NLP – Neuro-Linguistic
NLP is a total approach
to discovering how we structure and experience our world. Our
brain and nervous system (Neuro), filters experiences and information
through our senses and forms patterns of responses. We then use
language to describe and make sense of our experience (Linguistic).
Instinctive responses that can then create patterns of thought
and behaviour that we repeat time and time again, become our Programming.
These responses can help or hinder us, and they can be changed.
NLP practitioners look
at how our attitude can affect our actions. Trying to understand
the structure of our behaviour and how to re-programme when it
is no longer useful to us. Our logical conscious mind can often
sift through our problems make sense of them and dismiss, delete
or process our thoughts. When a behaviour or thought pattern becomes
faulty, the unconscious mind can take over. This plays with our
memories and beliefs around a situation and creates stress within
the system. Processing the problem becomes harder and we may go
into denial and shelve it for a while, or it may keep coming up
and begin to create physical, mental and emotional health problems.
This is like clearing a garden of weeds, but not getting to the
roots. In time the weeds will grow again, but if you can go beneath,
untangle the roots and get rid of them, then the garden will become
NLP also uses a process
called Modelling, which can be applied to ourselves or others.
We can self-model to find out how excellently we can do something
and we can model others to find out how they are able to so what
NLP is a journey of
self-exploration and discovery of your tru potential. Some problems
we have are systematic and they limit us and our ability to live
a balances and healthy life. Without these limitations imagine
what you could grow in your garden.