Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a thought-provoking personal development discipline that provides people with an understanding of the human potential and how to communicate at a much deeper level.

NLP offers a dependable foundation for effective coaching, management, leadership and directly enables significant personal growth, professional progress, increased inner-resilience and strengthened communication, people and social skills.

For personal development, Neuro-Linguistic Programming is used by those who hope to achieve clarity and direction, better their relationships or overcome challenges, such as confusion, conflict or indecision. For professional growth, NLP is used to heighten leadership effectiveness, influence and efficiency.

In this ‘Fundamentals of NLP’ training course, you will learn a captivating range of NLP principles that enable personal growth and professional effectiveness when applied effectively. You will learn how to grow in self-awareness, improve your relational effectiveness, and make better-informed decisions about how you invest your resources.

Decision making is a crucial life skill. Learning how to make wise decisions relies on good information gathering and is an essential enabler to using our time, energy, and attention more effectively. Many people rely on their judgment to make decisions – you will learn how this isn’t always rational.

Neuro-linguistic programming offers an innovative approach to human communication and development based on the principle that by changing how people think, you can transform how people act or behave. Some people use NLP to advance their careers, start new enterprises, navigate life transitions, and develop meaningful relationships. NLP is especially useful for those ready to strengthen their emotional resilience.

Fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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Modeling, action, and effective communication are key elements of neuro-linguistic programming. The belief is that if an individual can understand how another person accomplishes a task, the process may be copied and communicated to others so they too can accomplish the task. 

Proponents of neuro-linguistic programming propose that everyone has a personal map of reality. Those who practice NLP analyze their own and other perspectives to create a systematic overview of one situation. By understanding a range of perspectives, the NLP user gains information. Advocates of this school of thought believe the senses are vital for processing available information and that the body and mind influence each other. Neuro-linguistic programming is an experiential approach. Therefore, if a person wants to understand an action, they must perform that same action to learn from the experience.

NLP practitioners believe there are natural hierarchies of learning, communication, and change. The six logical levels of change are:

  • Purpose and spirituality:  This can be involvement in something larger than oneself, such as religion, ethics, or another system. This is the highest level of change.
  • Identity: Identity is the person you perceive yourself to be and includes your responsibilities and the roles you play in life.
  • Beliefs and values: These are your personal belief system and the issues that matter to you.
  • Capabilities and skills: These are your abilities and what you can do.
  • Behaviors: Behaviors are the specific actions you perform.
  • Environment: Your environment is your context or setting, including any other people around you. This is the lowest level of change.

The purpose of each logical level is to organize and direct the information below it. As a result, making a change in a lower level may cause changes in a higher level. However, making a change in a higher level will also result in changes in the lower levels, according to NLP theory.

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