All of our experience is gained from the neurological processes that govern our five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and sound.
We make sense of these experiences through a set of filters, including language. The language we use can also affect the way we experience things.
Programming is a way of controlling the outcome of something. Using NLP, one can predetermine excellence by adjusting the language we use.
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NLP techniques can be applied to all areas of life, including:
- Marketing Business
- Personal Development
- Leadership Skills
NLP techniques can be used to:
- Teach and apply effective communication
- Ensure continual personal development
- Enhance learning
- Encourage a greater enjoyment of life
- Improve negotiation and sales results
- Improve rapport and relationship
Teresa has trained with the world leaders and founders of NLP, Paul McKenna & Dr Richard Bandler.
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NLP was developed in 1972 by John Grinder, the then Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, and Richard Bandler, a psychology student at the same campus.
Bandler and Grinder argued that the way we see the world, and the way we respond to those experiences (our behaviour) is dependent on a complex set of filters. These so called filters are, in essence, the programming language, or source code, of our brains which control our behaviour:
- Neurological Constraints (which relay our experience of the world to the brain through our senses)
- Social Constraints, in particularly Language
- Individual Constraints, in particular Past History (memories) and Cultural Beliefs (Religion/ Spirituality).
All three constraints impose limits on our experiences of the world. Excellence is achieved through broadening your horizons, opening your mind and breaking the limitations of your filters. Accepting that your view of the reality is one representation of many is the first step in NLP.
NLP techniques focus on breaking down our assumptions and associations in order to open and expand our territories:
Outcome Vs. Problem – when faced with a challenge, do you focus on the possible problems, or do you focus on the desired outcomes?
How Vs. Why – when asking ‘why’ questions, all you are really doing is seeking affirmation of a problem that already exists. ‘How’ questions, on the other hand, get you further towards understanding the structure of a problem.
Feedback Vs. Failure – what happens if you don’t manage to achieve your goal? The term ‘failure’ connotes ‘dead-end’ and negativity. Seeing ‘failure’ instead as a form of feedback can open up your possibilities and help you to achieve your goal the second, or third, or fourth time round. When you fail to reach a goal, you can analyse the steps you took and identify which ones to alter. This is essentially the common idea of ‘learning from your mistakes’. In NLP, there is literally no such thing as ‘failure’- at least, not with the associations it commonly comes with.
Possibilities Vs. Necessities – considering the possibilities in a difficult situation is more positive than considering the necessities. Possibilities open up potential, whereas necessities (thinking about what it is you have to do) are restricting and only serve to narrow potential.
Curiosity and fascination Vs. Assumptions – a big part of NLP is opening the mind to change and possibility. Assuming that we ‘know’ something can limit the expansion of that knowledge. You may ‘know’ that the world is round, but you should not assume that your knowledge is stationary. Knowledge is transitory and the more we learn, the more that knowledge changes. For example, a few hundred years ago, many people ‘knew’ that the world was flat.