What is Neurolinguistic Programming – NLP?
NLP provides the process of HOW we think, rather than what we think. It provides us with the most powerful tools and techniques to help you train your mind for success and change how you think – in the way that you want to.
The way we learn as human beings is a complex and interesting subject. We base all of our decisions on past experiences. From the very basics of how to tie a shoelace to how we interact and communicate with others. All of our learning is based on strategies – the how of what we do.
The problem we have is that sometimes, the strategies or programming that we have learnt does not provide us with the means to success. For example, if in the past, you were taught that you were to be nervous before presentations then you will be. If you learnt to enjoy and be excited about presentations, then you will.
The way our mind is “programmed” affects all areas of our lives – what are your strategies for communication, relationships, your career, health and fitness, family relationships etc – are you successful in every area of your life? Would you like to be?
We can show you the practical and easy to learn tools for success, you can start to listen into or see how your mind works; get a feel for what works for you. If you can understand how your mind works, you can make the most effortless changes to ensure that you can be successful in all areas of your life.
These are tools for everyone from any background and who have the desire to change what is not working for them, think differently and to gain the ultimate skills for life.
The nervous system (the mind), through which our experience is processed via the five senses:
Visual, Auditory Kinesthetic (touch/feel), Olfactory (smell), Gustatory (taste)
Language and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded ordered and given meaning. This includes:
Pictures , Sounds, Feelings, Tastes, Smells, Words (Self talk/internal dialogue)
The ability to discover and utilise the programs that we run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
Now; you maybe thinking “well so what” or “what does that mean exactly?”
Apologies that NLP is jargonistic. It is however, very simple to apply. Fortunately!
To understand a little further-through our five senses we take in over 2 million bits of information a second. Our brains, are unable to process that amount of information and therefore it deletes, distort and generalises that Information according to our past memories, values (what we value in life), Beliefs, attitudes, decisions, metaprograms and time/space/matter and energy.
For every thought we have and external event; we have an internal representation of that, the internal representation drives our state and the result of that is our physiology and behaviour.
Some of the programming we have is incredibly useful and is vital for our daily life; however some of the programming can be less than useful.
Think about this, we have many students that attend our course who have a little part of them that believes that they “will never amount to anything” or that they are lazy or “not as good as others”. It is very very common and we use the techniques from NLP to change this programming to enable our students to succeed beyond what they believe their potential is!