Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the physiology and psychology of behavioural excellence.
Human's possess cognitive abilities (knowing, perceiving, memory, judgement, reasoning) that are far more superior than other creatures. We have greater levels of neuronal activity (impulse/nerve) and plasticity (adapting with changes), and NLP not only utilizes it but also helps us to model excellence in communication and behaviour. It is based on the practical skills that are used, by all good communicators, to obtain excellence.
These skills are invaluable for personal and professional development and can be used to...
Empower your children and help them develop self-esteem
Become a skillful life coach, empowering leader, effective therapist
Sell products or services effectively
Grow your business or develop your managerial abilities
Help people overcome fears and phobias
Improve your results as an educator
Contribute to your community
Improve your game of golf, sailing, basketball, etc.
... and much much more.
Basically, it’s the study of:
NEURO ~ It’s all about how we think and use our minds…
LINGUISTIC ~ How we use the language in conjunction with what we think…
PROGRAMMING ~ The actions that we take in order to achieve our desired outcomes.
But the question is “WHY” learn NLP?
How is it going to help You?
Some key applications of NLP…
You want more self-confidence:
What is self-confidence? It’s all about knowing and learning to like yourself; and NLP shows you how to feel comfortable from within.
Learning to have confident states in any situation will banish inner unease, and will transform your state, in an instant. NLP empowers you to give yourself confidence when you need it. As a parent or a teacher you can empower your children or students and help them develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Many people use these valuable tools to help them become excellent public speakers.
You want to have better relationships:
Understanding how your own mind works and how people develop different personalities, values and beliefs allows you to connect on a deeper level with others. NLP helps you discover instantly how to communicate in a way that will lead to people liking you.
Let’s learn NLP because You now know you want to be become more effective and an influential communicator, and feel more in charge of your thoughts and moods!
You want to improve your Sports Performance
The mental attitude of a professional or an amateur sports person can produce either wins or losses. NLP helps create that winning mental attitude. An inner belief achieved with mental practice of winning Visual, auditory(what you hear) and kinaesthetic(how you feel) shot or putt, gives the athlete, sports person an edge over his/her competitors.
You want to earn more money, promotions and bonuses:
You will learn how to become excellent at whatever you do, including how to recognize the different buying strategies people apply when buying from shoes, clothes, and houses, cars etc. NLP will give you tools and processes to get people to like you and they will be more likely to buy from you, listen to you and take your advice.
It also enables you to become excellent negotiator at whatever you put your mind to. This may help you have promotions and bonuses!
You want to sell with authenticity and Honesty
Any good salesperson selling for a number of years knows that selling is all about building relationships, repeat business and recommendations. NLP helps you to improve your relationship with your client / customer by creating genuine rapport, validating and identifying their values and needs and then matching it with the products or services.
You want to help other people have empowered life:
This is especially helpful for those of you who become Teachers, Therapists, Counsellors, sports coaches or life coaches.
You can coach or teach in a way that gets the best out of your students, children, players, or clients. You will understand how to appeal to their preferred learning style.
As a therapists or counsellors you will discover many techniques that show you how to help people to transform their thinking, release negative emotions and recover from short and long term physical and mental challenges.
Where do you begin?
NLP helps is many areas of life whether your want to grow personally or overcome your own obstacles OR if you want to develop on a professional level and offer your clients more. It's possible to learn NLP as an enhancement in your own life or to get certified in this approach. If you would like to learn more about NLP, please connect with me to discuss the right option for you or check out our NLP Workshops and Trainings or Personal Breakthrough pages to learn more about those opportunities.
The pioneers of NLP
Richard Bandler and John Grinder studied Virginia Satire’s approach to family therapy and Milton Erickson’s techniques. NLP grew out of the study of effective therapy and is the ideal compliment to just about any coaching or therapeutic approach.
Pushpa Bansal specializes in MER ® Breakthroughs (Mental and Emotional Release) through NLP. This is most effective way of assisting people in a way that enables them to find their own solutions. She also hosts a group coaching program, as well as workshops and trainings in NLP in Southern Ontario.