What is NLP in simplest terms?

In simplest terms

  • NLP is collection of personal development tools.
  • And it also has tools for effective communication. These tools help you communicate more effectively with others as well as with yourself.
  • NLP was found as a result of modeling excellent behavior of some of the excellent people in various professions

Keep reading for more details.

What does NLP stand for?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

It has three parts.

The first part is Neuro. This part refers to our brain and nervous system. They can be jointly called neurology as well. Neurology enables us to experience the world. For example – enjoying lovely sceneries, melodious music etc. Everyone has different acuity levels for five senses. Hence no two people experience the world in same way.

Second part is “Linguistic“. This in simple words refers to “Communication”. The communication means verbal/non-verbal communication. This includes communicating with others as well as with ourselves.

The neurology of a person affects his communication.

A person who is feeling happy, will tend to use more positive words than a person who is sad. So the neurology affects our language.

And the reverse is also true. That is, the language also affects the neurology. For example by intentionally using motivating words one can get into highly energetic state. This is how many motivational programs work.

Third part of NLP is “Programming”. This refers to our habits and behaviors. Our neurology and language determines our programming in our life. A happy person will use positive language and together this combination will result in a pleasant behavior towards others.

How can I benefit from learning NLP?

Depending upon your goal, NLP can help you in many ways. In the simplest of way it can help you manage your state, reduce stress levels and achieve peak performance in your personal and professional lives.

If you want to go even deeper or higher as you may wish to call this level,  NLP can help you learn more about yourself. Further it can help you connect to your higher purpose and align your life to according to it.

What are some of the ways in which NLP can help me?

NLP can help you in many ways, for example

  • Managing your state
  • Stress Management
  • Moving towards happiness
  • Resolving past
  • More effective Goal Setting
  • Getting into resourceful states in a matter of seconds
  • Connecting to your higher purpose
  • Aligning your life with your higher purpose
  • Healing your life
  • Managing relationships more effectively

Is there any age limit for learning NLP?

No. There is no age limit for learning NLP. As long as someone is able to understand and follow instructions in the medium of instruction, they can learn NLP.

With which organization are your trainings accredited?

Our Practitioner and Master Practitioner Trainings are accredited to NFNLP. All other trainings are our in-house trainings.

What are the benefits of accredited trainings?

First benefit is that accredited trainings adhere to standards. Second benefit is that, if the network of an accrediting organization is huge, then you can attend different levels from different trainers and proceed on your NLP journey.

Does it make sense to go for accredited trainings?

This depends upon your goal. If you want to learn NLP then you must go for a good trainer rather than the stamps on certificates. However there may be genuine need in some of the cases for getting certified from accredited bodies also. In NLP industry, we have seen trainers at both ends. On one hand, there are many lone wolf trainers who are excellent in NLP and seamless transfer of the knowledge. On the other hand we have bunch of trainers who are just selling the certificates. And majority lies in the middle of these two extremes.

How are your trainings unique? Or why should I go with you?

Our trainings are unique due to two reasons:

First, all our trainings are conducted by Naresh Kumar himself. Naresh is practicing in two modalities – Hypnotherapy and Coaching. NLP is derived from Hypnosis and most of the use of NLP is in Coaching.

In industry most of the trainers are none of above. They are just trainers. The second highest number is of NLP trainers who are coaches. The third minority is the Trainers who are Coaches and know a bit of Hypnosis. And the smallest minority is the Trainers who are practicing Hypnotherapists and Coaches.

You may think, why does it matter? And the answer is Hypnotherapy is far more challenging and complex than coaching and training. As an Hypnotherapist, if one has to use NLP techniques, he has to be able to use it in multiple of ways and with great precision. There is no chance of error.

A coach can get away with wrong NLP techniques. A trainer can certainly get away with almost 100% of wrong NLP techniques. But an Hypnotherapist, cannot get away with even a single wrong technique. Also, an Hypnotherapist has to be able to use the same technique in N number of ways, depending upon the situation.

Other reason is that most of the key NLP techniques were derived from Hypnosis.

Hence it is a privilege to learn NLP from a Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist.

The second reason is that, we simplify NLP to the level that even a 10 year old can understand it. We use NLP to teach NLP. Most of our trainings are attended by people who are already established NLP coaches and want to learn the correct ways of doing the NLP techniques.

How do I select a good NLP trainer?

Selecting a good NLP Trainer is the most important thing in your NLP journey. A good trainer can take your NLP to whole new level. And a bad trainer can infuse wrong techniques which often times is difficult to wipe out. The biggest culprits are the trainers who are very good trainers but with wrong NLP concepts. Since they are good trainers, they teach teach techniques in exceptionally good way. But since the techniques are wrong, people end up becoming exceptionally good at wrong techniques.  

Find out a trainer who is a good trainer as well as who has strong NLP skills. Your ideal trainer should be someone whom you can trust. A person who is at higher vibration than yourself and preferably other NLP Trainers in the market as well. This is the person you will need for at least one year after completing the course. You will need his help to clarify many points when you apply the learnings from the training on yourself or others. His approachability is more important than the certification.