What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is the art and science of excellence, derived from studying how top people in different fields obtain their outstanding results. These skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally. It is directly applicable to a diverse spectrum of fields such as communications, business, sales, education and therapy.  What is NLP? is the question which almost everybody here is interested to know.  Please go through the information mentioned here in below.

How NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) started?

NLP began in the early 70s as a thesis project in Santa Cruz, California. Richard Bandler and his professor, John Grinder, wanted to develop models of human behavior to understand why certain people seemed to be excellent at what they did, while others found the same tasks challenging or nearly impossible to do. Inspired by pioneers in fields of therapy and personal growth and development, Bandler and Grinder began to develop systematic procedures and theories that formed the basis of NLP.



They studied three top therapists: Virginia Satir, the extraordinary family therapist, who consistently was able to resolve difficult family relationships that many other therapists found intractable, the innovative psychotherapist Fritz Perls, who originated the school of therapy known as Gestalt, and Milton Erickson, the world-famous hypnotherapist.

Their goal was to develop models of how it was that these people got the results they did.

They sought to identify and model the patterns that produced these results and then to teach these models to others. These three gifted therapists were quite different personalities, yet Grinder and Bandler discovered some underlying patterns that were quite similar. These patterns became the underlying structure of NLP, with names like: meta-model, submodalities, reframing, language patterns, well formedness conditions and eye accessing cues.

The phrase “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” describes the process of how personality creates and expresses itself. Put simply, we are all made up of a neurology that conveys information about our environment to our central nervous systems and brains.

NLP is used almost everywhere

Today, NLP has grown in numerous directions – hypnosis and behavioral personal change work, structures of beliefs, modeling personal success and systems of excellence and expertise, business coaching, life coaching, and sales training. People have taken it in spiritual directions, assisting in alignment of personal behaviors and beliefs with a higher purpose; and connection to the Divine.

Some have developed processes to speed healing in hospital settings and to lessen the need for anesthesia during medical procedures.

NLP is very usefully applied in Advertisement industry, Education, Public speaking, stage fright, parenting skills, allergies, phobias, trauma,… the list of areas where training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and individual therapeutic work with NLP practitioners is always valuable and is endless.