Why are happy people happy or successful people successful? These questions form the heart of what NLP is about. What makes something or someone successful? By studying and modelling the success, certain strategies can be elicited and applied to help improve in order to duplicate the success effectively and consistently. This can be used in all life areas like in like therapy (eliminating phobias and fears), business, coaching, sports and any where you want to improve in your life.
So, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), is an effective method of studying consistent success. I use to applying known effective strategies that achieve desired positive outcomes and also to learn about a clients current model of their problem. I learn how You ‘do’ your problem to understand what can be improved in relation to what it is that you want instead of the problem. I use NLP to learn more about You and your problem very specifically and so effectively help you eliminate it!
Neuro refers to the nervous system through which we gather and process information received through our five senses; visual through or eyes, auditory through our hearing, kinesthetics through touch, olfactory information through smell and gustatory information through taste. The linguistics aspect of NLP is the then coding of this information, not just in verbal language but also in representations that give them meaning.
Your subconscious mind stores all of your emotions, beliefs, memories and strategies formed from all of your experiences. We can do 6 things inside ourselves with the information; see pictures, hear sounds, feel feelings, smell smells, taste and talk to ourselves. The programming is the patterns and strategies that we then use to create all of our behaviours that we run in our neurology at the unconscious (or sub-conscious) level. I can learn and use your communication ‘language’ to help promote positive changes.
So much is going on around us all the time. As you think, you are consciously concentrating on a few things at any one time. In the background to this thinking are all the processes and a multitude of systems working for you.