“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit” Will Durant
NLP may sound scarier than it is! This is about how we process information in the brain (that’s the ‘neuro’ bit) and how that process influences our behaviour and automatic responses to the outside world (Programming).
NLP is largely structured around the individual’s personal experiences in life. Language or ‘linguistics’ feature heavily as it is how we communicate with others. But more importantly, language is how we express how we feel about ourselves, events and our environment.
This language will be triggered by the inner dialogue or the ‘inner chatterbox’. So for example a client with a generally negative ‘inner chatter box’ may experience difficulty when trying to achieve goals or gain confidence. By first creating awareness of these negative thought patterns, the client can then set about altering them using specific techniques and then – positive change emerges.
NLP is not only a combination of techniques but also a way of being. It teaches people how to motivate themselves and change negative behaviour, by first altering thought patterns. The end goal: to always strive to excel.