What does NLP Stand For?
N = Neuro – How the brain takes in information, how the brain works.
L = Linguistic – Language and the structure of language used.
P = Programming – How we build and use what we have.
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is based on the practical skills of how outstanding people and good communicators, in any field, do what they do. It’s about how they learn, think, take action and get results. It allows you to choose what to do in order to have and be what you want. NLP is like a gap analysis. It is not a fixed thing that can be boxed or one process fits a certain problem. NLP is an evolving, ongoing, ever changing thing. As human beings we are not all the same, we have many different patterns we use in different contexts on an hourly and daily basis. Well trained NLP practitioners can assist you, by enabling more choices to be available, which can then be utilized across many different time frames and experiences to assist in opening up the system preventing it from becoming stuck and fixed.
I combine both Classic & New Code NLP providing multiple descriptions of processes and new developments as they emerge in the field of NLP.
Brief History of NLP
NLP was co-developed back in the early 70’s by Dr. John Grinder and Richard Bandler for the purpose of coding the structure of human excellence.
Together John & Richard studied the work of several outstanding and effective therapists three of the most famous being:Virginia Satir,well know family therapist: Milton H Erickson, world renowned hypnotist: Fritz Perls, originator of Gestalt Therapy. Through working together and studying these therapists John & Richard identified significant patterns from their work and began to transfer these patterns to others and across other contexts.
It is through this work other studies developed and applications of these patterns began emerging into other areas such as business, training, sales and communications. *It is important to note these additional and ongoing developments are very effective however they are applications of NLP not NLP.
What is the difference between Classic Code and New Code NLP?
Classic code NLP has limitations, as the patterns originally defined and taught are becoming fixed rituals which involve a lot of conscious attention and understanding. Although fundamental in the development of this methodology.Classic code limits the receiver of any intervention with much more conscious understanding and verbal explanation, limiting generalization of processes offered from the practitioner of change. It can limit flexibility of choice.
New code NLP works with unconscious, conscious interface. Utilizing content free processes offering the receiver of any intervention more choice which enables greater generalization across different contexts.