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NLP

WHAT IS NLP

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is an empirical method of learning and training to apprehend patterns of behaviour and motivation. It was created to help people find ways to achieve their goals and deal with issues that may impede with their life, work, family, socialisation and relationships.

The term “neurolinguistic programming” refers to its three aspects:

  1. The acceptance that human behaviour is significantly affected by the neurological processes daily commanded by our senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste.
  2. The property of language as a way to communicate with others and ourselves.
  3. Our ability to organise our thoughts and feelings, that is to “programme” ourselves into achieving what we desire.

HOW IT WORKS

NLP consists of several techniques solely based on communication, speech, imagination and motion. No equipment or medium is used.

During the first session, the client discusses with the NLP practitioner and together they determine the desired objective. Next, the practitioner guides the client according to their personality traits, utilising the appropriate strategy. This may include singe or combined use of:

  • simple motions of the body or hands,
  • mental representation of images or sounds,
  • visualisation of certain situations or emotions,
  • keywords, repetitive thoughts.

WHO CAN TRY NLP

NLP can be used to address various situations or issues of everyday life.

Many people have fears that often stress them or bring trouble routinely. For example, being nervous of speaking to an audience, the fear of pets and animals, insecurity in driving a car, discomfort when being in crowded public places or confined spaces, etc.

Hesitation, psychological pressure, baffling dilemmas may prevent us from making important decisions in our lives. Choosing an institution to study in, a firm to work for, founding a business, changing career path, getting a divorce, living with our partner are indicative examples of decisions we undoubtedly must make with a clear mind.

Every individual has its own desires but everyone usually experiences them strongly: A professional who wishes to develop partnerships, a mother who desires to improve her relationship with her children, a smoker who wants to quit a harmful habit, and so on.

The category of “achievers” mostly includes people who tend to set medium-term or long-term objectives for their professional or personal development. For instance, a sales executive that seeks to improve their performance, a teacher who wishes to increase their communicability, an unemployed person who is actively searching for a job or a vocation post.

Can we negotiate better when it comes to money? Can we live without a life partner for a while? Can we acquire more self-confidence? By changing the perceptions and beliefs that hinder us, we are able to act decisively when before it felt impossible.

NLP has a wide range of uses, from tackling our fear of public speaking and insecurity to negotiate a fee…

…to our effort to quit smoking or actually follow our nutritionist advice.