The Nature of Neuronal Network Programming

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Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP) is also known as the NLP Belief model. It is a non-theoretical approach to personal development, communication, and psychotherapy developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States. It was first used to help people with speech disabilities attain spoken and expressive language abilities. Today it is used in a much wider range of applications. It can be used to help people improve their self-esteem, self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, or work performance.

NLP has many advocates and some experts in the field. One of its most vocal supporters is the psychologist Rollie enhancement, who calls NLP an “essential component” of successful therapy. Rollie is a member of the American Psychological Association and is considered an expert in the areas of behavioral science, social psychology, and neuropsychology. Rollie is critical of models such as that of neuro linguistic programming.

An Overview

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Bandler and Grinder developed NLP to help people manage their powerful emotions. The way we respond to various situations determines how we experience those situations and how we learn from them. In fact, human beings are extremely complex systems. They need to be taken care of, so that they can function properly.

It was originally developed for therapists to help them deal with stressful situations in a healthy way. NLP is actually very effective when it comes to treating disorders of the verbal system. It can be applied to a range of emotional problems, including anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, shame, fear, stress, and many others. By applying this technique on patients, they will be able to increase their confidence level, enhance their listening skills, and also decrease their negative emotion.

The NLP model can be thought of as a set of rules or a hierarchy of concepts. Each concept is associated with a particular goal. In most cases, you can state that a goal is the most important one, while the other goals are only incidental or useful. For example, if you want to get your ex boyfriend back, you can say that getting your ex boyfriend back is your top priority. Then you can add other goals, like creating a better lifestyle together, saving money, having a meaningful life, having a baby, getting a job, having a more fulfilling sex life, etc.

Nature of Neural Network Programming


The NLP model is based on the assumption that people have a unique structure, which is shaped by their experiences up to the time they reach adulthood. Since these experiences shape people’s neurolinguistic responses, it follows that people also have different types of neuro linguistic structures, each corresponding to their distinctive behavior. Neuro Linguistic influences include how people perceive the world around them, how they process information, how they reason and remember, and how they use language.

As mentioned before, Neurolinguistic Programming incorporates several models in order to explain neurolinguistics. The most popular is the Milton Model, which has been adopted by many researchers and is especially popular in the field of counselling. The Milton Model shows that three main components account for the way people think, communicate and behave. In addition, Neurolinguistic Programming assumes that people also have personality styles, which determine the ways in which they organize their personalities, their thought processes and their behavior patterns. Finally, according to the NLP model, Neurolinguistic Programming also predicts how people will react to changes in certain situations.

However, there are many researchers who dispute some of the properties described by the models. For instance, John Locke criticized the Milton Model, claiming that it explains too much about how people think. Furthermore, some linguists question the validity of the Milton Model in explaining language behavior. The linguists argue that the Milton Model is not a sufficient description of human language and that it fails to take into account the reality of intonation, tone, registers as well as sentence structure. In addition, there are many other models that have been developed and are currently undergoing research. For instance, Rose and Bandler (2021) have developed a new framework that integrates Neurolinguistic Programming with social learning.

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