An introductory piece on NLP
NLP, which stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, was founded in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder as a set of techniques and principles to describe the relationship between how the mind works (neuro), how we use language and how it influences us (linguistic), and how we use our actions to achieve our specific goals (programming).
NLP is about the pursuit of personal excellence. It is increasingly applied to a wide variety of fields. It helps create the mental state of sportsmen to attain peak performance. It contributes significantly to improving performance in communication, interpersonal relationships, education, health and business. It deals successfully with personal problems – people who want to get rid of phobias, quit smoking, lose weight and more.
Anyone can learn and benefit from NLP. NLP is very practical. Its techniques can be successfully applied straightaway at work, at home or anywhere else. NLP has been defined as “the art and science of personal excellence”.