The Principles of NLP

Posted by on Jul 31, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction, NLP Singapore | 0 comments

The Principles of NLP

By M James

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a set of techniques which are used to have a positive effect on our behavior and communication. The following article explains the principles, and how these relate to the modern working environment.

Neuro Linguistic Programming consists of 4 operational principles:

NLP Principle 1 – Achievement Planning

The successful application of Neuro Linguistic Programming begins with first establishing what you want to achieve. It is only by doing this that you can successfully put in place a strategic NLP plan. This avoids wandering aimlessly and gives you a focus for your attentions and a strategy for achieving your goals and targets.

NLP Principle 2 – Target Awareness

Once you have an NLP plan in place, it is important to make sure that you are on track towards achieving it. Being aware of exactly where you are is vital in order to address your shortcomings and ensure that you do not stray from the established Neuro Linguistic Programming plan. In sensory terms, awareness relates to making sure that your actions elicit the correct response from your clients or co-workers. Reading people’s body language and facial expressions, for example will allow you to establish whether or not your words and actions have the desired effect on your subjects.

NLP Principle 3 – Behavioral Flexibility

In order to achieve your NLP goals, it is important that you have flexibility in your actions and have the ability to vary your behavior until you get the reaction that you want. It is clear that if what you are doing isn’t working, then you need to try something else, so you need to plan for all circumstances and eventualities.

NLP Principle 4 – Take Action

NLP is all about seizing the moment and making positive changes to ones behavior immediately. After all, the sooner you get started, the sooner you can enjoy the positive benefits of NLP within your organization.

Neuro Linguistic Programming can be used in all sorts of workplace environments. Those involved in sales can use NLP to encourage people to buy, or steer potential customers towards or away from a certain product. It can also be used when dealing with complicated situations or when handling difficult clients. NLP can also be used to help you achieve your career goals.

By thinking positive, and deciding what’s important to you, you can work towards reaching your targets.

Now you know more about NLP, how could it help your sales staff and other staff be more productive, and build rapports with customers?

See how NLP can help you sell more effectively, and find out about other Sales Training courses that will help to be a better sales person, at SalesTrainingIntl.com.

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Derren Brown NLP Video

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Video | 0 comments

In the following youtube video,  Derren Brown uses NLP to influence a person’s decision.

It showcases the power of NLP!

Watch the youtube video by clicking here (a new window will be opened).

Check out what they say about my NLP training and how NLP has helped them to acheive what they want!

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!

Cayden
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

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Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
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NLP Introduction

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction | 0 comments

NLP Introduction

The folllowing NLP article is a good introduction to NLP (Neurolingustic Programming). Basically, what NLP is a set of psychological tools increasingly used in many areas of life including business, therapy and personal development. In this article, it’ll explain what NLP is and why you’d want to use NLP.

Studies show that NLP skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop!

Cayden
Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
Your Journey to Success Starts with NLP Singapore Blog

http://www.nlpinsingapore.com

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Neurolingustic Programming (NLP) – A Brief Introduction

By Phil Mattingly

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a body of knowledge made up of two parts. The first is an attitude or philosophy, the second a set of tools and techniques created by that philosophy.

The simplest definition of the attitude is that ‘subjective human experience has a structure that can be usefully manipulated.’

What does that mean? Well, ‘subjective human experience’ refers to each human’s unique and personal experience of reality. For example, if three people are on board the same aircraft flying from London to New York, one might find the experience exciting, another very dull and the third terrifying. Even though each of them is doing roughly the same thing, they have their own unique and personal experience of it.

NLP takes the approach that this experience has a structure; it is not random but governed by rules and the law of cause and effect. If these rules are understood, then the experience can be usefully manipulated – turning fear into excitement for example.

Given this attitude, it is possible to experiment with the rules to see if a particular change in a person’s experience will produce a particular effect. Once you discover that changing one thing systematically changes another, you have a technique that can be repeated. This is the second part of NLP – all the techniques and tools that have been created by experimentation with the structure of subjective experience.

An example of NLP

To experience NLP for yourself, try the following experiment. Read the instructions first, memorise the steps and then try them out.

  1. Close your eyes and think about someone that you love. Notice what image comes to mind when you think of this person. Pay attention to the feelings this image evokes and be aware of how intense they are.
  2. Pretend that you can push this image away into the distance until it looks small and far away. Be aware of any change in the intensity of your feelings about it.
  3. Pretend that you can bring the image close to you and make it larger and brighter. Again, be aware of any change in the intensity of you feelings.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times and check whether they consistently produce the same result.

For many people who do this experiment pushing the picture further away decreases the intensity. Bringing it closer and making it larger is equally reliable in increasing the intensity of feeling. It does not matter if your experience is the same – each person’s experience is different – but you should at least notice that changes in the way you see the image consistently and predictably affect how you feel about it.

So, your subjective experience – the image of the person you love – has a structure (it’s size and distance from you) that can be usefully manipulated (varied to increase the intensity of pleasant feelings).

NLP Techniques

Since its beginnings in the 1970s, the attitude of NLP has been adopted by many people who have used it to conduct experiments. As a result, many techniques or patterns have been identified which predictably and usefully affect a person’s subjective experience.

For example, the fast phobia cure is an NLP technique which predictably and usefully reduces the fear a person experiences when exposed to something that frightens them. This could be anything from a spider to an enclosed space to the experience of driving on a busy road.

There are many such techniques and they can be broadly classified into two groups.

Personal techniques allow a person to affect some part of their own experience. For example, NLP can be used by presenters and performers to put themselves in a confident and energetic state before going on stage. Other personal NLP techniques can help a person be more effective in setting goals, thinking clearly, motivating themselves and much more.

