More about NLP
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can be thought of as ‘The Art and Science of Excellence’ or the ‘Study of Subjective Experience’. However you describe it, NLP is a master tool, used widely in almost all walks of life, as a key to using your brain effectively and efficiently.
The early days of NLP, are elegantly described in The Secrets of Happiness, Bandler and Thomson (2011):
“During the 1970s two young American researchers, Richard Bandler and John Grinder became curious about the failure of most psychologists to help their patients make real change in their lives. Instead of digging deeper into the possible causes of human problems, they looked for and found a scattering of therapists throughout the country who, unlike their orthodox colleagues, were consistently and sometimes dramatically successful.
By studying (modelling) in minute detail the communication styles of each therapist, they discovered that these professionals used certain patterns combining verbal and non-verbal communication. These combinations appeared to have profoundly positive effects on their clients. Interestingly, the therapists they were studying shared many of the (often unconscious) patterns, even though there approaches were very different on the surface.
Curious as to whether it was this or some other unidentified quality shared by these elite therapists that triggered such dramatic change, the young scientists refined and tested these patterns on a large number of volunteers. The results were almost magical and their results produced dramatic shifts within the human potential movement of the time. As understanding and experimentation grew, these discoveries began to challenge some of the most dearly held psychological ‘truths’ (such as change is difficult and takes time). In a short time, these findings blossomed into what is arguably one of the simplest and most effective self-help fields of our time.”
Natural evolution (over 40 years) of the original models now permeate most aspects of human communication, notably business, medicine, education, therapy and sport. Licensed training takes place globally and the originators, Dr Richard Bandler and John Grinder, are still extremely active in continuing to develop further exciting models of human excellence.
The more effective your internal processing, the more rewarding and enjoyable your life can be.