Neuro Linguistic Programming was created and developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. They were trying to identify what made people brilliant in activities compared to those who only performed satisfactorily in the same tasks. They then modelled those who were considered to be experts and their behaviour so that others could use these ideas to achieve and enhance their own results.
Much of NLP is orientated towards the future and helps to create change for the better. When modelling others, you can discover how they accomplished their goals by breaking down what they did, and continue to do, into component parts. It means that new projects which initially seemed overwhelming and ‘out of reach’ can be converted into smaller tasks and you can follow the example of those who have already excelled in this area.
This also works well for tasks that you have found difficult in the past but really wish to succeed in. Your options are increased and you are not restricted by your previous experiences. You need to be open and able to challenge yourself, accept constructive feedback, look objectively at ways to improve and I can support you with this using a variety of NLP techniques.
NLP will help to facilitate a change in how you look at specific situations and problems. Your new perception will provide useful insight and solutions to difficulties encountered and move you closer to your desired goals.
NLP can be very beneficial in many aspects of life but is particularly useful for business and sporting activities. It helps with presentations, interviews, negotiations, coaching techniques and appraisals to name a few.
Neuro – relates to what you are thinking and what is happening in your mind
Linguistic – refers to the words that you use to communicate and the language involved
Programming – looks at persistent behaviour patterns that you adopt to make decisions, tackle and solve problems, learn, assess and achieve results
The Four Principles of NLP are
- to be clear and specific about what it is you want to accomplish and have a definite outcome in mind
- to be observant, aware and able to use your senses appropriately to identify whether you are on the correct path to your desired goal or moving away from it
- to be adaptable and have the ability to continuously change your behaviour and responses to achieve your goal
- to take immediate steps to convert your ideas and plans into effective action