Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Coaching
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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of subjective experience. Neuro refers to gathering information through our five senses and linguistic refers to the language we use when we talk to ourselves (self-talk), the language others use when communicating with us, to us or at us, and the language we use when talking to others. Programming refers to the patterns we use to utilize the information gathered, through these patterns we form habits and sometimes negative ways of thinking. N.L.P is about seeing things differently, it’s about trying something new, it’s about asking what can I do differently?
NLP facilitates change, change in the way we think, change in the way we feel, change in our behaviour. It focuses us on what we want more of, and what we want less of in our life. It is linked to psychology, coaching and personal development. It is very effective in changing our belief system by using strategies and techniques. It can help with a range of difficulties including phobias, fears, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem and confidence to name but a few.
NLP teaches us how to be flexible in thought, which has an impact upon our behaviour. It teaches us that it is not what happens to you that makes the difference it’s what you do with what happens to you that makes the difference. It teaches us to be mindful about the way we communicate with others. It teaches us how to be open to options and opportunities that come our way. We can choose what path to take, we can take the comfortable path, the tried and tested route or we can take the route that increases our options and opportunities to a more contented life. NLP guides us through this process.
NLP can help people in the workplace for instance managers. It can give you the upper edge knowing how to get what you want by using the right language so you colleagues feel that you are being fair to them. It also helps in getting the best out of your employees.
NLP can help with dealing with difficult people both at work and in your relationships at home. For instance difficult romantic relationships, relationships with close family and friends.
NLP can also help if you have a dilemma if you’ve come to a cross roads in your life and you don’t know what to do. Parts therapy is very successful in helping you to come to a decision.
NLP and coaching will help you to focus upon your goals and help you to achieve them.
It can help people who have traumatic memories by changing the emotional connection of the memory so that it does not bother you anymore. The therapist does not need to know what the event was, which is beneficial as you don’t have to keep talking about it. The rewind technique is very successful in this area.
N.L.P can be used with or without hypnosis. It can be used with any age group both adults and children. Some people do not like the idea of being hypnotised and for these people N.L.P is very effective in changing lives without the need to be hypnotised. When used in hypnosis it is an extremely effective tool and in most hypnosis sessions N.L.P techniques are used as a matter of course. It is for people who want to make a change in their lives.
If we keep doing the same things we will get the same reactions and outcome.
How can N.L.P be used in education?
It can be very effective with children and adults who suffer with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence in their abilities. During each session of teaching, if felt appropriate, some N.L.P techniques will be used. Modelling is an excellent teaching tool, which most schools have adopted. Modelling is an N.L.P technique which teaches pupils how to copy someone who is successful. For example a model for the writing process would involve a teacher modelling how to write a story, as they are writing the teacher shares their thought processes with the pupil. It can also help in spelling, maths and many other areas. Spelling techniques used are very effective especially with pupils who find phonics difficult to grasp. It teaches pupils how to think and feel in a positive way about themselves as a learner. This can make all the difference. So many pupils lack confidence in themselves, they think they are not very good at maths, writing, spelling and begin to give up. This method gives pupils a lifeline and within a short period of time confidence and self -esteem grows alongside their academic achievements.