What is NLP?
NLP is a set of insights and techniques for getting more out of life e.g.
- Communicate more effectively and influentially
- Managing your own moods and motivation
- Understand why others behave as they do
- Understand why you behave as you do – and have techniques to change this.
How is it possible to be mediocre?
In NLP we examine and analyse the ingredients of both excellent and mediocre performance. We then provide ways of improving the mediocre performance or transferring the skills of excellence to others.
The essence of NLP can be expressed in the question How is it possible to be mediocre – or outstanding?
If someone is performing in an ‘idiotic’ or ineffectual manner NLP can be applied to discover what accounts for such behaviour
This exploration is done by observing and interviewing them and aims to establish whether they have the skills, or the motivation, or the beliefs or the sense of self to produce improved performance.
Once the source or sources of the difficulty are located the person can be coached in improving performance. This coaching can be done in one-to-one executive coaching, in ‘open workshops’, or in training programmes designed to fulfil an identified objective.
Our NLP training experiences will provide readily learned methods for improving performance based on some 33 years experience in studying human excellence.
In essence NLP is
- a set of procedures for personal development and performance improvement.
- a model of effective communication
- a way of modelling – or developing a model of – human behaviour.
This unique approach to personal change and development combines
- insight into how people think and behave
- dynamic personal change techniques
- advanced communication skills.
Often referred to as the technology of the mind or the science of achievement, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) was first developed in the U.S. in the early 70’s from studying the thinking and behavioural skills used by particularly effective and successful people.
It is now used internationally by millions of people throughout the world in such diverse fields as business, education, therapy, the military and police, sport, and personal development.
NLP makes no claims to be scientific or to be based on studies that compare the average behaviour of one group with the average behaviour of another. NLP is a model of what works in individual performance.
It is based on the principle that if one person can do something then, given similar physical characteristics, anyone else can learn to do the same by modelling and integrating into their own repertoire the skills and attitude of the successful person.
While this principle may or may not be literally true it is a pretty positive starting point and leads to some quite remarkable improvements in personal performance.
Apply NLP in your own life
NLP enables you to do whatever you already do reasonably well, even better. And to acquire skills and attitudes to do what you currently cannot do, but would like to be able to do.
What they have said about NLP
- Science Digest said that NLP ‘could be the most important synthesis of knowledge about human communications to emerge since the sixties.’
- Time Magazine announced that ‘NLP has untapped potentials for treating individual problems.’
- Training & Development Journal reported that NLP ‘offers the potential for making changes without the usual agony that accompanies these phenomena’ and that it ‘allows for increasing options, flexibility, creativity and therefore greater freedom of action than most of us know.’
- Best-selling author and motivational speaker Anthony Robbins said that NLP is ‘an incredibly effective and enjoyable way to access more of the true potential of your brain.’
There is more information about NLP here