Communication techniques allow a person to affect how they interact with others. NLP includes techniques for building rapport and trust with other people, for persuading them and for hypnotizing them.

A brief history of NLP

NLP was first developed in the 1970s by two men. John Grinder was a linguistics professor and Richard Bandler a computer scientist. Much of the development came from studies the two men made of successful people. They identified various patterns and structures that were present in the way these people behaved, thought and experienced the world. That process of studying or modelling formed much of the attitude of NLP, and the resulting patterns formed many of the techniques.

Among the first group of successful people studied were several outstanding therapists. These included Fritz Perls, the gestalt therapist, Virginia Satir, the family therapist and psychiatrist and hypnotist Dr.Milton Erickson. As such, many of the early NLP patterns had a significant therapeutic element and many of the early adopters of NLP were therapists.

Over time however the technology has advanced and is now increasingly popular with all kinds of people include salespeople, managers, trainers and those interested in self-development.

In Summary

NLP is both an attitude and a collection of techniques created by that attitude. It centers on that belief that subjective human experience has a structure that can be usefully manipulated. Experiments based on this belief have created many techniques. These allow a person to influence and affect themselves and others more effectively. From early beginnings in the 1970s, NLP has grown to be accepted and practiced worldwide.

You can learn much more about NLP by signing up to my regular newsletter – Phil Mattingly’s Brain Voodoo.

You can also visit a complete archive of my personal development articles.

Phil Mattingly specializes in coaching and training people to be happier by increasing their emotional intelligence. Using powerful and effective tools from a wide range of psychological disciplines, he helps people all over the world feel more content, happy and satisfied with their lives.

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Inspiration Story – Gambling Addict to a Businessman

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Inspirational Stories, NLP Certification, NLP Singapore, NLP Video | 1 comment

Inspiration Story – Gambling Addict to a Businessman

This story is close to my heart as the man in the video is currently attending our Roadmap to Success (NLP Certification) Programme. When his story was shared in our class, it was so touching and inspiring that it brought some other trainees to tears.

Watch the below youtube video.  It may take some time for loading it.

Ask yourself this question, are the beliefs that you are having now empowering enough to move you forward or are they limiting beliefs that are holding you back? Until the day that one really discover what he/she really want in life, the world will race past them day after day…….

Are you moving ahead in your career or relationship?

Studies show that NLP skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Creating the Results that You WANT using NLP…

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!


Cayden
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

——-
Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
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NLP Success Story – Cayden Chang

Posted by on Jul 23, 2009 in NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips | 1 comment

I’d like to share with you my own personal success story with NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming).

It’s good to wonder and it actually works because I have personally transformed myself from an academic underachiever to a top corporate high flyer to a business owner (doing what I love) with a national award called Lifelong Learner Award 2008 awarded to me by the Singapore Minister of Manpower (Mr Gan Kim Yong) and the award was authorized by WDA (Singapore Workforce Development Agency), SPRING Singapore, NTUC (National Trade Union Congress) and Mediacorp Singapore (see picture below).

I was also being featured on TODAY newspaper on 25th Nov 2008 (see below) as well as …….

….Singapore’s Radio Station 938 Live (see below):

I was a video game addict when I was in Junior College. I was so addicted to it that it costs me my future. I did so bad during my ‘A’ Levels examination that I have to re-sit for 3 times. I was branded an academic failure and my self-esteem was extremely low thinking that it’s got to do with my low IQ.

But my life changed when I first met with the revolutionary success technology called Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) when I was reading some books on the topic. By applying what I have learnt, I got into National University of Singapore (NUS). During that era, only 1 out of 10 Singaporeans can get into a local university. To think that life would be better after I got into NUS, it was not. It was a real test of my commitment and perseverance. Without any money to study, I had to work and study at the same time. With classes starting as early as 9am, it ended at 5pm on most days. I had to rush to my workplace by 7pm and work till 10:30pm daily. By the time I got home, it was already 11:30pm. There was hardly any time for my studies, rest, leisure or friends. Even worse, my father succumbed to heart failure a week before my 3rd year examination. It was so sudden and painful.

With the help from NLP, I was able to stay motivated, positive and managed my emotions while continuing to cope with the loss of my father, study and work at the same time. I subsequently graduated with 3 degrees – a Bachelor of Science (Merit) in Biology, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology and a Master of Science (e-Business) from the National University of Singapore.

My mum’s key wish was to see me make her proud by being the 1st university graduate in the family. I did just that when I had my Bachelor of Science degree. She was so proud of me that on our way back after graduation in a taxi, she was holding my mortar cap tightly in her arms with a gentle and warm smile on her face. But she did not get to see my second and degree graduation as she passed away later a year later with lung cancer. With the loss of my mum, I was able to manage my emotions, stay positive in life using the power of NLP.

Having been working in the corporate world for many years, I was consistently ranked in the top 5% where I manage millions of dollars of operation and more than two thousand over staffs. I have achieved this feat because I have used my knowledge of NLP and model after successful corporate high flyers.

I have also co-founded an award-winning educational board game (MOE Innergy award 2003) which was featured in Channel 8, Channel U, Kids Central and LianHeZaoBao. With a strong passion about learning and inspiring other to learn, I gave up my high paying job and set up my current training company. Using the knowledge that I have acquired, I created a success framework, combined it with the cutting edge of NLP and founded Mind Kinesis Management International LLP offering a series of NLP-based life-skill training programmes for adults and children.

I believe in living life above the line and my purpose in life is “To motivate and empower people to reach their destiny”. Have you found yours?

Let me share with you how by attending our Free NLP Workshop NOW!


Cayden
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award Winner 2008
Licensed NLP Trainer

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Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in Singapore
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