PROGRAMMING Refers to the patterns, the sequence of coded instructions in our minds, which make up the programmes and strategies that we run in our neurology as a whole, to achieve our specific and desired outcomes.