Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) terminology is invented by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP uses perceptual, behavioral, and communication techniques to make it easier for people to change their thoughts and actions. NLP is a collection of techniques that can rapidly put you in control of your mind.
What do the words Neuro Linguistic Programming mean?
Neuro: The physical components as well as the mental and emotional components of our neurology (the mind) through which our experience is processed via five senses:
Linguistic: Language and other nonverbal communication system through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning. Includes:
- Words (Self Talk)
Programming: Perceiving your mind as your internal operating system, Programming is the way our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives.
In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes. Oxford English Dictionary Definition:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: “a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them” and “a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour.”
The four pillars (foundations) of the neuro-linguistic programming
NLP provides an important gift to build relationships with other people. Rapport can be described as connecting quickly with others. Creating rapport creates trust from others. Rapport can be built quickly through understanding modality preferences, eye accessing cues and predicates.
Sometimes when you walk into someone’s home, you notice that the colors, smells, and sounds are subtly quite different from yours. Neuro-linguistic programming enables you to notice that your world is much richer when you deliberately pay attention to your senses wholly.
An outcome is your goal for doing something. Outcome connects to thinking about what you want, as opposed to getting stuck in a negative mode of thinking. The principles of outcome approach may help to make the best decisions and choices.
Behavioral flexibility means being able to do something differently if the way you’re currently doing it isn’t working. Being flexible is a key aspect of practicing NLP. Learning NLP helps you to find fresh perspectives and to build these habits into your repertoire.
Taking an NLP training is like learning how to become fluent in the language of your mind so that the ever-so-helpful “server” that is your unconscious will finally understand what you actually want out of life.
The main reasons a person may take an NLP training are to:
- Be a powerful and inspiring communicator
- Be skilled at reading non-verbal cues
- Increase your subconscious and sensory awareness
- Master and be in control of your thinking and emotions
- Alleviate fears and phobias
- Motivate and empower
- Develop depth in personal and business relationships
- Attain success and achievement
- Rectify unwanted behaviors in yourself and others
- Effectively communicate and get information from others
NLP is the study of excellent communication–both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. NLP is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that.
It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results.
Here at Aventis, we offer ranges of courses using NLP methods:
- Effective Presentation Skills: Engage Your Audience with NLP Strategies
- Enhance Emotional Resilience at Work
- Positive Influencing Skills Using NLP