What is the meaning of NLP?
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy.
It is the way of understanding, organising and changing our thoughts, feelings, language and behaviours to help achieve desired outcomes for them. It is how to use the language of the mind to achieve our goals and desired outcomes consistently.
It is the study of subjective reality. It helps you understand how we create our mental maps and internal realities and provides you with tools to transform it completely.
It's the most advanced development in mental productivity ever created. It's not psychology. It's not analysis. It's not logic or guided imagery. It's the science of the structure of your own experience – how you think, how you have feelings, how you perform every action, and how you can improve them.
NLP is a pragmatic school of thought – an ‘epistemology’ – that addresses the many levels involved in being human. NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior.
NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about.
At another level, NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the ‘spiritual’ part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is about wisdom and vision.