I incorporate NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) as a powerful tool in the palette of skills I bring to my work in Change Therapy.
What is NLP? It is like having an operating manual for your brain. Formulated in the 1970’s by John Grinder and Richard Bandler, it is a series of techniques and methodologies to show how our brain stores, processes and retrieves information, and how that affects our state of mind (feelings, emotions) and our consequent behaviors
NLP gives the structure and form for how our brain processes and makes our subjective experiences inside our head. It models how that determines our feelings and behavior. It is a bit like watching ourselves think, learning how we “think ourselves into behaviors and states.” NLP shows us how we construct our reality, which is like a map that is only a representation of the territory.
I employ many NLP skills in my work, such as:
- Rapport building
- Eye patterns
- Entering another person’s model of the world
- Parts Integration
- Submodality work
- Milton Model and Meta Model language patterning
- Negotiation strategies
Why do I feel like I do? Why can’t I “x”? Why do I always get nervous when…? Why don’t I just stop biting my nails? NLP answers questions like these and more and gives techniques for actually changing them.
TIME magazine says: “NLP has metamorphosed into an all purpose self-improvement program and technology.”