NLP is a science of perfection.
NLP is a collection of techniques and therapies, which allow for the quick achievement of desired change.
NLP gives results in a maximum of 6 sessions.
NLP does not make the client dependent on the therapist.
NLP is one of the most far-reaching, pragmatic and specific approaches for improving communication. The best definition of NLP was given by one of its founders, Richard Bandler: „NLP is the science of personal experience.“
Neuro-linguistic programming offers practical techniques for change of thinking and improving clarity in communication.
NLP is not manipulation.
NLP is not a science, created by Mossad.
NLP is not a pseudoscience.
NLP is not poking in someone’s brain.
NLP works with a client.
NLP asks the questions „what, how, and what if“.
NLP avoids the question „why“, since it usually generates causes, not results.
NLP sees emotions as something natural and looks for meaning and goal of growth for these emotions.
NLP is interested in the present of the person and works towards creating an attractive future.
NLP understands that in order to get to that future, past hurdles have to be removed.
NLP accepts that the client is healthy and is working towards creating a better future.
NLP establishes an equal partnership.
The NLP therapist offers techniques and encourages the client to find their own solutions.
NLP focuses on actions, processes and results, reminding that a person is fully capable of achieving the best results as long as they tap into their own resources.
NLP helps the client to find the process, which limits them from achieving certain goals and tasks, in that way teaching new ways of thinking and giving a new worldview. Additionally, NLP techniques help nurture better control over internal abilities of creating attractive and achievable future with a focus on results.
NLP is concerned with accepting the past as a framework of the present and a basis of the future.
NLP does not forget that NLP therapy is a model of learning which focuses on potential of the future and the achievable goals and results.
The NLP instructor shares their experience, which is an important phase in the process of learning.
NLP changes shock most clients, because they are so incredibly fast and fun.
The NLP instructor adjusts mentally with the client, through a discussion identifies the challenges and through advice they are „overcome“ so that victories are created. In the process, the client is responsible for the results.
NLP is aware that the client is always in control over their own results.
The NLP therapist respects their clients but has no respect or tolerance towards their old models of behavior.
Neuro-lingustic programming was created in the beginning of the 70s in the USA by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, in partnership with a group of people that included Milton Ericson, Virginia Satir and Robert Dilts. The basis of NLP is the extraction of a model of highly effective in their field individuals and establishing of how they do what they do (even if the person at hand doesn’t know exactly what they are doing, i.e. it works on its own, a natural, or they do it unconsciously).
The first definition of NLP is „studying the structure of the subjective experience“, but that definition could create chaos in the head of a person who is just starting to read on the topic. NLP is not based on very complicated theories, which need very in-depth analysis in order to be understood. In their book, the authors explain that:
„… (NLP) is not about theory, but more with the status of a model – a set of procedures, which have their value measured by how useful they are, not by how real they are. NLP is a set of specific instruments, which can be used effectively in every human interaction. It offers techniques, through which a practitioner can be useful for themselves in structuring and reorganizing their own personal experience or the experience of an employee of an organization, in order to define and later guarantee behavioral result.“