NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and has been a huge part of the personal and professional development stage.
In a nutshell it is the methods and techniques applied and / or taught by professional NLP Practitioners and Trainers to others, in order that they can enhance their own brain behaviour.
In essence the neuro part of the phrase relates to the brain itself as the word 'neuro' means neurons / nervous system.
The language part of how we communicate with ourselves internally, how we communicate with others externally and all forms of communication including body language and state.
The way we program ourselves for success, alter negative programs such as limiting beliefs or bad habits and how we improve ourselves and enhance life.
There are so many working models, techniques and strategies that come under the umbrella of NLP but here's a few:
NLP is a powerful adjunct to any therapeutic session but also as a Coaching tool.
At Enhanced Life Practice, we incorporate NLP in your session and are highly trained and experienced.
NLP offers many advantages as both a philosophy of mind, awareness of how we as humans function and specific techniques that come in to play depending on your needs.
Without diving into a training session, here's some of the ways NLP helps your Practitioner evaluate you right from your first meeting.
Your NLP Practitioner, depending on their skill level and experience - we have 20 years as NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners and Leah is a full NLP Trainer - will be keeping in mind an awareness of the language you use when you explain your current circumstances, the perceived problem and the desired outcome.
Language is a reflection of our current beliefs and commitment level regarding the 'goals' we set for ourselves.
For example when using words such as 'need' or 'should', in context with a goal, it hasn't yet become a goal and your Practitioner will know this from listening carefully.
Also whilst listening, your practitioner will have an awareness of your tonality in using specific words and how you frame your sentences. Listening is a very important part of every session and NLP training helps define specifically what to listen for.
Your NLP Practitioner will be watching your body language and your posture. This too is a form of communication and something that we ourselves are less aware of.
And ... something you may already have heard of - is your eye accessing cue a suggestion of something useful or not?
Eye accessing cues are only useful as part of being aware of everything else you are talking about in the context of the session.
There are some techniques in NLP where recognising the area you focus on, relates to the experience you have about the topic.
For example, if you use a lot of emotion access cues when speaking about a topic, your Practitioner will make a mental note or if useful, reflect this to you.
There are too many techniques under the umbrella of NLP to dive into in one page so there'll be additional posts with more specific examples added to this new site in the coming weeks.
For now though, NLP offers a multitude of techniques that can help the Practitioner provide you with a skill set to take away such as State Management, Anchoring, Rapport and so on.
Other techniques include Phobia Cures, Dissolving Anxiety, Retraining the Brain, Developing Success Strategies, Timeline Travel to embed new behaviours in the time and place they are needed and much more.
You will enjoy many benefits when you arrange a consultation, which is totally free and includes the benefit of a free hypnosis recording to download today.
Meet Leah now and get to know how she works, what her experiences are and how she can help you to begin enhancing your life - today!
As Trainers in NLP We Have Many Years of Evidence Based Practice
"A a professional in the field of mental health, to discover how these techniques can and have changed my own life, has boosted my desire to train in the area myself. I have changed the way I speak to my clients, my family and even my colleagues. I will never go back to 'unconscious' communications and value every session we have!"
John F. (Psy.D)