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Neuro Linguistic Programming in Surrey


NLP is a powerful body of information about how the human mind works, built up since the 1970's and continuing to evolve through new research. 

At the heart of NLP is a wide range of methods and models offering understanding in the way that we think, behave and change. It offers a flexible approach which brings about positive, fast change in individuals and organisations and empowers them to adapt to an ever-shifting world. 


NLP intervention provides the skills to define and achieve outcomes or goals with a heightened awareness of our five senses, allowing us to remain flexible, on track and maintain rapport with those around us. 


"NLP is an attitude with an insatiable curiosity about human beings maintaining a methodology that leaves behind it a trail of techniques." Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP) 

"The strategies, tools and techniques of NLP represent an opportunity unlike any other for the exploration of human functioning, or more precisely, that rare and valuable subset of human functioning known as genius."

John Grinder (co-creator of NLP) 

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What is NLP about?

One of the principles of NLP is that we are always communicating and a very large proportion of our communication is non-verbal.  

So what we are communicating is what we intend to convey. 

Is what we are communicating, what the listener understands?  

If not, how do we recognise the cues and make adjustments? 


Research, sponsored by British Telecommunications PLC, BT, tells us that 6 out of 10 people in the UK want to be better at communicating. NLP provides practical tools for achieving highly skilled communication 


Language affects how we think and respond. The very process of converting experience into language requires that we condense, distort, and summarise how we perceive the world. 

NLP provides questions and patterns to make our communication more clearly understood.  

NLP teaches us to understand how language affects us through implicit and embedded assumptions. 

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The English language

The English language is full of traps and pitfalls for the unwary communicator... for example, if you are told NOT to think of an elephant, you will immediately think of an elephant, which is the opposite result from that intended! 


Listen for the use of implied assumptions when you use the word "but". For example, "I like the way that you did that piece of work, but... ." The listener tends to forget everything that went before the "but", waiting for problems to emerge. 


Since advertisers, the media and politicians use language to convey their messages, learning about language through NLP can increase awareness and "consumer protection" for your mind. 


Modelling excellence: NLP processes and strategies have developed as a result of discovering how experts or excellent leaders do what they do well, Milton Erickson the worlds acknowledged hypnotherapy expert was closely modelled during the development of NLP; it is then possible to teach these skills to others through the vehicle of NLP. 


Modelling skills, based on detailed observations and careful questions around beliefs and values, are the key to competence in NLP. Learning the specific components of how others do something well will provide you with new options and accelerate your learning. The NLP Spelling Strategy (developed by Robert Dilts, USA ) was modelled from naturally good spellers and is easily taught to children and adults alike. 


NLP is about mastering your mind, describing in very precise terms the images, sounds, and feelings that make up our inner and outer world. 

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How NLP Can Help

How do we know what we know?  

How do we do what we do?  

How do we know what we don't know? 


For example, how do you know that a pleasant memory is pleasant?  

How do you know when to feel scared or happy?  

How do you know that we like or dislike something? How do we learn a subject easily, or not? 


NLP provides us with the equivalent of a user`s manual for our brain - NLP techniques demonstrate how we "code" our experience. When we understand the specific ways that our brains make distinctions, then it is easier to make changes, to learn and to communicate effectively. 


NLP allows you to devise strategies for dealing with challenges.  


For example, if you find it difficult to get up in the morning, ask someone who does not find it difficult how they motivate themselves to do it.  


Other applications abound in education, business (e.g. competency modelling), health, sports and personal development. 

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What NLP Achieves

NLP is a tool to calibrate and understand how we make sense of the world. NLP studies the experiences of an individual; how our thoughts, actions and feelings work together to produce our experience. 


It does NOT assume that we all do this the same way. It does NOT produce formulae for body language or even eye movements without understanding the individual. In NLP we know that each person has a unique style of learning, perceiving and responding to the world. NLP is inherently respectful of differences. 


NLP has a wide range of practical applications in business (e.g. management, personnel, sales, consulting), training and development, education, dyslexia, the helping professions, health, relationships, writing and the arts, sports, parenting, hobbies and personal development - anywhere communicating and excelling are important and especially in building a constructive relationship with our self. 


The more we are interested in communication, personal effectiveness and development - the more NLP has to offer. 


Many people come to NLP for relief from their own limitations. The NLP attitudes and techniques can provide freedom from old habits, fears and limiting beliefs and give structure for new and empowering ways of being in the world. NLP offers more choice in the way we communicate, how we respond and how we feel. When you have more options you can make better decisions. If you have not been living the life you want, NLP offers you a path to new and satisfying alternatives. 

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NLP In The Helping Professions

Much of the initial modelling in NLP focused on how effective therapists helped their clients to change. Most of their behaviour and language was beyond their conscious awareness: the analysis and modelling of the therapists' techniques produced information of a highly practical nature. The personal changework processes in NLP are wide ranging and powerful. Probably the most publicised is the Fast Phobia Cure (originally developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder (USA), the founders of NLP) which can help people overcome phobias they may have had for many years. 


There are also processes which help with eating disorders. They are guided by precise language patterns and a careful systematic approach for checking the ecology or ensuring that the proposed change will fit with the overall values and other areas of a person`s life. 


The dynamic world of NLP is continually refining existing patterns and adding new developments which help people make the changes they want. allow me to help you to achieve your aims with an NLP approach. why not visit ANLP 

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