Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a highly effective methodology based on the concept that all behaviour has an underlying structure and that this structure can be modeled, learned, and changed. It is a technique that effectively influences thinking processes and behaviors, allowing clients to fully develop their abilities and potential. Since NLP deals with the "how," it is clearly future-oriented; it focuses on finding solutions rather than analyzing the past and concentrating on the "why."
NLP is a range of techniques for triggering personal and professional growth, reorientation, and lasting change. While it is not based on any philosophical, religious or spiritual ideas, it helps clients gain surprisingly fast results in a practical and clear way. NLP’s success is due to the fact that its approach is based on the way the mind works and functions. It's often called "the owner’s manual for the brain".
NLP techniques have been used for 30 years, and have accomplished impressive results in the areas of personal development, consulting, therapy, sports, management, and politics. The name NLP refers to the dynamic melding of neurological, linguistic, and cognitive programming.
Neuro - refers to the idea that human behavior is based on the neurological processes of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting. We all experience our environment through the five senses which filter incoming information according to our previous experiences and thinking patterns. We assign meaning to this information based on our own personal history.
Linguistic - refers to the human ability to communicate with ourselves and others using verbal and nonverbal language. Language allows thoughts and experiences to be structured, expressed, and remembered.
Programming - refers to the processes related to thinking, learning, feeling, and changing. As human beings with a brain, we do not have to stick to behaviors we once learned. With the right model and support, these processes can be changed and adapted to fit our current needs.