What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and relates to three aspects:
- Neuro – is short for Neurology - the nerves and nervous system which is made up of the brain, spine and nerves and controls everything we do.
- Linguistic - refers to language – the verbal language and non-verbal or body language
- Programming – the premise that we are programmed from an early age and run on automatic habits that become patterns.
Programs may also occur in our speech and language patterns, our physical and neurological responses, and our emotions, and these programs act as filters through which all incoming information must pass.
This is said to be the reason that we are affected by events long after they have occurred, because of those old filters, and NLP can help to provide a means to interrupt those programs.
This allows changes to be made to those old memories and emotions so that they no longer influence thoughts, emotions and behavours in the same old ways and offer enhanced ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.