NLP is a grassroots personal and professional development movement that began in the early 1970’s. Led by led by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, NLP founders set out to discover a new way of approaching how the mind works. The NLP models that resulted constitute a singular contribution to the field of psychology and personal development.
For example, to solve problems, NLP students didn’t study those who had the problems to learn about what went wrong. They studied those who used to have the problems and had since resolved them.
With a unique process called modeling, NLP-ers systematically deconstructed the mental and behavioral strategies that lead to success and taught those strategies to those in need. A new paradigm was born!
During the last 45 years, NLP has made its way (often without credit) into many emerging psychologies, including cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, hypnotherapy, addictions therapies, solution-focused models and more.
Beyond therapeutic applications, NLP has infiltrated the world of business and leadership, sports psychology, life coaching, and beyond.
NLP can has proven helpful with issues related to: emotional health, goal-setting, interpersonal communication, team-building, problem-solving, and other areas of personal and professional growth.
Online learning/NLP training via Skype:
In-person NLP training:
NLP Institute of California
What To Expect
NLP is a solution-focused approach to personal development. Classical NLP practitioners begin by focusing on goals or desired outcomes, as opposed to problems. Only after establishing well-formed coaching or therapeutic outcomes do practitioners begin to help you identify the obstacles that stand in your way.
When you meet with an NLP practitioner, you can expect:
- To get clear on your goals
- To identify the obstacles that stand in your way
- To access positive resources that you already possess to help you overcome obstacles
- To discover and develop new and additional mental, emotional and interpersonal skills
- To create a clear action plan toward your goal.
During NLP sessions, you’ll learn a variety of skills that include: non-verbal communication, mind management, emotional self-control, interpersonal relationship dynamics, reframing, linguistic re-patterning and a variety of other skills.
Recommended NLP Books
NLP: The New Technology of Achievement