NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming studies brilliance and quality – how outstanding individuals and organisations get outstanding results.
Where does the name come from?
- Neuro – our mind and how we think
- Linguistic – how we use language and how it affects us
Programming – how we take particular action steps in order to achieve our goal / outcome
NLP is a study of how our mind works. It gives us a greater control over our ability to be at our best more often.
NLP is more than just a collection of models and techniques. It is a way of thinking, a frame of mind based on curiosity, exploration and fun.
NLP models and techniques help us become aware of:
- How we think and how our thinking affects our feelings
- How our feelings affect how we behave
- How we use our language and how it affects us
- and how we take particular action steps in order to achieve our goals
NLP is about expanding and enriching our mental map of the world through awareness, flexibility, multiple perspectives and personal congruence.
Benefits of NLP
How can NLP help me?
Outcome – Helps you identify what is it that you really, really want and equips you with skills to achieve outstanding results.
Communication – It provides you with techniques to master brilliance and quality – You will learn how to be an outstanding communicator, build trust and understanding when communicating, so that you are in tune with the other person.
Mind – Understand how your mind works and how to generate choices in any situation
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Where did NLP start?
NLP was started by Richard Bandler and Grinder in 1972. Bandler was studying psychology and Grinder was an associate professor in Linguistics at The University of California, Santa Cruz. It began by studying and modelling the best communicators and how they achieved what they achieved.
3 governing principles of NLP
- Know what you want. – In any situation, have a clear outcome of what you want to achieve.
- Be aware and alert. – Have sufficient sensory awareness of yourself and others to know when you are moving towards and away from your outcome.
- Have sufficient flexibility – to be able to keep changing your behaviour until you get your outcome
- Adopt Physiology of Excellence and Take Action – Checking that your physiology, your body language, is supporting your desired outcome is vital. It is known that during communication, body language accounts for the largest proportion of the overall message – communication is not just between two people, it is also within a person. Therefore, if your body language is not not matching the outcome you want, you will find it harder to achieve the outcome you want.
1. Get Ready! Try this exercise at home:
What physiology do you associate with when you want to operate at your most confident, resourceful and productive?
How would this help you to achieve desired actions, if you were to “put on” this physiology at the start of each day?
How would adopting this physiology help you to tackle activities you have been putting off or procrastinating over?
2. Get Ready! Great exercise to try with friends – I am what I am…
All of you stand up and find a person to work with. Set a specific time for each question to make sure you get through all of them.
There is no right of wrong answer. You answer the question however you interpret the question and whatever it means to you. It doesn’t have to do with your job. We all play many roles throughout our lives. We are colleagues, sisters or brothers, friends, mothers or fathers, consumers etc.
Ask the first question from THE PERSON YOU ARE WORKING WITH. Once they have answered your first question, they will ask YOU the same question and then is your turn to answer it.
When the time is up, swap partners. Meet a different person and repeat the process. Both of you answer the second questions in turns.
- What value do I bring?
- What makes me uniquely me?
- What is important to me about what I do?
- How do I do what I do?
- Where do I do what I do?
- What do I do?
Alternatively, you can make it a conversation with a friend, if it is two of you.
Watch your and others’ body language as moving through the questions. Notice what you notice and share your observations at the end.
The key is to have fun with it!
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