Is It Possible To Reprogram Your Brain With NLP?

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Can reprogramming the brain change our behavior?

In our last blog post, we explored a brief history of NLP (neuro linguistic programming).  NLP started as a research product conducted by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in the 1960s and 1970’s under the direction of  social scientist, anthropologists, and linguists at the University of California, Santa Cruz.   They studied the most successful therapists in the world – those who demonstrated the ability to actually help their clients transform unhealthy behaviors.

Coming out of this research has been a growing combination of techniques or strategies using Linguistics, Semantics, Hypnosis, Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.

Grinder and Bandler discovered that the events of people’s lives accumulate in their subconscious mind through the various ways that people interpreted those experiences via their senses:  visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, olfactory and gustatory (site, hearing, touch, smell, and taste).  These experiences and their interpretations determine we represent the world to ourselves and to others.

Grinder and Bandler’s ground-breaking research revealed the that subconscious mind categorizes, generalizes, interprets and filters the input information related to these events.  In other words, it creates our MAP of how we see world.  It is also believed that all this input also creates changes in our physiology – changes that are actually stored in our physiology (think of the term “muscle memory” as an example of what I am saying  These changes in our subconscious mind and physiology leads to our behaviors and reactions to current and future life situations.

But what if we could alter how we interpreted the experiences in our lives, way down at the subconscious level and physiological level?  Might it be possible to alter (reprogram) our minds and bodies as we react to certain circumstances in our lives?  Might it even be possible to change how we perceived the memories of past experiences, thereby changing our behavioral responses to life events?

NLP argues that such reprogramming is possible and probable.  Using the strategies listed earlier in this article (Linguistics, Semantics, Hypnosis, Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology) techniques can be employed to actually reprogram the mind.

In future blog posts we will explore some of the results of Grinder, Bandler, and other NLP researches and practitioners. We will also introduce you to some of the techniques that you can actually engage in your own life to reprogram your brain and improve your life.


Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming
by: Richard Bandler
publisher: Real People Press, published: 1979-06
ASIN: 0911226192
EAN: 9780911226195
sales rank: 30975
price: $52.46 (new), $12.99 (used)

NLP is an explicit and powerful model of human experience and communication. Using the principles of NLP it is possible to describe any human activity in a detailed way that allows you to make many deep and lasting changes quickly and easily.
A few specific examples of things you can learn to accomplish are: (1) cure phobias and other unpleasant feeling responses in less than an our, (@0 help children and adults with “learning disabilities” (spelling and reading problems, etc.) overcome these limitations, often in less than an hour, (3) eliminate most unwanted habits – smoking, drinking, over-eating, insomnia, etc., in a few sessions, (4) make changes in the interactions of couples, families and organizations so that they function in ways that are more satisfying and productive, (5) cure many physical problems – not only most of those recognized as “psychosomatic” but also some that are not – in a few sessions.
Actually, NLP can do much more than the kinds of remedial work mentioned above. The same principles can be used to study people who are unusually talented in any way, in order to determine the structure of that talent. That structure can then be quickly taught to others to give them the foundation for that same ability. This kind of intervention results in generative change, in which people learn to generate and create new talents and behaviors for themselves and others. A side effect of such generative change is that many of the problem behaviors that would otherwise have been targets for remedial change simply disappear.
We are on the threshold of a quantum jump in human experience and capability.

4 Responses to “Is It Possible To Reprogram Your Brain With NLP?”

  1. […] BANDLER, co-creator and developer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is arguably the world’s most influential contributor to the field of self-development and […]

  2. melinda myers says:

    This is amazing, I myself have been working on different ways to reprogram my brain, in less than 1 week of imagining and walking mentAlly through painting a picture, imagining every single stroke of the brush I am now able to paint the pictures beautifully without any form o f training

  3. francesca says:

    Thank you very much and looking forward for more informative articles in the future. Bookmarked!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Amazing Insight. Will definitely be back for more! NLP can definitely go a long way in removing negative emotions which in turn has a positive effect on our overall health.

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