What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?


NLP originated from the work of Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970’s. They studied three very successful therapists, namely Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and Milton Erickson, and extracted a set of models that allow the study of the structure of subjective experience. NLP has since been further developed and is now seen as a generic set of tools (rather than specific to therapy) that are useful in any form of human interaction – NLP has found applications in business, human performance, sports etc.


In essence, NLP allows us to study and change behaviour for the better. For example:
  • Be more confident or allow your confidence to come over other areas of your life, e.g. public speaking, sports or school
  • Improve your mental or physical performance and rise to the top of your game
  • Manage your stress so that you can relax, at will, quickly, and effortlessly
  • Become free of limitations and inhibitions and live from a position of possibility, confidence and resolve
  • Motivate yourself to get things done
  • Get rid of phobias that unnecessarily occupy useful resources
  • Learn faster by learning how to enter a state of mind that enhances learning
  • Improve your communication with others whether it’s at home, work, or socially
  • Change your state of consciousness at will, e.g. from sad to motivated to resolve etc.
  • Change behaviour patterns that don’t serve you anymore, e.g. getting angry when someone raises their voice at you
  • NLP has far too many applications to list so if you are wondering whether NLP can be used to solve a problem or improve your life in some way, please contact one of our therapists who are trained to use and teach you to use NLP.

    Brenda Bentley, Cognitive Hypnotherapist Tel: 07948 801229,  info@buildingbelief.com, website: www.buildingbelief.com


    Karen Jennings, Clinical and Mecial Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner Tel: 07852 882862 or info@kirisw.co.uk, website:  www.kirisw.co.uk