What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?
Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP, a name that encompasses the three most influential components of us as human beings: our neurology, our language and our programming or conditioning.
- Our neurology determines how we perceive the world.
- Our language determines how we communicate with ourselves and others.
- Our programming (habituated patterns) determines the way we operate in the world.
The World of Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP
In short, Neuro Linguistic Programming describes the dynamics between your mind (neuro) and your language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (programming).
Let’s start at the beginning. The most sophisticated structure in the known universe sits inside your head. Artificial intelligence is only now starting to be able to replicate some aspects of what the human mind can do. We have an enormous capacity to learn and perform complex tasks. Every single thing you currently do, there was a time when you could not do it. At one point you couldn’t walk or talk, you couldn’t sip from a cup or tie your own shoelaces. The child you were did not have the skills but had the potential to do all that you can do now, and more.
Neuro Linguistic Programming and our human potential
Most of us never get close to our potential. Why? Because despite all of the capacity of the human mind, there is still a crucial missing piece that prevents us from utilising all that we have up there. That missing piece is the instruction manual. Most of us have no idea how it works. In my experience, and in the experience of 1000s of people that we have trained, NLP is the closest thing we have to a user’s manual for the human mind, and as such, an essential body of knowledge and skills to have for yourself, and to teach your children.