NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming basically could be defined as:
Neuro – involving the sensory input that comes into us – what we see, hear, feel, taste & smell
Linguistic – how we linguistically encode that within us
Programming – the patterns that are behind everything we do
On our NLP trainings, we sometimes define NLP as the art and science of using the language of your brain to consistently achieve your desired results.
Another definition of NLP is that it is the User’s Guide To Your Brain
As well as communicate with other people, we also have to communicate with our selves. We have a way of representing all of our experience to ourselves. Words are one way that we do this. Other means are through pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes and smells. So the language of our minds are not just words, but a full multi-sensory experience. One major focus of our NLP trainings is in exploring and taking charge of this internal experience, so that we can get more of the results that we want.
In a similar way, when we use NLP in coaching we help clients take charge of their mind and emotions so that they can achieve the results they want.