WHAT IS Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

NLP is so much more than just a few techniques. Those techniques embody a way to use what NLP really is. NLP breaks down like this:
N- Neuro. The only way we can have an experience is through our sensory perceptions. The basic five senses sight, sound, feeling, taste, smell is how we perceive information.
L-Linguistic. Our verbal and nonverbal language patterns speak volumes. Language isn’t just about communicating with other people. We communicate with ourselves as well. Have you ever found that you were talking to yourself in thoughts? Maybe telling yourself somehow you are not good enough? We also speak to ourselves and each other nonverbally. In fact our non-verbal communication makes up 93% of what we say. Only 7% of communication is actually in words.
P-Programming. We learn most of our behaviors from 0 to 12 years of age. Our programming is our behaviors and actions. It is how we do what we do. Our core programming may have been set at an early age, but it can change; just like you can change the code of a computer program even after years of the old program being used. In fact our programming changes with significant events like trauma. Fortunately there are better ways to change our programming that make life better!
So you see NLP is a way of using what we already have to make life easier and more fulfilling. Putting it all together NLP provides a way to use your sensory perception along with understanding language patterns and how you do things to create a strategy to reach your goals.
NLP is still more than that. It is an attitude of curiousity and flexibility. One of presuppositions of NLP is that “There is No Failure, Only Feedback”. As long as we remain open to trying to new possibilities we will find that correct path that works for us. With respect for ourselves and others and becoming proactive about how we communicate we can really change the world.