What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is the exploration of how we communicate, think and change with the aim of replicating and improving great performance in any context. It uses both conscious and unconscious processes that leads to increased communication skills, confidence, motivation and success, and is directly related to increasing our ability to influence and persuade. It is also effective in overcoming blocks or barriers caused by a lack of these skills.
What Are The Practical Applications of NLP
Some of the practical applications of Neuro Linguistic Programming include:
- Improve personal and social skills – help develop and improve on existing skills
- Business skills like improved leadership, coaching, sales, influence and managing change
- Help with personal challenges like smoking, drinking, weight-loss and phobias (e.g fear of heights)
- Seduction and relationships – improve interaction with others
- Health - help individuals change limiting beliefs, habits and behaviour
- Sport – Used to help people reach and maintain peak performance.
Neuro linguistic programming is a programming model used to enhance the human mind operations. It is a program made to increase the overall functioning (psychological as well as physical) of an individual. It is used to get better results, to increase the performance of the individual, to reach the goal, or to overcome some psychological disorders such as anxiety, phobia, depression etc.
Central Useful Principles To Implement Changes With NLP
It is a constantly developing set of model, which involves various techniques and presuppositions derived from the observations of the behaviour and communication of the individual. Presuppositions are basically the assumptions or central principles made by people, which is useful in implementing the changes, either to themselves or to others. These are several presuppositions in NLP. A person undergoing NLP has to believe these assumptions to be true:
1. "We all are in charge of our own minds, and therefore our results."
An individual is responsible for his own actions. Take responsibility and do not blame others for any situation you are in.
2. "You already have all the resources you need."
Don't wait for the opportunities or miracles. Work sincerely, success will definitely follow you.
3. "Mind and body form a linked system."
Mind and body works together. Think positive as negative thinking can affect the performance and body functions as well.
4. "There is a positive intention behind every individual's behavior."
Analyze every behavior. Look for the positive intentions in any behavior. It widens the choices. Everyone is useful in some way, only if you identify that way.
5. "There is no such thing as failure. There is only feedback."
If at first you do not succeed in your attempt, it is not a failure. You just have to be persistent and keep trying. Learn from your mistakes and don't repeat them; only then you will succeed.
6. "Choice is better than no choice."
Any option is better than having no options at all.
7. "If whatever you are doing isn't working, do something else."
You should always be flexible. Being flexible creates many options for an individual.
8. "If someone can do it, anyone can learn it."
If something is possible, then there has to be a way to do it.
9. "Always respect the other person's model of the world."
Every individual has his own set of assumptions and beliefs. Everyone creates his own unique world around himself. Do respect other people's world of experiences.
10. "You cannot fail to communicate."
People are always communicating either verbally or non-verbally, using body language. Body language plays an important role in a person's social and personal life.
How NLP Techniques Can Help To Get A Better Life?
NLP Techniques Can bring you A Better Life by helping you to change behaviour, getting better results and attracting more positive experiences.
Find below some examples of effective techniques where NLP has demonstrated its efficiency:
People tend to react to something in a negative way which causes stress, depression or other negative emotions. First, identify what emotion you want to get rid of. Then, see yourself encountering the situation from start to finish, as an observer. Play the same mental movie backwards, then fast-forward it and then play it backwards. Repeat these steps several times, with funny music added to it. Now, picture the same event like it was happening to you now. You should have lesser of the initial response. If you still feel some kind of negative emotion, repeat this exercise until the negative emotion has completely disappeared.
2. Content Reframe
This is basically looking at the situation at a different angle when you are in a one which makes you feel hopeless, angry or other negative emotions. Thus, your focus is not on the negative aspects of the situation but the benefits of the situation. For example, you have just got fired from your job. Think that this is an opportunity for better positions and you will be able to explore different kinds of areas of work that will let you develop your other skills.
Anchoring is mainly used in NLP to elicit some kind of emotional response to something that you do or say. For example, it is possible for the person to start unconsciously smiling when you touch his/her shoulder. To do this, first identify the state you want the person to experience, be it happiness, courage or something else. Do whatever it takes for the person to get into such state. In that target state, touch him/her and hold the position for a few seconds. Remember the exact area that you’ve touched. Then take your hand off the other person and say something unrelated to take the person’s mind off the subject. Then, after a few minutes, touch exactly the same area again and monitor the response. If the process has been successful, the person should have the same emotional response as the one you wanted him/her to have.
Rapport is a very important and quite easy skill to master that enables you to get along with any kind of person. There are many ways to create rapport with people. You can follow the breathing patterns of a person, you can mirror his/her body language (not too obviously, of course) or you can use similar words that the other person uses. You can also assess the person’s main sensory perception, be it visual, kinaesthetic or auditory and then use the same perception yourself. You can do that by simply talking to the person and paying attention to what kind of words the person uses.
5. Belief Change
If you had some negative experience and you dwelled on it, you would then start attracting more similar experiences that would reaffirm your rightness about the situation. In such situation, it is best to straight away do a content reframe and not focus on the negative aspects of the it. Another way is to spend five minutes a day affirming a completely different belief to your current one. You should give it your full attention without any distractions. Focus on your words and understand their true meanings.
In Wich Area NLP Techniques And Models Are Used?
NLP was created by modeling exceptionally talented within the field of therapy. It is the use of effective techniques and strategies to create changes in your thinking and communication to achieve different and better results. NLP techniques and models are now being used in a diverse range of areas including education, business, sport, education, health and social and personal development.
Business: It enhance a variety of business activities. They are often present in courses about selling, presenting and team-building. Besides, it helps to teach people to communicate more effectively and persuasively, public speaking and presentations, detecting decision-making strategies in others, making employee training more effective by working on beliefs, practical tools for employees to achieve peak performance and boosting motivation by aligning work with values.
Education: It provides a model of how we communicate with ourselves and others. NLP can used in teaching to improve the ability to impart information in ways that makes learning easier. For example, identifying natural learning styles, use of presuppositions and language patterns and eliciting states in learners that are in line with learning.
Sport: It is used by sport coaches to help their clients reach and maintain peak performance. Interventions include modeling and learning successful strategies from leaders in sporting fields, setting performance goals and overcoming plateaus and blocks.
Health: It offers a cognitive model and practical tools that can help you improve the health of yourself and others. NLP practitioners can help individuals lead more satisfying lives by helping them to change limiting beliefs, habits and behaviour, facilitating people to manage states and emotions and helping them to find meaning in life by setting manageable, well-formed goals.
Personal relationships: NLP sessions increases the way you interact with other people. Your family members will be your principal priority in life and NLP strategies also assist you to to live in harmony together with them. Besides, hypnosis strategies will assist you to to keep a great balance in between your family members and job and never ever let job interferes with family members and family members with job.
Being able to train the brain is a very effective way of addressing any problems and once this method is properly mastered there is almost nothing that cannot be addressed this way. The most paralyzing element that most people overcome with NLP is the fear factor.
The changes most people experience in being able to control their mind accordingly have been documented as phenomenal to say the least. Basically in controlling the mind, the rest will be easier.