What is Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, is the art and science that can be described in a nutshell, as an “attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.”First, the attitude of of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is one of curiosity and experimentation. Next, the methodology is modeling, which is the process of duplicating excellent behavior. Another person’s behavior can be duplicated by studying what that person does inside their head (language, filters, programs, etc.) to produce results. NLP was initially created in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who began modeling and duplicating the “magical results” of a few top communicators and therapists. Some of the first people to be studied included Hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls and family therapist Virginia Satir. Since then, many others have contributed to the growth and development of the field. And finally, the trail of techniques created through this type of modeling is what is commonly known as NLP. The programs in this catalog describe the many different techniques we teach and use.Today, Neuro-Linguistic Programming training is widely used in business to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills; in education to better understand learning styles, develop rapport with students and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set of tools for personal development.You’ve managed to use a Web Browser and you’re here, aren’t you? But how much do you know about what’s going on inside yourself and others? Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is about just that. Knowing about what is going on inside yourself and what’s going on inside others! Perhaps you’ve wondered, “How do I communicate better,” or, “How do I get in control of my own personal computer — my brain!” New technology finally makes it easy to understand how we think, how we communicate, and how we process emotions!

Neuro-Linguistic Programming training techniques and processes help us to understand ourselves and others, and to produce new, and more effective ways to:

  • Attract the right person for you
  • Create ideal relationships
  • Advance your career & make more money
  • Increase motivation and energy
  • Create your desired self-image
  • Communicate to produce the kind of results you want

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioral technology, which simply means that it is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behavior, and not a removed, scientific theorem. It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors, as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being. With Neuro-Linguistic Programming training, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life. NLP is a very pragmatic technology based on an ability to produce your desired results, thus allowing you to become proficient at creating your future! In the end, Neuro Linguistic Programming training is not a lot different from understanding how to program a computer — your own bio-computer.

If you understand computers, you already understand how NLP works! Computers are about man-machine interface. Neuro-Linguistic Programming training is about mind-body interface. The entire process is very similar!

Maybe it’s time to learn about your own personal computer — your mind!

by Tad James, M.S., Ph.D.,
Certified Master NLP Trainer