NLP Basics

Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, provides practical ways in which you can change the way that you think, view past events, and approach your life. Neuro-Linguistic Programming shows you how to take control of your mind, and therefore your life.

Lets break down the word :

  • Neuro – To do with the brain and the there neurological systems in the body. It is about how you process information and experience the world.
  • Linguistic – Language. But NLP is not just about language, it is also about processing information, by using our five senses, gut instinct and intuition.
  • Programming – NLP won’t “programme” you, don’t worry. It gives you tools to replace negative behaviours with something that’s more in line with who you are.

Where & How did it Originate?

  • NLP formally began in California in the 1970’s and was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
  • Bandler was interested in why some therapists were more effective than others, and transcribed sessions conducted by two leading therapists in his search for clues as to what made them so successful.
  • Grinder helped Bandler analyse these transcripts by using his expertise in linguistics. Between them, they spotted a specific set of patterns, and as a result NLP as we now know was born.

How can NLP help?

  • It can help in resolving anxiety and negative feelings.
  • It can help in overcoming phobias.
  • It can improve your skills in public speaking and presentations.
  • It can help in conflict resolution.
  • It can help in changing health damaging habits and behaviours.
  • It can help in developing management and leadership skills.
  • It can help in learning rapid stress releasing techniques.
  • It can help in listening effectively.
  • It can help in building, maintaining and motivating teams.
  • It can help in creating long lasting relationships.
  • It can help in setting and meeting performance goals.
  • It can help in identifying people’s natural learning style.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Amandeep says:

    I came across this term two years ago, it’s really something worth looking into.

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    1. Garima says:

      “Doing NLP on yourself is like playing tennis alone. You can do it, but it’s very slow.” The Problem Is That You Can’t Be In Two Places At Once. You can’t be in your head, having the feelings that create the state you want to work with, and at the same time be outside of yourself, analyzing what might be going on. Try checking some online courses on NLP.

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  2. RPR says:

    This is seriously something I would prefer to know more.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Practitioners have applied NLP commercially to achieve work-orientated goals, such as improved productivity or job progression. More widely, it has been applied as a therapy for psychological disorders, including phobias, depression, generalized anxiety disorders or GAD, and post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. I will write more about it after research.


      1. RPR says:

        Yeah,write I am waiting

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  3. Darazizi says:

    Oh wow, I’d been a bit curious recently about NLP and wondered what it was all about. Thanks for breaking this down. I’m certainly interested in learning more. Could you perhaps help suggest any free online NLP courses?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      I would strongly recommend any course by Richard Bandler.


  4. طيف says:

    that was amazing article


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