NLP - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is NLP?
Though a common question, it's not an easy one to answer - because NLP covers such a wide field and has so many diverse applications.

The following are a few ways of defining it:
NLP is a collection of personal development tools - methods for improving your own performance and the performance of others.
It is also a collection of a wide range of methods and models which create an understanding of thought process and behaviour. Understanding these techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others.

2. Why is it called Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP?
It is an attempt to come up with a name that would comprehensively describe the scope of this effort.
It looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.

3. How could NLP help me?
NLP is a set of tools which can be used to facilitate powerful, quick and long lasting change in both individuals and organisations.

4. What issues can NLP be used for?
Anxiety and Stress
Arts and Creativity
Fears and Phobias
Health and Wellbeing
Health Professionals
Personal Change
Presentation Skills

7. What is NLP NOT?
Because many of the original NLP models derived from modelling therapists such as Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, NLP can be perceived as a therapy. But,it is not therapy.

NLP is also NOT:

8. How many sessions would I need?
The patterns/techniques are targeted to your needs.

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