Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) models the science and art of human thinking and behaviour. Dr Richard Bandler and John Grinder first developed the technology that forms NLP over thirty years ago and has since improved the lives of millions globally and has also been successfully applied to many different fields.

Neuro: The Mind-Body relationship, how we operate; physiological and mental states and activities.

Linguistic: The language we use to describe, categorise, communicate about and make sense of our individual maps of the world and how we communicate our experience to others. As well as utilising those maps to communicate better with ourselves and others.

Programming: The stories and programs we use to interpret our experience; discovering repeating sequences of behaviour, patterns thought that help us or hinder us.

NLP is a way of perceiving reality, and of making appropriate changes that move us in the direction we want. NLP is about learning to pay attention to what is happening in our reality, and also to what happens as a result, so that we can learn through experience.

NLP is used regularly to successfully help people overcome phobias, gain more confidence, stop smoking, get over past traumas, eradicate fears, change and remove limiting or negative beliefs, stop eating disorders, help people sleep better, enjoy public speaking, overcome anxiety and panic attacks, stress and many other problems.

Another much briefer definition of NLP is “NLP is about how we do, what we do!” - John Lavalle, NLP Master Trainer.


June Mitchell