How are you getting on? I am enjoying checking in with you every week and getting feedback. I have had a great week as we started our blended online NLP Practitioner last weekend on zoom, and it went really well. One thing about this lockdown period is that we have had the space to tackle projects we have been talking about for ages. So, expect lots more online opportunities from us! The blended format involves learning in bite-size chunks of NLP where you get a manual, voiceover slides and then a live session on zoom with an evaluation. We are also planning a 2-day face to face to practice everything once the world opens up again. What is brilliant is that we have students not only from the UK but also from Spain and the Nordics. We will be running our second cohort later this year so let us know if you are interested in joining us and would like to know more.
I have been asked how NLP can help you to develop not only yourself but others too. I have used NLP in my work and my life every day since I took my Practitioner in 1997! So, I thought I would spend the next few blogs explaining what it is all about and giving you some experiences of NLP.
In the early 1970s, a linguist, John Grinder, and a mathematician, Richard Bandler, studied individuals who were excellent communicators and technicians of personal change. The question they asked was, ‘What is the difference between somebody who is merely competent and somebody who excels at the same skill?’ The answers produced NLP: The Science of Excellence…The Art of Change.
They observed many world-class performers, including famous psychotherapists, and discovered the beliefs, mindset and strategies which delivered their success. They explored both personal and professional change work to discover tools and techniques that deliver fast and sustainable results. As a result, they formalised their change techniques under the name ‘Neuro-Linguistic Programming’, known as NLP, to symbolise the relationship between the brain, language and the body with the results that can be achieved. Because of these modelling techniques, NLP is often described as a kind of reverse engineering. Unlike other approaches that tell you what you need to do, NLP is a how-to technology. It tells and shows you how to be what you want to be, have what you want to have and do what you want to do. An intoxicating combination. This means it is possible to have the personal success you want right now. For most people things happen and they react. NLP offers a better way. It gives you tools to react differently by choice, to be more aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. You are then ready to take responsibility for your results in all areas of your life.
NLP provides a set of tools and techniques to help you deal with unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour. Although there are many techniques in NLP, you can make amazing changes by using just one technique. I will share some with you over the next few blogs.
Have a rewarding week.
Lindsey Agness and Team NLP x
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