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Neurolinguistic Programming

Training philosophy and set of training techniques as an alternative form of therapy


Authors of NLP (2)

1) John Grindler – Psychologist
2) Richard Bandler – Linguistics student


Fields of NLP (5)

1) Guiding therapeutic change
2) Management training
3) Sports training
4) Communication sales and marketing
5) Language teaching (Not developed in mind)


Definition of NLP

Collection of techniques, patterns, and strategies for assisting effective communication, personal growth and change, and learning. Based on how the mind works and people act.


NLP Humanistic Approach

Focus on developing one's sense of self-actualization and self-awareness.


NLP Key Concepts (4)

1) Neuro
2) Linguistics
3) Programming
4) Modelling a skill


Neuro ≠ Research in neurology (2)

1) Beliefs about the brain and how it functions
2) Concerned with how we experience the world through our five senses and represent it in our minds.


Linguistics ≠ Research in linguistics (2)

1) Theory of communication that explains both verbal and nonverbal information processing.
2) Concerned with the way the language we use shapes, as well as reflects, our experience of the world


Programming (2)

1) Observable patterns of thought and behavior = Programs
2) Concerned with training ourselves to think, speak, and act in new and positive ways in order to release our potential and reach those heights of achievement


Modelling a skill

Finding out about a skill and the beliefs and values that enable them to do it.


Principles of NLP

1) Outcomes
2) Rapport
3) Sensory acuity
4) Flexibility


Outcomes – Goals or ends

Knowing precisely what you want helps you achieve it.


Rapport – Factor for effective communication

Maximizing similarities and minimizing differences between people at a nonconscious level


Sensory acuity

Noticing what another person is communicating, consciously and nonverbally



Having a range of skills to do stg else or stg different if what you are doing is not working.


13 Presuppositions that Guide the Application of NLP

1) Mind and body are interconnected.
2) The map is not the territory
3) There is no failure, only feedback
4) The map becomes the territory
5) Knowing what you want helps you to get it
6) The resources we need are within us
7) Communication is nonverbal as well as verbal
8) The nonconscious mind is benevolent
9) Communication is nonconscious as well as conscious
10) All behavior has a positive intention
11) The meaning of my communication is the response I get
12) Modeling excellent behavior leads to excellence
13) The element with the greatest flexibility will have the most influence on the system


Teachers role

Teachers are expected to model their teaching on expert teachers they most admire


Learners role

Learners are expected to find successful models for that person they themselves are striving to become.



1) NLP is not a language teaching method
2) NLP is short on theory and research to justify its claims and strong on creating positive expectations.