NEURO-LINGUSITIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, also known as NLP, looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), or language patterns as well as non-verbal communications (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming). It explores how these areas interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on each individual, ourselves and others.
NLP began in the 1970s when John Grinder, a Professor, and graduate Richard Bandler, studied some of the world’s most effective communicators. They studied the language of excellence – how highly successful people spoke and behaved, and they identified its structure for others to follow. Some thirty years later, as the practice expanded and developed, Grinder offered a broader definition: “NLP is an attitude, methodology, and technology that teaches people how to improve the quality of their lives. It is an educational tool that teaches people how to communicate more effectively with themselves and others. It is designed to help people have personal freedom in the way they think, feel and behave.”