All techniques used have the basis in one of 3 areas:
NLP is a concept which guides the user towards success that leaves behind a trail of techniques that can be utilised.
In NeuroLinguistic Programming it is however more than a trale of techniques, it is an attitude and a methodology of modelling and continual improvement and experimentation in order to achieve a desired result.
There is no one thing which defines NLP, as it is an eclectic mix of thoughts and ideas and techniques drawn from a wide range of psychological disciplines and taking inspiration and research from people such as Robert Dilts, Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls, Richard Bandler, Jonathan Grinder, Carl Jung, Deepak Chopra and many more…
Our unconscious minds are REALLY good at getting what we want, so we better be really clear about what we want. For example a person may be focusing on NOT BEING POOR, so the focus is on poverty… and guess what they get? Poverty.
The change in mind set to focus on WEALTH instead of POVERTY is a subtle one yet a powerful change to make. The techniques used help us to identify the thought patterns and interupt them, remove them and install new (more helpful )ones.
NLP deals with the internal filters that we all use to make sense of the world, the way we store memories, the way we talk to ourselves, the way we’ve been programmed to run over the years. By understanding how these filters affect our state, physiology and internal representation of the world it allows us to change behaviours really effectively.
Yes, is the simple answer. People are often concerned that others will manipulate them with NLP, so let’s consider this. Would it be good to manipulate a person’s mind so that they:
The ‘linguistics’ part of Neuro Linguistic Programming allows us to delve deep in to a problem really effectively, think of a problem you have, e.g. ‘I don’t feel like a success, or I don’t feel valued and do this exercise now…
This may not solve your problem right away, although some have great experiences where it can go just by listening to this.