Just What Is NLP?

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Brief History Of NLP

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) began as the work of John Grinder and Richard Bandler during research done at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Working under the direction of social scientist, anthropologists, and linguists.

The aim of the research was to study the methods of the world’s most effective therapists.  By “effective,” they aimed to study therapist who demonstrated quantitatively and qualitatively the most success at helping clients actually transform their behaviors.  To that point, it was the conviction of Grinder and Bandler that the primary aim was helping clients understand the root of their particular problem.

Therapist studied included Virginia Satir (pioneer in the area of Family Therapy), Fritz Pearl (who coined the phrase Gestalt therapy) , and Milton Erickson (Hypnosis)

These individuals were studied  for the purpose of discovering their unique approaches, language patterns, gestures, vocal tones, word usage, and facial expressionsin order to discover a common blueprint that could be transported into other setting.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. 

The term neuro refers to the mind (the nervous system).  Particularly, it refers to the methods in which human being process life experiences (visual, auditory, kinesthetic/touch, olfactory/smell; and gustatory/taste.

Linguistic refers to all verbal and nonverbal communication systems  through which neurology is classified and given meaning.  These classification meanings are, unsurprisingly:  pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, tastes, and words (how we talk to ourselves).

Programming is a term brought to the table in reflection upon computer technology.  NLP contends that people utilize mental and emotional “programs” (self-communication) is order to make sense out of life.  Often the programming (like that of a PC) can be corrupted by bad experiences.  Conversely, the programs can be alter, fixed, repaired, and/or replaced.  In other words, people can be reprogrammed.

Grinder and Bandler believed that the success of the therapist they studied was just at this point.  Satir, Pearls, and Erickson did not try to help clients understand their throughts/feelings/and behaviors.  Rather they aimed toward and successfully reprogrammed their clients into healthier behaviors.

NLP strategies aimed at modifying or changing people’s behavior has found its way into other social sciences.  These included law enforcement, medicine, marketing and sales.  Most every political campaign also includes NLP experts who seek to help candidates with everything from vocal tones, facial expressions, posture, and word selection, in order to modify the electorate.

NLP strategies are often employed by life coaches to help clients better create the life they dream about.

Useful resources below…

The Ultimate NLP Guide – How To Use Neuro Linguistic Programming To Change Your Life (Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP Guide, NLP Books, NLP Techniques, NLP Coaching, John Grinder, Richard Bandler)
by: John Rogers
published: 2013-10-10
ASIN: B00FT663R4
sales rank: 55564

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If you want to change yourself or change others through NLP, then this book is for you. It will provide you with many basics and advanced strategies that will help you start using NLP today!

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  • What is NLP?
  • The First Pillar of NLP: Rapport
  • The Second Pillar of NLP: Sensory Acuity
  • The Third Pillar of NLP: Outcomes Thinking
  • Afterthoughts
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– Greg Ofton

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– Lisa Ronning

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Coaching with NLP: How to be a Master Coach
by: Joseph O’Connor
publisher: Element, published: 2004-07
ASIN: 0007151225
EAN: 9780007151226
sales rank: 258145
price: $15.00 (new), $14.51 (used)

A practical guide to using NLP in business and life coaching from bestselling NLP expert Joseph O’Connor. This book is suitable for both established coaches and for those who are being coached.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the psychology of excellence. It is based on the practical skills that are used by all good communicators to obtain excellent results. These skills are invaluable for personal and professional development.

NLP provides most, if not all, of the skills necessary to become a full time coach or a manager who coaches. This book will help all those looking to have any level of involvement in coaching either as a coach or as the recipient of coaching. NLP enables the coaching process to be faster with fewer meetings, a great benefit in today’s time-pressured industries.

This book is one of the first to combine business and life coaching with NLP. It provides guidelines and skills for an improved all-round performance as a coach, along with the skills necessary to look after, organize and coach yourself. It provides a comprehensive guide to coaching that will meet the needs of all, no matter what their involvement in coaching.


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