What is NLP ?

What is NLP ?

The simplest definition of NLP is:

NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neurology – The mind and how we think
Linguistic – How we use language and how it affects our behaviour
Programming – How we sequence our actions to achieve our goals

Or in other words: “NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcome.”

Here is a more comprehensive explanation of NLP:

Neuro: The Nervous System (the mind) through which our experience is processed, via our five senses:

  • Visual Sense
  • Auditory Sense
  • Kinaesthetic Sense
  • Olfactory Sense
  • Gustatory Sense

Linguistic: Language and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations coded, ordered, and given meaning include:

  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Tastes
  • Smells
  • Words, or “self-talk”

Programming: The ability to discover and utilize the programs that we run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our neurological system to achieve our specific and desired outcomes.

Today there are many NLP coaches in the world, and thus even more definitions of what NLP actually means. Many coaches and many NLP trainers give their own interpretation to what NLP is. They define it in their own unique way, according to their own understandings. I believe NLP is a lot like Quantum Physics: The moment you try to define it, you are most probably right. . . for now. – Depending on where you are, and on your level of thinking and understanding. Think about that for a while.

Below is a list of definitions and descriptions written by a few NLP experts:

Neuro-Linguistic Programming reaches beyond our individual experience and unveils the art and dynamics between our mind (Neuro) and language (Linguistic), and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (Programming).” – Francois Janse van Rensburg

NLP is an attitude and a methodology, which leaves behind a trail of techniques.” – Dr. Richard Bandler,
NLP is the systematic study of human communication.” – Alix Von Uhde
NLP is an accelerated learning strategy for the detection and utilization of patterns in the world.” – John Grinder
NLP is whatever works.” – Robert Dilts
NLP is the epistemology of returning to what we have lost – a state of grace.” – John Grinder

(NLP) provides you with a multi-dimensional vehicle in communication skills, behavioural competence and flexibility.” – Francois Janse van Rensburg

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is: The Study of the Structure of Subjective Experience, and what can be calculated from it.” – Dr. Richard Bandler, founder and creator of NLP In a nutshell: NLP is the study of “how to successfully recreate excellence!”

Introduction to NLP and Coaching:

For the purpose of this Self-Discovery Mastery I Training Seminar, I would love to share with you some of the basic principles of NLP, and also assist you in building a strong foundation in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I believe that even the basic NLP principles and techniques can assist you greatly in your journey towards your dreams. I am absolutely convinced you will find that NLP is a great vehicle to guide you to an intimate, sustainable, and fulfilled life.

NLP was created and designed by Dr. Richard Bandler in the working field of psychology. Therefore you may find that many of the principles and techniques are designed to assist you in the field of human behaviour modification. Today many successful coaches study Bandler’s work and apply his NLP techniques in their daily lives.

As for myself, I can also say that NLP has changed the way I think and work with my clients. In my coaching career, NLP has helped me to assist many people all across the globe to easily and effortlessly get rid of unwanted negative emotions and limiting beliefs. Through using NLP coaching techniques, I have helped many people to stop their habit of smoking in only a few minutes. I have also assisted many corporate businesses in unifying and accelerating their organisational growth.

This past year, I had people originating from more than 40 countries and 60 nationalities attend my Self-Discovery seminars. With my roots strongly grounded in NLP coaching techniques, I can easily assist and coach any person from any background in these seminars. I believe the basic NLP principles that you will learn in this training seminar will also be the foundation of your coaching and professional career.

Through this training you will learn all the basic NLP coaching techniques, and thus you will be empowered to change your life in so many different ways. You will also be skilled enough to empower the lives of everyone you may come in contact with.

So for now, relax and embrace the learnings…

Have you “notice” the change already!

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