All About NLP

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NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).


Richard Bandler and John Grinder-Founders of NLP

NLP was originated by Richard Bandler (whose background was in mathematics and gestalt therapy) and John Grinder (whose background was in linguistics)  for the purpose of making explicit models of human excellence. Their first work The Structure of Magic Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) identified the verbal and behavioral patterns of therapists Fritz Perls (the creator of gestalt therapy) and Virginia Satir (internationally renowned family therapist). Their next work Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Vol. I & II (1975, 1976) examined the verbal and behavioral patterns of Milton Erickson, founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and one of the most widely acknowledged and clinically successful psychiatrists of our times.

As a result of this earlier work, Grinder and Bandler formalized their modeling techniques and their own individual contributions under the name “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” to symbolize the relationship between the brain, language and the body.

Here is how Dr. Richard Bandler defines NLP:

Neuro-Linguistic Programming: “a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them” and “a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour.”

Benefits of NLP

  • Quickly identify and blast through the limitations that are holding you back in business and in life… Once you break through these, your business and personal life will never be the same again.
  • Get rid of unproductive stuff in life like
    • Anxiety, Fear, Lack of discipline
    • Bad memories from past, phobias (yes you read it right!) , bad habits (do you bite nails or lips??? Do you repeat what someone says before responding to him)
  • Generate new behaviors like being more confident, loving, respectful to yourself and others
  • Become more cofident, more relaxed
  • Start doing everything naturally what you set in new year resolutions and then forget before feb 1st.
  • Master your subconscious mind so that you can learn more quickly than traditional teaching methods could ever allow
  • Learn things about yourself that you didn’t know before
  • Master your own emotions so that you handle all eventualities easily
  • Gain that vital edge that makes you a far more effective and powerful communicator
  • Enhance your personal relationships
  • Develop instant confidence
  • Learn how to motivate yourself and others with ease
  • Learn to use language with greater precision and elegance so that you and others can get what you want
  • Think better, think more clearly and make better decisions

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Uses of NLP


  • As an aid by therapists who are doing other forms of therapy
  • As special therapy called – Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy

Behavior modeling of successful people in a particular field (and also your own successful behaviors in past)


  • NLP Meta-Model
  • Presuppositions

Other applications

  • Persuasion
  • Sales
  • Negotiation
  • Management training
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Team building
  • Public speaking

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