What is NLP?
N Neurology The mind and how we think.
L Linguistics How we use language and how It affects us.
P Programming How we sequence our actions to achieve our goals.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy. It’s origins are
from two men, Richard Bandler (a psychologist) and John Grinder (a linguist) in the 1970s. The origins of NLP stemmed from the work of
psychologists Virginia Satir, Milton Erikson, Fritz Perls, Gregory Bateson, Alfred Korzybski, along with linguist Noam Chomsky and writer Carlos Castaneda.
NLP comprises of “Neuro,” which refers to neurological processes; “Linguistic,” refers to language and how it affects us; and
“Programming,” meaning behavioral patterns learned through experience. The core premise of NLP is that it “studies brilliance” and how outstanding individuals and organizations get their outstanding results. The premise is that the skills of exceptionally performing people can be modeled using NLP methodology and that those skills can be
acquired by anyone. Modelling is the key concept in NLP.
NLP studies how we structure our very subjective human experience; how we think about emotions; and how we think about out beliefs
and beliefs about what’s important (values). It looks at how we structure our internal world from our external experience and then give it
The methodologies and techniques of NLP can be used to treat problems such as depression, phobias, learning disorders, and behavioral
disorders, among many others.
All change is a journey from an undesirable present state to a desired state – your outcome.
Your desired outcome is “that something” that matters most to you. It is not a task. A task is something that moves you towards your desired outcome.
Your most significant progress towards your desired outcome often comes more from “not doing,” than from doing. This means, removing
elements from your life can often have a far more significant impact on your journey than adding in elements. For example, the pursuit of a healthy body. Often by removing the destructive elements of a person’s daily and weekly consumption will yield greater results
than adding in any additions to nutrition or exercise.
Niv Amir has studied NLP from one of Australia's best NLP masters Christopher Duncan!