Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of rapid change techniques originally developed in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. There are quite a few ways to describe this collection of techniques, and one I feel best describes it is: the study of excellence.
NLP uses the relationship between neurological processes, verbal and non-verbal language, and behavior learned through experience to generate techniques that are extraordinarily effective -- and fast! -- in getting the results you want to have in your life.
Bandler and Grinder studied the internal processes of three expert communicators who got remarkable results, results that were considered “magical” by others in their field: innovative psychotherapist Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), and Milton Erickson, often called the “father of modern hypnotherapy.”
Among these processes were found certain traits and presuppositions that were learned and codified so that they could be taught -- “modelled” in NLP terms -- which were gathered together to create a collection of methods for expert communication with others, and also for communicating with the unconscious mind -- in other words, for getting our conscious and our unconscious working together to get us the results we want, quickly and easily.
Along with hypnotherapy, TIME Techniques, and other modalities, we can use NLP to get you huge results in the areas of your life that you’d most like them: