Videos – What is NLP?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction, NLP Singapore, NLP Video | 0 comments

What is NLP?

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What is NLP? by Richard Bandler

What is NLP? by John Grinder

The 2 co-founders of NLP (Richard Bandler & John Grinder) talks about what NLP is. If I may summarised for you, Richard Bandler in his video defines “NLP is the study of the Structure of Subjectivity” whereas John Grinder defines “NLP is the Modelling of Excellence”. You might be confused especially when you watch John Grinder’s video which is why you can’t learn NLP just by reading books, listening to audio CDs or learning online.

Let me share with you how NLP has already influenced you without you knowing in your daily life. If you drive along the road and you see red traffic light, may I ask what will you do? You will definitely say “Stop”.

The question is “Who told you to stop?”. Answers that I get from my participants range from the law, the driving centre, traffic police, etc.

All the answers are correct. The driver has been trained to stop when they see red light. In NLP perspective, the information you see (ie. red light) goes through one of your 5 senses (ie. Visual) which is the “NEURO’ of Neuro-linguistic Programming since information is communicated via our nervous system.

When the information goes into our mind, we unconsciously label our experience as “Stop” which is the “LINGUISTIC” of Neuro-linguistic Programming. Our right leg then automatically step on the brakes because it has already been conditioned or “PROGRAMMED” to do so.

If you can programme your mind to step on the brake, brush your teeth, eat your breakfast or even do a Banji Jump. You already have the ability to programme your mind to be constantly motivated such that you can make more money, excel in your career, gain confidence, improve your relationship, etc. It’s a matter of HOW!

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…

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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…

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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.

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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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What is NLP?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2009 in NLP 101, NLP Singapore | 0 comments

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, in which I would call it a psychology of excellence and a technology of achievement

It was founded by Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder in the 1970s. It is a powerful tool that encompasses the 3 most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology (ie. Neuro), language (ie. Linguistic) and programming.

The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, our mind and how we think and behave which stems from our 5 senses.

Language in this case means verbal and other non-verbal communication systems through which our perceptions are coded, ordered and given meaning. It also meant how we use such languages to order our thoughts and to communicate with others.

Our programming determines how we organized our ideas and actions to achieve our results and the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming).

NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is about wisdom and vision.

NLP is a revolutionary proven technology for achievement and communication. It uses your nervous system (Neuro) and your language (Linguistic) to program (Programming) yourself and others to achieve the results that you want.

The creators of NLP (Richard Bandler and John Grinder) began in the early 1970’s by modeling extraordinary achievers in the field of psychotherapy. They then developed a structure of tools and skills that enabled anyone to model achievers in other fields and identified common structures behind their excellence. Since then, the modeling technology of NLP has been applied to many areas of human endeavors with great success.

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!


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