NLP - NeuroLinguistic Programming

NLP was originated by John Grinder, a linguist, and Richard Bandler, a mathematician and gestalt therapist. Their objective was to create explicit models of human excellence. Their first work The Structure of Magic Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) identified the verbal and behavioral patterns of therapists Fritz Perls, the creator of gestalt therapy, and Virigina Satir, internationally renowned family therapist. Their next work Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton Erickson M.D. Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) analyzed the verbal and behavioral patterns of Milton Erickson, the founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and one of the most widely acknowledged and successful psychiatrists of our times.

 

What does this mean for me?

 

It means you have an alternative to medication, also commonly called drugs, to treat issues you think are impossible to treat otherwise today. It means that you can regain control of your life.

 

What is the underlying ideology of NLP?

 

The main postulates, commonly accepted and shared by NLP practitioners, are:

  • We are communicating, EVEN IN SILENCE; NLP is based on communication

  • The meaning of the interaction we call communication is the RESPONSE that you get

  • People respond to THEIR PERCEPTION OF REALITY, not to an objective reality

  • The component/element/person that displays THE MOST FLEXIBILITY IS IN MOST CONTROL

  • People will always make the BEST DECISION BASED ON the information and CHOICES THEY HAVE

  • Every behavior has SOME USE SOMEWHERE

  • The STRUCTURE of our experience IS CHUNKED

  • People ALREADY POSSESS most of what they need (resources) to effect change

  • There is NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE; it is all feedback

  • IF WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NOT WORKING, DO SOMETHING ELSE.

 

If, after reading this, you think NLP may be a viable mode for you to address challenges in your life, seriously consider a session. It lasts one hour and costs $150.

Copyright © 2015 Christelle Martinette

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