Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP was developed by two psychotherapists, Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Both Bandler and Grinder were students of Milton Erickson, MD, and NLP is, in essence, a formularisation of techniques which Erickson used in his hypnotherapy practice.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques allow people to work within a set formula to achieve such things as:
- emotional release (such as for dealing with phobias)
- new personal "images" of themselves
- freedom from limiting beliefs
and training in NLP can aid in:
- effective goal setting and strategies for achievement
- elegant and persuasive communication techniques
- enhanced ability to understand and "process" information while learning
On its own, NLP can be fairly stark in its application. We utilise NLP techniques when they are appropriate, however we remain true to the source of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which was borne out of the client-centred approach to helping people achieve their goals. This approach involves compassion for the client, and recognition that we are each of us individuals, and that a formularised approach will only be effective when the variables are acknowledged and utilised.
You can find out more about NLP practitioner training by visiting www.hypnostudies.com.au.