NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in San Diego
What is NLP?
The core of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), is encompassed in the NLP definition:
A study of excellence and a model of how individuals structure their experience.
Neuro Linguistic Programming was originated by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in the mid 1970’s. They modeled therapists and communication experts of the time like Dr Milton Erickson (renowned Hypnotherapist), Virginia Satir (renowned Family Therapist) and Fritz Perls (Founder of Gestalt Therapy). Their goal was to discover ‘excellence’ in their techniques; finding the differences that made the difference for the client. The outcome of these early studies were a series of tools and processes that enables quick and lasting resourceful change in clients.
NLP focuses upon the detail of how we communicate (externally and internally), how we process, store and recall this communication, and how we can change it to achieve the results and goals we want.
NLP in San Diego
The Presuppositions of NLP form a foundation and common understanding between the Coach and the Client to create the environment, expectation, and intention to achieve the desired outcomes.
NLP offers are a variety of tools and techniques, which are appropriate for all individuals involved with performance development, whether that be in ones personal development, business, sales, relationships, sports, and so on.
Neuro Linguistic Programming defined:
Neuro – Refers to the nervous system (including the brain) through which external experience is processed internally, stored and recalled for future use in the present and future. External experience reaches us through our five senses – sight, sounds, feel, smell and taste. NLP works by changing the way in which we store, recall and process remembered external experience – working on the Neurology, ‘how’ we do it, rather than psychology that focuses upon ‘why’ we do it.
Linguistic – Humans have developed large frontal lobes that enable us to process external communication and internal thoughts through language. Language plays a significant role in how we code the external experience. As the brain cannot process all the information coming in, we distort, generalize and delete information, leading to an Internal Representation of the event – Language plays a significant role in this processing, and how it affects our behavior and results.
Programming – Our behavior is not only determined by the stored memories, it is also significantly about the way we process this information – what thought strategies we use to make decisions, actions, etc. We run ‘programs’, or ‘sub-routines’, processing and comparing past experience with current events. NLP discovers and empowers these programs that we run in our neurological systems in order to achieve our goals.
Further NLP Definitions:
- An accelerated learning strategy for the detection and utilization of patterns in the world (John Grinder)
- A set of tools and methodologies to enable self empowerment
- How we use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes
- The study of the structure of the subjective experience and what can be calculated from that and is predicated upon the belief that all behavior has structure
- The study of excellence – absorbing how excellent people and organizations achieve brilliant results and then modeling that to replicate excellenceThe study of excellence – absorbing how excellent people and organizations achieve brilliant results and then modeling that to replicate excellenceAn attitude and a methodology, which leave behind a trail of techniques (Richard Bandler)
Presuppositions of NLP:
NLP also embraces certain Presuppositions that facilitate change and empowering attitudes of mind for life and achieving excellence;
- The map is not the territory.
- The meaning of your communication is the response you get.
- Individuals have all of the resources they need to achieve their desired outcomes.
- Every behavior is motivated by positive intention. People make the best choices they can with the resources they have available.
- Effective communicators accept and utilize all communication presented to them. Resistance is a sign of insufficient pacing.
- All outcomes are achievements: there is no failure, only feedback.
- The element in a system that has the most flexibility will be the catalyst of that system. (Law of Requisite Variety.)
- Respect each person’s model of the world.
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