Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Richard Bandler and Dr. John Grinder, who found, from modelling excellent performers, that all behaviour has a structure that can be identified, learned and, if necessary, altered.
From studying these patterns, Bandler and Grinder found they could establish models from which excellence could be achieved – literally creating ‘recipes for success’.
NLP provides the means to manage the mind effectively so that we can think, act and hold beliefs that allow us to to perform to our best.
Why “Neuro-Linguistic Programming”?
Neuro refers to our nervous system and how we think. By becoming aware of our thinking patterns we can gain an understanding of how they influence our results.
Linguistic refers to how we use language, both verbal and non-verbal, and how that affects us. By learning to use our language effectively we can change our thinking and master the ability to communicate.
Programming refers to the strategies we run throughout our lives in the form of habitual programmes. By gaining an understanding of these strategies, we can either change them, keep them or improve them to enhance our potential.
Essentially, NLP is the study of excellence in how we think, how we behave and how we communicate. It provides a series of techniques, skills and methodologies that can be used to create strategies to enable us to fulfill our potential in all areas of our lives.