What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and how can it help me?
What is NLP and how can it help me?
NLP, also known as Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a therapy which is based around the principles of how you think and how you communicate, with the overall aim of maximising your personal development and improving emotional and behavioural patterns which may be causing you difficulty.
How does NLP work?
NLP looks at new ways to challenge damaging emotional patterns and thoughts, which may be holding you back from leading a fulfilling life. Some of these ‘fears’ may be stored in the brain on a subconscious level, meaning that they cannot be properly addressed without some form of suitable treatment. NLP combats these subconscious issues, and looks at ways of encouraging personal development, in order to overcome any fears or limiting beliefs. ‘Neuro’ refers to the brain and how you think as an individual. ‘Linguistic’ refers to the way in which you communicate. NLP works by exploring the relationship between these two factors and looking at ways in which to improve your personal growth, based on these principles.
What are Limiting Beliefs?
Have you ever heard yourself say, ‘I can’t’ or ‘I am not.’ If so, then you have already encountered limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are thoughts or feelings which have the ability to hold you back from achieving personal and professional goals. They are part of a set of low self-esteem thoughts, which have the potential to prevent you from setting and achieving goals within your life. NLP can effectively combat these limiting beliefs, in order to promote and encourage your personal development.
What qualifications should an NLP practitioner have?
NLP Practitioners should have Foundation, Diploma and Practitioner level qualifications in NLP. These qualifications demonstrate that a practitioner has passed the relevant qualifications needed to practise NLP and offer it as a treatment.
Are there any common NLP myths or misconceptions?
NLP is not just limited to individuals. It is becoming a common form of coaching, for large organisations who want to maximise their potential. Organisations may employ an NLP practitioner to work with staff, in order to increase morale, exceed targets and generally promote positive changes and attitudes within the workplace. It is an effective tool for corporate businesses, as it helps get to the root of business problems and can be used to enhance the objectives and goals of a business which is suffering losses in profits or other areas.
What are the benefits of NLP?
NLP can help you to overcome a variety of obstacles, which may be obstructing your ability to succeed in certain areas of your life. Benefits that are associated with NLP, include;
Setting and achieving life goals
Hitting professional and corporate targets
Conquering fears ie; arachnophobia, heights, flying
Better personal and professional relationships.
These are just some of the many benefits which can be gained from NLP and the benefits will depend on the individual and what type of changes they are trying to make in their life.
Are there any side effects associated with NLP?
There are no known side effects of NLP, however, it is advisable to seek treatment with a trained practitioner, to ensure that you can enjoy the maximum benefits of the treatment and reap long terms rewards from it.
How effective is NLP?
NLP is now a widely accepted therapy and is used routinely by those who wish to succeed in certain aspects of their life, as well as to overcome any obstacles which may be making their life difficult. Many individuals have reported that their communication, thought processes an ability to achieve personal and professional goals, has improved dramatically after sessions of NLP. NLP is a widely used private treatment.