NLP is the practice of understanding how people organize their thinking, feeling, language and behavior to turn out the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field. NLP is also used for individual development and for success in business
A key component of NLP is that we shape our one of a kind inside mental maps of the world as a result of the way we channel and see data consumed through our five faculties from our general surroundings
Each individual has established their own exclusive mental filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being absorbed through the senses. Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as result of the neurological filtering process. The first mental map is called ‘First Access’ in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
We then assign personal meaning to the information being received from the world outside. We form our second mental map by transmission language to the internal images, sounds and feelings, tastes and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. The second mental map is called the Linguistic Map
The behavioral response that occurs as a result of neurological filtering processes and succeeding linguistic map.
Dr. Richard Bandler invented the term “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” in the 1970s when an Associate Professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz, John Grinder, teamed up with an undergraduate Richard Bandler. Both men had a fascination with human excellence which charted a path for them to model behavioral patterns of selected geniuses.
In 1975 Grinder and Bandler presented the first two NLP models to the world in the volumes “Structure of Magic I and II.” The volumes published by the respected publishing house “Science and Behaviour Books inc” put NLP on the map and interest in the new field of NLP spread quickly. People in fields related to communication, behavior, and change sought to learn how they too could get amazing results when doing change work. Grinder and Bandler willingly offered training courses in the application of their models. The training courses Bandler and Grinder conducted – proved that the NLP models were transferable to others, meaning the learners could use the NLP models successfully in their own work.
NLP Modelling, NLP Training, NLP Application
So where NLP begins its life as a means of modelling excellence, training courses soon became a very active part of the NLP adventure, followed by NLP application where NLP trained people to apply their NLP tools for commercial and personal advantage.
- Coding patterns of genius
- The patterns of any genius can be replicated through modelling
- The training of NLP patterning
- NLP Practitioner
- NLP Advanced Tools
- NLP Master Practitioner
- NLP Trainers Certification
- Change work
So what started out with a wanton curiosity as to how geniuses performed their magic has now grown into an international field of NLP Trainers, Practitioners, and people excelling as a result of applying Neuro-Linguistic Programming in their professions and personal lives.
NLP now features in over 1000 educational books on subjects ranging from specialist NLP matters, psychology, sales, negotiation, management, parenting and accelerated learning. There are thousands of NLP public seminars worldwide, training over 20,000 people each year around the globe hosted by specialist NLP Trainers.
The majority of quality business seminars will now include aspects of NLP, which equates to a figure of tens of thousands of people learning how to use NLP, and that figure is growing every year.