What is NLP?
NLP began in the early 70’s as a thesis project in Santa Cruz, California. Richard Bandler and his professor, John Grinder, wanted to develop models of human behaviour 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.
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. Since we are also meaning creating creatures, we translate these perceptions in our brains into meanings, beliefs and expectations.
As we continue to grow into a more complex adult human, we tend to delete, distort and generalise the input we get from our environment to provide a useful or disruptive set of internal beliefs.
NLP is a variety of techniques designed to empower the client to see and act with empowerment.
How does NLP work?
The key concept within NLP is ‘reframing’.
We all develop a deleted, generalised and distorted view of the world that becomes a habitual response in situations that would benefit from new behaviours.
If you can perceive life differently, the behaviours that are associated with that belief system change too, freeing you to act and feel in a liberated way.
What happens during a session?
The NLP practitioner will look at the circumstances and thought patterns that are operating during times of difficulty, seeking to disrupt the link of thought and action by adding resources to the client.
These resources may be found using timelines to locate resourcefulness in the past or the imagination to create new possibilities for the future.
Underpinning the process is relaxation of the physical and mental processes.
Fees are £60/session