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NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

I recently completed the NLP Practitioner course in London (the UK) and officially became an NLP Practitioner. I learnt NLP with the world renowned coaches Toby and Kate Mccartney. The course details and website is at http://www.tobyandkatemccartney.com/


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So What is NLP ?

Toby and Kate Mccartney define Neuro-Linguistic Programming as the study of the structure of subjective experience. They further explain that the name Neuro-Linguistic Programming comes from:
N – Neurology: The study of the mind and nervous system; how we think.
L – Linguistics: The study of language and how we use it.
P – Programming: The sequence of our actions; how we motivate ourselves to
achieve our goals.
Neuro: The nervous system (the mind) through which our experience is processed, how we represent the world to ourselves via our five senses:
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic
  • Olfactory
  • Gustatory
Linguistic: Language  and other non-verbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning, including:
  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Tastes
  • Smells
  • Words (Self Talk)
Programming: The sequence of coded instructions, the patterns that we run, to create the behaviours that achieve our outcomes.
In other words, Neuro-Linguistic Programming is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.

“Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the process of creating models of excellence. Modelling is the complex activity of capturing in a learnable transferable code the differences that make a difference between an excellent performer and an average performer, between an excellent work team and an average one…” John Grinder – NLP Co-Creator

“At the heart of NLP is a wide range of methods and models suitable for any personal or business development. NLP offers a new, fast, flexible and dynamic approach to change. NLP is empowering, life changing and truly makes a difference…” Toby & Kate McCartney

Wikipedia says:

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (“programming”) and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life”

Recent Scientific References on NLP

The Effect of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Techniques on Young Iranian EFL Learners’ Motivation, Learning Improvement, and on Teacher’s Success“, Anita Lashkarian, Sima Sayadian in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences Volume 199, 3 August 2015, Pages 510–516, The Proceedings of the 1st GlobELT Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language

The New Dimension of Educational Leadership – Modelling Excellence Through Neuro –Linguistic Programming Techniques“, Vlad Teodor GrosuEmilia Florina GrosuTatiana Dobrescu, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 141, 25 August 2014, Pages 500–505, 4th World Conference on Learning Teaching and Educational Leadership (WCLTA-2013)

Neuro-linguistic Programming based on the Concept of Modelling“,  Emilia Florina Grosu, Vlad Teodor Grosu, Carmen Aneta PrejaBoros Balint Iuliana, in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 116, 21 February 2014, Pages 3693–3699, 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences

Neuro-linguistic programming and application in treatment of phobias“, Mahishika Karunaratne, in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4, November 2010, Pages 203–207

Applying ‘what works’ in psychology to enhancing examination success in schools: The potential contribution of NLP” in Thinking Skills and Creativity, Volume 4, Issue 3, December 2009, Pages 170–177, Applying Thinking Skills within Educational Settings and Beyond

Sunflower therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): A randomised, controlled trial” in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2007, Pages 15–24

also at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17210507

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