NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!
Imagine going to a restaurant where they do not understand the language that you speak, you will make efforts to communicate with your gestures or point at the menu card directly and yet not be satisfied with end result you obtain. Similarly, in life, when we set goals for ourselves consciously and are unable to communicate these goals to our subconscious mind in the same manner, we are unable to achieve the desired outcomes.
When it is used : NLP has been used to treat fears and phobias, anxiety, poor self-esteem, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and overall reduced quality of life.
What to Expect – An NLP therapist may use a variety of techniques such as visualization, or forming a mental image of something the client wants want, as well as visual-kinesthetic dissociation, a process by which the therapist guides the client in reliving stress. The therapist may seek to help correct language that leads to negative thinking and faulty communication.
How it works – the resources to succeed are present within each one us, programming our mind in a different way so that it processes information which then leads to a more acceptable and successful behaviour.
An NLP therapist – is a mental health professional who holds an additional qualification in neurolinguistic programming.
Why should I come to a life coach? – In a situation of uncertainty with life goals, when you feel overwhelmed in relations, when choosing a career path, when stress becomes a blockage in achieving life goals, when your feeling lonely and unacknowledged or when life throws a challenging situation on you which you feel unequipped to handle.
An NLP session could be a group or an individual session depending upon the comfort of the client. It could be a long term setting or a short goal centred session.