What is NLP?

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is the practice of understanding how the subconscious part of your brain/mind influences the way you think, behave and communicate:

Neuro refers to what’s happening in your mind – your thoughts, feelings and beliefs

Linguistic refers to your internal self-talk, communication with others, and your body language

Programming refers to the positive and negative patterns of behaviour that you’ve learned and continue to repeat

Your ‘programming’ is shaped by your childhood conditioning (what you experienced, saw and learned as a child from your parents, family members, teachers, environment, society etc).  Your childhood conditioning is effectively training you to become the person you are today, and creates subconscious beliefs that influence your adult thoughts and behaviour.

Every experience you have, piece of information you receive and conversation you engage in is filtered through the lens of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and programming.  This is why two people can have the same conversation, or experience, but with completely different perspectives.

How Does NLP Work?

During coaching you won’t always have the answers, and when I use NLP tools it gives you the space to creatively explore possibilities without judgement or expectation, to help you find your answers.

NLP tools include questions, visualisations and practical techniques that promote self-awareness by gently challenging your thought processes and programming.  They’re powerful in helping you transform your limiting beliefs, step outside your comfort zone and remove the barriers currently preventing you from getting what you want from life.

As a life coach I blend coaching and NLP tools to help you change the way you think, behave and communicate, to get better results for yourself.  Think of it as rewiring your brain to see things differently.

Once you’ve experienced NLP tools in your coaching you can apply them to any aspect of your life to:

  • Change your mindset and increase your confidence
  • Understand the cause of your ineffective beliefs, habits and behaviour and reduce or remove their impact
  • Develop effective new beliefs, habits, behaviours
  • Improve your relationships and resolve conflict effectively

NLP can deliver lots of ‘ah ha!’ moments of clarity and valuable insights about yourself, the way you think and why you do what you do.  You’ll develop the lifelong skills to recognise how you’re holding yourself back, failing to get your needs met, or not living in alignment with your values, and make the necessary changes.

As Einstein said ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results’.  The key to effective, lasting change is thinking and behaving differently and NLP helps you do just that.

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