NLP is the acronym for Neuro Linguistic Programming. The study of excellence in communication (with yourself and others) in order to create the results you want!

Why is NLP important to know about?

• If you are looking to make positive changes and improvements in your life or in the lives of others, than NLP can help make those changes quickly
• If you are feeling stuck, unsure of how to move forward, than NLP can move you forward
• If you aren't achieving the results you want in life, than NLP can provide you with the tools and techniques to identify desired outcomes and assist in getting you to your goals
• If any of the above rings true for you or you know exactly what you want, NLP can assist in getting you there quicker and easier

NLP is an approach to understanding and directing human experience, communication and behaviour.

Let’s look at NLP a little closer:

Neuro is about the nervous system. Our life experiences are processed through our 5 senses - visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), kinesthetic (feeling/touch), olfactory (taste) and gustatory (smell). NLP is based on the premise that we experience our world through the 5 senses and translate sensory information into our thought processes both consciously and unconsciously. Our thought processes activate the neurological system which affects our physiology, our emotions and our behaviours.

Linguistic refers to our language and other non-verbal communication systems through which we make sense of the world, capture and conceptualize experience and communicate what we experience to others. In NLP, linguistics is the study of how we use our words to speak or influence our experience.

Programming addresses how we code or mentally represent experience. Our personal programming consists of our internal processes and strategies, i.e. thinking patterns we use to make decisions, solve problems, learn, evaluate, and get results. NLP is useful to recode our experiences and organize our internal programming so we get the outcome and results we want.

To simplify, NLP is the study of excellence in communication (with yourself and others) in order to create the results you want!

NLP is described as both an art and a science of communication, the key to learning and it's about what makes you and others tick. It's also been described as the route to getting the results you want in all areas of your life.

NLP is about increasing choices. An attitude about life and a technology which empowers you with the tools and abilities to change anything you want in your life that's not working for you. Anything and everything is possible if you set your mind to it. By changing your mind and your attitude it does change your life! So many people spend time focusing on the negatives - the many things in their life they don't want. They have the choice and power to focus on what they want instead and attract desired positive results.

Change is up to you!

Author's Bio: 

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