NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a behavioral model.

NLP Often defined as “the study of the structure of subjective experience. Based on the work of Richard Bandler and John Grinder early 1976.

We can think of NLP as the study of patterns or programming created by the interaction between the brain (neuro), language and the body. We observe and model patterns of excellence from diverse fields such as psychotherapy, business, hypnosis, education, sports and science.

NLP has grown out of therapy, behavioral science, linguistics, computer science and mathematics. This gives this field a set of principles and distinctions, which suit the ability to analyze and identify crucial patterns of cognitive process, behavior, values and beliefs. This brings the unconscious forces behind behaviours and gives a map to others to perform at high levels.

At the heart of Neuro linguistic Programming is linguistics, the clue is in the name. NLP views language as a product of the nervous system. We also understand that language stimulates and shapes the activity within our nervous system.

It is important that training in this discipline is practical. Which means it emphasizes on interaction, experiential learning and applying the skills. With successful training, you have success within: business management, education, sports, parents, sales, marketing and personal development.

In 1976, Robert Dilts said, “Neuro linguistic Programming was developed as means to explore and analyze complex human behavior. It is a cybernetic approach as opposed to causal, linear or statistical methods, utilizing the phenomena of language and perception to look for the “difference that make a difference” in the way that human beings organize their experience. Specifically a) distinctions people make about their internal experience (i.e. mental images, feelings, internal dialogue etc.) b) strategies people use to make sense of their experience; c) Strategies stored perceptual information and how these distinctions and patterns can be integrated to understand, promote and contribute to the human processes of change, choice and learning.”

Out of this study has grown techniques such as:

  • Meta Model
  • Milton Model
  • Accessing Cues
  • Sensory Acuity
  • Pacing and Leading
  • Anchoring
  • Reframing
  • Change Personal History
  • Fast Phobia Cure

Apart from John and Richard, many individuals have made significant contributions including Leslie Cameron-Bandler, Judith DcLceier, Robert Dilts, Frank Pucelik, David Gordon, Wyatt Woodsmall and Steve and Connirae Andreas. From the original pioneers new NLP Trainer and Master Trainer carry forward the spirit of the early days such as: Todd Epstein, Tad James, Dave Marshall, Roger Terry and I am proud to be able to trance my (John Cassidy-Rice) Master Trainer status back to originators.

So NLP has become an:

Epistemology – system of knowledge and values

Methodology – process and procedures for applying knowledge and values

Technology – Tools to aid in the application of knowledge and values

Books, CDs and videos are great but no substitute for live training. NLP changes lives and with a passion, I urge you to take a live training. This is not an empty statement, we offer you 2 days full training, this is in fact the first two days of our full NLP Practitioner. Apply now.

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