Neuro Linguistic Programming, often abbreviated to NLP
, is a science that was first discovered in 1975. Its aim is to assist people in understanding their behaviour and how to change it - taking ideas from the worlds most efficient communicators. It is a new field that has yet to uncover its full potential. It is growing in both knowledge and popularity rapidly. NLP opens up many new possibilities for both business and personal situations.
The practice of NLP is designed to help those looking to change their thought patterns, behaviours and beliefs. It enables an understanding in the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication which can affect both your physical and emotional state. There are several basic principles of NLP, three of these are:
Understand the outcome - when you think ahead about what you are hoping to achieve it will make communication much easier. NLP helps you to focus on your goals and targets, so you can change thought patterns and behaviours to achieve you desired results. Clearly understanding the outcome you wish for is excellent practice in business and one that NLP will make easier.
Flexibility - In both business or home life, to succeed you must be open to flexibility. If you are willing to make changes to your behaviour and way-of-thinking then using NLP will assist you in the achieving the success you long for.
Sensory Perception - Another key factor of NLP is being in touch with your senses. When you can be perceptive of your environment it will be easy to stay in control of any situation. NLP helps you understand ways in which you can achieve sensory acuity and keep in control of both business and personal environments that can be challenging and overwhelming - perfect for leadership and management improvement.