N.L.P. (NeuroLinguistic Programming)


N.L.P. presupposition:  People are not broken, they work perfectly'



Very simply, N.L.P. describes a communication and human functioning model. How we use and make meaning of language, the effect this has on our experience of our lives, the roles we play and how we operate are highlighted. We all make 'maps' of how we experience the world and 'programmes' of our behaviour. Dealing with the world indirectly through our maps and programmes, we operate at a different logical level. That is, our programmes guide our reactions and behaviour rather than dealing with the world directly.


By allowing the individual to become aware of their relevant programmes,

the opportunity to change the way they experience the world by changing their programmes is demonstrated. This is done through simple, practical mind tools which can be easily adopted by the individual to instigate desired changes. N.L.P. thus encourages independence from the therapist, as the individual continues making positive changes through various N.L.P. techniques learnt from the therapist.


N.L.P. has several understandings and attitudes (presuppositions) about human functioning, one of which is shown below the title above. These presuppositions distinguish N.L.P. from other models of psychology and they are all true except when someone is suffering from neurological brain damage. The following are a few of the presuppositions used in N.L.P.:


The meaning of your communication is the response you get


Choice is better than no choice


People already have all the resources they need


There is no such thing as failure, only feedback


People respond to their map of reality


N.L.P. has revolutionised the way we work with people through simple, effective tools learnt by the individual and used by him/her in everyday life. It is a brief therapy and one which often boasts amazingly quick results from previously thought useless situations.