A language-based counselling program designed to assist you in defining goals and reframing your thought processes, and is based on a study of how we think, how we speak and how we act.
NLP explores the relationship between how we think (neuro), how we communicate both verbally and non-verbally (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programmes) (Collingwood & Collingwood; 2001).
It is both an epistemology, in that it studies how we know what we know and a methodology for creating practical descriptions of how we function as human beings. T
he purpose of NLP is to study, describe and transfer models of human excellence. (Modelling).
Focusing on self-development and change, Neuro-Liguistic Programming (NLP) is a highly effective means of achieving your goals.
Our subconscious mind is an incredibly powerful organ.
At all times it knows much more than our conscious mind, including information that we have forgotten, how we really feel and what we really want.
If I were to ask you to choose between chocolate or vanilla, your conscious mind may dither over questions of quality, price, calorie intake or a hundred other factors before making a decision, but deep inside of you there is a voice firmly and clearly stating your choice. In these cases we often call this voice our ‘gut instinct’. Our subconscious mind is able to protect us from hurt, misfortune and loss by giving us the ‘sixth sense’ to know when someone is behind us. Our subconscious mind also rules our patterning and our habits.
Our manner, behaviour and speech can all form habitual patterns which stem from the influences which have taken hold in our subconscious minds.