Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) works on the understanding that there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and acquired behavioural patterns (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve life goals.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) involves analysing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behaviour learned through experience to specific outcomes.
How Neuro-linguistic Programming Works?
Modelling, action, and effective communication are key elements of neuro-linguistic programming. The belief is that if an individual can understand how another person accomplishes a task, the process may be copied and communicated to others so they too can accomplish the task.
As we know, everyone has a personal map of reality. The NLP practitioners analyze their own and other perspectives to create a systematic overview of one situation. By understanding a range of perspectives, the NLP user gains information. Advocates of this school of thought believe the senses are vital for processing available information and that the body and mind influence each other. Neuro-linguistic programming is an experiential approach. Therefore, if a person wants to understand an action, they must perform that same action to learn from the experience.
We work with natural hierarchies of learning, communication, and change. There are six logical levels of change and the purpose of each logical level is to organize and direct the information below it. As a result, making a change in a lower level may cause changes in a higher level. However, making a change in a higher level will also result in changes in the lower levels.
Neuro-linguistic Programming In Therapy
A core concept of NLP can be summarized by the saying, “The map is not the territory,” because it highlights the differences between belief and reality. It points out that each person operates within their own perspective rather than from a place of objectivity. My attempt is to therefore understand how a person in treatment perceives their “map” and the effect this perception may have on that person’s thoughts and behavior.
While using NLP, we work with people to understand their thinking and behavioural patterns, emotional state and aspirations. By examining a person’s map, we help them find and strengthen the skills that serve them best and assist them in developing new strategies to replace unproductive ones. This process can help individuals in therapy reach treatment goals.
NLP helps treat a wide range of issues. These include:
Anxiety, phobias, and panic
Obsessions and compulsions