NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

In a nutshell, NLP was originally a modelling exercise. Back in the 1970’s there were three amazing therapists, Fritz Pearls, the father of Gestalt therapy, Milton Erickson, an eminent psychiatrist plus a master of hypnosis and Virginia Satir, a pioneer within the family therapy field.

Gregory Bateson, one of the top brains on the planet at the time, thought it would be a travesty, if the work of these three individuals wasn’t captured in a way that others could follow, in short Bateson wanted to “Model” them.

In enter John Grinder and Richard Bandler, who would succeed where no-one had before. They sat with the therapists took copious notes and emulated them, to the degree that Bandler and Grinder were able to create The Structure of Magic. This structure was named NLP.

Many years later NLP has been used to model excellence within health, education, business and relationships.

NLP Defined

Richard Bandler defines NLP as “ Attitude” – in one word you have it all, how you chose to take that information on board is up to you and of course your attitude. This is a very profound and yet succinct description as, after almost twenty years of using NLP tools, I know that if a client is to change from a problem state into a desired state then they had better have the attitudinal skills to do it. That’s what NLP is and That’s what it should deliver.

NLP is also a model of effective communication- the structure of how exceptional communicators do what they do, put together in a way that will allow you to model the best, motivators, coaches, leaders and public speakers.

NLP is a phenomenal personal development tool- Because NLP is a model of how exceptional people do exceptional things, by applying these tools to yourself or others, you will be in a wonderful position to engage and develop yourself, quickly.

What does NLP actually mean?

Neuro Linguistic Programming , probably the worst name ever!

Neuro – Your brain and the many neurological connections therein.
Lingusitic – The words that you use and how they impact upon you and the world around you.
Programming– How you behave.

NLP is also the fastest way to break rapport with someone and it goes like this;
You have just come back from attending your NLP Training with us and your friend asks you where have you been?
You say- “on an NLP course”
Your friend says – “What is NLP?”
You say “Neuro Linguistic Programming”
Your friend says “alright don’t tell me then! I don’t like computers much anyway!!!”

Believe me this happens a lot, so, tell them you’ve been on a development course and practice your new found skills, with your friends, but don’t tell them it’s NLP because it has to be the worst name ever!

What can NLP do for me?

NLP offers you a way to take control of your life and make effective changes quickly.

Personal mastery – over your behaviour, giving you insights into how you think, how others are and why they are, the way they are. You can learn how to influence ethically and with integrity. Overcome your fears, phobias, allergies, and health issues, barriers to learning removed. Enhanced ways of learning. Relationships enriched.

Why are some NLP Practitioner Trainings twenty days whilst some are Seven?

Richard Bandler and the Society of NLP say, it takes seven days to do the NLP Practitioner Training. Whilst other NLP organisations claim it takes twenty days. The truth lies with the trainer and you the student. If you can learn something quickly and apply it straight away, then you can do this in seven days, if however you need more time to learn things, then you might feel more comfortable over a longer period, the difference in training can vary enormously.

We offer you a seven day training over three months to give you the best of both worlds, and learning styles.