First and foremost NLP is a unique model that shows how people learn, how they motivate themselves and how they can change their behavior. It is all based on striving for excellence.
NLP is an integration of neurology, psychology, linguistics, cybernetics, and systems theory. Originated by John Grinder (Linguist) and Richard Bandler (Mathematics and Gestalt Therapy) in the '70s for the purpose of making explicit models of human excellence, its development has a rich history and includes work by Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybsk, David Gordon, Leslie Cameron-Bandler, Steve and Connirae Andreas, and Robert Dilts.
If we break the title down into its components, NLP encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming
- Neuro: All of our experiences, both conscious and subconscious, are experienced and processed through our 5 senses and central nervous system.
- Linguistic: Our mental processes are given meaning, coded, organized, and, then transformed through language.
- Programming: The ability to organize our communication and neurological systems to achieve specific desired goals and results in which experience and communication are composed of sequences of patterns or ―programs.
I'm truly honored and excited to be able to present to you over the next 6 days a series of articles with major contributions by my friend and mentor, Steve G. Jones, that will show you how the concepts of NLP can be put to use in everyday life. Please let me know if you enjoy them and what you gain in new skills.
Let your dreams run free,