NLP is a collection of methods and techniques that model human experience and communication. Richard Bandler the genius behind NLP says “NLP is an attitude of curiosity and a methodology that leaves behind it a trail of techniques.” It has also been called “The art and science of human excellence”.
The methods constitute a full strategy for getting any behavioural gain. NLP principles have been used to study people who are unusually talented, in order to determine the structure of their talent. So that talents, skills, strategies and behaviours can be quickly taught to others. For example if someone had a phobia and got over it how did they do it? Once we know the answer to this question we can teach others to do what they did and they will change as well. By studying and modeling success we are able to use NLP techniques to help people to make amazing behavioural changes such as:
Dr Richard Bandler was a student of mathematics and a scientist during the 1960’s. His unique and unconventional approach and genius insights into how the mind works challenged and changed the conventional thinking and practice of the whole field of psychology and medicine in the mid 1970’s. NLP techniques are regularly used in education, sports, business, entertainment as well as therapy and coaching.
Richard was able to model the natural intuitive genius of Fritz Perls (founder of Gestalt therapy), Virginia Satir (a famous family therapist), Milton Erickson (a medical doctor who used hypnosis to get amazing results) and Moshe Feldenkrais (a body works specialist who cured the incurable). All these people were regarded as geniuses and gifted with natural talents. With Richards’s attitude of curiosity his musical and mathematical knowledge and with the help of his language professor John Grinder he was able to model and codify their talents and get the same and better results in a fraction of the time.
NLP is fast becoming the first choice for many doctors for therapeutic behavioural change.