What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, was developed in the 1970's by Drs Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who studied the most effective communicators, therapists and creators of change, and distilled what each was doing into a set of ways of thinking and acting which could be reproduced by anyone to get results just as powerful as the originators. In the years since then, NLP has grown by adding new techniques and tools modelled on the work of many experts.

We can view NLP as a mindset, a set of skills, techniques and principles which together allow you to achieve excellence in every area of your professional and personal life.

The name Neuro-Linguistic Programming refers to the three elements that make up how we experience the world around us: through our Neurology, through the Language we use to communicate with others and with ourselves, and through the unconscious Programmes that our brain is running from moment to moment. Once we understand how these three elements interact, we can take conrol over our thoughts, our mood, and most importantly our results. Undertsanding brings with it the keys to exceptional performance, by replacing old, unhelpful programmes and adopting newer, more effective programmes, attitudes and language.

NLP is a toolset both for self discovery and for creating change in others, allowing us to effect massive changes in our surroundings, our behaviour, our abilities, our beliefs and motivations, and access our inner strength as and when we need to perform at the highest level of which we are capable.

Models of excellence

The core of NLP is the belief that anything that can be done by one person can be done by anyone. The secret is to analyse and systematise all the elements of their neurology, physiology and language, creating strategies which can then be learnt and applied by anyone who needs to acquire the same level of proficiency; this process is known in NLP as modelling. For example, say your organisation has a master sales representative who consistently outsells anyone inside or outside the firm. Modelling would allow an NLP trainer to create a training course which would teach all of your sales staff how to thin, act and ultimately sell just like that key performer. Instead of one star seller you would have dozens.

Tools for change

NLP is a highly flexible, and practical approach that lends itself to all areas of endeavour. It is used by corporations, trainers, consultants, educational institutions, healthcare providers, olympians, and many others in every field to achieve powerful and sustainable change.

What can NLP do for you?

The best way to find out what NLP could do for you or your organisation is to experience it first hand. See the informnation on each course on this site to discover which training would suit you best.

If you have already taken NLP trainings with another school before then please contact us to discuss how we can support you in extending the breadth and depth of your learning.