Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

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The basic premise of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is that the words we use reflect an inner, subconscious perception of our problems. If these words and perceptions are inaccurate, as long as we continue to use and think of them, the underlying problem will persist.

In other words, our attitudes are, in a sense, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Power of Positivity 

I studied under Allen C. Sargent, who is a teacher, trainer and author of the book The Other Mind’s Eye, and I continue to study with Richard Bandler. I am an avid reader of this tool and many of my clients have enjoyed the results from my use of NLP.
I study the Law of Attraction and am a huge believer in keeping our thoughts positive. We have 65,000+ thoughts each and every day. It is essential that we monitor our thoughts, as we are energetic beings, and thoughts are energy that we use to manifest our reality.
I work with my clients using many tests, tools and methods to help to monitor and learn to control what we are thinking about on a daily basis. We work using the following techniques to keep our thoughts positive and in balance to manifest our "best lives."


Understand More About NLP

The best description of NLP I could find was via, which I have expanded upon.

The term "neuro-linguistic programming" (NLP) can be broken down into three words:
  • Neuro
  • Linguistic
  • Programming
Neuro refers to the brain and neural network that feeds into the brain. Neurons, or nerve cells, are the working units used by the nervous system to send, receive and store signals that add up to information.
Linguistics refers to the content, both verbal and nonverbal, that moves across and through these pathways.
Programming is the way the content, or signal, is manipulated to convert it into useful information. The brain may direct the signal, sequence it, change it based on our prior experience or connect it to some other experience we have stored in our brain, to convert it into thinking patterns and behaviors which are the essence of our experience of life.

Learn How Your Brain Processes Information

Our experiences and feelings affect the way we react to external stimuli. Let me illustrate: I am afraid of snakes. The impulse I get if I see a snake, or even hear a sound close to resembling that of a snake, is a feeling of total fright. This is because I was born in an area infested with several deadly snakes.

One day a boy from my neighborhood came to our house. He knocked on the door and I opened it. He had a snake in his hand and wanted to show me his prize catch. He was holding it like you would hold a pet cat because for him, it was a pet. It gave me quite a scare and created a migraine headache.
Both myself and my neighbor saw the same thing. The same signal was passed to our brain: the picture of a snake. However, our brains interpreted the implications of the snake entirely differently. In processing the information, our brains used our experiences (good and bad), our biases, our opinions and our value systems to convert it into information that we can use.


Understand More About NLP

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) was developed in the early 1970s by an information scientist and a linguist at the University of California at Santa Cruz. They had observed that people with similar education, training, background and years of experience were achieving widely varying results ranging from wonderful to mediocre.

They wanted to know the secrets of effective people: what makes them perform and accomplish things. They were especially interested in the possibility of being able to duplicate the behavior, and therefore the competence, of these highly effective individuals.
This was during the golden era of modeling and simulation. They decided to model human excellence and looked at factors such as education, business and therapy. Then they zeroed in on the communication aspect. They started studying how successful people communicated (verbal language, body language, eye movements and others).
By modeling their behavior, John Grinder and Richard Bandler were able to make out patterns of thinking that assisted in the subject's success. The two theorized that the brain can learn the healthy patterns and behaviors and that this would bring about positive physical and emotional effects. What emerged from their work came to be known as NLP.
The basic premise of NLP is that the words we use reflect an inner, subconscious perception of our problems. If these words and perceptions are inaccurate, they will create an underlying problem as long as we continue to use and think them. Our attitudes are, in a sense, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Speak with a Trained NLP Therapist

A neuro-linguistic therapist will analyze every word and phrase you use in describing your symptoms or concerns about your health. They will also examine your facial expressions and body movements.

After determining problems in your perception, the therapist will help you understand the root cause. They will help you remodel your thoughts and mental associations in order to fix your preconceived notions. These preconceived notions may be keeping you from achieving the success you deserve.
NLP will help you get out of these unhealthy traits and replace them with positive thoughts, and patterns that promote wellness.
"Life is a journey and it really does help to have a tool chest available to keep that journey enjoyable and productive." - Becky Lynn Shadid