What is NLP?

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a form of applied psychology that specializes in dealing directly with solving people’s problems: whether they are mental, emotional or physical, or a combination. Everything a person says, and how it is said is important. The words and phrases a person uses to describe themselves reveal their thought structure, beliefs and values. Then the NLP detective work begins: a cooperative process of exploration to discover the cause and find the best solution.

NLP began in the 1970’s as a study of ‘epistemology’: what makes people think the way they think and do the things they do. Through modeling expert therapists and healers, the best interventions, theories and tools were extracted, simplified and then turned into the processes taught as NLP. This approach can be applied anywhere there are people, in any activity, profession, sport or skill and across different cultures.