Neuro-linguistic programming is a world-wide spread method that may be used for inner transformation. It is results-oriented and some of its elements are used in coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, trainings, communication, management and business communication, teaching, sales and negotiation.
As a system, NLP originated in United States back in the 70’s, with John Grinder and Richard Bandler studying how some of the best psychotherapists of the time succeeded in helping their clients manage change.
Today, as a complex method, NLP is about how to work with yourself in order to understand your interiority, what supports you and what limits you and how you may operate the required changes that will allow you to obtain the desired results.
Some of the most important elements of NLP perspective include:
- The Representational Modalities and their Submodalities
- Working on both Conscious and Subconscious level for obtaining change
- The Content & Process frames within the psychological work toward change
- The concept of Parts, as psychological functional “nuclei” that may hold different values, beliefs and behaviours
- The assumption of a fundamental orientation of human actions toward goals
- The importance of a certain type of language in guiding ourselves or others toward successful change
- The assumption that people are resourceful beings, and hence they are capable of transformation, growth and excellence, including the idea that excellence can be modelled, to some extent.