What is NLP?

What is NLP?

“NLP provides a systematic framework for directing our own brain. It teaches us how to direct not only our own states and behaviors, but also the states and behaviors of others. In short, it is the science of how to run your brain in an optimal way to produce the results you desire.”Tony Robbins

As a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotist people often ask me “What is NLP?” The easiest explanation I have is “NLP is a method anyone can use to develop success in your life.”

Where Did NLP Come from?

NLP began in the early 1970’s. Two Americans, a mathematician named Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder wanted to understand why some people were very successful in an area of life while other people just barely got by. To solve this puzzle they began studying successful human behavior and, as a result, developed NLP.

It’s Like Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Bandler and Grinder found out is anyone can be successful. All they need is the right recipe. It’s like baking chocolate chip cookies.

Let’s say you (like me) know nothing about how to make chocolate chip cookies. A friend of yours is coming to visit and they LOVE chocolate chip cookies so you decide to bake some for them.

Now there are a couple of ways you could go about baking these cookies:

1. You could go to your cupboard and grab ingredients and hope what you grab will turn out to be tasty chocolate chip cookies. My hallucination is that these will not turn out to be the tastiest chocolate chip cookies.

This is the way most people go about their lives. They want something, have no idea how to get it but go at it will all their might. They listen to people who have had no success in what they want to do and then get frustrated because they aren’t getting the results they want.

Now back to the cookies

2. You could get a cookbook or go on the internet to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe. You follow the recipe and – presto – tasty chocolate chip cookies appear.

This is how you can use Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP) to get the life you desire. You find someone who has done what you want to do and use their recipe for success. In NLP this is known as modeling.

What Does Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Mean?

“NEURO” comes from the word “neurology”. The simplest way to think about this is “your mind”.

We all have patterns in our thinking.

These patterns affect your brain and your whole nervous system. Your nervous system affects your body.

So Neuro is how your thought patterns affect what your body does.

When you learn how to control your thought patterns you begin to control your success.

“LINGUISTIC” is the language of your mind.

Just like you have thinking patterns you also have language patterns.

Language is symbols you want to communicate translated from your senses. You describe things you see, hear, feel, taste and smell.

You might have heard the expression “That person smells of money” or “He/She has the Midas Touch.” This tells us this person is financially well off.

They might have a language pattern that includes as saying like, “Making money is easy” or “money is attracted to me”.

On the other hand a person who struggles with wealth might have language patterns that say “Making money is difficult” or “money doesn’t grow on tress.”

Your choice of words affects you and everything you accomplish or don’t accomplish.

So Linguistic is how your perceptions are framed by the words you choose. As you learn to speak to yourself and others effectively you’ll begin getting the outcome you desire.

“PROGRAMMING” This is the program or directions you have for getting what you want – your outcomes.

You have probably heard the old computer saying “Garbage in – Garbage out, haven’t you? Your mind is a very complex computer and like a computer, the way you program your minds affects what you get out.

The idea behind NLP is that you can copy someone else’s program. When you copy a successful program you get success.

Programming With Advanced Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis)

In NLP we often use trance work in conjunction with NLP to help clients achieve the results they desire. Trance work is just another term for advanced hypnotherapy or hypnosis. These methods are used to communicate positive suggestions to the subconscious mind and are very powerful in helping people make quick and lasting behavioral shifts.

Back to the Cookies

If you follow the directions you’ll get tasty cookies your friend will love. But if you mess up the recipe, your cookies aren’t going to be so great.

The same goes for what you want out of life. If you follow good patterns, patterns of success you can and will be successful. On the other hand if you follow a bad recipe you’ll get cookies nobody wants to eat.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotist located in San Diego,CA. He is alsoAmerica’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach and the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a fusion of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). If you are interested in learning more about how you can use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) for success  in your life then call (619) 293-3255 for a complimentary, risk free 15 minute phone evaluation that can help you determine the best way you can use Total Mind Therapy© to achieve the life you desire.