NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming
NLP has its roots in the United States in the 1970s. The two pioneers were Richard Bandler and John Grinder who undertook research into the patterns of therapy used by some outstanding therapists at the time. They believed that by modelling these patterns there was theoretically no reason why anyone could not learn to be a good therapist.
Since the seventies NLP has continued to grow in popularity, and has now spread to be used in education, business, and sport. It provides a whole range of fast and effective techniques to help with psychological, emotional and physical problems. Either on its own, or combined with hypnosis. NLP is an extremely powerful tool for self development and positive change.
- Do not be put off by the title. Basically:
- “NEURO” relates to how we process information from our five senses though our brain and nervous system.
- “LINGUISTIC” refers to how we use language (not just words, but also gesture and posture) to make sense of and attribute meaning to the world in our minds, and to communicate to ourselves and to others.
- “PROGRAMMING” concerns how we code and store the meaning of our experience of the world, which Bandler and Grinder likened to how software programmes run on computers.
But all that really needs to be understood is that NLP can provide people with the means to greatly improve aspects of their lives.
- NLP can:
- Help you know what you want and how to get it.
- Help you build stronger and deeper relationships
- Enhance your confidence and self esteem
- Strengthen your ability to connect with others
- Put you in the driving seat of your life
- Enable you to communicate more effectively and persuasively with yourself and others
- Help you to perform at your best for more of the time
- Change limiting beliefs about yourself and the world
- Enable you to be even more creative
- Help you to control the way you think, feel and act
- Enable you to accomplish your personal and professional goals
Hugh Clover qualified as a Master NLP practitioner with the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming in March 2000, where he trained under the guidance of co-founder Richard Bandler, and well known English hypnotherapist Paul McKenna.
Hugh’s personal belief is that the combined use of hypnotherapy and NLP techniques is an extremely effective means for positive change and development.