Rafe Nauen
©Rafe Nauen Consultancy 2022
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created1 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, USA in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioural patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone. Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia, allergy, common cold and learning disorders, often in a single session. NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government. 1 Note since language and behaviour all predate Bandler & Grinder, it might be more accurate to say codified rather than created
NLP
Rafe Nauen
© Rafe Nauen Consultancy 2022
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created1 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, USA in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioural patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone. Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia, allergy, common cold and learning disorders, often in a single session. NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government. 1 Note since language and behaviour all predate Bandler & Grinder, it might be more accurate to say codified rather than created